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.

Groove Ring perfect for water sport enthusiasts

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If you’re a huge sports enthusiast particularly those that involve water like boating, fishing or swimming, but often worry about losing or damaging your rings or wedding bands and can’t leave home without one on your finger, then the Groove Life Groove Ring might give you and your significant other one less thing to worry about.

It’s not high-tech in the sense that it’s electronic or Wi-Fi enabled but it is made of high quality low-profile medical grade flexible silicon. And their designers seem to have really thought this one though. It features recessed grooves, which allows for proper airflow between your fingers while keeping the water out but still hugging nicely to your finger without stopping your blood’s circulation. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Absolut Vodka Canada 150 bottle a work of high tech art

There are many ways the world is celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, but Swedish vodka maker Absolut is toasting the occasion with a limited edition bottle: Absolut Canada. While the bottle still contains the same vodka people have enjoyed for decades, the bottle design is uniquely Canadian.  It was created by a Canadian artist using custom high tech software and state of the art hardware inspired by something that has a rich history in Canada and keeps Canadians warm – a quilt. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

20 years ago first camera-phone photo taken

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Starting off with saying. “It was 20 years ago today,” immediately conjures up an image in one’s mind of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But this time, “Image” is the operative word, as exactly two decades ago today, the first camera-phone photo was taken and shared – a feat we certainly take for granted today. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Paracord great for more than just cables and parachute lines

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It’s not uncommon to get comments and e-mails offering thanks for suggestions in finding the right gift for their loved one for the right occasion. And we thank you, our readers, for those times. However, I can’t ever recall an instance that a holiday gift roundup inspired a new creation of its own from a single $20 product suggestion. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

AquaGenie world’s smartest water bottle – fully funded

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There’s an app that reminds me to drink water but I have to manually record the amount of water I actually consume.  Wouldn’t it be nice, if there were a clever smart water bottle that helps you keep healthy, by automatically tracking how much water you actually drink?  Well there is one currently on Kickstarter and it’s called AquaGenie.  Read full post 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.

Shop safely online without using your credit card number

EDMONTON, Alta., April 30, 2017 /Troy Media/ – You can shop anywhere for just about anything online or with your smartphone – even for groceries.

It’s a convenient part of the daily routine for many.

However, some people are hesitant, even fearful, about making themselves vulnerable by using their credit card online. When retail giants like Home Depot, Target and Marshalls are hacked and credit card numbers are compromised, it’s easy to understand the fear.

But those fears may lessen as online shopping changes are made. Many processors and service providers are offering more payment alternatives online or via smartphone. They offer a third-party user ID and password each time you check out. You still use your favourite credit card and collecting those valuable reward points, but you never have to enter or reveal your number, expiry date or security code.

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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.

Ford smart crib mimics the movements of your car

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Two weeks ago, if I heard about the Ford Motor Company rolling out an at-home smart crib that lulls your newborn to sleep by simply mimicking the movement of your automobile, I would’ve immediately thought – here comes another April Fool’s joke. But I guess the joke is on me; it’s called Max Motor Dreams, and it’s real.

Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.