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Wearable devices are the hot new trend in the market these days and if you’re living in Canada and out in the market for a wearable device you might want to start saving up some serious money. Even though the Google Glass falls in the wearable device category don’t expect it to be priced like other wearable devices, such as smartwatches. This $1,500 contraption has only been available in the U.S. and UK up till now but now it looks like the release in Canada has been penciled in for the near future.

Since Google Glass is not carrier by retailers and the company itself doesn’t have stores that just sell this device all sales will be made through the Play Store. The Explorer Edition unit costs $1,500 in the U.S. and there probably won’t be much of a difference in price when it finally becomes available in Canada.

Brian Buquoi is a Google Glass explorer and he noticed a couple of clues which hint at a possible Google Glass release in Canada. The XE21 firmware for Glass contains an image titled regulatory_info_canada.png coupled with a license number from Industry Canada. He also received a replacement Glass unit earlier this week with a card and mentioned that Glass has been approved by regulators for use in the north.

The actual release date is not known at this point in time so we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for that. This would be the third market in which Google is expanding its wearable device after U.S. and the UK.

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No one needs a reminder about Minecraft’s popularity. It is an extremely popular game that’s available on a wide variety of platforms but unfortunately Microsoft’s Windows Phone is not one of them. That may end soon, aided in a large part by Microsoft’s acquisition of the company behind Minecraft. When asked if he could promise the release of Minecraft for Windows Phone, Microsoft’s Xbox chief Phil Spencer replied in the affirmative.

Read full post →Xbox Boss Promises Minecraft For Windows Phone

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swatch watch 640x363Watches have been around for centuries and have evolved over the years in terms of its mechanism and its design. With the entrance of smartwatches, tech companies are hoping that their new wearables will pave the way for a new standard. Of course there are some who believe that regular watches will remain separate from smartwatches.

After all not everyone needs to be connected all the time, right? However there are some who believe that this could be the future, such as Elmar Mock who was the co-inventor of the Swatch watch. In a recent interview, Mock seems to think that smartwatches could be the future and that Swiss watchmakers should pay more attention. Read full post →Swatch’s Co-Inventor Thinks Swiss Watch Industry Might Have Missed The Smartwatch Boat

facetimeWith the amount of money that Apple is making and the pile of cash they are sitting on, it is no surprise that they are constantly being targeted by patent trolls who are hoping to make a quick buck by forcing Apple to settle patent infringement lawsuits. So far we’ve seen one or two patent trolls succeed, while others have failed.

However it seems that this has not stopped Secure Web Conference Corporation from trying their luck anyway. The company which is based out of Melville, New York, has recently filed a complaint against Apple, claiming that the Cupertino company had infringed upon a patent that they are using in their FaceTime technology. Read full post →Apple Hit With Lawsuit Over FaceTime Patents

nvidia moon landing side by sideAs NVIDIA launched its new Geforce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 graphics processors (GPUs), its “Demo team” has taken a stab at solving one of the big controversial stories of the century: was the lunar landing real or fake? There is ample literature on the subject and there is no shortage of reasons why some people think that the lunar landing and mission was shot in a studio.

One of the main arguments of conspiracy theorists was that the lighting seemed wrong in the scene where Armstrong comes out of the lunar module. It was suggested that there was a light next to the camera, which would mean that it was shot in a studio, since no such equipment was brought to the moon. Read full post →NVIDIA GPU & Physically Based Lighting Show “Moon Landing Was Real”

6 6 plus 640x332As we’re sure most of you guys are aware by now, but both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been released. However given that both phones are of different sizes and different prices, is there a particular model that might be more appealing than the other? Well according to an early report from MixPanel (via TechCrunch), it looks like the iPhone 6 is outselling the iPhone 6 Plus.

As you can see in the graph above, it looks like the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model is clearly and very much so in the lead. In fact towards the end of the graph you can actually see that there is a slight dip in iPhone 6 Plus sales. However like we said, this is an early report and is by no means indicative of the future sales of both units. Read full post →iPhone 6 Currently Outselling The iPhone 6 Plus

1148leather2 1024x1024 640x211The Apple Watch has been pegged for a release in 2015 and one of the advantages that the device has over most smartwatches is that it charges by connecting a charger to the back of it that sticks to the device via a magnet, much like the MagSafe adapters used in the MacBooks. This makes it easier to charge the device versus more traditional chargers that need to be plugged in.

Now if you had plans to get your hands on an Apple Watch when it is released next year, you might be interested to learn that the folks at Dodocase have created a dock for the Apple Watch that you can sort of pre-order already. Customers who are interested can leave a $5 deposit at Dodocase’s website and can expect it to begin shipping in 2015 alongside the device. Read full post →Apple Watch Charging Stands Already Up For Pre-Order

apple pay 002 640x360Apple Pay is Apple’s latest service in which they will allow iPhone 6 and Apple Watch owners pay for their purchases at retail stores using their phone or their watch. Apple is definitely not the first to the scene with a mobile payment solution, but apparently Apple’s entrance has managed to stir up a lot of interest in the industry.

According to a report from Reuters, it seems that many companies and banks out there are rushing to try and out-do each other in terms of promoting their support for Apple Pay. When the service was announced, Apple revealed that they had managed to get several big names on board, but now according to the report, more companies are rushing to the table so as not to be left behind. Read full post →Companies Reportedly Rushing To Get In On Apple Pay

10545 2835 140919 A8 l 640x334Given Apple and Samsung’s relationship, many had speculated that for the A8 processor that Apple could be turning to TSMC to help manufacture the chips as opposed to Samsung, who used to be Apple’s go-to manufacturer for their A-series chipsets. Well thanks to the folks at Chipworks, it looks like the rumors were true after all.

Chipworks has found that TSMC was indeed the manufacturer of the A8 chipset used inside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. TSMC is said to have used a 20nm CMOS process to help fabricate the A8 SoC, and that the A8’s contacted gate pitch of around 90nm is consistent with Qualcomm’s MDM9235, which is another chip fabricated by the company. Read full post →iPhone 6′s A8 Chipset Made By TSMC

There have been persistent rumors that Microsoft could be getting ready to drop the Nokia and Windows Phone branding. In fact recently an upcoming Windows Phone handset was spotted with just a “Windows” branding on the back versus “Windows Phone”. This seems to be in line with Microsoft’s plans to unify the Windows RT and Windows Phone platforms.

Well if you’re looking for further proof that this is the case, Microsoft has recently released two new ads that talk about the apps available on their Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 platforms, however interestingly enough not once during the ad did Microsoft refer to Windows Phone by name, instead choosing to refer to it as Windows. Read full post →New Microsoft Ads Makes No Mention Of “Windows Phone” Brand