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11/08/2013

Smellyvision comes to the smartphone

Phones appeal to our tactile, visual and aural senses – but how about our noses? A new device called Scentee is designed to make your phone emit smells.

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10/24/2013

Little Rooster offers more enjoyable female wake-up call

Ladies: do you ever sleep through the alarm clock? Or, perhaps even worse, get jarred out of bed by a horrid, loud beeping that leaves you out of sorts for the rest of the morning? Now, there is a product that combines technology and titillation to wake you up in a more relaxing way. Behold, the Little Rooster, an alarm clock that doubles as a vibrator.

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09/26/2013

Nike celebrates 30 years of Air Pegasus with a brisk Toronto run

NikeStanding among dozens of runners assembled Wednesday evening
at Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto to mark 30 years of the Nike Air Pegasus,
I couldn’t help but reflect on my very first pair of the iconic runners.

Has it really been that long?

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09/10/2013

Recap of Apple's 2013 iPhone event

Join our reporters and editors as they report live from Cupertino, New York City, and beyond during Apple's next product announcement on September 10, 2013. Will Apple unveil an iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C? New iPads? Updated iMacs? Apple TV hardware? Or will Apple turn up the dial on iTunes Radio? Tune in with us. 

08/27/2013

Exploring Google Glass through eyes of early users

DEBADC30886C19FA9C63D4DBAEE78_h493_w371_m2_q80_cLLpLSeDqGeeks aren't the only people wearing Google Glass.

Among the people testing Google Inc.'s wearable computer are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.

Some 10,000 people are trying out an early version of Glass, most of them selected as part of a contest.

To get a sense of the advantages and drawbacks of the device, The Associated Press spoke to three Glass owners who have been using the device since late spring: Sarah Hill, a former TV broadcaster and current military veterans advocate; David Levy, a hiking enthusiast and small business owner; and Deborah Lee, a stay-at-home mom.

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08/15/2013

Ditch your old tech with eBay's new My Gadgets service

Are you wondering how much your old smart phone or iPod is worth? Lots of us have aging technology lying around in the draw that we've been meaning to get rid of, but haven't got around to. EBay has just launched a new service designed to get you a fair price. It's called eBay My Gadgets, and it's available here.

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07/22/2013

Vibrating pen tells you off when you don't write properly

How's your handwriting? In a world where most people seem to type, the chances are it could be better. But now, a German company is developing a computerized pen that claims to help you not only with your handwriting, but with your spelling, too.

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07/10/2013

My adventure in barefoot running

I've been running long enough that shoe choice is hardly a consideration. Asics. Something in the 1100 series. I make the trek to the shoe store, locate my size, pay the cashier and I'm on my merry way. It's the easiest transaction either of us will have all day.


So why would I want to climb aboard the barefoot running bandwagon?

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06/20/2013

Techies and makers: Sleep your way to poverty

Apparently, Ontario kid Linda Evangelista doesn't get up for less than $10,000 a day. That was in 1990 dollars, so lord knows what she gets up for now. The rest of us have to get up for a lot less than that – but how much less? One canny inventor decided to find out, by inventing an alarm clock that shreds money if you don't get out of bed.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.

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