HP awakens the force to power the Dark Side


While there are a plethora of definitions, going to the Dark Side for computer users often means switching sides with respect to operating systems. But in a bold move, Hewlett Packard (HP) has taken a page from Hollywood and has truly gone to the “Dark Side”, unveiling its Star Wars Special Editionnotebook in anticipation of Star Wars: “The Force Awakens,” the next instalment of the blockbuster franchise.

Read more…at CANOE TECH BLOG

Mariner Releases Paperless 2, Adds 65 New Features

Back in December we introduced you to Paperless by Mariner software, an application that really allows you to get all those bits of paper on your desk, in your pocket, glove box, briefcase and purse into a useful electronic format.


Gadget Guy Greg Talks iPods: BT Edmonton Tues 21Sep 7:40AM

Greg will be on  CityTV Edmonton’s Breakfast Television, talking about the new Apple iPods  – the iPod shuffle, nano and iPod Touch with host Ryan Jespersen. Tune in at 7:40AM sharp Edmonton time.


Apple Southgate Edmonton finally opens

People lined up for 8 hours at Edmonton’s Southgate Centre for the opening of Apple’s  15th Canadian and Edmonton’s 2nd store which coincided with the official launch of the much anticipated iPad.  READ MORE

Cost-effective event planning made easy

Published in The Edmontonians

EDMONTON, AB, August 27, 2009/Troy Media/ — Trust the organized mind of a chartered accountant, with an appreciation for the capacity of customized software, to come up with the answer.

Dave BodnarchukDave Bodnarchuk, a BComm grad from the University of Alberta, saw an opportunity: to provide not-for-profits with a reasonably-priced, easy-to-use product that would help them streamline their event planning, from issuing invitations, to tracking RSVPs, to doing online registrations.


Test Driving the iPhone 3GS

Putting Apple’s iPhone 3GS through the tests
By Greg Gazin, The Gadget Guy

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It’s one thing to see a list of specs of as new gadget; it’s another thing to actually have one in hand and truly put it through the tests of actual true everyday use. I put Apple’s iPhone through the paces of my hectic everyday activities.


Read the Companion Blog Post with Photos and Video at CANOE SPACE:

HEY Canada! You Can Pimp Your Flip

While everything today seems to be mass-produced, it’s nice to know that you can still get something personalized without paying through the nose. And it’s not a keychain, t-shirt or a license plate – it’s a pocket camcorder!


Gadget Greg Gazin on CityTV Edmonton 5/5/09 8:10AM

Today on Breakfast TV Ryan, Wendy & I  looked at some cool gadgets, may of which are suitable for Mother’s Day which is just around the corner.

First we looked at the Centrios Talking Pedometer ($24.95), we also looked at the Home Guardian Baby Monitor ($249.99) – on sale right now until May 13th – $100 off, featuring video and lullabys. Both of these are available exclusively at The Source by Circuit City.

We also talked about the new trend toward handy dandy pocket-sized, easy to use  dedicated pocket video cameras.

We saw the Creative Vado and VadoHD, The Pure Digital Flip and the Kodak Zx1.

We also had a peek at the Brother MFC-9990

Click on the link to take you to more detailed information.

To see the Gift Guide for Mother’s Day:  read Greg’s Column at Canoe Technology

Canoe Technology Review of Creative Vado & Pure Digital Flip:

Canoe Technology Review of Creative VadoHD

Centro: Not Your Father’s PALM – Review

If you’re ready to take that next step from flip-phone to smartphone then you might want to have a look at the Palm Centro.

Read Greg’s  full Review on the Palm Centro at  Gadget Guy –Canoe Technology

Asus eeePC Size Matters

They may have been the first on the market to offer a pint-size notebook or what we call netbook, but it looks like their flagship 7″ models are about to go the way of the CRT… Read the entire post at Canoe Space.