Ottawa IoT startup Beagle Sense plans to donate sensors to schools

Ottawa startup Beagle Sense, which produces wireless sensors, will be offering its sensors for free to K-12 public and private schools across Canada and the US. Beagle Sense's various environmental sensors are designed

Published on: November 13th, 2015 David Hamilton

Waterloo’s IQC working on sensors with single molecule precision

The University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) expects that sensors able to detect properties at the molecular level will be one of the first realized technologies to come out of the

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Ubi voice-activated smart home command centre

Hi there, I’m Candice So and thanks for watching All Hands on Tech. In September 2012, the Ubi – or ubiquitous computer – received more than $229,000 in funding for its Kickstarter campaign,

Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So

A different kind of ‘mobility’ – Ottawa doctor uses BlackBerrys for rehab

You can tell a lot about a person by the way he walks - or at least you can if you're Dr. Edward Lemaire, research associate at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre. In his

Published on: January 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Elevator Pitch: Alertly – off-the-shelf security system

A member of Toronto-based accelerator Incubes' fourth cohort, Alertly offers a do-it-yourself security system you can install in your home, office, or car. Alertly says 1.6 million homes were broken into last year

Published on: July 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Two tech hardware startups find success with Indiegogo campaigns

Think Toronto startups seeking funding, and you might conjure up an image of networking over drinks, or meetups between investors and founders. Conventionally speaking, that may be the case, but a growing number

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Candice So

Voice-activated computer Ubi calls on crowdfunding

The voice control offered on smartphones, such as Siri for iPhone, is pretty impressive. But what if you could have that same sort of technology to control your home? That's what the voice-activated

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

You can’t have smarter cities with stupid people

Technology can change the world’s cities radically in the next couple of decades – if people and politics will let it.That was the impression left by a panel discussion entitled Planetary Intelligence and

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Grant Buckler

Canadian designer releases DIY Star Trek tricorder specs

Ever wanted to wave a tricorder at something, furrow your brow, and announce, "captain, I am picking up an odd concentration of signals in this area?" If you have - and what Star

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Jon Gold

Ford Escape an SUV that parallel parks itself

When parking a bigger vehicle like an SUV, it can be hard to see everything around you as you back up into a tight space. Ford Motors Co.'s Escape helps out the driver

Published on: February 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

IBM reverse engineers brain for prototype chip

IBM has created prototype chips that could mimic brain-like functionality, which the company said is an "unprecedented" step forward in creating intelligent computers that collect, process and understand data quickly.The prototype chips will

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez