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How Films like Back to the Future Predicted Accessible Technology

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

With "Future Day" a week away, there have been many recent articles on "What Did Back To The Future Get Right?" Rather than bore you with a typical comparison, I thought I'd take a different approach, and highlight how both the BTTF trilogy and Demolition Man made technological predictions of a more inclusive and accessible world.

Wearable Technology Is the Next Frontier of Digital Marketing

Jeff Quipp | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Many industry experts expect the new Apple Watch to bring demand for wearable technology to a new level. It will be interesting to see the level of impact the Apple Watch may have on various industries, including digital marketing.

What I Learned This Week: How YouTube Will Change Comedy Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

At its best, YouTube is the Garden of Eden; not only for the next generation of comedians, but actually forming the next generation of comedians. It's way more than just a promotional tool. At its worst, YouTube is the ruthless Angel of Death, and perhaps for an entire comedic genre...namely, stand-up. Gulp.

Google Glass, A Pain In The Glass?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Living

Google's consultant optometrist confirms that using wearing Google Glass can cause aches due to the position of the headset's display. When Google ...

What I Learned This Week -- The Most Important Thing for Artists to Create

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal'...

Would You Use Google Glass During Sex?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

A few days ago Google released Glass, their new wearable computer glasses. This $1,500 gadget can record every minute of a our lives -- including our sex lives. Put on a pair of Glass and capture all the grinding and pounding from your partner's perspective.

Stanley Kubrick Put the Science in Science Fiction

Gerry Flahive | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada
Gerry Flahive

All science-fiction films are obliged to create props, cityscapes and an array of objects that depict something of their imagined future. But they usually don't feel the same obligation to present them with any scientific credibility. However, Kubrick did.

You Won't Believe What These Doctors Are Doing With Google Glass

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living

Rhode Island Hospital is currently testing out Google Glass in a dermatology study. Over the next six months, emergency room patients requiring der...

The Real Google Glass Revolution May Begin Right Here

CBC | Chethan Sathya | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Living

Given the significance and delicacy of their work, surgeons have always had access to state-of-the-art specialized medical technology in the operating...

Google Glass Gets A New Look

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Google Glass is getting glasses.The computerized, Internet-connected goggles don't actually come with lenses in its frame. Starting T...

Will 2014 Be The Year Of The Wearable Gadget?

CP | Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Business

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Will 2014 be remembered as the year wearable computing took off?Upstart entrepreneurs and major manufacturers such as Samsung, Qualc...

Google Glassing and Driving?

CP | Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An early adopter of Google's Internet-connected eyeglasses may soon become a guinea pig of a different sort.Cecilia Abadie was p...

Google Glass For Athletes?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Call it Google Glass for jocks: a Vancouver-based tech company has developed sunglasses that display real-time fitness stats right in front of your ey...

How Soon Before We're Dependent on Google Glass?

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Business
Samuel Mosonyi

For those consumers already feeling overwhelmed and distracted by the constant notifications which come with a smartphone, Google Glass is probably not the best choice. We have arguably developed a dependence towards smartphones. Before consumers become dependent on Glass, they should seriously consider the implications before making their decision. In a society where relying on the mind for information and computation becomes less important due to the proliferation of mobile computers that can do the work for us, Glass may further exacerbate the dependence on technology to access information.

Will Google Glass Blind Us To Reality?

Angelina Chapin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Business
Angelina Chapin

Instead of making Google Glass (and whatever other devices the wearable tech trend produces) more inclusive (read: affordable), companies are creating add-ons to make life more convenient for a wealthy demographic. But sometimes inconveniences are there for a reason: They remind us of the problems that need fixing.

How Honest Is Your Online Persona?

Tikva Hecht | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living
Tikva Hecht

Last week, the popular online dating site, Plenty of Fish, announced new features to try to weed out fake profiles. Whether you're for or against the gesture, it's difficult to think of the update as anything but that. We have become a society immersed in mass habitual tinkering in the gap between who we are and who we present ourselves to be, always at work on our personal "brand."

Google Glass Does Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Living

The porn industry and Google Glass could soon be a marriage made in.. well, a private place with maybe the lights down low. Sex industry news outle...

Google Glasses make Humans One Step Closer to Cyborgs

Jeff Fraser | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada
Jeff Fraser

The boundary between human and machine is softening. The first cyborgs have emerged -- much sooner than scientists would have predicted 30 years ago. We used to think having a device implanted in your skull made you a cyborg and wearing a pair of digital glasses did not. But to the brain, the distinction is arbitrary. Soon we may really have to answer the question: where does "me" end, and "my machine" begin?

Angry McDonald's Staff Not Fans Of Digital Glasses: Blogger

CBC | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Business

A Toronto computer engineering professor known for augmenting his body with various cyborg-like computing devices has been attracting media attention ...

Watch: What The World Looks Like In Google Glasses

CBC | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Business

Google has unveiled futuristic prototype eyeglasses that offer a heads-up display with a connection to the internet. Dubbed "Project Glass...