In a darkened Beijing conference centre, hundreds of spectators yell “whoa!” as an on-screen countdown culminates with a video montage showcasing Chinese smartphone-maker Xiaomi and its products, facilities, and fan clubs. 1,290 more words
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The cellphone is older than you think.
In fact, you can trace its beginnings to radio-powered phones made by companies like AT&T way back in the 1940s. 310 more words
TORONTO — Refrigerators are getting smart. A new model released earlier this month runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk. 439 more words
Combine wacky cat videos, crowdfunding and a brainwave-sensing headband and you might have a recipe for an Internet sales sensation.
Toronto-based InteraXon Inc. is hoping that’s the case with Muse — its space-age headgear that measures brain activity and can tell whether you’re relaxed or intently focused using neuron-reading sensors. 749 more words
TORONTO — Kunal Gupta has spent the better part of 2012 getting Polar Mobile Inc. ready for its second act.
Mr. Gupta’s Toronto-based startup has carved out a name for itself on the international stage since it was founded in 2007 by helping media companies distribute their content via mobile applications. 612 more words