Canada Technology

Move Over Bay Street: Toronto's Burgeoning Tech Scene Is Taking Over

Jason Field | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jason Field

Toronto is showing signs of the city coming into its own as a global technology hub. More firms are making the move to Hogtown, and the city is also turning out its fair share of hometown heroes when it comes to successful tech companies. So, what is making Toronto such a coveted destination for tech companies and eager employees alike?

Digital Transformation of Business and Communications - Part 1

Doug Bannister | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada
Doug Bannister

As a business owner and communications industry veteran, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, President of Shikatani Lacroix, a Toronto-based branding and design agen...

Why Is There No Uber For Health Care?

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Zeeshan Hayat

With the rise of smart phone technologies and development of lower cost health tech, there are more and more convenient and inexpensive ways to connect providers and consumers. There are in fact a growing number of services offering on-demand medical services like medication delivery, house calls, and tele-medicine. In other words, we haven't seen the new health-Uber yet. But why not?

My Family Survived 36 Hours Without Wi-Fi

Jen Lawrence | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Parents
Jen Lawrence

The other day, our Wi-Fi died and we were without Internet or television for 36 hours. Yes, that includes Netflix. The kids did not know quite what to do. What about Minecraft? What about Pokemon Go? To this generation, Wi-Fi is like oxygen and they cannot imagine a world where it isn't available all the time. Internet is, after all, considered a basic human right.

I'm Proving Women Are Wired For The Male-Dominated Tech Industry

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Traditional occupations with high rates of female workers in Russia are medicine, education, hospitality and service industries. Ironically, these happen to be the industries with not-so-high salaries and meager career opportunities. The most lucrative careers are predominantly male, and there is no trend of change on the gender front.

The Invisible Women Of Pakistan

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

These enterprising, entrepreneurial and gutsy women play a major role in supporting families in Pakistan, yet officially, they are invisible. A large number of these women are often poor and engaged in either home-based economic activity or agricultural work leading to a lack of documentation.

Boosting Women's Entrepreneurship In Mexico And Latin America

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

In México, extraordinary wealth and heart-breaking poverty exist side by side. It is a land of harsh contradictions -- skyscrapers and wood houses, modern-day Internet and illiteracy. Years ago, when I used to think about this, I always asked myself; with all our diverse natural resources and hard-working labor force, why are we in this situation?

The Slow Growth Of Connected Health: What's Taking So Long?

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Business
Zeeshan Hayat

With the explosive rise of fitness wearables, including sleep monitors, activity trackers, scales and apps that track everything from your daily nutrient intake to your mood, the adoption of "connected health" devices in the health-care system has been relatively slow.

Why Tech Ed Is Positioned To Restore Canada's Falling Economy

Matt Parson | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Business
Matt Parson

Canadian tech companies are constantly struggling to find the right people. The war on talent is very much in effect, as everyone from small startups to digital power houses are competing for skilled designers, developers, and marketers to be player in the global market.

Apps That Will Make Travel Easier

Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Living

Phone apps you need to download before you travel. From the AOL Partner Studio.

Ways To Unplug And Start Living

Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living

We check our phones approximately 85 times in a day. It's time to disconnect.

Unboxing Lew Hilsenteger: Q&A With A Successful YouTuber

Marco Pasqua | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada
Marco Pasqua

Unbox Therapy is a YouTube channel with 5.7 million subscribers -- centered around the "unboxing" of new gadgets while host Lew Hilsenteger provides honest feedback. As a fellow Canadian, and entrepreneur, I wanted to learn a little more about the business behind unboxing and being a YouTuber. So I asked him!

Kids Will Tune In To Nature When We Turn Off Technology

Lori Gard | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Parents
Lori Gard

Have we ourselves ever fallen victim to the allure that devices and screens provide? I lie if I fail to answer in the affirmative. Of course, our family battles the daily urge to reach for our screens, the lifeline connecting the isolated to the seemingly infinite. But every once in a while, there is something greater that entices.

Use Your Phone To Help You Get A Better Night's Sleep

Daniela Andrews | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

Sleep is amazing for our bodies and incredible for our minds. It slows the aging process, improves your memory, heals inflammation, and can help maintain a healthy body weight. The problem is, how many of us are getting that restorative rest every night? Or even most nights? Not nearly enough. So let's fix that using the power of MODERN TECHNOLOGY.

It's A Sad Time For Love When Cheating Has No Clear Definition

Amrita Sandhu | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Living
Amrita Sandhu

The realization that technology has truly changed the dynamic of relationships in any tech-friendly area of the world these days. Gone are the days of monogamy and trust. It's just all too easy to cyber cheat, or to have computer, phone and tablet screens hide the dirty work of actual cheat cheating. Where do you draw the line?

Environmentally Sustainable Companies You Should Know About

Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business

We've partnered with new 2017 Ford Fusion to list five companies that understand that sustainable living and money-making can go hand-in-hand.

We Are Already Experiencing The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

David Suydam | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
David Suydam

Machine learning, and a more advanced technology called deep learning, are types of artificial intelligence that allow a computer to learn information based on the data it is given. Essentially, the more information the computer is given, the better it can learn -- and in the case of platforms like Spotify or Netflix, the more interaction you have with the program, the better it can recommend music, movies, or TV shows that you'll like.

Logging Providers Are The Good Type Of Hackers

Deepi Harish | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

Log management systems are largely based on one concern; finding the root cause of a problem, like security breaching, diagnosing issues, chasing down server errors and looking up customer activity. There is now a market for the logging management industry, whereas there's nothing new about all softwares and systems producing log files.

We Can Transform Vancouver Into A Global Tech Hub

Cody Green | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Cody Green

It is time that Metro Vancouver bands together to form a regional strategy that collectively concentrates tech into a defined area that can serve as the catalyst for greater overall success for the industry. Toronto's tech community understands its value in being close to the financial centre of the country, and clustering will similarly allow Vancouver to better develop our brand and competitive advantage for the future.

A New Board Game For Public Servants

Robert Bolton | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada
Robert Bolton

Just over a year ago, I was briefed on one of the most interesting design challenges of my career. The ask came from Policy Horizons Canada, an innova...

Innovations That Will Change Our Lives Forever

Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Living

These innovations are bound to change our lives forever. From the AOL Partner Studio

We Need To Encourage Girls And Women To Succeed In STEM

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

The lack of women in STEM reflects on a country's economy: there is a rising demand for STEM-related workers, and ignoring women would be cutting off half of the possible workforce. In addition, women in STEM make more money, which enhances their purchasing power, which is both good for them and the national economy.

How To Protect Your Devices And Personal Info While Travelling

Iva Peric-Lightfoot | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Living
Iva Peric-Lightfoot

During a vacation, you're probably not thinking about how you can ensure your personal information and electronic devices are cyber-secure. After all, the point of vacation is to unwind. That being said, your devices and information can actually become more vulnerable when you travel because you're doing things outside of your normal technology routine.

Cineplex Entertainment Introduces Barco Escape To Cinephiles

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

Barco Escape, in partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, is hoping to offer viewers a more dynamic movie experience in Canada with panoramic screens. I got the scoop on this new technology and offer thoughts on whether you should try seeing the latest blockbuster flicks with it yourself.

A Digital Estate Plan Defines Your Virtual Life After Death

Suzana Popovic-Montag | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Suzana Popovic-Montag

Online social media, if unaddressed by an estate plan, can be the cause of litigation. A person's social media may include writings, pictures or other mementos. These items may hold sentimental value to that person's family members and friends in a way that may not have been contemplated by the deceased.