Gadget Blog RSS MastheadOnline Blogs RSS en-us Sat, 15 Aug 2020 11:11:44 UTC Sat, 15 Aug 2020 07:08:31 EST A look at Virtual Events - Is the Face to face event model dead? Martin Seto Thu, 2 Jul 2020 07:07:31 EST We have all had to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is how Annex Business Media adapted to the unexpected disruption to their business model caused by Covid-19. Annex, the largest B2B publisher in Canada with over 64 B2B tittles and produces 35 industry events like conferences, trade shows, webinars and table top events. Well all their events are now cancelled and they had to quickly rethin COPA Digital Spotlight - A Look Back at the Internet Part 2 - The Digital Gold Rush Years 2000-2010 Martin Seto Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:07:29 EST Ok Lets pick up now to the turn of the new century, we found out that the Y2K scare became a non-incident, but we started to see the side effects of this new information highway as some very disruptive and some down right evil things started to evolve like a virus mutating.    COPA Digital Spotlight - A Look Back at the Internet Part 1 - The Dotcom Boom Years 1990-2000 Martin Seto Sun, 2 Jun 2019 07:07:28 EST p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial; min-height: 14.0px} This year I want to go back in time since the beginning of the internet to see where we came from and where we are goi A Look at Android Phones - Huawei P20 Pro Martin Seto Mon, 5 Nov 2018 06:46:14 EST Who is Huawei? I see all their ads on Hockey Night and Canada, so I finally decided to have a look at their smartphone. Huawei (spoken wah wei) is one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies in the world providing telecom equipment for the latest wireless networks. It was started in 1987 in Shenzhen, China and has operations in over 21 locations worldwide with 180,000 employees.  Life in the Digital Briar Patch: What happens when you get a Bad Internet Reputation? Martin Seto Fri, 12 Oct 2018 03:09:57 EST If you been around the digital space long enough you know you will learn something new all the time. It is an endless learning cycle and it keeps your instincts sharp as the digital space is still a can worms as you never know what’s going to happen.   A look at Android Smartphones - Samsung Galaxy S8 Martin Seto Wed, 12 Sep 2018 03:11:11 EST I am amazed at the power and speed of the latest Android smartphones. The Android operating system is on 85% of the world’s phones, but in Canada it is only 45% with Apple the dominant device with Canada’s 32 million cellphone users.  Like everybody else I will need a new phone sooner or later (3 year lifespan), so I thought I try some Android phones and Samsung was gracious to lend me one to use for the past few m Martin Seto Sun, 15 Jul 2018 03:11:17 EST We all know fake profiles on the internet exist, but how do we spot them. So I thought I take I look at the “Matchmaker” market for people to meet online to see if they exist and if I can spot one. I am new to the older single scene now so I thought I give a try, since it is one of the top sites online and my friends say they met people there. I found some interesting things in my one week experiment for this Martin Seto Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:11:22 EST The tragedy of the internet is that it is available to anyone. On the plus side, being available to everyone is that information is now available to anyone that wants it. This observation can be best described by this economic concept the “Tragedy of the Commons”.   The Rise and Fall of the Digital Titans - Will history repeat itself again? Martin Seto Tue, 8 May 2018 03:11:26 EST I have been on a hiatus in writing my blog, but during this time this topic kept coming in me head, “The Rise and fall of the Digital Titans” - Is it coming?. History has shown tech companies do not stay on top forever and there is always somebody new to come along to disrupt the market to take away first place in the minds of investors and consumers. Martin Seto Wed, 20 Dec 2017 03:11:33 EST Just when you though we have enough digital channels, the market is going to get even more fragmented with the next generation of car technology. Car technology is changing as they are now connected to the internet that means you will be able to deliver ad messages to the user. Radio and billboards have a new player in town to compete for the car advertising dollar. Waze is doing this now for their GPS App and on-demand music steam Martin Seto Mon, 27 Nov 2017 03:11:39 EST In the book written by Ryan Holiday, Growth Hacker Marketing he chronicles the use of hacker marketing tactics that has become part of the foundation of digital marketing today both the good and bad.    MyGica Android TV Media Streamer- I am a committed chord cutter Martin Seto Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:50:45 EST I have cut the chord on my TV for over 5 years now as I did not see the value of having both internet and cable, if I could get the same programming on the internet. The latest stats on chord cutting estimate that 1 in 4 households in Canada will have cut the chord by the end of the 2017. Netflix has becoming my primary source of home entertainment plus station websites. I have been using an old mac mini to power my TV and have bee Martin Seto Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:11:47 EST   What is A Chatbot? Is this the future or just another over-promise by the technology industry. Martin Seto Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:11:52 EST A chatbot is a computer program which conducts a conversation via auditory or textual methods. This technology is designed to replace human interaction with customers and help them with processing orders or providing customer service. The promise made by vendors of this technology is that it would deliver smarter customer service through this automation. Historically, bots were used to do a simple task at computer speed like search COPA Digital Media Spotlight - Our Salute to Radio Martin Seto Mon, 26 Jun 2017 03:11:57 EST There are 1,120 radio and audio services with 594 FM and 129 AM stations in Canada. Radio has been identified as the sector least affected by the digital disruption due to its emphasis on local content according to the just released report by Canadian Heritage - “Disruption: Change and Churning in Canada’s Media Landscape