Tangerine to offer voice biometrics, assistant in updated mobile app

Tangerine CIO Charaka Kithulegoda remembers his bank's first foray into biometric authentication for online users way back in 1999 - a special type of mouse that would scan your fingerprint in order to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

iPhone 6 upsides and downsides for business

While iPhone 6 pre-orders are already backlogged and lineups at Apple stores are sure to be long for the retail launch on Friday, some keen on having the latest will be sporting Apple's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Top 10 smartphones for business: Samsung Galaxy S5

Editor’s note: This review is part of our series on the top 10 smartphones released this year. The series was designed to explore how business users can be productive with these devices, and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2014 Alex Davies

April Fools’ Day 2014: A roundup

Perhaps even more likely to make the rounds than the cute company videos at Christmas, it seems tons of tech companies out there have fun April Fools' pranks to show off. From a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2014 Candice So

Samsung Galaxy S5 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

Korean-based Samsung Electronics Co. will release the Samsung Galaxy S5 devices in 150 countries on April 11, it announced today. The device will be available in black, white, and copper gold, Samsung president

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Fingerprint scanners soon to replace passwords for many mobile users

Let's face it, remembering passwords is a huge problem. As the number of online accounts requiring some level of security we keep grows, remembering the passwords and protecting them becomes an ever greater

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Notebook as a service vendor beefs-up security features

Businesses considering shifting their laptop acquisition schedule to an“as a service” model now have another reason to consider making theswitch: improved security.Markham, Ont.-based No Panic Computing launched itsnotebook-as-a-service model four years ago, offering

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 12th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Facial recognition tech could help stop drunk drivers

The idea of using a vehicle-interlock system that disables an automobile when sensors detect an inebriated driver has been around for some years now. One of the major hurdles though is that alcohol

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Coming soon

Picture an electro-mechanical device that knows, in advance, when it's about to develop a “defect” and can take corrective action to fix the problem. A tall order? Not so. Thanks to work being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 24th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

UK pushes kill switch on biometric passports, national ID cards

The U.K.'s new coalition government plans to cancel the national ID card program, calling it part of a "substantial erosion of civil liberties" that took place under the former Labour government.Following an election

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 17th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Ontario has new method to keep problem gamblers out of gaming sites

It's a strange task that Tom Marinelli has been handed – trying to keep out more than 10,000 loyal customers from 30 sites spread across Ontario.But that's what the CIO of the Ontario

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

If you’re happy and you know it – so does airport security

Biometric technology involving facial recognition could soon be used to determine the moods of people in public and alert security about angry or suspicious expressions, according to research out of Concordia University.A researcher

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Soon everyone

It may seem bizarre now, but talking to a computer about your service questions will be par for the course in the near future, an expert says.And this ability will dramatically improve many

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 14th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Privacy not at odds with technology, says Ann Cavoukian

Privacy is being eroded because of the belief that it must be traded in for improved security or increased efficiency, cautions Ontario's Privacy Commissioner.Ann Cavoukian is calling for a radically new approach that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson