Some things like books, gadgets, and auto parts are great to buy on-line – it’s convenient, quick, and almost always automated. On the other hand, things like clothing, shoes, and other items that require personalized fitting or are very touchy-feely are best bought in person. But the in-store experience often lacks the ease at which an on-line transaction can be completed.
Just as people settled in on the name SkyDrive, Microsoft has just announced that it will soon become OneDrive; a place that despite all the devices you have in your life, you can find and store all of your important documents, photos, videos and important stuff, all in one place.
It can be pretty tough to pry any amount of money from the pockets of the five dragons on a good day, let alone walk away with a deal worth a half-million dollars. But that’s what Montreal’s Marty Algire & Corey Velan; co-founders of FixMeStick did on CBC’s Dragons’ Den this past Wednesday.
When you hear the word Tricorder, there’s only one thing that comes to mind – Star Trek. The beeping sounds are accompanied by a visual of Dr. Leonard McCoy, aka “Bones” hovering over a patient with what looks like a school kid’s grade 5 electronics project.
Google Glass has certainly found itself this year at the butt-end of many jokes. In fact, it’s been parodied on Saturday Night Live and those who wear it have been branded with a less than flattering label. Many see it as ludicrous, expensive and destined for failure. But one leading renewable energy company, San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power has announced that they are now using it along with their recently developed app, as a way to keep their technicians hands free out in the field, or more specifically out on the rooftops.