A first look at Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs

The first teaser trailer for Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s biographical film, entitled Steve Jobs is here.

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May the Fourth Be With You! (Happy Star Wars Day 2015!)

It’s that time of year again, May the Fourth Be With You. A day where fans celebrate the Star Wars movies, going all the way back to the 1977 film,  A New Hope to anticipating the release of  Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.

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New Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed

The Force is strong with this one.

A few months after the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in November. The second teaser trailer was shown off during the Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, California.

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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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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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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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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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Google Maps celebrates its 10th birthday

Today (February 8th 2015), marks the 10th anniversary of Google Maps.

Google made the announcement official on their Google Lat Long blog and had this to say:

For 10 years Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you’d remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and sometimes even a compass for directions! Getting from point A to B is something we do all day, every day—from finding the fastest way to get to work, to dropping the kids off on a carpool route, to meeting friends for drinks at a new spot—so it should be as easy as possible. That’s why we created Google Maps and why we’ve spent the last 10 years figuring out better ways for you to get around.

Google an infographic, showing the milestones of Google Maps.

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Here’s to another 10 years of Google’s innovation and improvement to their existing and future products to add to the “Google experience.”

Source: Google Lat Long: Today we turn 10!.

Interview with Jon Rettinger: President and Founder of TechnoBuffalo

Many aspiring tech reviewers and journalists alike will most likely spend their day looking at other tech news websites. If this sounds like you, then you may have heard of TechnoBuffalo. TechnoBuffalo was created To help you get the most out of your tech lifestyle.

It all started when Jon Rettinger, a fellow tech-enthusiast (or I would call a “techie”)  unboxed of a 2007 MacBook Pro. Over the past 7 years,  Jon has gone from running a one-man YouTube channel to a leading his company TechnoBuffalo and a team of writers and other fellow “techies”.

This is just a sample of the videos that Jon produces, this being Ask the Buffalo (with some questions from yours truly).

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A Comparison of the Top Android Launchers

There are a number of ways that a avid Android user can use to customize their device to their liking. The most common comes in the form of a launcher. Essentially a launcher is a skin that changes the overall look of an Android device. There is a wide-variety of launchers to choose from. The three most popular launchers for Android are Action Launcher, Google Now Launcher and Yahoo Aviate launcher.

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