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Amazon launches two new Kindle e-readers

Amazon launches two new Kindle e-readers

Amazon Kindle VoyageAmazon this week unveiled two new Kindle e-readers, the Kindle Voyage and an all-new Kindle. The former is billed as Amazon’s “most advanced e-reader ever” while the latter improves upon the entry-level model while remaining wallet-friendly. They are the company’s seventh generation of e-readers.

The Kindle Voyage is the thinnest Kindle yet at 7.6 millimeters thick. Along with an improved…

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Concept Sunday: Fashion houses update the Apple Watch

Concept Sunday: Fashion houses update the #AppleWatch #ConceptSunday

Apple Watch concepts by famous fashion housesApple unveiled its upcoming Apple Watch last week. While its launch is still a few months away, Apple gave everyone a good look at its first smartwatch which will be available in three collections, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition. Finishes will run from stainless steel to gold with a range of strap materials and colours. What if Apple also allowed the top fashion houses of…

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Pebble releases Pebble firmware 2.5 with emoji and iOS 8 support

Pebble releases Pebble firmware 2.5 with emoji and iOS 8 support

Pebble SteelWhile the smartwatch market continues to get more crowded, Pebble, continues to make improvements to the operating system that runs its Pebble watches. Firmware 2.5 adds a number of new features including the much requested support for emoji.

If you’re anything like us, you <3 emojis. Why waste time typing out how you feel when you can get to the point with a :D? For those waiting eagerly for…

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BlackBerry working on smartphone with flipout keyboard?

BlackBerry working on smartphone with flipout keyboard?

Patent filing for BlackBerry Visa / VictoriaA new patent filing by BlackBerry suggests that the company could be working on a new smartphone with a flip-out keyboard. Unlike the BlackBerry Torch which featured a keyboard that slid out from underneath the display, USPTO patent 8,830,667 shows a keyboard that would pivot out when needed. Here’s how BlackBerry explains it:

A keyboard portion is configured to move (with respect to a housing)…

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Mobilicity again asks for more time to find buyer

Mobilicity again asks for more time to find buyer

MobilicityThe ongoing Mobilicity saga looks set to continue a while longer. The struggling wireless carrier has once again asked the courts to extend its creditor protection under Canada’s Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) as it continues to look for a buyer. This seventh extension would run to December 1, 2014 as the current extensionis set to expire on September 26. At the same time, the…

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Google Glass coming soon to Canada?

Google #Glass coming soon to Canada?

Google GlassWhen Google Glass first went on sale, it did so through a very limited program available only in the U.S. Resourceful individuals got around that limitation but it was not an easy process. Since then, Google has gradually made its first smartglasses easier to buy, first opening the program to everyone in the U.S. and now making them available through Google Glass. Expansion outside of the U.S.…

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Microsoft begins moving Nokia.com to new Microsoft Mobile Devices website

Microsoft begins moving Nokia.com to new Microsoft Mobile Devices website

Nokia Lumia 830With Microsoft having acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services business unit in April, the company has begun to retire the Nokia brand in favour of new Microsoft-centric branding. The first move in that direction appears to be the retirement of the Nokia.com site. The Nokia UK team today tweeted that they have “moved to a new home,” a new Microsoft Mobile Devices website that launched today:

We’ve…

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Android L updates to begin rolling as early as November?

#AndroidL updates to begin rolling as early as November?

Google Android logoAndroid L is expected to launch within the next few weeks possibly as Lemon Meringue Pie or as Lion (after the Nestle chocolate bar). Rumours are consistently pointing to new Nexus devices launching sometime in October (the latest suggests October 16) even if they don’t seem to agree on a specific date at this point. The new Nexus devices will presumably come with Android Lpreloaded. While many…

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Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale today

Apple #iPhone6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale today

The usual lineups had begun some time back in preparation for today, the day that the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus go on sale. As we saw when pre-orders began last week, Apple will offer unlocked and contract-free devices on its website. Canadian pricing at Apple Stores and the Apple online store is as follows:

  • Apple iPhone 6:
    • 16GB: CA$749
    • 64GB: CA$859
    • 128GB: CA$969
  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus:
    • 16GB…

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OnePlus Pre-order System coming in late October

OnePlus Pre-order System coming in late October

OnePlus OneOnePlus announced plans to drop its controversial invitation system in late August. On the heels of its decision to scrap its StyleSwap Covers for the OnePlus One comes some better news. The company will launch its new pre-order system in late October. It also explained how the new system will work as the company continues to tightly control its inventory.

In a nutshell, the company will take…

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