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3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Buyout Offer, Company Cuts A Quarter of Its Workforce

Christine Persaud 02/15/2018 04:01:14 PM EST in Industry

3,300 Shaw Employees Accept Buyout Offer, Company Cuts A Quarter of Its Workforce

Shaw Communications expects to take a $450 million hit for its fiscal Q2 2018 due to some major restructuring, which includes the elimination of a quarter of its workforce. Shaw offered buyouts to 3,300 employees who accepted.

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Fitbit Says Resting Heart Rates Drop After 40

Published: 02/15/2018 12:39:41 PM EST

Fitbit Says Resting Heart Rates Drop After 40

After collecting more than 100 billion hours of heart rate data from users of its many activity trackers and smartwatches, Fitbit has determined that resting heart rate typically decreases after the age of 40.

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Global Smartphone Growth Set to Slow

Published: 02/15/2018 12:19:47 PM

Global Smartphone Growth Set to Slow

The smartphone market has been enjoying incredible momentum, but according to TrendForce, annual growth will begin to slow this year to 2.8% due to lower demand and fewer replacement purchases.

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Periodic Audio Launches Nickel (Ni) Portable Amplifier

Published: 02/15/2018 09:59:23 AM

Periodic Audio Launches Nickel (Ni) Portable Amplifier

Periodic Audio, which launched one year ago with several in-ear monitor headphones, including the Be, Ti, and Mg, has launched its latest product at CanJam 2018 in New York City: the Nickel (Ni) portable amplifier.

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Panasonic Partners With Trend Micro to Develop Cyber Security for Connected Cars

Published: 02/15/2018 09:34:38 AM

Panasonic Partners With Trend Micro to Develop Cyber Security for Connected Cars

Panasonic Corporation and Trend Micro Incorporated have announced a partnership to jointly develop a cyber security solution to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars.

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Under Armour Debuts New UA Protect Smartphone Cases

Published: 02/14/2018 09:30:23 AM

Under Armour Debuts New UA Protect Smartphone Cases

Under Armour, part of the Incipio Group and official performance footwear sponsor of Team Canada, has added several new models to its UA Protect line of shockproof, polycarbonate smartphone cases.

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Got Batteries? Recycle Them on February 18

Published: 02/14/2018 08:37:36 AM

Got Batteries? Recycle Them on February 18

Sunday, February 18 is considered National Battery Day, and consumer battery stewardship and recycling program Call2Recycle is encouraging everyone to lead the charge by scouring their homes and offices for used batteries that can be dropped off.

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Panasonic Adds New Mirrorless, Travel Zoom Cameras to Line

Published: 02/13/2018 10:07:41 AM

Panasonic Adds New Mirrorless, Travel Zoom Cameras to Line

Panasonic Canada has added two new camera to its line-up: the Lumix DC-GX9MK digital single lens mirrorless camera; and the Lumix DC-ZS200, the new flagship camera of the Travel Zoom series.

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Vizio Intros Skill for Amazon Alexa

Published: 02/13/2018 09:24:03 AM

Vizio Intros Skill for Amazon Alexa

Vizio, Inc. has introduced a new Vizio SmartCast skill for Amazon Alexa, enabling voice control of 2017 and 2016 SmartCast P-, M- and E-Series 4K display collections in both the U.S. and Canada.

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LG Will Intro Its Own Smartphone AI at Mobile World Congress 2018

Published: 02/13/2018 08:38:04 AM

LG Will Intro Its Own Smartphone AI at Mobile World Congress 2018

LG Electronics (LG) has plans to introduce the first of a suite of AI technologies for its smartphones at this year's Mobile World Congress, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain from February 26 to March 1.

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