Hardware

Record $9.6B games investment in last 18 months, but games M&A / IPO drop to 2010 levels

Digi-Capital’s new Games Investment Report Q3 2019 shows that after a record $5.8 billion games investment in 2018, VC and strategic games investors poured another $3.8 billion into games companies in the first half of 2019. This makes the last 18 months games fundraising equal to the previous fi ...

Buy Converge Technology Solutions for a double, Paradigm Capital says

Paradigm Capital analyst Kevin Krishnaratne likes the new acquisition by hybrid IT solutions provider Converge Technology Solutions (Converge Technology Solutions News, Stock Quote, Chart TSXV:CTS), which picked up Portland, Oregon-based Nordisk Systems, as it brings a mix of hardware, software and ...

Sidewalk Labs decision to offload tough decisions on privacy to third party is wrong, says its former consultant

After over two years of controversy, Sidewalk Labs finally presented a 1,500-page draft master ‘smart city’ plan for a government-owned stretch of Toronto’s eastern waterfront, but critics immediately pointed out how it doesn’t include an independent group overseeing all digital innovations ...

No Longer a “Proposed” Telecom Policy Direction: Government Resets Canadian Telecom Policy With Emphasis on Broader Approach to Competition

Earlier this year, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains sent shockwaves through the Canadian telecom industry by unveiling a proposed new policy direction to the CRTC based on competition, affordability, consumer interests, and innovation (my original post on the prop ...

WATCH: Cisco Live Day 1- IoT and multi-domain integrations

Networking technology is in the midst of a serious shift as software becomes integral and hardware takes a back seat. On Day 1 of Cisco Live, only one of Cisco System Inc.’s four major announcements was related to hardware. Reporter Buckley Smith delivers the details. ...

Cisco Live Day 1: Major announcements around IoT and multi-domain integrations

SAN DIEGO- Networking technology is in the midst of a serious shift as software becomes integral and hardware takes a back seat. The conversations so far at Cisco Live reflected this as only one of Cisco System Inc.’s four major announcements was related to hardware. Announced today was a new line ...

How close are we to a smart toilet?

Imagine a future, maybe 20-25 years from now, when there’s a smart toilet in every home. Picture it: the smart toilet, a device that collects our fecal matter and provides information about our health via our microbiome. The human gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem (consisting of trillions of ...

Google Pixel 3a XL review: a premium camera for the midrange

Whereas other midrange phones aim to deliver on the performance front, Google wants to let its camera do all the convincing. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 may not be the fastest, but it can go toe-to-toe against other flagships in camera performance. And since it runs the bloat-free stock Android, ...

$80+ billion AR/VR market could diverge before converging

Some in the AR/VR industry see it converging into a singularity of spatial computing in one magical device, but mobile AR, smartglasses and VR could actually diverge in the medium-term (at least commercially). AR (mobile AR, smartglasses) is forecast to top 2.5 billion installed base and $70 bill ...

Episode 101: A Conversation on Trust with Alex Manea

Alex Manea joined our team as Chief Security and Privacy Officer last year to lead our trust thesis and its adoption. In this episode, Jon Prial and Alex have a wide-ranging chat covering risk, privacy, different types of security attacks and how to protect your business. They also discuss how a bu ...