Canada Technology

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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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.

Creativity, Collaborative Economy and Building the Future: The End of Days?

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada
Nikolas Badminton

Every day I have really interesting conversations with creatives and technical folk about my decision to work with Freelancer.com and how we connect p...

It's Time We Ended the Gender Gap in Digital

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

When we hold executive meetings here at our offices, the room is split 50/50 between women and men around the table. It's not an image that's often seen in our digital technology field and one that needs to become more norm and less exception.

Race To Centralize Your Medical Info Creates A Single Point For Hackers

Kris Constable | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

These electronic health record databases will be hacked and sold. Unlike the dynamic balance in the case of a bank account compromise, your entire medical history will not change, and will always be valuable. Your medical information is already worth more than credit card data, so why in the world would our governments be racing to be putting this in a centralized place, creating a single point for hackers?

The "Russian Edison" Changed Our World for the Better

Leah Morrigan | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada
Leah Morrigan

Have you ever heard of Leon Theremin? If you don't know him but you like electronic music or have ever used a toll road transponder, or even if you've noticed the square tag on the side of a peanut butter jar at the grocery store, you have Leon Theremin to thank. The early 20th century Russian-born inventor developed technologies that have and will continue to change our world.

This 3-D Printer Prints...Skin?

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.24.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

While some of us are using the new power of 3D printers to make smartphone cases and chocolate figurines, two engineering students from the University of Toronto are using them to print functional human skin.

Why the Apple Watch Really Comes in Gold

Michael Harris | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada Business
Michael Harris

The return of the watch -- in the form of Apple Watch -- will bring us a far more entrenched "management" than those Rolexes ever did. If the history of clocks and watches is a history of the gradually tightening ordering of our lives, then the Apple Watch could be that history's ultimate consummation.

Why Businesses Should Always Be Asking "What's Next?"

Peter Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

The recent explosion of computing and communication capability now makes it possible for doctors to perform complex surgery remotely, using high-definition imagery and sophisticated robotics. The financial industry never sleeps. The bottom line? Services will become increasingly prominent in international trade flows.

STEM: It's a "Girl Thing," Too

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Women make up over half of the world's population but only a third of engineering jobs across the globe are held by women. I believe this problem, like many others, is significantly centered on mindset and perceptions.

Connecting to Compete: Logistics Management

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business
Umar Zulqarnain

Building and managing a world-class supply chain is difficult regardless the economic climate. Transporting goods quickly and efficiently is a complex task that requires coordinating and managing a number of variables within a fast-paced and volatile environment.

Advertising Through Smart Technologies -- How to Be Intelligent Without Being Intrusive

Carlos de Torres | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

The key to smart and successful marketing is finding the right time and the right experiences to engage. In fact, today's smart technologies can do a lot to reduce information overload -- countering Orwellian fears some might have about machines that know so much about us.

Next Vacation, Go Off the Grid

Ion Valis | Posted 11.07.2014 | Canada Travel
Ion Valis

I believe the future of leisure -- if not luxury -- is escape from ubiquitous connectivity. People are going to pay big money to get out of mobile phone range in the near future. I predict that "no signal" will be as common a sign of our generation's holidays as "no vacancy" was to our parents' vacations.

From the Slide Rule to Super Computers - 50 Years of Health Research

Russell Williams | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Living
Russell Williams

The NewScientist reported on a computer program that can identify rare conditions by analyzing a photograph of a face. The software developed at the University of Oxford can recognize 90 disorders by analyzing facial features such as lips, brows and the shape of eyes.

How Technology Pulls Back the Curtain on TV Food Commercials

Ryan Spong | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Ryan Spong

Technology is allowing us to peer behind the veil of TV commercials; it is connecting us in real, authentic and meaningful ways to the food we eat. It is creating communities of like-minded consumers and producers. This week, the FDA issued an industry-wide mandate to lower sodium in processed foods. Has the ratchet changed direction?

What Is It With B.C. Government And Expensive, Poorly Managed Computer Projects?

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Taxpayers deserve to know why these projects are going over budget, why they are failing, and precisely what government plans to do about it.

Enjoy Some Digital Family Time Together

Nicole Letourneau | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Letourneau

Despite our fretting, technology isn't going away, and simply cloistering our children from it is neither beneficial nor practical. To succeed in the modern world, children will need to embrace technology without being consumed by it. And the difference between these two fates lies in the hands of parents.

How Technology Helped My Dyslexic And Dysgraphic Son

Sarah Collins | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah Collins

Last year, when he was in Grade 5, we both had access to iPads -- his through a gift using my brother's Save-On More points, mine through my school principal -- and we both began to explore the potential of this technology.

Give Your Customers Techno-Peace

Nick Cowling | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

Removing distraction and providing some techno-peace, could very well be the next best way to connect with customers, employees or spectators of your brand. It sounds counter-intuitive to connect by disconnecting, but insights like this one is like an hour off the grid -- hard to come by.

Traditional Media Is Still Relevant in a Social Media World

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Canada Business
Andrea Lekushoff

As social media has become more prevalent, people have come to expect immediate information and real, consumer driven conversations. This has forced the traditional news landscape to evolve, prompting much discussion about the relevancy of newspapers, TV, and radio. But does traditional media even have a place in today's culture of 140 characters or less?