Maker Space North Coming Soon to Ottawa

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I’m currently involved in a project to help grow Ottawa’s maker community. While the details are somewhat sparse just now, we’re going to have some more significant announcements around what exactly we’re building, where it will be located and how we’re going to make Ottawa Canada’s official maker city.

Sign up at MakerSpaceNorth.com and I’ll be sure to keep you updated. I promise no excessive emails and you’ll only receive an email when there’s important news.

Win over $1600 in Bitcoin with the #LoveBitcoin Contest

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LoveBitcoin.co is giving away 2.6 Bitcoin (current value $1600+) with its #LoveBitcoin contest. The contest is a partnership between CAVIRTEX and Saucal and it’s really easy to enter.

To enter, record a video telling the world why you love bitcoin and upload it to YouTube or Instagram with the hashtag #lovebitcoin in the title.

Prizes include:

Ultimate Grand Supreme Bitcoin Lover – 50% (2.633151685 BTC)
Grand Supreme Bitcoin Lover – 25% (1.3165758425BTC)
Supreme Bitcoin Lover – 10% (0.526630337 BTC)
Super Bitcoin Lover – 5% (0.2633151685 BTC) (2 available)
5% of the Prize Pool will be going to a Bitcoin Charity

Contest ends Thursday, August 14th at midnight. Head over to LoveBitcoin.co for more details.

Follow The World’s Largest Bitcoin BTM Installation #FutureMoney

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The Bicoin BTM (Bitcoin Automated Teller) is a convenient and fast way to turn cash into Bitcoin. Currently, the world’s largest BTM installation is underway in Toronto and the GTA, and you can follow along on Instagram. Search the hashtag #FutureMoney and be sure to check out some of the social accounts involved.

Follow @kylemcinnes on Instagram for pics of the journey.

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SignEasy Document Signing App Updated With Offline Access And More

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SignEasy is one of the best productivity apps available on mobile. It makes signing documents a breeze and even though it’s an Android port, the app works great on BlackBerry 10. Recently, the app has had some major updates including:

  • Ability to prefill forms
  • Automatic backup of important documents
  • Ability to sign in using another device in an emergency situation
  • Sign offline even while not connected to the internet

If you’re a BlackBerry 10 user, the company has said “We are going to look at the response that we get from BlackBerry 10 users before we decide to update the app.” So make sure to Tweet at the company and let them know in the comments on their site. Surely they’ll be able to update the Android port on BlackBerry 10 quite easily.

Learn more about the updates at the SignEasy blog.

Sensassure is a connected diaper for the elderly that could save billions of dollars

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Sensassure is an early stage startup that has a really cool product with big implications. The product is a connected diaper with a sensor that tracks whether incontinent seniors have soiled themselves. Sure, it’s a bit of a gross problem to tackle, but it’s a problem that’s becoming increasingly important as the North American population ages.

Read the full article at Connectedly.com.

QNX gives a high level overview of BlackBerry’s strengths, QNX Cloud and IoT

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In a recent webinar, Steve West, Senior Director of Business Development for QNX Cloud, gave a high level case for why BlackBerry and QNX are well positioned to help facilitate the full potential of the Internet of Things.

At first glance, QNX and BlackBerry might seem like a company with a split personality. BlackBerry has been focused on enterprise, while QNX still seems to be on the consumer side of things with its infotainment systems for automotive. The combined expertise of both companies nicely intersects at the Internet of Things because it combines their relative experience with security, scalability and reliability. In fact, the vision QNX and BlackBerry have for IoT is enterprise at its core and was best showcased in a case study for the Orlando Brewing Company.

Read the full article over at Connectedly.com.