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  • Big data is the frontier to win, BlackBerry CEO says

    January 7, 2014 6:27 PM 5

    LAS VEGAS - Your next smartphone is unlikely to be built by BlackBerry, but CEO John Chen is determined that the company will have a role to play in the data and communication platforms that mobile devices will use in the future. Speaking to a group of about two dozen reporters during a special Q & A session at the Consumer Electronics Show, Chen discussed

  • BlogsConsumer Electronics Show 2014: Day 1

    January 7, 2014 6:26 PM 15

    Smartcars, smartwatches, the future of video games, and a Michael Bay meltdown. It’s early January, and that means dizzying temperature drops, blinding snow, neglected workouts and, of course, CES. The annual International Consumer Electronics Show is going on now in temperate Las Vegas, where tech companies from Samsung to Sony and Archos to Apple are peddling

  • Automakers work with BlackBerry's QNX to develop synthetic engine sounds

    January 7, 2014 3:47 PM 13

    TORONTO -- For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster. Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a way to replicate the sound of yesteryear's driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient. Ottawa-based QNX Software

  • Automakers work with BlackBerry’s QNX to develop synthetic engine sounds

    January 7, 2014 2:27 PM 4

    TORONTO – For car lovers, there is just something about a revving engine that gets the blood moving faster. Now automakers can capitalize on that feeling by teaming with a division of BlackBerry that is developing a technology that replicates the sound of yesteryear’s driving experience, even as cars become quieter and more fuel efficient

  • CES: Acer Iconia A1-830 hands-on review

    January 7, 2014 7:20 AM 22

    The price makes the A1-830 even cheaper than the £269 iPad Mini and £200 Google Nexus 7. However, with both the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini featuring superior specifications, some might question whether price alone will be enough to secure a place for the A1-830 in the increasingly competitive affordable tablet market. Design and build Visually the Acer Iconia

  • Video: Michael Bay storms off stage after his autocue fails during Samsung CES event

    January 7, 2014 6:38 AM 8

    Maybe this is why he spends his time behind the camera and not in front of it. Hollywood director Michael Bay suffered a monumental case of stage fright while unveiling a giant new TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. During the Samsung press event to debut the world’s first curved 4K (ultra high definition) TV, Bay was faced with an autocue

  • New software battle coming to smart TVs Featured

    January 7, 2014 6:06 AM 8

    NEW YORK (AP) More choice and confusion is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new software systems were announced Monday for Internet-connected television sets, which let viewers watch Internet video and interact with friends online on the big screen. The new smart TV operating systems will compete with software already available

  • After LG, Sony shows off fitness tracking SmartBand and Core wearable devices

    January 7, 2014 4:34 AM 16

    Sony has announced a bunch of new products, including the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, at the CES at Las Vegas. The company has also added to its SmartWear experience vision by adding the SmartBand to its line of products. The SmartBand is a part of the SmartWear line up of products. The wearable device is a fitness tracker that bears resemblance to most trackers

  • Michael Bay 'Embarrassed' After Stage Walk-Off

    January 7, 2014 4:28 AM 10

    The Transformers director walks off stage after an apparent autocue error, and later admits he "embarrassed himself". Michael Bay has admitted he "embarrassed himself" after walking off stage at a technology show following an autocue glitch. The director, famous for high-octane films like Armageddon, Bad Boys and Pearl Harbour appeared at the Consumer

  • Impaired driving still a problem in Edmonton

    January 7, 2014 12:51 AM 5

    EDMONTON – The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) released its Checkstop results for 2013, which included 1,905 impaired driving charges and 848 roadside suspensions. The Checkstop program in Edmonton involves vehicle-stop locations and roving patrols across the city. Its goal is to remove impaired drivers from the road and educating the public about the risks