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WWTO July 2014: Bionik Laboratories ARKE Exoskeleton, eSight, SENSIMAT & Lynxio

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If you’re in Toronto tomorrow, check out the We Are Wearables event. The theme of tomorrow’s meetup will be the potential of wearable technology to augment our physical capabilities. The companies presenting include Bionik Laboratories (The ARKE Exoskeleton), eSight Eyewear, SENSIMAT, Lynxio and Sensassure.

I wonder if any of these companies will be competing in the 2016 Cybathlon. The Swiss competition will have exoskeleton, powered wheelchair and even brain interface races.

Check out this Meetup link for more details on WWTO tomorrow.

How To Fly Business Class for Coach Prices

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How to fly Business Class for Coach prices:

1) Buy a bulkhead or emergency aisle seat.
2) Order juice or pop and spike it with duty free liquor.
3) Tip your flight attendant and tell them to keep the mix coming.

The Fourth Annual Ottawa Mini Maker Faire On August 16th-17th 2014

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The innovation laced through the National Capital Region is impressive, and this third edition of the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire is a chance to connect creative people from all over our region in a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit.

A Mini Maker Faire brings together families and individuals who celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, sustainability, and science and those who embrace the DIY spirit. At Mini Maker Faire, the focus is on the process of making – not just the finished product.

If you’re in Ottawa, Canada, come out and enjoy the fourth annual Ottawa Mini Maker Faire on August 16th and 17th.

Former BlackBerry and BlackBerryCool Editor Doug Soltys Talks IBM and Apple Deal

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Doug Soltys is the former Editor in Chief of BlackBerryCool as well as a former employee of BlackBerry as its Blog Manager. Today, he spoke on CBC’s The National to discuss the partnership between Apple and IBM.

It’s an interesting discussion as everyone wants to know how this partnership will affect BlackBerry. While Apple doesn’t have the ultra-high security needed for government and defense, those clients may pale in significance to the clients that IBM may lure to Apple with its enterprise app offerings. Also, it’s worth noting that IBM has 100,000 employees and Apple shipped 50x what BlackBerry shipped in Q4 2013. It’s an uphill battle for sure.

Here is a link to The National’s video on the IBM and Apple deal with Doug coming in at the end.

Buy Blokus For Mac And Get Your Game, Portfolio or Resume Reviewed

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Here’s a fun deal: Blokus is now available for the Mac App Store and if you buy it (just $3), you can have your game, portfolio or resume reviewed by myself. Buy a fun game and get your resume reviewed by someone in the industry that hires. It’s a win-win!

Send me a screenshot of the purchase confirmation and attach your resume. I’ll have the feedback to you by the end of the week.

Note: This offer is only available for today and tomorrow (July 15th). Feel free to forward to friends looking for a job!

Buy the game at this Mac App Store link.

Talking Internet of Things With Spark Labs Founder and CEO Zach Supalla

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Spark Labs has an interesting story that begins the way all great startups do: solving a personal problem. Zach Supalla’s father is deaf and he wanted a way to integrate the home lighting system with his father’s smartphone, so he would know when his wife was texting him. The project put Spark Labs into the connected lighting products market and the company launched their first product Spark Socket on Kickstarter.

Read the full article over at Connectedly.com.