A journalism grad-turned-veteran of the biz, Ted covers the tech world, and has written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S. Ted loves hockey and history books, but also gets a kick out of saving people money through smarter tech buying decisions. Well-traveled, spoken, and a nice in a Canadian way, Ted lives and breathes Toronto, but doesn't always write from there.
BlackBerry rolled out the first of its promised monthly security updates, with some tweaks to improve the camera and the Priv’s software performance. The company will also soon update its Android apps, including BlackBerry Hub.
ShiftWear wants you to get personal with its “badass sneakers” that can display custom designs on a whim using an E Ink display and an app. The sneakers are up on Kickstarter, and they come in three different styles.
A new startup called Hansnap has hit its Kickstarter funding goal for what it calls “the world’s first hand-mounted smartphone filming system” -- a hand strap for mounting a handset or action camera for hands-free shooting.
A new startup called AfterMaster TV wants to use the power of celebrity to help push its home audio device, and keep people from going up and down with the remote to increase the volume of movie or TV show dialogue.
A new free Web and iOS app called DitchTV serves up random categorized YouTube content using a combination of old-school channel surfing and gesture controls. It's sort of like the old-school method of flipping through channels on TV.