Michael Oliveira

Tablet ownership nearly tripled in Canada last year

TORONTO - Tablet ownership nearly tripled in Canada last year and will continue to surge in 2012, according to a report by the Media Technology Monitor.Among anglophones, tablet ownership was at about 11 per cent last fall, up from four per cent in 2010, according to the report, based on surveys of...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 7:57 PM

Retailers selling off RIM Playbooks at massive discounts

TORONTO - Canadian retailers are again selling off Research in Motion's (TSX:RIM) PlayBook tablets at massive discounts and shoppers seem to be eagerly snapping them up.Best Buy, Future Shop, Sears, The Source and Walmart are among the stores selling the tablets at $300 off, making the cheapest 16-...

Friday, November 18, 2011, 6:37 PM

New software could put X-rays on tablets for doctors to show patients

TORONTO - A doctor sits down with a hospital patient to review testresults but instead of fumbling with the usual clipboard or file ofpapers, she reaches into her lab coat and pulls out a tablet computer. Witha few taps and finger swipes, X-rays are pulled up. The doctor pinchesto zoom in and out...

Thursday, November 4, 2010, 12:34 AM

Guy in his underwear wraps up 25-day Internet fundraiser

TORONTO - Mark McIntyre is used to receiving horrified looks when hegreets people at the door. But he hopes that'll change soon. McIntyrehas become pretty comfortable engaging with others while almost nakedas he enters the final stretch of a 25-day web stunt called “The Guy atHome in His Underwear...

Monday, November 1, 2010, 8:01 PM

Canadian moms most likely to upload sonograms online

Canadian moms seem to have few qualms about the privacy risks of putting family photos on the Internet, according to a new study.Out of 10 regions surveyed by software maker AVG, Canadian mothers were also the most likely to post scans of their prenatal sonograms online.The study, which surveyed 2,...

Monday, October 11, 2010, 8:35 PM