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HTC One A9 review

What happened to you, HTC? You used to be big and bright, the world your oyster, so to speak. But now you’re sipping fifty cent beer at the corner dive,…

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Exploring smartphone choices under $600

There’s a new reality in play: the Canadian dollar is weak, affecting the prices of smartphones as a result. We’ve seen the discrepancies enumerate, but the practical takeaway is that…

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How far can nostalgia carry the BlackBerry Priv?

Canada is remarkably good at rallying around its stars, and just as adept at abandoning them. In the technology sector, before it was trendy to dismiss BlackBerry, née RIM, it…

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The HTC One M9, Six Months Later

From the outside, HTC looks like a company on the brink. Its financial woes have overshadowed much of what the company has worked on, including the impressive Vive virtual reality…

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Hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch 2, coming soon to Canada

This past week, Asus held its annual Holiday Preview event in Toronto, and amidst the insane gaming laptops and high-end tablets there rested a single smartwatch, the first to enter Canada (seriously…

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HTC One A9 Hands-on

I probably don’t need to say this, but the HTC One A9 looks an awful lot like an iPhone 6. Whether driven by sheer arrogance or a desperate need to find…

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Apple CarPlay review

When Apple first announced CarPlay, it was a conceptual approach to making the iPhone easier to use in vehicles. With distracted driving becoming a bigger problem, creating a greater synergy between…

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SyrupCast 53: Podtoberfest

SyrupCast is back after a month-long hiatus, during which Daniel got married, Douglas got bed head, and a bunch of companies released a bunch of devices. Join Daniel and Douglas…

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OnePlus 2 review

I did an experiment a few days ago. I went to a crowded square in Toronto and asked a bunch of random strangers three things: Do you know what an iPhone…

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Nexus 6P Hands-on

Last week, when Google invited us to its Toronto offices for a hands-on with the new Nexus phones, there was one major omission: the Nexus 6P. Blame weather, delivery people…

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Hands-on with the sleeker Microsoft Band 2

Surprise! Microsoft’s fitness bracelet, the Microsoft Band 2, is actually coming to Canada, unlike the first Microsoft Band which skipped a trip north of the border. While at Microsoft’s big…

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Hands-on with Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

During Microsoft’s keynote presentation today, the company laid out plans to reboot its Windows Phone platform yet again, this time with the help of two new Windows 10-based flagship devices…