You haven’t lived until you’ve used the Galaxy S10+ to charge the iPhone XS Max

In what I can only describe as a ridiculous combination of costly smartphones, it’s actually possible to charge Apple’s iPhone XS Max with Samsung’s recently revealed Galaxy S10+.
This means that I am using the $1,419 CAD Galaxy S10+ to charge the $1,519 iPhone XS Max, amounting to a total of $2,938, or, pretty much the definition of excess.
Though Apple doesn’t release official technical specifications regarding battery size, the iPhone XS packs a 3,174mAh battery, according to ZDnet. On the other hand, the S10 features a 3,400mAh battery, the S10+ includes a 4,100mAh battery and the S10e includes a 3,100mAh battery.
The S10’s ‘Wireless PowerShare’ works with all Qi wireless charging compatible devices. This means that while the feature is compatible with Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, it’s also possible to charge any Qi device with the rear of the S10.
In order to get the S10’s backwards charging feature up and running, swipe down from the top the S10 and tap the ‘Wireless PowerShare’ option..

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Players will be able to change teams in Pokémon Go next week

On February 26th Pokémon Go players will be able to buy a ‘Team Change Medallion’ and join a new squad.
The Medallion is going on sale at 4pm ET/1pm PT and it is priced at 1,000 PokéCoins to buy, which costs roughly $14 CAD.
Once you buy a Medallion you can’t buy another one for another year.
That’s all the Medallion does, but lots of players are probably pretty happy now that they can join the same teams as their friends.
Source: Niantic
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The cheapest options for getting a Galaxy S10 series phone in Canada

Canadian carriers are all eager to sell you a new Galaxy S10-branded phone and are already offering trade-in deals and incentives in order to bring the cost of the phone down from its hefty price tag.
Not all of these deals will be suitable for everyone, and some may not even be cost-effective in the long run, but if you’re desperate for a Galaxy S10 phone right now, these are the cheapest ways to get one.
The cheapest optionsIf you live in a region that has decent Eastlink or Freedom Mobile service, both of those carriers are offering the S10, S10+ and S10e phones for $0 on contract, which is hard to beat. Although, tying yourself to a smaller regional carrier come with the hassle of having a small home network.
If you’re looking for a cheap way to buy the phone outright, we’ve added a Best Buy deal at the bottom.
Freedom MobileFreedom Mobile is offering every version of the Galaxy S10 series for $0. The phone’s price drops because Freedom is offering up to $200 in trade-in credits wh..

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Nintendo of America president to retire, Bowser to take the helm

– A A + Listen No, not that Bowser: senior vice-president of sales and marketing Doug Bowser will replace long-serving president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimé when he retires on April 15, the video game company announced on Thursday.
Fils-Aimé has been with Nintendo of America for 15 years and has served as president and COO of the company for 13 years.
Nintendo fans, Reggie has a message for all of you. Please take a look.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 21, 2019
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His tenure with the company began during the GameCube and Game Boy Advance era, and he led the firm through the release of its two most profitable consoles, the Wii and the 3DS.
“Nintendo owns a part of my heart forever,” Fils-Aimé said in a release. “It’s a part that is filled with gratitude — for the incredibly talented..

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Mophie, Gear4 and more announce cases, screen protectors for S10 line

Following the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e, a bevy of accessories are cropping up, including several from Zagg brands Mophie, InvisibleShield and Gear4.
Mophie is rolling out new Juice Pack battery cases designed for the three new Samsung flagships. The cases provide extra protection for the all-glass phones, along with an increase to battery life.
The Mophie cases will start at $99.95 USD (about $132.19 CAD) and will be available on the company’s website soon.
Additionally, InvisibleShield has several new screen protector options for each phone so users can pick from several options to protect their screens.
This includes the InvisibleShield ‘Ultra Clear,’ which the company says offers scratch and impact protection. Additionally, the screen protector has ‘self-healing nano-memory technology’ that InvisibleShield says is formulated with “smart molecules” to heal minor scratches and dings.
Additionally, InvisibleShield’s traditional ‘Glass+’ protector and ‘Glass+ Vision..

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As Canada considers ban on Huawei 5G, chairman says he hopes for ‘level playing field’

– A A + Listen TORONTO — Huawei Technologies Inc. is adamant that it won’t abandon Canadian consumers, telecommunications companies and universities, even if the country’s government bans its 5G technology.
Help us improve Take the survey now! Story continues below Speaking through a translator at a media roundtable Thursday, the technology giant’s chairman Liang Hua stressed that he believes there is a way for the business to forge ahead in the country, though he noted the relationship between Canada and the company’s home country China is “not ideal.”
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“If Huawei were to be excluded from the deployment of 5G in the country then there are still customers th..

