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  • 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…
  • GymTrack: A B2B Internet of Things Solution for Gyms

    20 June 2014, 7:00 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    GymTrack is an Internet of Things company that is targeting a B2B market rather than the typical B2C market that Internet of Things (IoT) companies are known for. It's an interesting take on IoT and fitness that you don't see too much of, and if the company…
  • Nomad ChargeKey and ChargeCard Are Great For Remote Employees

    13 June 2014, 12:26 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The question I've had a lot is "when do you have a laptop but not a micro-USB?". It's a totally valid question and the simplest answer is "You will. Trust me." The Nomad ChargeKey and ChargeCard are the smallest, simplest ways to carry about a micro USB.
  • Ottawa, Canada: Register for the BlackBerry Developer Group Meetup

    10 June 2014, 4:29 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    If you're in Ottawa, Canada or the surrounding region, you should definitely check out the Ottawa BlackBerry Developer Group. The meetup will talk about some of the changes at BlackBerry, mostly that the company is largely enterprise focused. This change is…
  • Coming Soon To Indiegogo: LEO, An Intelligent Fitness Wearable By GestureLogic

    8 June 2014, 1:57 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Leonard MacEachern is a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His company, GestureLogic, is showing off a new wearable that is soon to arrive on Indiegogo.
  • Thalmic Labs’ Myo Armband And The Long Road To Gaming Accessory

    2 June 2014, 12:21 am by: Kyle McInnes

    When I first saw Thalmic Labs' Myo armband, I thought "that's a cool device, but why?". It's a problem that a lot of wearables and IoT products are experiencing. Sure, it's cool to track your heartbeat, brain patterns, or watch your dog while you're away, but…
  • Win an Xbox One With The OIGC Passport

    13 May 2014, 2:52 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    We’re doing something fun this year: the OIGC Passport. At select locations around Ottawa, we have passports to encourage attendees to visit local businesses and discover the awesome game culture we have going on in the city.
  • OIGC Is The Best Networking Opportunity In Ontario

    12 May 2014, 2:18 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    OIGC is expecting around 500 attendees and 50 companies which makes this the best game industry networking event in Ontario. We’re excited to see companies both big and small, as well as a wide range of developers from mobile to console and even new emerging…
  • Get Your Game at House of TARG With The Ottawa Wizard Box Challenge

    9 May 2014, 5:05 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    The Ottawa International Game Conference, House of TARG, and the Dirty Rectangles are stoked to announce a joint venture to create a standup arcade cabinet called The Ottawa Wizard Box that plays local, indie games. Developers will have until May 27th to come…
  • Erie Canal App For BlackBerry 10 From The AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge

    28 April 2014, 11:17 pm by: Kyle McInnes

    Recently, AT&T, in partnership with RIT, Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester and Hack Upstate, held the Rochester Civic App Challenge. The two month virtual hackathon challenged developers to build and deliver mobile apps that serve community needs and…
  • PhoneGap Bootcamp Is 2 Days of Converting Mobile Apps To Web

    23 April 2014, 8:12 am by: Kyle McInnes

    PhoneGap Bootcamp is a project by Demian Borba (and I'm sure other collaborators) who is a Developer Envangelist at BlackBerry. PhoneGap Bootcamp is 2 days of intense training converting mobile apps using Cordova for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10, focusing on…
  • BlackBerry 10 Needs Better Call Management Apps

    22 April 2014, 9:23 am by: Kyle McInnes

    Almost all of the "call management" apps on BlackBerry 10 are apps that completely block all incoming calls. Why would anyone want that as a feature? Just turn your phone on silent. The whole Call Management category is broken on BlackBerry 10. Some apps, like…

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