Tech Soup

Listen to what your dog is thinking

Jan 28, 2014 / 10:34 am

Dog lovers are not shy about talking to their pets, but the communication is mostly an exchange of barks and guesses…unless you put on the No More Woof...

Chipolo: Never lose your keys again

Jan 16, 2014 / 8:23 am

Do you tend to misplace and forget where you left your stuff? Chipolo offers a creative new solution for the forgetful. It is a small device which uses...

FlyKly, The Smart Bike Wheel

Oct 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

Launching on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter on October 16, FlyKly aims to make riding almost any bicycle an effortless adventure. It has already reached...

Order beer in 59 languages

Aug 15, 2013 / 6:38 am

A couple of techies walk into a bar...a foreign bar, and realize they have no idea how to order beer in Czech. That's the dilemma the founders of Pivo found...

Get in the Loop

May 16, 2013 / 10:13 am

Getintheloop Marketing Ltd. recently launched their membership platform, Getintheloop.ca. The new website offers an exclusive members area for access to...

3D printed guns on the horizon

Apr 13, 2013 / 5:27 am

As the gun control debate rages on in America a new technology is starting to hit the mainstream that could make obtaining a gun virtually as easy as...

Explain Like I'm Five: Crisis in Syria

Apr 1, 2013 / 5:00 am

After launching earlier this month, Reddit's original web video series dubbed "Explain Like I'm Five" has already started to generate some...

One giant leap for doorbell tech

Feb 25, 2013 / 11:44 am

Meet the DoorBot, a fresh approach to a very common, yet antiquated technology. DoorBot was recently funded on the crowdfunding website Christie Street, raising...

Hockey tech developing in Penticton

Feb 10, 2013 / 11:20 am

Factor 9 Sports has received funding from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP). The funding will be used to...

Nest: A Smart Thermostat

Jan 14, 2013 / 1:46 pm

Founded by Tony Fadell, Nest has created a smart thermostat that learns your routine with the goal to save energy and money. The appealing design of the Nest...

Okanagan game studio seeks funding

Dec 7, 2012 / 5:55 am

Since Club Penguin was first released to the public in 2005 and later purchased by The Walt Disney Company in 2007, Kelowna has seen a massive expansion of jobs...

A gadget for forgetful people

Dec 3, 2012 / 5:00 am

Keep track of your TV remote, your luggage or even your children. StickyNFind is a bluetooth location sticker that you can attach to almost anything you want....

Local tech startup hits milestone

Nov 27, 2012 / 5:05 am

Bananatag,a local tech startup, is off to a flying start. Launched in August 2012, the company has over fifteen thousand users and has already surpassed the one...

Canadian ad company raises $12M

Nov 27, 2012 / 5:00 am

Chango, a digital advertising company based in Toronto, recently raised $12M in funding in an effort to expand and legitimize itself as a serious contender in...

Video killed the radio star? Not so fast

Jul 27, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Podcastination - Podcasting for Nerds By Kelowna TV buff and podcast nerd Andrew Buckley ​Podcasts? Really? Who listens to podcasts anyway? Actually,...

Wait for iPhone 5 or go Android?

Jul 6, 2012 / 1:00 pm

It’s been a very quiet time here at Tech Soup; too quiet, in fact. Tech Soup was always a popular spot here on Castanet, and one that brought about many...

Apple vs Department of Defence

May 4, 2012 / 9:00 am

April was an interesting month for the book industry. The United States Department of Justice announced that it was suing five major publishers, along with...

Stop tech from complicating your life

Apr 13, 2012 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More Post written by Leo Babauta of Zenhabits It’s an irony of our modern lives that while...

Is Google impairing memory?

Mar 23, 2012 / 10:00 am

A concept dubbed collective intelligence may trigger thoughts related to science fiction, but in a world where over 500 million smart phones were shipped last...

Jailbreak: Escape from Appletraz

Jan 7, 2012 / 9:00 am

To jailbreak or not to jailbreak? Have you heard the term ‘jailbreaking’ before? If you think it has to do with prison, you may be reading the...