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VR’s Killer App isn’t Going to be a Shooter

Virtual realty has yet to really hit the mainstream but 2016 might just be the year it finally does.

Devices like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR have delivered on some of the promises of VR, they’ve been held back by a lack of content and their appeal hasn’t yet spread beyond early adopters.

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World’s First Portable Smart Scale Available for Pre-order

Monitoring your content and calorie intake can get complicated, if the apps or the wearables aren’t working for you – try the scale. Slate is the world’s first portable smart scale for nutrition.

The Calgary-based startup have developed a weight scale that connects to android and iOS devices through Bluetooth, and allows you to track calories, macro nutrients, and deliver information based on your serving size and type of meal.

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Majority of Canadian Businesses Executives are Confused by the Internet of Things

According to new research from Microsoft Canada, the majority of Canadian business decision-makers (52 per cent) said they are working toward harnessing the power of the cloud.

This represents a huge leap from just a year ago, when 90 per cent of senior Canadian executives surveyed said they were not familiar with the real meaning of the term "cloud computing".

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Pythian Joins Battle Against 'Bro Culture' in Tech

Pythian, a 400-person global IT services company, announced this week its new Pythia Program and revealed its gender statistics along with a new glass ceiling metric called the Pythia Index.

Under the Pythia Program, Pythian will actively pursue diversification of its talent base with a specific focus on recruiting women who are making a difference in the IT industry, a segment that cuts across every talent group.

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Should Canadian Startups be Afraid of the TPP?

After years of negotiation, the new Canadian government will decide if it will ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership and bring Canada in to the largest free-trade zone in the world.

Proponents of the 12-nation agreement say it will open access to foreign markets and help provide a counterweight to China’s economic heft.

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IBM’s Watson Forecasts Trends and Products for Holiday Season

Today IBM launched the Watson Trend App, a new way for shoppers to understand the reasons behind the top trends of the holiday season and also predict the hottest products before they sell out.

The IBM Watson Trend app distills the sentiment of tens of millions of online conversations by scouring 10,000 sources across social media sites, blogs, forums, comments, ratings and reviews.

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YouTube Kids App Launches in Canada

For years Canadian families have turned to YouTube to ask questions, explore the world around them, and be entertained from nursery rhymes to the shows we love.

Today Google launched YouTube Kids in Canada - an app built with parents and children in mind that makes it easier for kids to find videos on topics they want to explore.

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Why Canadians Need to get their Heads into the Cloud

With announcements of Microsoft Azure’s plan to establish a Canadian presence and the build-out of network infrastructure by local companies to support more cloud computing, one thing is certain, cloud is here to stay.

And while there’s been a lot of chatter about cloud, I think there’s still a little confusion about what cloud computing is and why businesses, particularly SMBs, need to take note.

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Jaguar Land Rover Chooses AppCarousel for Cloud App Services

Calgary-born AppCarousel announced yesterday that it has been selected by Jaguar Land Rover to operate a range of cloud services for the provisioning of apps and content to Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.

Founded in 2011, AppCarousel delivers and operates curated marketplaces, developer programs and commerce solutions for electronics, automotive, hardware and technology brands.

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Sharing Economy Gaining Steam as Canadians Embrace Collaborative World

The "sharing economy" is everywhere today. We see it in the form of multi-billion-dollar companies like Uber and Airbnb, and more and more in sprouting start-ups.

It's a new term—coined only within the last decade or so—but it's taken off dramatically. Now the sharing economy has disrupted a myriad of industries, including finance (crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending) and agriculture (garden sharing and seed swaps).

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