Canada Technology

Don't Regulate The 4th Industrial Revolution To A Standstill

Mathieu Bédard | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Business
Mathieu Bédard

Access to the Internet and its economic ecosystem increases productivity in virtually all sectors of the economy. Not only does it provide small and medium enterprises with access to the global marketplace, it also gives them access to the back office, shipping, tracking logistics, and other support capabilities that were once restricted to large corporations.

5 Ways Women In Tech Can Advance Their Career Trajectory

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

When it comes to women in tech, we know there needs to be a shift in attitude. Especially for females first entering and aiming to follow a progressive career path. While many emerging into the industry from technology programs worldwide, once in their field, there is still little advancement into upper management positions.

Diversity Drives Markham's Economic Success

Frank Scarpitti | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Frank Scarpitti

As mayor, I am often asked what the key ingredients are that make Markham one of the most vibrant and successful municipalities in Canada. The answer is simple. Diversity is Markham's strength. Professionals, business executives, retail operators and skilled trades persons come to our city from all over the world.

Canada's Silicon Valley North Is Thriving

Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business

Three companies that put Canada's Silicon Valley North on the map, one innovation at a time.

SXSW: A Glimpse Of Where Society Is Heading?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Music
Michael Bociurkiw

But after experiencing my first SXSW -- watching Generation Z up close, hearing panelists weigh forward on everything from how to make food cheaper and healthier to the prospects for virtual reality and Twitter -- I don't know if I've left Austin with higher hopes for humanity.

3 Ways Technology Is Messing With Our Mental Health

Brent Seal | Posted 03.22.2016 | Canada Living
Brent Seal

We all know technology is sweeping through society like never before. We're also starting to realize that computers and smart phones were just the start of what will continue to reshape human interactions and humanity for the coming decades. Some people hail technology as the solution to our grandest challenges, while other decry it as the cause of them. Here are three ways technology is messing with our mental health and some ideas to combat them

Restaurants Can Create A Hashtag-Worthy Reputation

Nick Cowling | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

If there is one thing millennials crave more than anything else, it's a great meal at a hip restaurant. This is one generation that eats out more often than any other. Fifty-three per cent of millennials go out to eat once a week, compared with 43 per cent for the general population. For them it's not about the convenience, but rather the experience. When millennials dine out, they know exactly what they're looking for.

Amazon Echo Hackathon Showcases Canada's Silicon Valley Mindset

Marco Pasqua | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Canada has been responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations in the world. Over the past 150 years inventions like the Canadarm, the telephone and pacemakers have dramatically impacted our culture and how we function in society, with 2016 being no exception.

Change Is In The Air

David Suzuki | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

When Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in June 1914, no one thought, "Uh-oh, World War I is starting..." We only recognize the significance of events in the context of history. I recently had a day like any other except it made me wonder if we're on the verge of historical change.

Your Kid May Need Handwriting After All

Annette Poizner | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Parents
Annette Poizner

What if handwriting is once again integral to the worlds of communication and commerce? If so, your kid, down the line, may end up needing handwriting more than we thought. But will she ever be able to achieve real graphic fluency, given that cursive is no longer taught in many schools?

Evolving Technology May Mean Less Freedom For People With Disabilities

Jacki Andre | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

As a person with a disability, I consider technology an incredible gift. It has opened up the world to me. Like Hugh Herr, the biophysicist who specializes in robotics, says, "Remove technology and I am imprisoned. All I can do is crawl. But with it I am free." Free.

Tips For Success From A Refugee Turned Entrepreneur

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business
Lyda Mclallen

The most important message I could share from my experience growing up and coming over to Canada is that being a refugee doesn't last a lifetime. It's an experience that lasts but a few short years and opens the door to a life full of opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

Solar: A Brilliant Way To Get Energy

David Suzuki | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

Every hour, the sun bathes the Earth with enough energy to supply our needs for more than a year. There's no reason we can't harness more of it to cut back on polluting, climate-altering fossil fuels.

The Top Tech Trends Coming In 2016

Marco Pasqua | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

Virtual reality, smart homes and digital assistants -- what was once science fiction from our favourite episodes of The Jetsons, is now well on its way to becoming science fact. We're only two weeks into 2016, and I predict that it's going to be a big year for technological innovation.

Canadian Depression: The Flaw Within Our System

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada
Chakameh Shafii

Andy* moved to Toronto 3 years ago to study engineering at one of this city's best universities. A couple of months after his arrival, the stress of ...

CES 2016 Proves The Future Of Driverless Cars Is Promising

Andrew Lo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Lo

The majority of Canadians believe driverless car technology will result in fewer accidents, speeding and drunk driving. Advancements in electronics that will make the driverless car a reality are certainly the talk of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016).

When Blogging Replaced Diaries

Steven Shehori | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

We humans are a social species, and as much as we may insist otherwise, audiences give our lives value. For some its emotional value. For others, intellectual or professional. But we all seek it out. And unlike those dark pre-internet days (pre-Web 2.0, to be more accurate), the audience is out there, ready to be engaged.

How B.C. Businesses Can Innovate And Grow Throughout 2016

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Nikolas Badminton

Collaborating and sharing ideas with others, looking to new technologies and ways of working to boost productivity, being empathetic towards customer's needs, and actively understanding the macro and microeconomic factors that affect business on a daily basis have become essential.

10 Apps To Help You Nail Your New Year's Resolutions

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It isn't always easy to strive for lofty resolutions, but if you have a focused intention, you can accomplish anything -- especially when you blend in technology. There are some cool apps available to help people with motivation.

Why Do People Confuse Desktop Wallpaper For Screensavers?

Steven Shehori | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Permit me to use this article as a forum for education. For it is time that we as a culture come together, put aside our differences, and formulate the important distinction between wallpaper and screensaver. Most of us, when pressed on the issue, can make the right call.

The Selfie Mirror Is All We Want For Christmas

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Style

Santa, make our wish come true (for the sake of technology).

I'm A Millennial Who Is Sick Of Distracting Technology

Ara Ehamparam | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living
Ara Ehamparam

While I advocate in-person interactions and disconnecting from our devices to take in the world around us, I'm still a tech enthusiast and will always be one. To me, the best kinds of technology cause just enough disruption to fix our pain points, while helping us maintain the things which are working.

3 Reasons For Canadian Kids To Embrace STEM

Karin Campbell | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Parents
Karin Campbell

According to Statistics Canada, women accounted for only 39 per cent of university graduates aged 25 to 34 with a STEM degree in 2011, compared with 66 per cent of university graduates in 2011. Among those female STEM graduates, only 30 per cent graduated from mathematics and computer science programs, indicating a large gender gap.

The Skills Most Likely To Land You A Job In 2015

Peter Harris | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Harris

Digital literacy is becoming essential for most jobs. Keeping up with the trends and technologies of how people communicate and share information is also essential for career success. Once upon a time, reading and writing were considered the basic skills for most jobs. Digital literacy has become the new literacy.

How To Capture And Preserve Memories With Loved Ones

Simone Castello | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Simone Castello

If you're lucky, you'll be given the gift of time to start making and preserving memories. If you've got access to your loved ones and you know your time with them is limited, take a few moments and capture your experiences in these five simple ways. You'll be grateful you did.