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The last dispatch from CES 2017

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CES 2017 was the show where almost every product was labeled "intelligent" or "smart," and all had AI (Artificial Intelligent) enabled features.

Can the HoloLens work as a business device?

If augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices are going to succeed, businesses worldwide are going to need to adopt them in order to expand their operations. With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive,

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Introducing CES 2017’s star: Alexa

As I mentioned in my first blog, one of the trends to watch according to Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association, is the increasing use of voice user interface (VUI).

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

CES 2017: Technology at its best?

The keynote speaker at this year's Consumer Electronics Show was inspirational, albeit having the CEO of a cruise line as a speaker at a technology conference is unusual. Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines wanted

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Consumer Electronics Show: 50 years of unveiling ground-breaking technology

The Consumer Electronics Show is on again in Las Vegas for its 50th anniversary. The organizers have re-branded it as CES and media reviewers were asked not to refer it by "Consumer Electronics Show"

Published on: January 9th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Defining cloud hosting – and 6 reasons why you should be using it

There’s a lot of talk around cloud computing. It will have thousands of useful applications in the future, but I’m interested in one in particular: cloud hosting. Unfortunately, there isn’t a great deal

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Ellie Martin

Will 2017 bring us a brave new world? A look at the top tech news of the year

Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World posits that a utopian society is synonymous with progress through invention. But how close have we come to reaching a utopian vision of technological progress over the past year?

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Mudeeha Yousaf

DementiaHack 2017: Making a difference in the tech community

DementiaHack 2017 is coming back to Toronto this March and bringing with it hardware and software solutions for those living with dementia. This hackathon is an attempt by the tech community to find ways

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Are self-driving cars ready for us?

In the process of creating newer safety systems, it was only a matter of time until we came across self-driving cars. In the 90s, the creation of autonomous intelligent cruise control (AICC), or

Published on: December 6th, 2016 University of Toronto BTM Competition Team

The autonomous car: Savior or killer?

Disclaimer: The above video is not based on a real incident and was created for the purpose of provoking a discussion about fake news. Following the viewing of this video, many would be

Published on: December 1st, 2016 ESG-UQAM BTM Competition Team

Canada, that cool place that can’t have cool things – A story of autonomous vehicles

For our blog post we have created an infographic that we feel best illustrates the current and near future of autonomous vehicles in Canada. We focused more on the people-sided problems surrounding this

Published on: November 30th, 2016 University of Calgary BTM Competition Team

The dream of the future: The autonomous car!

It’s been ten years since the first road experimentation. Even I own one of these new self-driving cars. How could we think that the future would come so quickly? Had we only dreamed

Published on: November 30th, 2016 UQAR BTM Competition Team

Driving into the future hands free – Are we there yet?

HONK. HONK. Sounds like rush hour, doesn't it? But what if you could use that extra time spent in traffic during work or school commutes to eat breakfast or get in some last-minute

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Beedie School of Business BTM Competition Team

Create purposeful experiences: The key to 21st century leadership and organizations

It is time to lead with our humanity, as leading with structure is no longer sufficient in a world that is shifting towards the value of experiences over things. Every great business idea

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Ayelet Baron

A bump in the road: Can autonomous vehicles do more harm than good?

Autonomous vehicles (AVs): Good or bad? Truth be told, it’s not that simple. If we unanimously claim AVs are good, we fail to consider the risks they pose to society. Alternatively, if we

Published on: November 28th, 2016 Ryerson University BTM Competition Team