Dropcam Pro drops intelligently into Canada

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Historically, when home monitoring or engaging in your own do-it-yourself security, the ability to see and possibly hear what was going on was good enough. For the most part, video quality suffered with the trade-off for low bandwidth.

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Roku 3 streaming media player finally hits Canada

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If you’re a fan of the Roku streaming media player you’ll be happy to know that the latest model, the Roku 3, is finally available in Canada after having already been available for while south of the border. Its newest design shifts away from the cylindrical likeness of the off-round hockey puck of its predecessor and of the Apple TV, with slimmer lines, rounder edges and a heavy glossy black finish.

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Reinvented 19th century lens raises $1 Million on Kickstarter

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A new Kickstarter project designed to bring a legendary 19th century camera lens back to life has already got a real boost, having raised $1.13 million U.S. in just over a week. The kicker, pardon the pun, is that the funders were originally looking for backers to pledge $100,000, an amount that they reached within a matter of a few hours. And with already over 2,700 backers, it certainly sounds like there’s a new demand for this oldie but goodie technology.

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Review: Sharp Aquos LC-60LE857U 3D LED Smart TV

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About two and a half years ago I had the opportunity to test-drive Sharp’s 46” Aquos Quattron and gave a review here at Canoe Tech blog. Remember the commercial featuring George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek) in his white lab coat?  At that time 46″ was still considered reasonably large and I really wanted to see whether that one little yellow pixel would really make a difference. Fast-forward to today and Sharp Aquos Quattron has taken a leap forward. Not only have screens increased up to 90”, they’ve also become a lot smarter in the 6, 7 & 8-series models.

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Gosling’s new flick hits theatres, iTunes same time

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As far as I can remember, major theatrical releases first went out to the big screen and the high-priced popcorn-eating crowd. Then, they eventually were pressed to DVD and or Blu-ray disc, for purchase or rental as well as through video on demand, iTunes and then perhaps Netflix and other on-line services. However, for Gosling’s latest flick, this is not the case.

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Free Apple Camp lets kids become filmmakers

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If you think your child aspires to become the next Spielberg or simply wants to have a little fun during the summer break, then encourage them to check out this year’s Apple Camp, taking place from mid-July to early August at Apple Retail stores across the country.

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Apple offers “Download Later” option on select purchases

DownloadNowWhen you make an iTunes purchase like a movie or TV series, don’t you want to download it now? But sometimes it’s a big file; maybe you’re on the road, have poor bandwidth or perhaps have a promo code that expires at midnight and hate lose out. Apple has a solution for that.

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Bolt HD wearable waterproof mini action camera

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Swann, a company known for providing security monitoring solutions has gone beyond just using cameras for surveillance. They’ve just released Bolt HD, a new high-definition camera that’s both waterproof and wearable, making it ideal for shooting video whether you’re skydiving, motocross racing, surfing, scuba diving or just running in the rain.  VIEW FULL POST  AT CANOE Tech Blog

Back to School trending paperless

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Gauging by the popularity of some of the gadgets moving off the shelves, it certainly looks like back to school is trending in the paperless direction. While pens and pencils and Hilroy spiral note pads are still passing through the checkout stand, gadgets, especially digital input devices, according to one retail manager, are becoming items of choice for the new school season.

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NBC to stream 2012 Olympics closing ceremony live online

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Probably much to everyone’s surprise, some of you will be able to watch the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics streamed live over the Internet. According to a post on Mashable, the chairman of NBC Sports acknowledged that their less than spectacular handling of the opening ceremonies led to the change of heart.

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