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2015 News

Future Shop stores closed across Canada

On March 28th 2015, it was announced that all 131 Future Shop stores were closed and was effective immediately. This means at least 1,500 jobs have been lost.

At least 66 of the 131 stores will be closed for good while the other 65 will be closed for one week to be converted into a Best Buy. This will bring the total number of Best Buy locations in Canada to 192, which is made up of 136 regular stores and 56 Best Buy Mobile stores.

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2015 Apple Canadian News

The .COM domain name celebrates 30 years

On March 15th 1985, the very first .com domain was registered. The company with first domain, was a company called Symbolics, (which has since defunct). This was about a year after the World Wide Web was first invented by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Symbolics was a computer company that started in Massachusetts. If it Symbolics hadn’t registered the first .com domain. Then we wouldn’t sites like Google.com, YouTube.com or even TheCanadian Techie.com.

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2015 App Apple News Wearables

Apple March 9th 2015 Event: Everything you need to know

Apple made a few announcements at their ‘Spring Forward’ event. Including more details about the Apple Watch, a refresh on the MacBook Pro and Air and also a new MacBook.

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Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch will be coming on April 24th 2015. It will be coming to nine countries including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the US.

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The battery life of the Apple Watch will be about 18 hours. It’s better than people expected but it’s not at the same level as some of the competition from Android Wear or Pebble.

Pre-orders for the Apple Watch will start on April 10th. Also on that day, Apple will be offering an in-store preview of the Apple Watch to see how it fits.

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2015 Apple Applications Google News Pebble Wearables

Pebble Time Steel Announcement: Everything You Need to Know

On February 24th, Pebble announced their newest smartwatch, the Pebble Time. They also announced a new hardware platform for the Pebble Time.

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Now a week later, Pebble has announced the Pebble Time Steel. Before this announcement, Pebble’s latest KickStarter campaign was over $12 million.

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2015 Android MWC 2015 News

Samsung MWC 2015 Announcements: Everything you need to know

Samsung made a few announcements at MWC 2015. The biggest begin the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

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Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have a 5.1-inch QHD display with resolution of 2560×1440. Both are Super AMOLED and have 577ppi. The S6 Edge has dual curved edges.

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2015 Android MWC 2015 News

HTC MWC 2015 Announcements: Everything you need to know

HTC made a few announcements at their event at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

HTC One M9

The first and the biggest being the HTC One M9, which is HTC’s 2015 flagship.

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It has a 5-inch full HD 1080p display. Powering that is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that can hold up to 128GB. The battery size is 2840 mAh.

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2015 Android Apple iOS News

Pebble Time Announcement: Everything You Need to Know

Pebble announced there latest smartwatch called the Pebble Time. It features an all new design the is  20% thinner than the original Pebble.

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This new smartwatch has colour display, has 5-7 days of battery life and is compatible with the 6,500 apps and watchfaces available already. The Pebble Time is still water resistance and customizable.

The Pebble Time will be compatible with iOS 8 running on the iPhone 4S or later. And works with any Android phone running 4.0+ including Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, Google, Motorola, Xiaomi and many more.

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2015 News TV

Community Season 6 Premiere Date Announced

Finally the day has come, (well almost, just a few more weeks) the premiere date of Community‘s 6th Season has been announced.

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2015 CES 2015 News

CES 2015 Day One: Everything you need to know

Today was the first official day of CES 2015. A few announcements were made today.

Razer

Razer announced their Forge TV. It is an Android TV set-top box. It is being powered by a quad-core processor and “gaming-grade graphics”.

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CES 2015 Day Zero: Everything you need to know

There were a lot of major announcements made today, even though the actual show starts January 6th. Today was filled with press conference upon press conference.

LG

LG announced their new LG G Flex 2. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen. It is being powered by a octa-core 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor (the first smartphone with this CPU). You will also have 2GB or 3GB of RAM (depends on your region).

In terms of storage, either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 2TB (And yes, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, it actually supports a 2TB microSD card, even though none exist, yet). You can take great photos with the 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

LG also announced new Ultra HD Curved TVs, including one that flexes at the touch of a button. There will be a 55-inch, 65-inch and a 77-inch model, all with 4K resolution and powered by Web OS 2.0. The 77-inch model has a flexible screen that can go from flat to curved with a button press. A 98-inch Quad Ultra HD TV was announced with a 7680 x 4320 display, which LG says is four times the resolution of Ultra HD.