Phishing e-mails supposedly from friends making rounds again

Daily flooding of the e-mail inbox is often a necessary email. Some that arrive are obviously “junk” or SPAM. However, there seems to be another bunch of possible phishing emails doing their rounds trying to get unsuspecting people to click on them. They appear at first to be from a friend, colleague or someone you know – but you might want to think twice before you decide to click on it.

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Locking down your precious data with encrypted PIN authenticated diskAshur2

We keep our computers on lockdown, encrypt our data and secure them from prying eyes and online predators. But what about our backups and those external drives?

United Kingdom-based iStorage has created diskAshur2, an updated line of virtually bulletproof PIN-authenticated and hardware-encrypted hard drives. Even if the drive was stolen, your data is fully protected.

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Moon by 1-Ring: World’s COOLEST Smart Home System

All-in-One Smart Hub, Security Camera, Stable Levitation and 360º Vision, Event Direction Detection.

 

 

Technology startup 1-Ring Inc. started a crowdfunding campaign of the Moon, the world’s first all-in- one smart home hub with levitating 360-degree camera. The campaign has already passed 300% of its funding goal. Packed with a plethora of Smart Home functionality, the sophisticated hub reveals itself as a full-fledged home automation solution to monitor and control your home and office environments.
The crowdfunding campaign to kick-start mass production of the working prototype started on October 17, 2017 and collected the goal amount within 24 hours.

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You’re never too old for the new GLIDER Electric Scooter

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You’re never too old to ride a scooter, especially the new GLIDER Electric Scooter by GOTRAX, a company known for its HOVERFLY hoverboards. And whether you’re looking to ride for fun or as an eco-friendly mode of transportation, this clever little gadget is suitable for both kids and adults whose weight is between 44 and 264 lb. (20-120 kg). [Read more…]

Energizer Recharge charges batteries in an hour

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Our portable gadgets today consume lots of power. While some have built-in recharge capabilities, others still use traditional batteries. To save us from buying them over and over again and to keep the dead cells out of our ever-growing landfills, rechargeable AAs or AAAs can be pretty handy. This is true only if they can do the job and are far less trouble than simply swapping out old ones for new ones. [Read more…]

It’s NOT all been done before – Holiday Tech 2017

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When it comes to gadgets, for me, sometimes Barenaked Ladies’ songs come to mind. Not, necessarily, If I Had $1,000,000, but rather the words of former band member Steven Page, It’s All Been Done (Before). But much to my delight with the scores of trade fair vendors at LDTECH 2017 – London Drugs Retail Tech Group Annual Conference, I did not walk away disappointed – in fact, it was the opposite! [Read more…]

Canadian Netflix watchers top world in Binge Racing

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When House of Cards made its debut on Netflix, I watched Season 1 in its entirety in less than a week. I thought that was pretty fab, but I guess that’s nothing compared to today’s Bingers who are ripping through every single episode of a season in a day. In fact, the new trend amongst the over eight million “super fans” around the world, primarily to get bragging rights is called Binge Racing with Canada clocking in with the world’s top marks. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

MacGourmet Deluxe – No more searching for recipes

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With Thanksgiving behind us, in Canada anyway, and the holiday season just right around the corner, for many of us our thoughts turn to holiday gadgets, but also to food. And if you’re the cook, chef or preparer of the food, those thoughts may turn to recipes. Many look them up in our cookbooks, have them memorized or simply Google them but there is a better way to keep them organized, keep you focused and save you from pulling your hair out. It’s called MacGourmet Deluxe.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Donald Trump curated quote database exceeds 10,000 entries

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With media coverage on Donald Trump along with his comments, statements, interviews and barrage of tweets it’s not hard to imagine how many thousands of quotes can be attributed to him. So a resource was created, AboutTrump.org, that touts itself as the world’s largest collection of quotes about and by “The Donald,” which contains over 10,000 entries with dozens more added weekly.  Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.

Say bye-bye to Starbucks on-line store

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If you tried to stock up on your Starbucks beans, ground coffee, syrup or other assorted merchandise  from the company’s on-line store, I’m sure you quickly noticed that you were out of luck. In fact, you were likely welcomed with the message, “Store.Starbucks.ca is closed as of October 2, 2017. We hope each of our products has brightened your day and warmed your cup.”

By taking their on-line store off-line, Starbucks seems to be bucking the trend of and doing a complete 180, forcing consumers to look elsewhere on-line, head to their nearest Starbucks retail outlet or any retailer that carries the brand, to complete their purchase. Read more…at Canoe Tech Blog.