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“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

GM Canada calls on University of Waterloo engineers to get “connected car” rolling

In its efforts to bring is vision of a "connected car" to the road, GM Canada has committed $1 million towards the University of Waterloo's Engineering Faculty, which it will use to research advanced materials and develop

Published on: November 11th, 2015 David Hamilton

U of T engineers use data and drones to provide a clear picture of Toronto traffic

A team at the University of Toronto has created an online platform that takes traffic data from highway cameras, TTC vehicles, drones, and open data sources to address blind spots in traffic monitoring

Published on: November 9th, 2015 David Hamilton

Pay-to-play streaming model could shape the future of 3D printing

The same pay-per-play streaming model seen in the music industry could be coming to the burgeoning business of 3D printing, according to a U.S. expert in intellectual property (IP). With 3D printers, many

Published on: October 26th, 2015 Christine Wong

Toronto contractor turns to technology to keep projects moving

With the construction industry having to adjust to even tighter timelines and more fast-track projects, one Scarborough, Ont.-based contractor turned to technology to get his team communicating more closely – and more quickly

Published on: October 4th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Dell’s vision for a future-ready enterprise

Take today’s workloads and try to fit them into a digital-first environment. Not as easy as it sounds. The reality of today is activities such as crafting emails or Tweets, developing digital content,

Published on: July 3rd, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto

Musio is a robot friend for either a developer or a five-year-old

When you think of the future, you imagine having some sort of robot friend in your life. Thanks to science fiction visions of a techno-centric future put forward to us in popular culture -

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Dell ProSupport helps Republic Metals keep smelting gold

ROUND ROCK, Tex. – When Brad Koester arrived at Republic Metals Corp. four years ago as the new vice-president of information technology, from an IT perspective he says the company was in the

Published on: May 31st, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Conservatives’ election year budget gets lukewarm reception from industry observers and critics

In an election year, the Conservative government delivered a federal budget with the first surplus Canada has seen since the recession while finding some new money to invest in high-tech research and innovation. Finance

Published on: April 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

How HP will bridge the digital and physical worlds with Blended Reality

Las Vegas – Hewlett-Packard Co. had its futurist lay out its Blended Reality vision at its Global Partner Conference, but this future is actually closer than you may think. Blended Reality is HP’s name

Published on: March 17th, 2015 Jeff Jedras