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Huawei Canada reported $428 million sales revenue in 2018

Huawei Canada revealed its 2018 sales revenue in the country amounting to $428 million USD (about $566 million CAD), the company’s global chairman said during a recent press round table.
Liang Hua said that total included telecom carrier business and consumer defined business.
Talking through a translator and to 18 reporters from different media outlets, Liang said that number broke down to about $270 million USD (about $357 million CAD) of sales revenue from its telecom business and about $150 million USD ($198 million CAD) from its consumer device business in the Canadian market.
This would be the first time Huawei Canada reported any of its numbers in Canada, considering the company has been in the country since 2008 and began selling devices in 2016.
The first major phone the company released in Canada was the Nova Plus in 2016, followed by the P10 in 2017 and the P20 in 2018.
Last year Huawei also launched the Mate 20, its flagship phone.
It’s been rumoured for a few weeks now tha..

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Pitch Directory: Words from a World Champion

This is the first installment of Pitch Directory; A four-part series presented in partnership with BDO VC Pitch Day. This series examines pitching from four different perspectives, exploring the definitive sources dedicated to understanding what it takes to successfully pitch a company or idea.

It’s difficult to truly encapsulate what a good pitch can mean for a company founder. Delivering a concise and engaging presentation can lead to any number of benefits: finding the perfect mentor, landing a spot in a coveted startup accelerator, securing funding, and even hiring the top talent that you need to see the vision come to life.

Harder still is trying to describe what makes a pitch “good.” For every example above, that pitch must be slightly tweaked to cater to the audience. Sometimes, however, the pitch is so good it wins with anyone within earshot. There is no absolute definition for a flawless pitch, and that’s what makes it one of the most fascinating and polarizing skills requ..

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Sony’s upcoming Xperia 1 smartphone leaks in regal purple colour

In what’s been a busy day even by his standards, frequent device leaker Evan Blass has shared an image of the upcoming Sony Xperia 1.
In his usual terse style, beyond sharing a render of the device, Blass didn’t reveal any details about the upcoming smartphone. However, the fact he calls it the Xperia 1 is itself notable.
In past leaks, this particular handset has been referred to as the Xperia XZ4. Combined with the fact that Indian leaker Ishan revealed Sony plans to call its other upcoming handset the Xperia 10, not the Xperia XA3 as had been previously rumoured, suggests the company plans to rebrand its flagship lineup.
Xperia 1's pretty sexy in purple.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 21, 2019
It’s worthwhile to note that in past leaks of the Xperia 1 we haven’t seen the side of the phone pictured. Even taking into account other Sony phones, the Xperia 1’s four button setup is unusual.
It appears the Xperia 1 features a power button that is separate..

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TSX Venture Exchange announces top performing Canadian startups

TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) has announced its top 50 performing companies, part of its annual 2019 TSX Venture 50 event.

“We are exceptionally proud…[of] the role these companies play in fueling Canada’s economic success.”
– Brady Fletcher head of TSXV

The annual event showcases top companies from five industry sectors: clean technology and life sciences, diversified industries, energy, mining, and technology. The winners were chosen based on three equally weighted criteria, market capitalization growth, share price appreciation, and trading volume for the year-end.

For the technology sector, Kraken Robotics topped the list. The Newfoundland-based startup specializes in marine technology and develops sensors for unmanned underwater vehicles.

In second for the tech sector, is Toronto-based Patriot One Technologies, a company that develops systems to detect concealed weapons. Last year, Patriot One Technologies acquired video threat recognition software company EhEye.

Drone Deliver..

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Leaked official-looking render of Nokia 9 PureView surfaces before MWC

For the past several months, rumours suggested that HMD Global would launch the Nokia 9 PureView, a handset with five rear-facing cameras. Now an official-level render of the unannounced phone has hit the web.
The render, initially posted by Ishan Agarwal, showcases the seven rear-facing cutouts that include five camera sensors, an LED flash and perhaps a depth sensor.
Exclusive: Nokia 9 PureView Official Renders showing all angles of the phone! Also, Nokia may launch (New!) Nokia 4.2 (in Black & Pink), Nokia 3.2 (in Black & Silver) and (New!) Nokia 1 Plus (in Blue, Black & Red) at MWC. #Nokia #Nokia9PureView #Nokia9 #MWC2019 #MWC
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) February 20, 2019
The render also reveals that the phone features an in-display fingerprint scanner and considerably thick bezels.
Agarwal also mentioned that Nokia may launch a couple more devices, the Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and the Nokia 1 Plus at Mobile World Congress.
Source: Ishan Agarwal
The pos..

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