Watch Live: Google Pixel 2 coming October 4th?

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A suspicious email arrives in my inbox with the subject line, “Ok Google, how many days until Oct 4?” An animated GIF pops up on the screen with the showing the same question, then a reply, “20 days.” At first I thought it was suspicious especially since it was fairly non-descript email. It had short links and a PNG attachment and no signature line. After further investigation, I determined it was legit and realized it was a teaser for some new stuff coming from Google.

Pardon my suspiciousness – my scam and phasing radar is always on high.  Read more at Canoe Tech Blog.

Watch total Solar Eclipse 2017 NASA Live Stream/ Replay

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If you can’t be along the actual solar eclipse path, then watching it live stream is the next best thing from NASA Eclipse central and you can watch it all below.  The pre-show starts at noon ET. If you decide you want to look up, then make sure you take the necessary precautions.  Experts have said looking at the eclipse without  the right eye protection, except when you have totality (when moon is completely covered*), can have an impact on your eyes lasting from moments of  and days of discomfort to permanent eye damage.  Be safe!

Read full post and access video at Canoe Tech Blog.

New hoverboards offer No-Fall Technology

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I can honestly say I’ve never fallen off a hoverboard, but then again, I only took one for a test drive once and someone was holding me for part of the way and when I finally decided to go solo I barely put the pedal to the metal. Now should I have truly revved it up, for lack of a better term, my feet and the hoverboard would surely have parted ways.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

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.

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.

Netflix adds Dolby Atmos support

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If you can’t get enough Netflix and want to enhance your listening experience in addition to 4K and HDR viewing, the company just announced, that starting today it will be adding Dolby Atmos sound support to the service starting with Bon Joon Ho’s Okja which recently had its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

If Dolby Atmos is new to you, think of it as like surround sound on steroids. Instead of just having sound all around, the sound will actually travel in three dimensions. It places sound anywhere in the room and adding that often missing overhead sound like a jet speeding above you and totally immersing you right into the action. Read More at Canoe_Tech Blog.

Canadarm gets stamp to commemorate Canada 150

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If you think about the ultimate gadget, the Canadarm has to the one that’s just out of this world. Groaning aside, think of what it had accomplished. For over three decades, since Canadarm’s first mission aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia on November 13th 1981, it has maneuvered, up in space, astronauts, satellites and cargo until the program ended and it was retired in 2011. To commemorate Canada’s expertise in space, science and technology and innovation, Canada Post is unveiling a stamp recognizing the Canadarm as one of Canada’s most celebrated robotics accomplishments. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Get a new eco-friendly .eco domain if you pledge

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Are you, your business or organization ECO friendly? If so can qualify to register a .eco web address, a new TLD (Top Level Domain) extension dedicated to the environment and positive change for the planet; but only if you publicly set up an .eco profile and make a public pledge.

The .eco domain is backed by over 50 environmental organizations. After a nine-year collaborative effort, the new domain extension has just been launched with support from a number of these organizations, some which include Conservation International, United Nations Global Compact and the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

The Circle: Knowing us good; Knowing everything is better

Have you ever wanted to work for a giant tech company, but once you got there you wondered what your really got yourself into?  While at first it can be exciting but what may come of it may change your life and the lives of people all over the world. This is what the new movie,  The Circle, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson is all about. Call it The Social Network, the DaVinci Code and more all in one.
It’s based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dave Eggers.
Check out the Movie Trailer.
 

Here’s the Synopsis: The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company’s founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.  It opens in theatres this Friday, April 28th, 2017.

Can’t wait!

Canada’s biggest VR and augmented reality conference hits Vancouver May 5-7, 2017

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VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality) are not just for gamers anymore. You can come and see for yourself by attending CVR 2017, Canada’s and the Pacific Northwest’s largest conference and trade show May 5th to 7th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The event will showcase a world-class selection of top experts in the industry, some of the latest technologies and even hands-on demonstrations of some of the latest and coolest products.

Read more…about CVR 2017 at Canoe Tech Blog.