Articles By Mandy Kovacs

Toronto’s Vector Institute expands its AI mission as it finishes assembling team

They say good things take time, and that’s exactly the mentality of Toronto’s latest artificial intelligence (AI) research centre, the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. While the Institute's official public launch was March

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Exploring performance-enhancing athletic apparel – Tech in Sports Ep. 22

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Amazon supporting the NFL's next-gen stats platform, Facebook hiring a sports executive, the NBA's new education

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Halton Region is the burgeoning tech market you’ve never heard of

Sandwiched between the powerhouse high-tech areas of Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo is a region that, despite being often overlooked, offers a wide variety of untapped innovation. Halton Region is home to more than half

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Building a cyborg athlete – Tech in Sports Ep. 21

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Notre Dame’s new high-tech helmets, Dwyane Wade’s new show on Facebook, the state of the wearables

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Could new helmet technology prevent concussions? – Tech in Sports Ep. 20

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including 5G connectivity at the SuperBowl and 2018 Winter Olympics, 3D printed Nike shoes for athletes, the

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Epson joins the smartwatch market with new line of devices

Another company is jumping into the already-crowded smartwatch market. Epson, more well known for its printers, has announced a new line of five smartwatches that feature precision GPS technology as well as activity

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Visa launching payment wearables for 2018 Winter Olympics

With digital payment methods taking the world by storm, Visa is taking it in a new direction. The company is launching a line of three wearable devices that support contactless payments for fans

Published on: November 22nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

BlackBerry’s seven recommendations for a more secure smart car

As cars get smarter and more connected, they are equipped with more mechanisms that can be targeted in cyberattacks, like infotainment systems and autonomous driving features. And with autonomous features taking over the

Published on: November 21st, 2017 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