Big Drone Show and film festival landing in Toronto

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Canada’s biggest drone event, The Big Drone Show (BDS17), a conference and trade fair for enthusiasts and professionals featuring all things drone and UAV, hits the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this September 27th and 28th, 2017 and will be hosted by drone technology company, The Sky Guys Ltd. The event also features a film contest, the 1st Annual Toronto Drone Film Festival (TDFF). Read more…at CanoeTech Blog.

Laplink unveils super-speed USB 3.0 data transfer cable

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Laplink has been around since the early days of the PC. It’s been know over the years for providing an easy solution to quickly migrate large amounts of data from one PC to another. It’s particularly handy especially when setting up a new computer. To help speed up the process, the company has just introduced the new Laplink USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Cable that can offer transfer speeds of up to 10x that of the USB 2.0 version.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple quietly mutes iPod nano, shuffle

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Try to find an iPod nano or iPod shuffle at your online Apple Store and you’ll find them nowhere to be found, as it appears that Apple has sent them off to iPod heaven.

These two Apple music players were destined to be discontinued. But it was certainly just a matter of time that as Apple focuses on Apple Music rather than rely on music downloads the primary source for these two devices.

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The iPod Shuffle was first introduced in 2005 and was the first iPod to use solid-state storage. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Twist-O-Flex for Apple Watch – what’s old is new again

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It’s hard not to remember your Father or Grandfather’s wristwatch with that funky Speidel Twist-O-Flex expansion band. Well, this almost 60 year-old technology has been reimagined with a classic twist as an expansion watchband for the modern Apple Watch.

What’s always been great about the Twist-o-Flex band is its ability to stretch and quickly snap back into place, making it so easy to put it on and take it off of your wrist. There’s no need to muss or fuss with buckles and straps and less worry your watch will fall off and get lost. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Stream NFL Football live in Canada with DAZN

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For Canadians who can’t get enough football, you may be happy to know that DAZN (pronounced “Da Zone”) is launching here in Canada just in time for NFL 2017 preseason. It will be the only service available here to provide every single live NFL game including the post-season games and the coveted Super Bowl game and with no blackouts. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Apple’s Back-to-School promo Beats music to your ears

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If you’re a student or a parent of a student and was seriously contemplating picking up a new Mac or iPad Pro in the Fall, you might want to consider getting it early. Apple Canada is putting a new deal on the table with Back to School incentives that will certainly bring music to your ears but also just in time for fun in the Summer sun. Read more… at Canoe Tech Blog.

SwitchLight transforms your light switch into a night light

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Night lights can be handy, particularly if you’re one who stubs their toes finding furniture in the dark. The challenge with night lights is most need plugging in and even if they happen to be app enabled you’d always have to keep your smartphone on your hip. So SnapPower Products created the SwitchLight which instantly transforms your nearby light switch into a convenient night light.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Review: iRig Pro I/O compact mobile audio/MIDI interface

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If you’re a mobile musician or just like to keep things on the ultra-compact side and require the use of a pocket-sized Audio/MIDI interface, then you might want to have a look at the iRig Pro I/O, the latest offering from IK Multimedia.

Those unfamiliar with the iRig interface; it’s a studio quality audio/MIDI interface that can be used with a number of instruments including the guitar, bass or MIDI keyboard. And maybe a surprise to some is that the iRig Pro I/O can also be used with a studio condenser microphone as the unit can supply 48V phantom power right to the XLR jack by simply switching it on. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

LectroFan micro wireless speaker helps you sleep better

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It may sound unusual to hear that a gadget that’s a wireless speaker and had the word fan in the name would help you sleep better, but the Lectrofan Micro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Adaptive Sound Technologies will do just that.

I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that it’s a multi-functional device but alas, it’s not actually a fan, either. Confused yet? Read on.

In a nutshell, it’s a pocket sized combination white noise and fan sound machine and a wireless Bluetooth speaker. It’s designed primarily to be used in a bedroom or hotel room as a sleep-aid to help people get some good shut-eye, which I’m sure is a challenge for many of us, particularly when you have noisy neighbours, late-night barking dogs or maybe even someone close-by who snores. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Downed INTERAC e-Transfer services slowly coming back on-line

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If you use INTERAC e-transfer services to send and receive money and you’re still celebrating Canada 150, you may not have noticed that the service is down and has been for over 24 hours. However, the good news is that, the company has just reported via Twitter that it would be starting to bring back some of its financial institutions on-line, in a sequential basis, starting at 9PM EST (July 1, 2017). Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.