Canada Technology

A.I. Disruption 'Happening Now'

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new study by Deloitte has found that most Canadian companies aren't prepared for how quickly they'll be affected by major advances in tech...

6 Ways to Make Math, Science and Technology Fun for Girls (and Boys)

Leyla Seka | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Leyla Seka

Over the past few months there's been a lot of conversation about whether women are getting a fair shake in Silicon Valley. It's fantastic that there's so much focus on gender equality, but most of the discussion bypasses the fact that we still need to get more women to even try to succeed in technology.

Sticky Situation: Five Apple Watch Etiquette Guidelines

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

One thing is for sure, the proud Apple Watch owners will be the first to energetically turn their wrists to answer the boring "What time is it?" question. If you are one of the fortunate Apple Watch wearers, show Agent 99 "Smart thinking," by using these five B.A.W. (Before Apple Watch) techno etiquette guidelines of dos and don'ts.

Wearable Technology Will Change the Way You Travel

Sean Shannon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Sean Shannon

Travellers will be able to check itineraries for upcoming trips, get detailed flight and hotel information such as departure and arrival times, gate and terminal numbers, check-in and check-out times, ratings, locations, addresses and phone numbers for hotels.

The Class of 2030 Should Start Using These 5 Tech Tools Now

Martha Turner | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Martha Turner

Much like the landscape of careers Canadians' perceptions of the classroom is changing. What tools should our children start using to better prepare them for the classroom for the future? Based on what we've seen these are the top five tech trends preschool children will begin adopting to better prepare them for the future of learning.

Tech Company Innovation Outweighs Policy Headaches

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb have entered unchartered policy territory where ethics debates, grey areas and government relations are the daily norm. While the seeming nuisance of having to deal with all these new policy implications all at once may seem cumbersome, the economic benefits and progress that has been made far outweigh the work.

EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

CP | Raf Casert And Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life mor...

A Better World Is Not Impossible

David Suzuki | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Despite a long history of the impossible becoming possible, often very quickly, we hear the "can't be done" refrain repeated over and over -- especially in the only debate over global warming that matters: What can we do about it? Climate change deniers and fossil fuel industry apologists often argue that replacing oil, coal and gas with clean energy is beyond our reach. The claim is both facile and false.

The Oil Lobby Should Let Go of Outdated Technology

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

If humanity does not want to suffer catastrophic climate change, it must limit the global rise in temperature to a maximum of two degrees Celsius. Quebec, Canada and the world must head towards a post-carbon economy without delay. Amongst other things, the Energy Board believes that the TransCanada Energy East pipeline is desirable. Instead of holding on to the past, why not immediately invest in the green technologies of the future?

Why the New Generation Is Turning Away From Facebook

Erin Bury | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Bury

Despite being a tech-savvy Gen Y'er who lives online, sometimes I read an article that makes me feel like I'm being relegated to some "too old to be hip" corner of the internet where only Clint Eastwood and baby boomers hang out. The most glaring instance was an October article in Quartz about the rise of social payments app.

Your Confidential Emails Aren't As Secure As You Think

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Just like a postcard, an email passes through a lot of different people's easy access. The average email is fully stored and searchable on about six computers. Astonishingly however, lawyers, accountants, political leaders and financial professionals transmit highly confidential information by email.

Though Bright Minds Warn Against AI, It Can't Be Stopped

Justin Beach | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business
Justin Beach

Recently two very intelligent and well known individuals, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have made headlines by warning us about the 'dangers' of artificial intelligence (AI). While I hate to disagree with such brilliant people, I'm not as worried about the future of AI.

The Cyber Security Crisis Must be Confronted

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business
Neil Seeman

The number one concern of businesses is -- or should be -- cyber-security. According to the FBI, law firms and accounting firms conducting high value deals are the most targeted by criminals. Cyber issues are now a boardroom matter.

'Tis the Season to Prevent Cyber-Hacking (Here's How)

Richard Leblanc | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

What are best practices individuals can employ to lessen the chance of hacking of their computer or device? Here is a quick "top 20 list," based on part of an education session I have been providing to directors of company boards on cyber security.

Technology-Ignorant Boards Are Costing Shareholders Billions: What Should Boards Do Differently?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

In the area of technology, are boards fulfilling their duty of care in overseeing management and protecting shareholders' investment? Indicators are that many boards and directors may not be. Plaintiffs' lawyers are suing companies and their boards over technology failure. Here are some recent statistics and trends.

How to Navigate the "Prediction Season" for 2015

Jeff Quipp | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

As the holiday season nears and 2014 comes to an end, we're at the cusp of being inundated with countless lists and predictions about what 2015 holds. Everybody has the desire to gain insight into what's on the horizon. But with such a huge number of resources to turn to, how do you cut through the noise and find what is truly valuable?

10 Great Reasons to Reject Protectionism

Peter Hall | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Will the decades of multilateral effort and untold resources that have been devoted to freeing up global trade flows continue, or will protectionism, international trade's arch enemy, be the recession's enduring legacy? There are at least 10 reasons to speed the death of neo-protectionism.

Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? These 6 Strategies Will Help

Matthew Held | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Business
Matthew Held

Decision fatigue is a psychological condition, where a person's decisions degrade due to mental exhaustion after a long session of decision-making. The following six strategies will help you tackle decision fatigue and make better decisions.

Time For An Upgrade: Gadgets That Will Dramatically Change Your Everyday Life

Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living

You've got plenty of smart technology in your house, but are you using it all to its full potential? With the speed of innovation these days, there's ...

How to Get the Best Tech Deals on Black Friday

Melanie Raposo | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Living
Melanie Raposo

Black Friday has nothing short of incredible deals on tons of tech like TVs, tablets, audio and more. But before you claim squatting rights in line at your favourite retailer, consider these shopping tips for buying tech during Black Friday.

Why You Hate Digital Marketers

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The next time you love talking to a digital marketer will probably be the first time you love talking to a digital marketer. They blabber more than Steve Urkel and act less than Mark Hamill after Star Wars. These are the idiotic things digital marketers say that drive the rest of the working world crazy.

Kissinger on Technology's Role in Disrupting World Order

Diane Francis | Posted 01.01.2015 | Canada
Diane Francis

Henry Kissinger flew into Toronto this week for a conference, and at 91 years of age, demonstrated the mental acuity that earned a front-row seat in foreign policy circles for decades.

How To Look Hot In The Latest Technology!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Let's set the record straight. I am not a tech goddess. But I do spend the majority of my days fixed to my laptop. Beyond this my knowledge of the h...

Key Ideas From the New World Forum For a Better Global Future

Adam Moscoe | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

How are technological innovations shaping global futures? What could the next industrial revolution look like and who and what might bring it about? H...

Farm Stress And The Next Generation

Terezia Farkas | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

Farming is a high stress occupation in which the job merges with personal identity. Relationships quickly become complicated if the job becomes the only focus. Children don't always become farmers. Many leave farm life forever, but some of those who return to the family farm bring innovations in technology and management that help reduce the stress of farming.