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  • Maker Space North Updates and Coming Events

    7 January 2015, 9:41 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Here is a monthly update of what's going on at Maker Space North.
  • Sonny Vu, CEO of Misfit Wearables, on the future of wearables #WebSummit

    6 November 2014, 4:44 am by: Kyle McInnes

    Misfit Wearables has had some great success in the wearable tech space. Its first product, Shine, is an activity tracker with fashion appeal. The product, according to CEO Sonny Vu, wasn't even taken seriously by the company until its massive success on…
  • Nest and Electric Ireland announce free thermostats with 2 year plan #WebSummit

    6 November 2014, 4:31 am by: Kyle McInnes

    At Web Summit 2014, in Dublin, Ireland, Tony Fadell of Google took the stage to announce a partnership with Nest and Electric Ireland that would give anyone in Ireland with a 2 year hydro plan a free thermostat with a free installation. The move is interesting…
  • Printearth is making the 3D printer revolution biodegradable

    11 September 2014, 3:43 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Printearth is an Ottawa based startup which specializes in manufacturing 100% biodegradable plastic filaments for 3D printers. Plastic filament is essentially the ink for 3D printers since it's melted and applied in thin layers by the printer to produce…
  • Shot Roulette is an awesome drinking game for BlackBerry 10

    5 September 2014, 4:41 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    BlackBerry is all about business these days but all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Shot Roulette is a fun game to play and unwind with your friends (up to 6 players).
  • Maker Space North Coming Soon to Ottawa

    2 September 2014, 9:45 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    I'm currently involved in a project to help grow Ottawa's maker community. While the details are somewhat sparse just now, we're going to have some more significant announcements around what exactly we're building, where it will be located and how we're going…
  • Win over $1600 in Bitcoin with the #LoveBitcoin Contest

    12 August 2014, 6:39 pm by: Kyle McInnes is giving away 2.6 Bitcoin (current value $1600+) with its #LoveBitcoin contest. The contest is a partnership between CAVIRTEX and Saucal and it's really easy to enter.
  • Follow The World’s Largest Bitcoin BTM Installation #FutureMoney

    12 August 2014, 1:16 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The Bicoin BTM (Bitcoin Automated Teller) is a convenient and fast way to turn cash into Bitcoin. Currently, the world's largest BTM installation is underway in Toronto and the GTA, and you can follow along on Instagram.
  • SignEasy Document Signing App Updated With Offline Access And More

    11 August 2014, 12:14 am by: Kyle McInnes

    SignEasy is one of the best productivity apps available on mobile. It makes signing documents a breeze and even though it's an Android port, the app works great on BlackBerry 10. Recently, the app has had some major updates including:
  • Sensassure is a connected diaper for the elderly that could save billions of dollars

    8 August 2014, 3:12 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Sensassure is an early stage startup that has a really cool product with big implications. The product is a connected diaper with a sensor that tracks whether incontinent seniors have soiled themselves. Sure, it's a bit of a gross problem to tackle, but it's a…
  • QNX gives a high level overview of BlackBerry’s strengths, QNX Cloud and IoT

    1 August 2014, 1:09 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    In a recent webinar, Steve West, Senior Director of Business Development for QNX Cloud, gave a high level case for why BlackBerry and QNX are well positioned to help facilitate the full potential of the Internet of Things.
  • WWTO July 2014: Bionik Laboratories ARKE Exoskeleton, eSight, SENSIMAT & Lynxio

    29 July 2014, 2:32 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    If you're in Toronto tomorrow, check out the We Are Wearables event. The theme of tomorrow's meetup will be the potential of wearable technology to augment our physical capabilities. The companies presenting include Bionik Laboratories (The ARKE Exoskeleton),…
  • How To Fly Business Class for Coach Prices

    28 July 2014, 3:24 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    How to fly Business Class for Coach prices.
  • The Ritot Smartwatch Indiegogo Campaign Raises Red Flags

    19 July 2014, 10:21 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The Ritot smartwatch is an interesting product that looks like something right out of the movie In Time with Justin Timberlake. It seems a lot of people also love the idea, as the Ritot has raised over $300,000, well in excess its initial goal of $50,000.
  • The Fourth Annual Ottawa Mini Maker Faire On August 16th-17th 2014

    19 July 2014, 10:10 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The innovation laced through the National Capital Region is impressive, and this third edition of the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire is a chance to connect creative people from all over our region in a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit.
  • Former BlackBerry and BlackBerryCool Editor Doug Soltys Talks IBM and Apple Deal

    16 July 2014, 6:02 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Doug Soltys is the former Editor in Chief of BlackBerryCool as well as a former employee of BlackBerry as its Blog Manager. Tonight, he'll be on CBC's The National to discuss the partnership between Apple and IBM.
  • Buy Blokus For Mac And Get Your Game, Portfolio or Resume Reviewed

    14 July 2014, 8:28 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Here's a fun deal: Blokus is now available for the Mac App Store and if you buy it (just $3), you can have your game, portfolio or resume reviewed by myself. Buy a fun game and get your resume reviewed by someone in the industry that hires. It's a win-win!
  • Talking Internet of Things With Spark Labs Founder and CEO Zach Supalla

    12 July 2014, 5:12 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Spark Labs has an interesting story that begins the way all great startups do: solving a personal problem. Zach Supalla's father is deaf and he wanted a way to integrate the home lighting system with his father's smartphone, so he would know when his wife was…
  • Classic BlackBerry App GPSLogger II Now Available On BlackBerry 10 Via Android

    25 June 2014, 5:10 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Matthias Marquardt of the famed Emacberry has released a classic BlackBerry app, GPSLogger II, for BlackBerry 10 by first porting it to Android. It's great to see the Android app play work out as some developers from the legacy OS would otherwise have been…
  • Are Makerspaces The Answer To Western Manufacturing? #NationOfMakers

    25 June 2014, 4:53 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    This week, the White House hosted its first Maker Faire and announced that Americans need “to be makers of things, not just consumers of things.” While we have always had engineers, hobbyists and tinkers, the maker movement is taking off. Reasons for the…

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