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CES 2015 Last Gadgets Standing

- January 12th, 2015

Meccanoid

With thousands of new products being rolled out and announced every year at International CES you always have to wonder, “which product will succeed?” which is the basis for Last Gadget Standing. It’s a competition, now in its 14th year, that sees one winner selected from a live audience at CES and the other from an on-line audience with entries having been previewed starting in late September of the previous year. For 2015, the top honours go to MeccaNoid from Meccano in the “live” category and SCiO from Consumer Physics Inc., takes home the online honours. Read more…

Wearable anti-fatigue brainwave detector may saves lives

- January 2nd, 2015
Impecca The Alert Band Photo with man
A new wearable gadget that attaches to a driver’s forehead promises to send real-time alerts to an iPhone or Android device three to five minutes before the driver falls asleep. It’s called The Alert Band by Impecca and it’s being introduced at International CES 2015. The device which the company says is 90% accurate, is designed to sense fatigue and help prevent accidents.

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Bell’s new streaming service to require TV subscription because it doesn’t understand how the Internet works

- December 2nd, 2014

Alright, Ma Bell. It’s officially time for you to pack it in and move to Boca Raton because you are clearly too old for the media business.

Kevin Crull

Bell Media president Kevin Crull. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency)

In a seemingly desperate move, Bell Media president Kevin Crull told The Globe and Mail its upcoming streaming service Cravetv (previously known as Project Latte) will only be available to its current TV subscribers:

“We want the consumer to have a TV subscription … So you can subscribe to any level of television, you can subscribe to basic TV, or even what has become known as ‘skinny basic,’ or you can subscribe to a really high-end package.”

You know, because the kids today are all about signing up for a cable package to watch their favourite TV shows online.

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Map Dealers legalize world is a Google Maps interface for buying drugs

- December 1st, 2014

Want to know where to buy weed? There’s a map for that.

A new website called Map Dealers legalize world gives users looking to buy cannabis locations of where to buy the drug on a Google Maps interface, Motherboard reports.

The locations are approximate as the drug dealers don’t have GPS trackers attached to them or anything like that. The map just shows places the dealers generally sell at. (Seems like an easy way for police to set up a sting though if they need to.)

Woman smoking weed

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