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Pebble smart watch will be available to backers on January 23rd

Pebble will be launching to its Kickstarter backers on January 23rd. Because of the limited 15,000-per-week manufacturing run, the entire allotment will take roughly 6-8 weeks to ship to backers. It supports standard 22mm watch bands, but its band has been custom created for the watch face. Its screen is not e-ink, but is a

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Hands-on with Ubuntu OS for phones (video)

We were very excited to get a hands-on with Ubuntu’s upcoming phone OS, which will be available early next year on select handsets. The demo was done during the Digital Experience showcase, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu for phones, was receiving a disproportionate amount of media attention from the rest of the vendors. It

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Out of Milk Grocery List app now available for iPhone

One of my favourite Android apps, Out of Milk, is now available the iPhone. The grocery list app, which also doubles as a to-do list, can sync with Facebook or Gmail, and users can collaborate on lists with family or friends. The app is free to download, and features easily-added items which can be swiped

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Hands-on with Acer’s cheap and cheerful Iconia B1 tablet

We had some time today to play with Acer’s $149 Iconia B1 tablet, a device that will probably never see Canadian shelves, but nonetheless is worth noting. The Android tablet market has come a long way since the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, which was thicker and heavier than the B1 and cost four times as

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean released for the Fido HTC One S

We bring happy tidings to those users of the Fido HTC One S. The venerable 4.3-inch device is getting its turn as well to update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The upgrade brings Sense 4+ with some camera software improvements, speed increases and, of course, Google Now access. To upgrade, head to Settings/About Phone/Software Update

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Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate (video)

We were eager to check out Huawei’s newest flagship device, the Ascend D2, after the company announced the 5-inch monster at a press conference on Monday. We had a chance to play with the phone and came away quite impressed with its vivid IPS display, its excellent metal build quality, quick camera shutter and thoughtful

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