We’ve long been taught that knowledge is power, and surely we’ve all been in a situation where increased access to knowledge or information has made us feel like we’re in the drivers’ seat of a conversation. But, in today’s world of technology where we have resources like Google, Bing, Wikipedia, Ask.com, translation apps and navigation More »Posted in Digital Culture, Technology.
Online sales have skyrocketed in recent years. Just last year 60 per cent of Canadians conducted both their product research and product purchases online (AskingCanadians 2012). Online shopping is simple and convenient. If executed properly, online brands can provide customers with personalized offers and product recommendations, customized deals and give customers a shopping experience that’s More »Posted in Customer Journey, Retail, Technology.
Last week, Yahoo unveiled a newly revamped Flickr, comprising of such features as one terabyte of storage space with their free accounts (equivalent to about one million photos). This got us at Delvinia and AskingCanadians wondering about the way we store and view photos, and how this medium has changed so drastically since the advent More »Posted in Digital Culture, Technology.
The concept of wearable computing is no longer confined to science fiction. Google’s head-mounted Glass project is now in the hands of developers, Nike’s FuelBand is frequently seen on the wrists of fitness enthusiasts and everyday people alike, and rumours of a wrist-mounted flexible glass screen from Apple persist and could arrive before the end More »Posted in Digital Culture, Retail, Technology.
Smartphones have enabled their users to have instant access to detailed weather information no matter where they are, allowing them to make informed decisions about their activities in near real-time. A recent report (PDF) from the Online Publishers Association showed that checking the weather was the number one (information-related) weekly smartphone activity. That statement is More »Posted in Mobile, Technology.
3D printing or additive technology has the potential to revolutionize a number of industries. While 3D printing will never (I always hesitate to say never) replace manufacturing processes like injection molding or tool & die, it does provide the opportunity for the creation of one-off projects or rapid prototyping. For those unfamiliar with 3D printing, More »Posted in Technology.
When a big tech acquisition happens, the related worlds of business, technology and advertising seem to evolve into a spectator sport. At least that’s how it looks on this side of the bubble. In this latest deal, Instagram, the 18-month-old photo sharing app/network, has been purchased by Facebook for $1 billion (yep, that’s a ‘B’). More »Posted in Digital Culture, Social Media, Technology.
Will the familiar sight of distracted, hunched over smartphone users soon be replaced with those of distracted users staring somewhere off into the distance while saying things like ‘find coffee,’ ‘take photo’ or ‘re-play Nickelback?’ While the last item seems far-fetched, the rest of the scenario may be on the verge of reality thanks to More »Posted in Technology.
Every day thousands of busy people rush through the area connecting Toronto’s Union Station with the PATH system; a series of tunnels that connects nearly 50 buildings in the downtown core. The PATH contains hundreds of retails stores, services and food outlets where people stop to pick up the essential items they may need at More »Posted in Advertising, Retail, Technology.
According to a story that appeared on Mashable earlier this week, 20,000 grade school students in Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil “have recently started wearing uniforms embedded with GPS chips similar to those used in pet trackers.” Here’s how it works. Parents receive a text message when their child arrives at school, or if they are More »Posted in Technology.