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List of Location Based Services

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: Mobility
I'll soon be starting a study on location-based services. I'll be studying the field rather broadly - any mobile application or mobile website that deliver geotargetted content. » read more
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Program Gives Start-ups a More Solid Start

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Technology start-ups

A new program being launched this week by Accelerate Okanagan promises to help give entrepreneurs in that region help at the earliest stages of their business.

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VMware Desktop Virtualization Gets Windows 10 Treatment

By Lawrence Cummer  |  Categories: Cloud computing Trends

This week VMware released its desktop virtualization software for Windows, Linux and Macs that have been upgraded to support Windows 10 and given a performance boost.

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BlackBerry Joins Forces with PayPal for Mobile Payments

By Amanda Baines  |  Categories: Mobility Trends

Taken from a recent press release on the official blog of BlackBerry, the mobile phone manufacturer announced that users can now connect their PayPal account to their BBM (BlackBerry Messenger).

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3 Ways Phone Systems Aren’t What They Used to Be (…But Better)

By Matthew Leppanen  |  Categories: Trends
We’ve come a long way, there’s no question that our phones aren’t the same as they once were. Look around for a payphone—remember those?—and you’ll see a clear illustration that our relationship with phones has changed. » read more
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In the Zone: Study Finds That Using Headphones During Exercise Helps Athletes Stay Focused

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Gadgets
Whether it's for taking a brisk walk, going for a bike ride or for running a few laps on the track, many top and amateur athletes alike consider their headphones a real workout essential. » read more
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Presentation Software with New Features that Make Presenting More Engaging for Students and Teachers

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Trends
Check out the new features Prezi presentation software has added since the last school year, all of which make presenting easier and more engaging for students and teachers.

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Which Way is Up? How Locative Media May Enhance Sense of Place

By Glen Farrelly  |  Categories: Mobility
Last September, I participated in a workshop at the Mobile HCI conference (read my blogpost). My short paper was selected as one of the best from the conference, so I was invited to submit a full length article for the Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction. » read more
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Netflix Taxes and Canadian Digital Issues in the Election Spotlight

By Michael Geist  |  Categories: Trends
This week my regular technology law column (Toronto Star versionhomepage version) focused on the long election campaign and the prospect that digital issues might get some time in the spotlight. The column pointed to three broad themes – what comes after Bill C-51, the Trans Pacific Partnership, and a digital strategy 3.0. As part of the digital strategy discussion, I stated that questions abound, including “are new regulations over services such as Netflix on the horizon?”
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First Autonomous Vehicle to Be Run on a Canadian Road by University Of Waterloo Students

By Backbone Staff  |  Categories: Trends
Today local startup Varden Labs will achieve a first in Canada when they run their autonomous (self-driving) shuttle on Ring Road at the University of Waterloo main campus. » read more

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