Elf Smart Plug Review

Elf Smart Plug Review

Eques, a Silicon Valley IoT startup, has built a suite of devices to connect your home. They sent me Elf Smart Plug, their connected smart plug that can turn any device into a connected device by toggling power via an app. Elf connects to your home wifi and lets you turn on and off your [...]

Kids Code with Jewelbots, the Programmable Friendship Bracelet

Kids Code with Jewelbots, the Programmable Friendship Bracelet

Code is finally making its way into the hands of younger makers, and with this trend we are seeing more and more learn-to-code tools arrive on the market and in toy stores. But amidst all these code blocks and modular robots, one startup is focusing on coding for girls, and they are getting it right: [...]

Elon Musk Can’t Save Us from the Singularity

Elon Musk Can’t Save Us from the Singularity

Elon Musk's latest venture, Neuralink, aims to augment our minds with brain-computer interfaces. But what are the implications for the future of humanity?

Telepresence Education for Children with Autism – 360 Interview with Inventor Graham Smith

Telepresence Education for Children with Autism – 360 Interview with Inventor Graham Smith

Serial inventor and telepresence pioneer Graham Smith is paving the way to a future of remote collaboration. At VRTO I caught up with Graham to talk about his latest project, WebMoti, a telepresence system to give children with autism full control of their classroom experience from the comfort of their own home.

A Pixar Lover’s Guide to Hackathon Success – by Charmaine Lee

A Pixar Lover’s Guide to Hackathon Success – by Charmaine Lee

Our latest #TrendyTechieContributor @charmaine_klee shares her tips for #hackathon success!

GivLuv’s VR Philanthropy Platform Presents New Opportunities for Fundraising

GivLuv’s VR Philanthropy Platform Presents New Opportunities for Fundraising

Charities and non-profit organizations have long relied on creative marketing to bring their causes to light, but VR's strong ability to cause empathy presents new opportunities to tug at the heartstrings of potential donors. At VRTO 2017, the Virtual Reality Toronto Convention, digital agency Primacy debuted GivLuv, their new platform to connect causes to the [...]

Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu

Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu

What does VR have in store for space exploration? At this year's Virtual Reality convention in Toronto, I sat down with Peggy Wu, the Associate Director for Research in Human-Machine Interaction at United Technologies, to talk about her perspective on this exciting aspect of our future.