Archive for February 7, 2017

Infographic: Canadians Are Head Over Heels For Technology

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More information on the survey’s findings is available in a blog post from Intel Security’s Chief Consumer Security Evangelist and Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing, Gary Davis.


Bunz Evolves From Its Facebook Roots With New App Update

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Bunz, the app that spawned a community-driven movement in Canada, is poised to break globally with their latest app release, their largest yet.

It’s been a very big year for the Toronto-based startup. Since launching in January 2016, the app (based on the popular Facebook group) has amassed 100,000 members onto the platform, in nearly every major city in Canada, and in over 250 cities around the world. Originally centred on cashless bartering, the app provided an essential service for thousands of people as they exchanged things they no longer needed, for things they did.

Bunz responds to a need being felt by Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Household consumer debt is at an all-time high, surpassing even our national GDP; vacancy rates in cities are plummeting, and national unemployment is creeping higher each month. These are issues that existing social networks haven’t been able to respond to, effectively. The introduction of the latest update from Bunz aims to change that. They call it: The City Network.

What is The City Network? It’s a way for people to get the things they need from the city they live in, sourced from their neighbours. It’s not about social networks or marketplaces, it’s a reliance on strangers to help fill the gap between your real life and your online life. It’s about people coming together in their neighbourhoods. They share resources, advice, and lean on each other which make the city a little safer and a lot more friendly.

Bunz defined what it means to be a Torontonian in 2016. In 2017, the world will discover why Bunz and The City Network is the resource they’ve been waiting for. Get the app on the App Store and on Google Play.

Fieldbook F60 from Logic Instrument Announced

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With the Fieldbook F60, Logic Instrument, French manufacturer of professional mobility solutions, launches a new versatile smartphone that combines the convenience of a large 6-inch touchscreen, the functionalities of a smartphone and a professional barcode scanner in one device.


12 times more pixels

Compared to traditional mobile terminals with built-in barcode scanners, the F60 displays twelve times more pixels (720×1280 vs. 240×320). This allows easier data input and great reading comfort.

A professional barcode scanner

To scan barcodes quickly, precisely and with a low failure rate, a professional solution is essential. Therefore, the F60 features a built-in Honeywell 1D / 2D barcode scanner.


A mobile terminal dedicated to industrial use

The Fieldbook F60 integrates all the technologies required to optimize tasks in vertical markets:

  • 4G LTE mobile broadband, NFC, GPS, Wifi, BT BLE
  • Docking station and user replaceable battery
  • Drop resistant to 1.2m
  • High temperature range from -20°C to +60°C
  • Resistant to the intrusion of liquids and dust (IP67)

The Fieldbook F60 will be available in March 2017. Here’s a video of it in action:


Android Nougat & Daydream By Google Available Now For The ZTE Axon 7

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ZTE USA today announced that both Android Nougat and Daydream are available now for its award-winning Axon 7 smartphone.  With these updates, the ZTE Axon 7 continues to deliver the best value of any flagship smartphone on the market today. 

The release of Android N provides Axon 7 users with the ability to personalize the device like never before. With added capabilities at their fingertips such as the ability to run two apps side by side, save battery power while on the go, and express themselves through added emojis, Axon 7 continues to provide a flagship experience at a price that is unbeatable. 

As one of the first companies to support Daydream, Google’s platform for high quality, mobile virtual reality, the Axon 7 is now Daydream-ready. With its powerful audio and visual capabilities, the Axon 7 provides an immersive VR experience and is the most affordable Daydream-ready phone in the US. 

Since the Axon 7 launched in the US in July 2016, members of Z-Community have helped provide insight into what consumers want to see updated in the device. For a full list of phone specifications and features visit

Infographic: Cracking Cars

Posted in Commentary on February 7, 2017 by itnerd