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How Michael Phelps’ shoes are the future of 3D-tech fashion

The customized kicks made for Olympic superstar Michael Phelps offer a glimpse into the future of personalized 3D apparel production. Under Armour used 3D technology to make the one-of-a-kind shoes (shown above) based

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Christine Wong

Daisy or daffodil? Soon your smartphone could tell you

If you find you can never quite remember the names of all the wildflowers growing along your cottage road - or for that matter, what's growing in your backyard garden - they may

Published on: July 26th, 2016 Brian Jackson

CPEIA forms partnership with electronic engineering association

On June 2 the Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) and the Ottawa section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) announced a strategic partnership that will see the CPEIA

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto-based Hyperloop startup seeks to keep things cool

Canadians dreaming of a future Hyperloop system that will shoot them across the 500 km from Toronto to Montreal in less than an hour can also take comfort in knowing that ride won't

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Technology and dance fuse together in Steer

William Yong is exploring the relationship between human movement and technology in a 60-minute solo contemporary dance piece called Steer. Yong is the founder and director of Zata Omm dance company, and has

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Berkeley prof calls for integrated approach to printed electronics

If the scientists, designers, and engineers behind printable, flexible, and wearable electronics want to move their industry forward, they need to approach the development process in an interconnected way or risk irrelevance, one

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Dreams of ‘delivery by drone’ await regulatory runway in Canada

A Toronto-based company that announced a deal last fall with Shop.ca to provide drone deliveries to its ecommerce customers says while current government legislation doesn't allow its business to operate today, it sees the

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian research centre has kept Xerox ahead of the curve for over 40 years

For many readers, the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)'s very existence will come as a revelation - a 3D-printing fuelled reinvention of a company that has been synonymous with photocopying for much

Published on: April 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto mayor pitches city as a startup to CityAge conference

Toronto Mayor John Tory painted a picture of Toronto as a startup that prizes diversity as its key differentiator in the innovation space, according to the text of a speech to be delivered

Published on: April 5th, 2016 Brian Jackson

“Smart textile” maker OmSignal is disrupting an industry by embracing it

When Frederic Chanay cofounded smart textiles manufacturer OmSignal with his business partner Stephane Marceau in 2011, his goal echoed the ideals of many a wearable developer - to create technology that could help

Published on: March 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

Wiivv Wearables launches custom insole for the masses

A 3D printing bionics company, Wiivv Wearables, recently launched a custom 3D printed insole designed to reduce common foot pain. The insoles are created using five photos from a smartphone camera, making it

Published on: March 11th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

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

Justin Trudeau helps open Google Canada’s new R&D headquarters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped into Google Canada's new Kitchener, Ont.-based office for a morning of playing with 3D printers, leading students on a virtual reality tour of Parliament Hill, playing video games,

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Traffic tracking specialist Miovision makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 list

Miovision, a company that helps cities use video feeds to track and manage traffic, is one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies at the 32nd spot in Deloitte Technology’s latest “Fast 50” list. Miovision’s

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton