The U.S. Olympic team’s 3 guidelines for making a product that changes the world

Three years after the term was first introduced, wearable technology is already changing the face of sports, according to the U.S. Olympic Committee's senior technologist - but if the developers behind this still-nascent

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CPEIA awards honour smart textile firm, graphic display maker for innovation

A smart textile manufacturer and graphic display maker became the first recipients of the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA)'s inaugural Innovation and Commercialization awards during a ceremony today at the Canadian Printable,

Published on: April 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

“Smart textile” maker OmSignal is disrupting an industry by embracing it

When Frederic Chanay cofounded smart textiles manufacturer OmSignal with his business partner Stephane Marceau in 2011, his goal echoed the ideals of many a wearable developer - to create technology that could help

Published on: March 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood


Microsoft announces release date for HoloLens hardware debut

Thirteen months after announcing the HoloLens last January, Microsoft Corp. is ready to release what it calls the "Development Edition" of its hologram-based augmented reality device to developers, consumers, and businesses alike, the

Published on: February 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Recon and APX Labs combine to deliver enterprise-level smart safety glasses

Vancouver-based Recon Instruments, now a division of Intel Corp., and Herndon, Va.-based APX Labs have joined forces to develop smart safety glasses for field service, maintenance, and manufacturing-based enterprise clients, the companies announced

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Healthcare and recent technology developments

The conduct of clinical trial will witness significant changes over the coming few years. The emergence of new technologies and continued exponential growth of data and information generated daily in the clinic and

Published on: February 10th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

How Thalmic Labs’ open source approach helped a man regain use of his arm

When Thalmic Labs made the decision to go open source with its Myo arm band, it probably never imagined that doing so would lead to an amputee regaining the use of a limb.

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

New audio recording bracelet designed to ‘Kapture’ the moment

In the era of constant video recording by smartphone users, the founders of Kapture hope to shift that same mentality to audio recording. The wearable recording device is designed to ‘Kapture’ a specific moment

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Motorola releases Moto 360 Sport in Canada

As the Motorola brand begins its slow jog into the sunset, it can at least take comfort in knowing that it's doing so at peak efficiency - and looking stylish along the way.

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

5 Canadians to watch in digital technology in 2016

2015 was a very eventful year in Canada. We saw Justin Trudeau's Liberals topple the Harper Conservatives decade long grip on power in this country. When it came to technology, we continued to

Published on: January 4th, 2016 Karim Kanji

Accenture’s design firm predicts IoT, high consumer expectations will drive 2016

Accenture plc division Fjord has released its 2016 trends report, 10 elements the international design consultation firm expects to influence users, businesses and society over the next 12 months, and it gives IT

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Consumers expect smart home tech to have bigger impact than wearables: survey

Half of consumers globally expect technology that makes homes “smarter” to have a greater impact on their day-to-day lives than wearable devices, according to new research. Market research firm German market research company GfK collected

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock