Articles By David Hamilton

Indochino’s Wedding Planner tool helps grooms and their groomsmen suit up

We’ve seen technology companies try to disrupt wedding invitations, wedding photos, wedding registries, and even divorce - and now bespoke men’s online fashion company Indochino is taking aim at helping grooms and groomsmen

Published on: March 18th, 2016 David Hamilton

Calgary’s Userful helps ViewSonic customers stitch together video walls

ViewSonic’s new digital signs have image resolution that rivals real life, but they are easier to install than before thanks to a partnership with Userful, a Calgary-based company that develops display software. At

Published on: March 17th, 2016 David Hamilton

University of Waterloo team will be building a Hyperloop prototype this summer

The Hyperloop - Elon Musk's concept in which high-speed pods carry passengers between cities - could be brought one step closer to reality by a group of University of Waterloo students called "Waterloop" whose prototype will be up for real-world

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Secure messaging scorecard shows which messaging apps are most trustworthy

How can businesses be sure the messages they're exchanging are safe from prying eyes? Encryption is a first step that many service providers are implementing, but digital civil rights organization the Electronic Frontier

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Data centre power outages cost more than $8,800 per minute on average: report

Highlighting the impact of power outages, the average total cost per minute of an unplanned data centre outage rose 57 percent over the last five years from more than $5,600 in 2010 to more

Published on: March 15th, 2016 David Hamilton

Toronto’s Amazon Echo hackathon makes its voice-controlled assistant ‘Alexa’ more helpful

Over the weekend, more than a dozen programming teams came to Connected Lab's head office in downtown Toronto to extend the capabilities of “Alexa”, the voice-based interface behind Amazon Echo. The Echo is a

Published on: March 14th, 2016 David Hamilton

Getty Images partners with Toronto’s Rumble to license viral videos

Getty Images, a company that provides photos and video to media outlets around the world, will now have access to many of the internet’s most viral videos too. A new agreement between Getty

Published on: March 11th, 2016 David Hamilton

Canadian banks work with (not against) FinTech startups to bring innovation to the industry: Report

Banking tends to have a reputation for adopting new technologies slowly and cautiously, but an emerging breed of financial technology or “FinTech” companies are aiming to disrupt the global banking industry, and a

Published on: March 11th, 2016 David Hamilton

ModiFace Live applies virtual makeup to real-time video and video chats

Toronto-based startup ModiFace has a new solution for anyone who's ever wanted to instantly try on dozens of lipsticks, blushes, and eye-shadows - and wear them virtually while chatting online. Launched Monday at TechCrunch Disrupt London and available

Published on: December 7th, 2015 David Hamilton

Gigabit fibre could be the key enabler for the Internet of Things in Canada

In June, Bell Canada announced a $1.1 billion plan to install high-speed "Gigabit Fibe" throughout Toronto as part of its $20 billion plan to connect individuals and businesses in Canadian cities to gigabit-speed internet by 2020.

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

Building the Smart City: How we build intelligence into what we have now

The "Smart City" may mean different things depending on who you talk to. For Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Americas, digitization lead and industry solutions, it involves several layers. At its most basic level, it

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 David Hamilton

This DIY script taps into AI to quickly create marketing personas

Craig Bradford, VP of London for online marketing agency Distilled, has provided instructions on how to create a persona research in under 5 minutes that leverages cutting-edge IBM Artificial Intelligence technology - although it does take

Published on: December 2nd, 2015 David Hamilton

Fintech startup Wealthsimple buys online brokerage ShareOwner

Online investing and wealth management service Wealthsimple announced it has acquired ShareOwner Investments, Canadian's first automated investment manager - a company that has been in business since 1987. ShareOwner, founded by a University of Windsor finance professor,

Published on: December 2nd, 2015 David Hamilton

PageCloud launches its website builder platform with $1 million in pre-orders

With more than 8,000 licenses pre-sold and $1 million in pre-orders, PageCloud has launched what it calls the "most advanced web editor" in existence. PageCloud lets users to drag-and-drop photos, videos, text and other page elements on

Published on: December 1st, 2015 David Hamilton