February 25, 2018

LG acquires webOS from HP, plans to use it in smart TV platform (updated)

Here's a wild one -- webOS has been revived, and the suitor may surprise you. LG has reportedly lifted the troubled webOS unit from HP's hands, but instead of using it in future smartphones or tablets, it's planning to inject the operating system across its smart TV portfolio -- finally adding a layer of truth to a rumor we first spotted in October … [Read more...]

A Mini mindset: how an automaker’s Connected platform could spark a seismic shift in infotainment expectations

Mini sold some 66,000 vehicles in the United States last year, and despite being on American soil (in its current incarnation, anyway) for just 13 years, this market has quickly become its biggest. Those drawn to the brand are likely intrigued by, if not outright enamored of, its quirkiness. Mini likes to say that the company is "Not Normal," and … [Read more...]

Budget’s out, but Dix still tight-lipped on when NDP will release platform

NDP leader Adrian Dix still won't say when he's going to release his election platform. Dix is criticizing yesterday's budget for cutting health care spending and raising MSP premiums by four percent, but he won't say if he'd reverse those decisions. "We're going to have to make some difficult choices based on, frankly, the mismanagement we've seen … [Read more...]

DCM Dealer software platform mines social media for stock sentiment, Wall Street licks its chops

In this episode of "What could possibly go wrong?!", allow us to introduce you to DCM Dealer. Billed as an "online trading platform," this here project was whipped up by the same London-based investment outfit (DCM Capital) that went belly-up after losing some $ 40 million in assets in just one month during the summer of 2011. Granted, that was a … [Read more...]

Digital Connections : a France-Canada platform for digital media.

The French Consulate in Vancouver in partnership with the Centre for Digital Media is organizing next October 27 a one-day symposium for digital industry stakeholders from Canada and France. Held in conjunction with a visit by eight French senior-level business and academic delegates, the symposium offers a rare opportunity for participants to … [Read more...]

Digital connections: a France-Canada platform for collaboration in the digital media

The French Consulate in Vancouver in partnership with the Centre for Digital Media is organizing next October 27 a one-day symposium for digital industry stakeholders from Canada and France. Held in conjunction with a visit by 8 French senior-level business and academic delegates, the symposium offers a rare opportunity for participants to exchange … [Read more...]

Make a meal out of his platform

Vancouver's Mayor is focusing on meat and potatoes election issues in the final days before the voters cast their ballots. Gregor Robertson called a late-night press conference at the VCC-Clark Skytrain Station Wednesday night promising more evening bus service, "There is a very clear choice in this election on transit priorities. Vision's focus is … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7.5 – A New Mobile Platform and a New Opportunity

Wavefront Presents a WaveGuide Seminar Windows Phone 7.5 SUMMARY Windows Phone 7.5 (formerly codenamed “Mango”) is Microsoft’s newest mobile platform and has been garnering attention as being a fresh and innovative platform for smartphone consumers. With the imminent arrival of Windows Phone 7.5 to consumers, now is the time for you as a mobile … [Read more...]

Creative doles out Sound Blaster gaming headsets, Recon3D audio platform / sound cards

Creative isn't nearly the aural force it once was, but it's still a respected name when it comes to headsets and -- gasp! -- sound cards. Here at IFA, the outfit has busted out a new range of Sound Blaster (yeah, seriously) gaming headsets for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Mac platforms. The 360-friendly Sound Blaster Tactic360 Sigma is being … [Read more...]

Ideum’s MT-55 ‘Platform’ multitouch table goes ultrathin, demands but $18,000

It's been a hot minute since we've heard from the fine folks at Ideum, but when the image above floated into our inbox... well, it's safe to say our interest was piqued. We last heard from these guys back in the fall of 2009, and while The Platform is certainly a bit smaller than the 100-inch MT-50 that came before it, it's also a heck of a lot … [Read more...]