Virtual Reality

Firefox gets a ‘Quantum’ rebrand, biggest overhaul since 2004

Mozilla’s Firefox browser is getting its biggest overhaul since 2004. Dubbed ‘Firefox Quantum’, the Firefox 57 update brings an entire visual redesign and huge performance improvements. The Quantum moniker comes from Mozilla’s new browser-engine, Project Quantum, that is powering the Firefo ...

The new target for Canada’s Magnitsky Act is China

The rift between Canada and Russia is widening in response to Canada’s passing of the so-called Magnitsky Act, which targets internationals accused of human rights violations. But rights advocates are saying the new legislation will be particularly helpful in going after human rights abusers in ...

Microsoft hiring for new mixed-reality positions, launches two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the mixed reality field at Microsoft Vancouver over the next fiscal year, as well as launc ...

LG V30 Review – All Hands on Tech

LG’s V Series is back with the V30, and with a new OLED screen and one of the best audio experiences out there, it has never looked better. This time on All Hands on Tech we review LG’s latest premium device, the V30. Between the LG G6 and now the V30, it’s nice to see that LG has been taki ...

StableView’s Tech17 conference will focus on AI and blockchain

AcuityAds CEO Tal Hayek at Stableview’s 2016 conference in Toronto. Colin Fisher of StableView Asset Management says he’s trying to protect investors from Silicon Valley snake-oil salesmen, with this year’s version of his tech investor conference targeting two of tech’s most hyped and leas ...

First look at Windows Mixed Reality Devices – Unboxing for Business

The Fall Creators Update for Windows 10 is here, and the focus lies on Microsoft’s push in Mixed Reality. This time on Unboxing for Business we take a look at what Microsoft is doing with its array of Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Plus, we speak with Amol Shah, Microsoft Canada’s consumer PC ...

All Hands on Tech – Essential smartphone review

Andy Rubin’s Essential smartphone offers a unique accessory dock and a sleek design. But does its performance and added features make it a real competitor against the likes of Apple and Google? We take it to the beach to find out. There’s one thing that sets the Essential apart from every other ...

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s inappropriate VR promo, Dow Jones accidentally spreads fake news

Facebook uses the devastation in Puerto Rico for a bizarre virtual reality promotion, NVIDIA unveils the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles, and Dow Jones spreads fake news. From Twitter, Facebook is under fire for a tone-deaf livestream video showing cartoon versio ...

Microsoft’s family of mixed reality devices launch Oct. 17

Microsoft is taking the fight to Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC’s VIVE virtual reality headsets by dropping the virtual reality and augmented reality monikers. The tech giant is all in on mixed reality, and this new era of Microsoft technology starts on Oct. 17 with five headsets from Acer, Del ...

Hashtag Trending – Skype for Business replaced, macOS gets free update with High Sierra

Microsoft is replacing Skype for Business with its new Teams app. People are asking questions about what Equifax knew about its breach and when. And Apple releases a free upgrade for its desktop operating system called High Sierra. Trending on Google, Microsoft Teams is getting a major update ...