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Volkswagen acquires BlackBerry’s R&D facility in Bochum, Germany

Apple’s CarPlay, Google’s Android Auto and Microsoft’s Sync system are all making a move to occupy the display and entertainment system in your vehicle, and BlackBerry is already involved in the “automotive infotainment” market with its 2010 purchase of QNX. Reports indicates that QNX has over 50% market share in this space with high-profile partners such

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Indiegogo for iPhone exclusively available to Canadians, Android version coming soon

Popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo has been around since 2008, but is only today moving into the mobile era with an iPhone app, launching exclusively in Canada. The company has deep roots in our nation, with many successful Canadian campaigns, like Whirlscape’s Minuum Keyboard, earning lots of money. Canada is Indiegogo’s second largest market and has “strong consistent growth with

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Koodo Mobile drops Nexus 5 price to $350

The Nexus 5 was released last November and was immediately available via Google Play for $350, after which a number of Canadian carriers quickly hopped on board to offer this device. Most carriers sell the Nexus 5 for a no-term price around $500, but TELUS’s sub-brand Koodo seems to be the exception as they have dropped its cost

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Unknown Nokia smartphone surfaces online, shows its aluminum frame

A new set of images have surfaced online that show what could be the first of many new Microsoft-Nokia branded Lumia devices. This beauty, which is pegged to be the successor to the Lumia 820, has a similar aluminum frame with a polycarbonate backing and is said to run Windows Phone 8.1. On the face

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Official Android Wear app now available to download from Google Play

Samsung, LG and Motorola recently unveiled their respective Android Wear smartwatches. The Gear Live and G Watch are already available on Google Play, while the Moto 360 will be hitting shelves later this summer. If you’ve decided to pre-order any of these wearables, you’ll need to download the official Android Wear app from Google. As stated

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Canadians break record for most selfies taken in one hour

The term ‘selfie’ just won’t go away. It recently became the Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year, received a dedicated section called ‘Sharing Selfies’ within Apple’s App Store, and was greeted with a Selfie Alarm feature on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2. A new Guinness World Record attempt was recorded yesterday as 421 “Canadian Selfie enthusiasts”

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