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Is the NBA the most tech-savvy league in North America? – Tech in Sports Ep. 46

All your latest sports technology news, including referees live tweeting during the NBA Finals, AI gets its Stanley Cup predictions wrong, World Cup tech, and more! Plus, we chat with cybersecurity expert and

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Lots of award-winning mobility strategies in the June 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The latest Municipal Interface might be our most informative yet, and I'm not just typing that because I wrote most of it. Released Thursday, the June 2018 issue of the Municipal Information Systems

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber launches a panic button, 3D printed human corneas, Tesla Model 3 finally gets recommendation

Uber launches a panic button for riders, a UK university 3D prints the first ever human cornea, and Tesla Model 3 finally gets the seal of approval from Consumer Reports. First up from

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Should anti-doping agencies be able to hack athletes’ phones? – Tech in Sports Ep. 45

All the latest sports tech news, including the NHL’s dive into using smart data-tracking pucks, DAZN winning exclusive broadcast rights to European soccer in Canada, tech at the World Cup, and more! Plus,

Published on: May 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon should be ashamed of its opposition to Seattle’s homeless initiative

Tech has a reputation as a progressive industry, but this week Amazon.com Inc. betrayed that reputation in a big way. The Seattle-based giant has famously opposed a payroll tax approved Monday by its

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Maximizing player safety with technology – Tech in Sports Ep. 43

All the latest sports technology news including drama in Australian soccer over video replay, the NBA and Intel's new partnership, Silicon Valley area sports teams put on a tech summit, and more! Plus,

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Isle of Dogs proves there’s a limit to what technology can replace

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. Isle of Dogs, writer-director Wes Anderson's latest exercise in fastidious world-building, isn't explicitly about technology, but that

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Paypal going after traditional banks, Facebook’s continued problems, China’s dystopian ranking system

PayPal is moving closer to “mainstream banking”, Facebook suspends another data analytics firm for using tactics like Cambridge Analytica, and China is testing a social credit ranking system straight out of a Black

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google employees don’t want to be in the war business, 2B Facebook accounts compromised, top 3 most high-tech cities in Canada

Google employees petition to pull the company out of a Pentagon AI project, Facebook increases its estimation of the number of users exposed to data harvesting, and three Canadian cities make the list

Published on: April 6th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

CinemaTech: Black Panther asks what innovators owe the world

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. There are many elements to love about Black Panther, the latest action extravaganza from Marvel Studios -

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google’s ad-blocking might be user-friendly, but it’s also unfair to publishers

I have no doubt that Google's decision to block auto-play video ads in the latest version of its Chrome browser will be celebrated by many, but there's a deeper problem to explore with

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hyperloop, digital transformation, and office tours: 5 of the top ITBusiness.ca articles of 2017

As 2017 winds down to a close and the ITWC offices along with it (until Jan. 3, 2018 at least), we thought now would be an excellent time for a quick jaunt down

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

The lean Jedi: An agile approach to training with the Force

** SPOILER ALERT ** -- This recovered Jedi text was written by a Jedi master and contains spoilers for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.  By Luke Skywalker "The greatest teacher, failure

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

A fresh editorial look at ITWC for 2018

We're heading into 2018 with a few changes at IT World Canada in the editorial department. Our long-time editor of Computer Dealer News, Paolo Del Nibletto will be departing his role on the

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson