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

Microsoft updates Windows 10 with mixed reality features

TORONTO – Microsoft’s fourth iteration of Windows 10, launched today, will have a major upgrade featuring mixed reality tools. Called the Creators update, Microsoft is bringing in more of a 3D look and

Published on: October 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Microsoft’s family of mixed reality devices launch Oct. 17

Microsoft is taking the fight to Facebook's Oculus Rift and HTC's VIVE virtual reality headsets by dropping the virtual reality and augmented reality monikers. The tech giant is all in on mixed reality,

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Alex Radu

HoloLens 2 with custom AI chip expected in 2019

Microsoft isn't letting Google have all the fun. Less than a week following the announcement of the return of Google Glass in the enterprise the Redmond-based tech giant has unveiled the plans for

Published on: July 26th, 2017 Alex Radu

Google Glass returns for the enterprise

After two years in a limited trial period, Google Glass has come back to life with a new enterprise edition, Glass EE. Google Glass originally failed as a consumer product, but as reported

Published on: July 19th, 2017 Alex Radu

Estée Lauder tags Toronto-based AR creator for chatbot

Estée Lauder is introducing a conversational lipstick chatbot with the help of Toronto-based ModiFace. The chatbot will work through Facebook Messenger and uses augmented reality technology to enhance the lipstick shopping experience. It

Published on: July 11th, 2017 Alex Radu



Virtual Reality attempts to go commercial

LAS VEGAS – Virtual reality and augmented reality have certainly made their case in the gaming market, and have staked a claim in media and entertainment as well. But there remains a huge chasm

Published on: May 12th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Apple CEO partly blames Q2 results on next iPhone rumours, but what are they?

After Apple Inc.'s latest quarterly results missed analysts' expectations by at least $200 million USD, CEO Tim Cook at least partially blamed the increased number of rumours regarding the company's next iPhone, making

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook’s AR/VR push could be a boon for businesses, analysts say

The Facebook Spaces virtual reality (VR) platform and AR (augmented reality) Studio software that the social media giant announced at yesterday's F8 developers conference could provide large brands and small and medium-sized businesses

Published on: April 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood


Canada will need 216,000 tech positions filled in these 5 key sectors by 2021

As the Canadian business landscape rapidly digitizes, a shortage of skilled labourers continues to hinder its growth potential. A new report published on Apr. 12 by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) indicates

Published on: April 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Lowe’s Canada exploring virtual reality for home improvement

Home renos could be the next industry to be infiltrated by virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) technology. Home improvement giant Lowe’s Canada, through its Innovation Lab, has announced Holoroom How To,

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs