A Canadian university has decided to accept bitcoins as currency for textbooks.read more
In 2008, Apple launched the App Store for the iPhone. It quickly came to define what an app store was all about. And what it was about was games and other consumer-focused tasks.
But travel back in time a few years before that, and you find yourself in a world before the iPhone, when smartphones were not on consumer wish lists.read more
Wouldn't it be cool if you could just win a backpack stuffed with more than $1,000 of cool gear?read more
The burgeoning Vancouver sharing economy will see a new member join its ranks this fall—this time with an artistic twist.
A team of entrepreneurs, assembled by former journalist and communications advisor Michelle Martin, are launching a website in September designed to connect artists with art consumers.read more
We often talk about openness on the web. In many ways, it has become an amorphous term behind which good intentions can thrive, even if the action required to sustain them goes missing.
Google’s Jonathan Rosenberg cites openness in technology as a Rashomon-like word: something that is painted as essential, but subjectively placed in the eyes of the beholder. In the movie Rashomon, four eyewitnesses conflict with one another over their account of the same event.read more
CentriLogic has acquired Adveniat Corporation, a US Virgin Islands data center operator and hosting services provider.read more
I've been using a Z10 since BlackBerry launched the smartphone in February 2013. At the time, I was upgrading from a Windows Phone—which itself was a disastrous downgrade from an iPhone 4—and after the learning curve of BB10, it felt alright.
In fact, it felt pretty damn good.read more
20 teams. 70 people. One room. 30 hours to build something to make Whistler the "smartest, most connected resort destination in the world."
That was #GrowHack2014 in Whistler last week.read more
AndroidTO, Canada’s largest Android event, returns for its fifth year on October 30 at the MaRS Discovery District.
The conference features Android design and development speakers from LynxFit, Tumblr, and Yahoo.read more
Starting a data company is nothing new for tech entrepreneurs Stephen Ufford and Tanis Jorge.
But when the business-savvy pair created their fourth startup Trulioo, they knew it was an idea that was worth taking big—Silicon Valley big.read more
At the US Open this year, ballboys donning Ralph Lauren "Polo Tech" shirts that merge biometrics and active lifestyle apparel, featuring sensors knitted into the garment itself to read biological and physiological information.read more
Here’s the situation: you walk into a bar. It’s packed. You’ve had a rough day and you want a drink.
“Hey, bartender, I’ll have a Whiskey Sour—and make it a double,” you say. But the bartender can’t hear you because she’s too busy.read more