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

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

U-HWK launches Kickstarter campaign for new sportswear action camera

Waterloo-based U-HWK has developed a new sportswear action camera that allows athletes to capture first person footage during competitions. The device is designed to be very minimalistic, as well as rugged enough to

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Nymi and Entertech make building and workstation access simple with wearables

Two Toronto-based companies have teamed up to try to make building key cards and password-required workstations a thing of the past. Nymi, a smart wristband that uses biometrics as a means of identity

Published on: October 29th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Wearable tech still a tough sell in the enterprise: IDC Canada study

While consumers are lining up to slip on FitBits and Apple Watches, wearable technology is still a hard sell in the enterprise, according to new data from IDC Canada. Only four per cent

Published on: October 28th, 2015 Christine Wong

Should HR really be using wearables to monitor employee heart rates?

The quest for work/life balance isn’t a new drama, and with more companies pushing a flexible workplace model fueled by mobile technology that will only increase. But here’s a new wrinkle in the

Published on: October 27th, 2015 Jeff Jedras


Miragii aims to combine fashion and wearable technology for hands free experience

San Diego, Calif.-based tech start up Miragii has designed a ‘smart necklace’ in pursuit of its goal to design a hands-free smartphone. While it could be a case of wearables gone wild, developers

Published on: September 28th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls

The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Jared Lindzon