Articles By Alex Coop

Researchers test AI-powered program to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University are testing an AI-powered program on 10,000 patients to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s. Led by Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, BrainFX will collect patient data, combine it with information from the Canadian

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

IBM and Maersk want to use blockchain to improve global trade

A pending joint venture between Maersk and IBM looks to improve cross-border supply chains across the world with the help of blockchain technology. The two companies announced Tuesday they are joining forces to

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Legal, finance and medical industries could benefit from new reading AI, expert says

A new reading AI that beat humans for the first time in one of the world’s most difficult reading comprehension tests could have a significant impact on various industries, says the academic director

Published on: January 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto asks public for input on Smart Cities Challenge ideas

The City of Toronto is asking for the public’s input on how technology and innovation can address some of its biggest challenges. Toronto is participating in the federal Smart Cities Challenge, a competition

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

TransferWise announces partnership with Montreal fintech Flinks

Six months after launching its Borderless account, international money transfer company TransferWise has found another way to improve its platform for Canadians by collaborating with a Montreal fintech startup. The partnership was a

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

$12 million investment will help Ratehub expand its insurance services, digitize mortgage process

For the past seven years, Ratehub Inc. has laid the foundation for its company without external help, but with a new $12 million financing deal, the company is poised to expand its online

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

BlackBerry launches new cyber security product: Jarvis

Manually scanning code for issues is nearly impossible, but automakers still have to make sure their software is working correctly. BlackBerry Ltd.’s new cyber security product Jarvis will make that much easier. Announced

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Top 10 wackiest gadgets from CES 2018

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Cogeco Peer 1 adds Managed Microsoft Azure Services to cloud portfolio

Cogeco Peer 1 is adding Managed Microsoft Azure to its list of cloud portfolio services. The global provider of business-to-business products and services made the announcement this morning, adding its customers can now pick

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Deloitte: 25 per cent of Canadians will get internet from cellular mobile networks this year

It doesn’t take long to reach an internet blackzone in Ontario, which is why more and more Canadians will get their home data access from cellular mobile networks in 2018, according to Deloitte Canada.

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Toronto will ‘stitch’ city together, Sidewalk Labs CEO says during AMA

The first 21st century neighbourhood won't isolate itself from the rest of Toronto, the CEO of Google sister company Sidewalk Labs said Wednesday. “It should be fully integrated into the fabric of the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

New Jabra headphones designed for music and voice-first devices like Alexa

Jabra says its latest lineup of headphones are designed for both music and voice capabilities. The Elite franchine was shown off at CES Monday and includes four new products: the Elite 45e, Elite

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

HP’s newest POS system aims to turn retailers white

HP Inc. is expanding its retail solutions line by adding a white version of the all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, the HP ElitePOS. Packed with Windows 10, 32 GB of DDR4 memory and the

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Kodak enters blockchain and cryptocurrency market with KodakOne, KodakCoin

Kodak has jumped on the blockchain bandwagon. In a licensing partnership with Wenn Digital, Kodak announced Tuesday the launch of the KodakOne image rights management platform and KodakCoin, a new token that will

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Dell unveils suite of new products at CES

Dell says its latest suite of products unveiled at CES are not only thinner, lighter and more stylish than their predecessors, but also backed up by serious horsepower. The company introduced a bevy

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Alex Coop