Are Notifications Stressing You Out?

Are Notifications Stressing You Out?

No doubt, you’ve got lots of apps installed on your phone. Maybe several messaging apps, popular social media ones, the aspirational workout program or two, notes, to-dos, more games than you would like to admit, and of course the obligatory texting and email apps.  Chances are, one of them just …..

Li-Fi –  Wireless Data From Every Light Bulb

Li-Fi –  Wireless Data From Every Light Bulb

Morse code, DVD drives, fiber optics – we’ve been using visible light to transfer data and communicate with each other in a lot of different ways for a long time. But imagine this: using the lamps and lights in your house as a data source to network and connect everything. …..

Mobile App & Phone Addiction On The Rise

Mobile App & Phone Addiction On The Rise

Do you constantly check your smartphone to see if you’ve received messages or notifications on Facebook? Does your phone distract you from your studies or work? Do your friends, parents, children, or spouse complain that you are not giving them enough attention because of your phone? Well, if so, you …..

Wireless Charging: The Future Of Gadgets Without Power Cords

Wireless Charging: The Future Of Gadgets Without Power Cords

Broken wires, expensive adapters and the danger of cheap knock-off power cables are a common part of our digital life. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could charge your mobile devices without the hassle and worry of all the cables? Well it looks like you now can. From smartphones, to …..

Facial Recognition: Unlocking All Devices With Your Face

Facial Recognition: Unlocking All Devices With Your Face

So the concept of mobile face scanning to verify our identity is slowing becoming less of a concept that we only see in futuristic movies and more of a reality and that reality is likely approaching sooner than most of us necessarily thought .  Can you explain the tech behind …..

Mobile Order and Pay – I’m On The Way!

Mobile Order and Pay – I’m On The Way!

As fast as fast food can be, companies and customers want it faster.  Many restaurants boast quick service, but you always see long lines at rush hour times. In an attempt to combat this, several companies in Canada have started to offer customers the ability to place their order and …..

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VOCM TechTalk – Photo Geotagging Privacy Risks

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how posting your photos online can pose privacy and security risks for you and your family.  

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

Smartphone Pictures Pose Privacy Risks

At first blush, it seems obvious that looking at a picture could reveal your location. For instance, a picture of you standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge sensibly leads to the conclusion you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area when the photo was taken. But now that smartphones …..

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VOCM TechTalk – Mobile Phone Battery Concerns

Tech Talk on VOCM is a weekly tech spot highlighting the latest tech news and gadget reviews. On this episode we discuss how mobile devices like phones can explode or cause injury if the chemical chemistry of the battery is not correct.  

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