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Canadian Mobile Users Achieve Wireless Equality

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Congratulations Canada, you now can suffer a shorter amount of time while paying for that brand new smartphone in your pocket.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Monday morning that a new code of conduct will strike down the current long term contracts in place and allow wireless contracts to be terminated without cancellation fees after two years. The new code also includes a cap on data roaming charges and having cell phones unlocked after 90 days or immediately if the balance has been paid in full.

This comes after thousands of Canadians petitioned the CRTC about the complicated and unfair terms and conditions and called for the wireless corporations to implement simple and respectful contracts for the consumer.

The new code of conduct will come into effect for new contracts starting on Monday, December 2, 2013.

It’ll be interesting to see how much monthly prices will rise.

Sources: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/06/03/business-crtc-wireless.html

Watch Anything Anywhere!?

Just when you thought they couldn’t do it again… they did. What “it” is, is a tiny portable projector. Yes, the big bulky box that are used for lectures and presentations is now available in pint sized form!

Now, it’s not a new idea but the technology world has really taken the turn towards miniaturizing everything they can get their hands on.

Imagine all the new possibilities.. a visual image can be projected onto any surface providing that it does not reflect. What a crazy concept! Images everywhere? Isn’t that kind of like art in a sense? Portable movie theatres? Could this be the start of a new generation of technological advances? Or will this be another one of those gadgets that no one will ever buy?

I personally wouldn’t buy it because I have no real use for it. At least not yet. I would love to play around with it for a while then go on with my life. But hey, it’s still a cool idea. Who knows what could spawn from this? Maybe a screen-filled world could turn into a projection-filled world? Almost anything is possible. Crazy, crazy world eh?

Original Story: NY Times

Minimalism, I love it!

When you think of the word “minimalism,” what are the first things that pop into your head? Would they be simplicity, just the bare essentials? Well if that’s what your thinking then you would absolutely be right.

According to dictionary.com, it gives us a definition that goes something like this: “Use of the fewest and barest essentials or elements, as in the arts, literature, or design.
This definition stays true to the actual meaning of minimalism.

I on the other hand am a big fan of minimalistic things, whether they come in the form of technology gadgets, art pieces, room space, and so on. I simply love objects that incorporate the element or concept of minimalism.

While visiting lifehacker.com, I came across a very interesting article that they posted appropriately titled the postage stamp-sized mini calendar. I was quite amazed to find that upon visiting the source link, in fact such a thing does exist. Not only is it convenient, it also makes sense, and of course is close to the size of a large post stamp. A must check out from us here at Pikism.com. Continue on keepin’ it real for the folks @ Saint Louis University.

If you’d like to learn more about what minimalism is, why not check out Wikipedia? Cause we love it, mmkay?

Last but not least, we’d like to apologize for the lack of updating the website. Unfortunately due to our hectic lives, posting has slipped down to the bottom of the list, sorry!