Experts fail to see synergy in SoftBank’s $32.2-billion acquisition of mobile chip designer ARM

Today's announcement that SoftBank Group Corp. would be purchasing U.K.-based chip designer ARM Holdings PLC for 24.3 billion pounds ($32.2 billion) represents a sound, but head-scratching, investment by the Japanese telecommunications giant, experts

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

MaRS report uses investment in startups to identify 7 trends shaping tech’s future

Consumers can look forward to a future increasingly defined by a global voice, and dominated by robots, the Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual and augmented reality (the last of which has become

Published on: July 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO emphasizes growth of software division amid Q1 loss

Though his company announced a first-quarter loss of more than $600 million USD today, BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen remains optimistic about its long-term viability thanks to the continued growth of its software

Published on: June 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IoT can’t live up to the hype: Gartner

Is the Internet of Things dead? That’s the question Gartner analyst Peter Middleton is fielding with increasing frequency since the acrimonious shutdown of Nest’s smart home hub earlier this year. “IoT is at

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Steve Proctor

6 iOS 10 features businesses should know about

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Top 10 photo highlights from HPE Discover

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Netatmo gears Weather Station towards outdoor athletes

Would you ever consider buying a weather station for your own backyard? Netatmo makes that a reality for smartphone owners who really care about a specific location's weather details. The company is also hoping that athletes

Published on: May 10th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Rogers to support IoT networks, oil and gas, food industries with new services

Rogers Communications Inc. has reorganized its subscription-based Internet of Things (IoT) networking services, and is now augmenting them with offerings for the oil and gas and food industries, the company announced recently. The

Published on: April 4th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Want to use IoT to collect personal data? Pay consumers: Intel

More than half of Canadian consumers - 55 per cent - might be willing to share personal data collected from IoT devices if companies paid for it, while 71 per cent believe they

Published on: March 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

“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

Four sectors that will drive tech growth for the next five years [infographic]

Nestled inside a new report from the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a fascinating breakdown of just which sectors in Canada's rapidly growing information and communications technology (ICT) industry are expected

Published on: March 10th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Four ways the pharmaceutical industry benefits from intelligent packaging

As the director of technology and innovation with Jones Packaging, James Lee has seen firsthand the benefits technology can bring to a seemingly unrelated industry - in his case, pharmaceutical packaging. During the

Published on: March 9th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Unilever’s intelligent packaging lead on how printable electronics can boost sales

In her position with the R&D customer packaging department of consumer goods giant Unilever plc's innovating retail division, Christina Cvetan is more than happy to offer advice to brands that might be thinking

Published on: February 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How IBM’s Watson is about to make an impact on IoT

A look at some of the applications that developers are creating with IBM's Watson Internet of Things API set. From a smart blinds system that can predict the weather, to a wearable headset,

Published on: February 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson