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30th July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Emerging Technologies Preview

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014, 10-14 August, has released its list of 2014 Emerging Technologies highlights to be featured at this year?s conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Out of almost 90 submissions to the program, 24 were accepted, with more than 20 pieces from submitters outside of the United States. Each year, SIGGRAPH-selected emerging technologies allow conference attendees to play with the latest interactive and graphics developments. The program also presents demonstrations of research in several fields — like displays, input devices, collaborative environments, and robotics — through Talks and a close partnership with the SIGGRAPH Studio. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th July 2014

Local Tech And Art Showcased As BC Hosts SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson has released a video that highlights SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre August 10-14, 2014. Over 15,000 artists, programmers, filmmakers, computer scientists, animators, game designers and others involved in computer graphics, film making, video games and hardware will be in Vancouver over the four days of the conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th July 2014

GameTree TV Now On Vizio Smart Televisions

transgamingTransGaming Inc. has announced the launch of its GameTree™ TV cloud gaming service on VIZIO smart TVs. The app is now available through VIZIO Internet Apps Plus®, the latest generation smart TV platform from America’s #1 Smart TV company (according to The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 LCDTV units with Apps included). As smart TV gaming pioneers, TransGaming’s dedication to building a thriving, cloud-based on-demand gaming service continues. The rollout of GameTree TV on VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, further reinforces TransGaming’s stance in the marketplace.  Already the leading choice for high-quality, accessible living room gaming, the service will now also be available to millions of VIZIO consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th July 2014

New Lens By Immervision Revolutionizes Selfies, Video Calls And Action Videos

ImmervisionIn a single move, North American panoramic imaging innovator ImmerVision has made distorted fish-eye views and camera accessories obsolete, enabling every mobile and wearable device in the world to deliver an unprecedented 360° user experience. ImmerVision’s new 3.8 mm panomorph (patented wide-angle panoramic) lens is the world’s smallest and is designed to be fully integrated into the most compact mobile phone or wearable device. Yet it is capable of doing what no other lens can: deliver a distortion-free 360° x 182° view without having to pan the camera. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th June 2014

Phantom Glass Launches In Stores Across Canada

phantom glassCracked mobile screens and greasy fingerprints are now a thing of the past. New Canadian start up Phantom Glass™ Group has launched its tempered glass screen protector Phantom Glass™ at select retailers across Canada, including Staples®, Best Buy®, Futureshop®, Amazon® and more. To ensure maximum impact and scratch protection for mobile devices, laptops and cameras, Phantom Glass™ comes with a lifetime warranty. Unlike competitor products, Phantom Glass™ can be developed for all touch screen devices of any generation, including laptops, cameras and tablets. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd April 2014

SkyWave Launches Dual Satellite-Cellular HSPA Device

skywaveOttawa-based SkyWave Mobile Communications, a global provider of satellite based communications for the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) market, today announced the availability of HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) with IDP 700 satellite-cellular terminals. This option ensures the most cost-effective communications network can be accessed without sacrificing coverage or connectivity to essential data. The satellite-cellular terminals provide a quick and smart way to connect people and assets anywhere in the world. SkyWave’s IDP 700 series terminals are designed for tracking vehicles moving between urban and remote areas. They also provide dual or redundant backup systems to ensure functionality in the event of failure, mishap, or change in operational conditions. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th April 2014

Time To Recycle Those Old Cell Phones

cwtaRecycle My Cell, Canada’s free cell phone recycling program, is calling on Canadians from coast to coast to recycle their old cell phones and accessories in support of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. Almost 582,000 devices were recovered through the Recycle My Cell program in 2013. Results from the 2013 National Cell Phone Recycling Study released today show that while Canadians replace their wireless device approximately every 30 months, only 10% of survey respondents recycled their old device when they purchased a new one, with 42% putting the old device in storage. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2014

LMI Technologies Releases Latest Version of FlexScan3D 3.3 Software For HDI 3D Scanners

lmi technologiesLMI Technologies (LMI), a Delta-based developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and data visualization technologies, announces the official release of the next version of its 3D scanning software, FlexScan3D 3.3. This proprietary software is the 3D scanning engine that powers the company’s line of HDI 3D Scanners. FlexScan3D 3.3 includes new features that optimize the 3D scanning workflow from capturing scans, to building scans into a digital 3D model, to cleaning the model with new advanced post-processing capabilities.      Read the rest of this entry »

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28th February 2014

UL Warns Of Counterfeit UL Mark On USB Power Supply

ULThe following is a notification from UL that the USB power supply Model A1265 identified below bears a counterfeit UL Mark for the United States and Canada. This USB power supply has not been evaluated by UL to any Standards for Safety and it is unknown if it complies with any safety requirements. Note that the Model A1265 with the counterfeit UL Mark is similar to a Model A1265 that is authorized to bear the UL Mark. The counterfeit USB power supply Model A1265 is marked “Designed by Happy in trauel” and “Happy China”, which are different than the authorized model which is marked “Designed by Apple in California” and “Apple Japan.” Read the rest of this entry »

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