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BlackBerry Pickers or Tire Kickers?

Wally Hucker 10/28/2013 09:08:12 PM EST in Appointments & Business

BlackBerry Pickers or Tire Kickers?

John Sculley, marketing icon and one-time Apple CEO is the latest in the purported potential purchasers of BlackBerry. Last week, The Globe & Mail, which styles itself Canada's National, claimed "sources" had told them that Sculley was looking at Canadian partners for a joint venture to


Talking Vinyl's Resurgence with HMV Canada President Nick Williams

Adam Grant 10/28/2013 04:53:03 PM EST in Audio

Talking Vinyl's Resurgence with HMV Canada President Nick Williams

While much focus these days is placed upon the ever-evolving digital music spectrum, one commodity that sometimes gets lost in the shuffle is the vinyl LP resurgence.

It wasn't long ago that in order to acquire these LPs, be it a new or legacy release, one would have

Canadians to Bring the Super Smart AIRO Health-Monitoring Wristband to Market

Published: 10/28/2013 04:52:52 PM

Canadians to Bring the Super Smart AIRO Health-Monitoring Wristband to Market

Airo Health, a company founded by University of Waterloo Engineering graduates Naman Kumar, Emmanuel DeVries and Abhilash Jayakumar, may shake up the wearable health-monitoring device market when it unleashes its AIRO wristband in Fall 2014.

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Survey: A Sedentary Lifestyle is Top Health Risk for Canadian Employees

Published: 10/28/2013 03:01:02 PM

Survey: A Sedentary Lifestyle is Top Health Risk for Canadian Employees

According to the annual Sun Life-Buffett National Wellness survey that "investigates the prevalence of worksite wellness in Canada," 24% of Canadian employers believe that sedentary lifestyles and work-related stress are the "top major health risks" affecting the health of their employees.

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TOA Introduces Add-on Products to its UHF Wireless System for Multi Language Guided Tours

TOA Introduces Add-on Products to its UHF Wireless System  for Multi Language Guided Tours

TOA Canada Corporation has introduced special add-on products that can be used with any 5000 series microphone of the correct frequency band for on-site tours, multi-language dialog and extended listening coverage in difficult or noisy situations.

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Ebony TriStar Agency to Distribute Canadian-Made Nakymatone Invisible Speakers

Ebony TriStar Agency to Distribute Canadian-Made Nakymatone Invisible Speakers

Toronto, ON-based Ebony TriStar Agency has been appointed a distributor for the Nakymatone line of invisible speakers. The company will be handling the line in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime provinces.

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Cellular & Wireless

FEATURE: GOING MOBILE - The Protection Game

FEATURE: GOING MOBILE - The Protection Game

Smartphone and tablet cases are an interesting market. While they are arguably more profitable for the retailer than the hardware itself, there's also a dizzying selection of options from which to choose. Some might say too much.

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Digital Imaging

Ricoh Announces GR Limited Edition Camera

Ricoh Announces GR Limited Edition Camera

Ricoh Imaging Canada Ltd. has announced a Limited Edition version of its GR compact street-shooting camera. The Ricoh GR Limited Edition features a magnesium-alloy body with a high-gloss metallic vintage green wavetone finish.


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Logitech Releases its FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air

Published: 10/28/2013 09:42:49 AM

Logitech Releases its FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air

Just ahead of the iPad's Air's arrival, Logitech has released its FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, a product designed to keep the tablet safe, dry and easy to type on. It is available now for $149.99.

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Target Canada to Open Final 33 Stores of 2013 Initiative

Published: 10/28/2013 09:18:03 AM

Target Canada  to Open Final 33 Stores of 2013 Initiative

When Target confirmed that it was entering the Canadian market, it put forth a plan to open 124 locations across the country in 2013. Today, the mass retailer states that it will meet this goal through 33 more store openings in November.

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FEATURE: HOME THEATRE - Soundbars Get Serious

Published: 10/28/2013 08:00:01 AM

FEATURE: HOME THEATRE - Soundbars Get Serious

Is there a product that more perfectly represents the art of compromise than soundbars? No soundbar can deliver the immersive cinematic experience of a good 5.1 or 7.1 system with discrete speakers for every channel.

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WEEKEND WACKINESS: 300kph Youtube BC Biker Acquitted, But $15G Crotch Rocket Forfeited

Published: 10/26/2013 09:42:57 PM

WEEKEND WACKINESS: 300kph Youtube BC Biker Acquitted, But $15G Crotch Rocket Forfeited

You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride is an old axiom among cops and their collars, which a 26 year-old BC man found out was, in his case at least, true. A Youtube video posting of the Vancouver Island 299kph speed run from the rider's point of view wasn't enough to convict Randy Scott, according to Provincial Court Judge Robert Higgenbotham.

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FEATURE: GOING MOBILE - The Protection Game

Published: 10/26/2013 11:30:02 AM

FEATURE: GOING MOBILE - The Protection Game

Smartphone and tablet cases are an interesting market. While they are arguably more profitable for the retailer than the hardware itself, there's also a dizzying selection of options from which to choose. Some might say too much.

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From Phallic to Fallacy: Sorry Ladies, the Shake Weight Doesn’t Work

Published: 10/25/2013 03:01:10 PM

From Phallic to Fallacy: Sorry Ladies, the Shake Weight Doesn’t Work

It's no secret that when a lady puts a Shake Weight into action, it looks as if she's getting extra friendly with a significant chunk of the male anatomy. While its commercial claimed that it could help give women ideal arms, researchers have...

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