REVIEWS

2016 Ford Flex Limited

Timex IQ+ Move fitness tracking watch

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2016 Mazda MX-5

Sennheiser PXC-550 Bluetooth headphones

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC Sedan

Sudio Regent Bluetooth headphones

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

VisionTek SoundTube PRO Bluetooth speaker

Fitbit Charge 2

2017 GMC Acadia Denali

Apple AirPods

Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)

808

Game of Thrones Season Six Blu-Ray

Michelin Premier all-season tires

Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio +

Google Daydream View VR headset

ASUS ZenBook 3

Jaybird X3

JBL SoundBoost Speaker Moto Mod

Moto Insta-Share Projector for Moto Z

Google Pixel XL

Apalon's My Alarm Clock app

Lenovo Moto Z

Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3

iOS 10

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless vacuum

Tablo by Nuvyyo

Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable

Ulysses for macOS and iOS

Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format inkjet printer

HBO's Vinyl Season 1

Apple MacBook (2016)

Papago! GoSafe 268 mirror mounted dash-cam

Piper all-in-one security

JayBird Freedom headphones

SF MoMA app

Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker

UA HealthBox

Dyson Pure Cool Link

Lola by Blue

HTC 10

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Dell XPS 12 with 4K Ultra HD display

RHA S500i Noise Isolation headphones for iOS

Samsung Galaxy S7

2015 Mazda CX-9

Moto 360 (2015)

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphones for Android

ASAP Dash Rapid Charger

Jaybird Reign Fitness Tracker

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

HTC One A9

Monday
Mar272017

WatchOS 3.2 brings Siri with apps, Theatre Mode and other features

Apple Watch users can now queue their wearables for the watchOS 3.2 which will bring refinements and bug fixes as well as the ability to use Siri to access and control apps, a new Theatre Mode that keeps the watch dark until it is invoked.

Siri now works with apps from the App Store to start workouts, send messages, make payments, book rides, and more. This extensibility makes voice a more useful interface on Apple Watch. You can also scribble in French, Spanish, and Italian. Plus, the music playlist sync progress is now displayed in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

Monday
Mar272017

iOS 10.3 update is now out with file system update, find AirPods and CarPlay improvements

Apple is rolling out iOS 10.3 to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users right now. There's a lot of new features and functionalities including two-factor authentication, the ability to find AirPods in the Find My iPhone app, improvements for CarPlay interactions and a new file system. Hit jump for the list of new features.

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Monday
Mar272017

Mastercard Canada testing latest technology to simplify consumer purchases through Chatbot conversations

By Sonya Davidson

You may have heard about Mastercard's Identity Check payment system that is being used to prove consumer identity online beyond passwords and fingerprints. It uses smart devices and biometrics through facial recognition to enable payments in authenticating purchases. Recently at DX3 in Toronto, the company showed trade show attendees a hands-on look at the latest technology for retailers. We had a tour with Jason Davies, VP of Digital Payments at Mastercard, who walked us through the new technology in efforts to simplify and engage consumers. 

Along side seeing how Mastercard's Identity Check worked, we were also introduced to Chatbots experience that is now being tested with banks and retaiilers to help personalize customer service and purchases. The Artificial Intelligence bots will allow consumers to message, manage finances and make transactions through a messaging platform.

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Monday
Mar272017

Review: 2016 Ford Flex Limited

Text and Photos by Emily Chung

I asked for the 2016 Ford Flex road test because I just couldn’t understand what the appeal was with the vehicle. I didn’t get a feel for the rectangular shape, stylistically… well, to me it looks like a big brick! After driving it for a week, the Flex grew on me and I can see why owners love the vehicle. For an SUV this size, it wasn’t underpowered (thank you, Ford!) and true to its name the vehicle definitely offers a lot of flexibility in terms of carrying passengers and cargo.

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