Articles By Mandy Kovacs

City of Toronto begins sharing traffic data with navigation app Waze

Community-based traffic navigation app Waze has been helping motorists get around traffic for almost a decade, and it is now partnering with the City of Toronto for more accurate directions in the region.

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Top 10 TV shows for IT professionals and tech geeks

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Is spying with drones fair game in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 19

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including payment wearables from Visa for the upcoming winter Olympics, the most high-tech ball in FIFA World Cup history,

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Most data breaches start internally: BlackBerry report

NEW YORK - As new reports of major cyber attacks surface every day, a new BlackBerry study has found that most financial organizations are focusing their cyber security efforts in the wrong place.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

From mobile devices to blockchain and securing everything: Welcome to the new BlackBerry

NEW YORK - BlackBerry has completed a dramatic shift from being one of the world’s most well known mobile device manufacturers, to becoming one of the top global software and security companies. Speaking

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Ontario launches $80 million new autonomous vehicle network in Stratford

Ontario is aggressively pursuing its goal of being a global leader in autonomous vehicle technologies with its latest announcement. The province has launched an Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, which is

Published on: November 10th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Former CFL player & current tech president tackles sports war rooms – Tech in Sports Ep. 18

Viewsonic president and former CFL player Jeff Volpe joins the Tech in Sports crew as it explores all the major sports tech news from the last week, including the most analytics-focused MLB team

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Deloitte unveils its top 50 Canadian tech companies to watch

Deloitte is celebrating its 20th anniversary of its Technology Fast 50 program, which recognizes technology companies for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, rapid revenue growth, and world-class achievements. This year’s Canadian top 50 accomplished

Published on: November 9th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

One-third of Canadians have been a victim of cybercrime, says Accenture survey

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that almost two-thirds of Canadians have been the victim of cybercrime. Accenture has since corrected this statistic to one-third of Canadians. It’s no secret that

Published on: November 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Healthcare with a smartphone: new app measures wound depth

The healthcare industry is continuously being transformed by digital innovations, and a new technological solution will help care providers more accurately measure wounds without any invasive devices. Swift Medical, a wound care company

Published on: November 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon to open second office in Vancouver that will create 1,000 jobs

While we wait for Amazon to make its decision on where it will locate its second global headquarters, the company is continuing to expand its presence in Canada. Seattle-based Amazon announced today at

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Thomson Reuters investing in Toronto’s tech ecosystem with new R&D centre

Toronto is a hub for Canadian technology and innovation, and media company Thomson Reuters is betting big on the city. The company created the Thomson Reuters Technology Centre a year ago, and has

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Interac debit support added to Samsung Pay in Canada

Samsung Electronics’ digital wallet now officially supports Interac debit payments in Canada. On Wednesday the company announced that effective immediately, consumers with debit cards issued by ATB Financial, CIBC, and Scotiabank that have

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

LeBron’s latest assist is to a self-driving car – Tech in Sports Ep. 17

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a virtual reality hockey goalie game, LeBron James in a self-driving car, new Samsung wearables, and San Francisco

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs