IDC predicts smartphone slump, softer ICT growth for Canada in 2016

Sluggish oil prices will take a bigger bite out of Canada’s 2016 tech sector growth than previously expected, IDC predicted Thursday. The sector will likely grow by 2.4 per cent next year, said

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Christine Wong

Building the Smart City: How we build intelligence into what we have now

The "Smart City" may mean different things depending on who you talk to. For Rick Huijbregts, Cisco Americas, digitization lead and industry solutions, it involves several layers. At its most basic level, it

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 David Hamilton

8 weirdest “Smart” devices

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 Dave Yin

Ring plus Kevo provides video peephole and smart lock for your front door

A new partnership between two smart home technology providers now enables homeowners to see and speak with whoever is at their front door, and let them in - all from a smartphone app. This Internet-of-Things door system combines the

Published on: November 25th, 2015 David Hamilton

Redknee Solutions aims to help companies monetize the Internet of Things

To help businesses monetize the Internet of Things, the new Redknee Connected Suite from Mississauga-based Redknee Solutions provides a software platform designed to monetize anything from utilities and smart meters, to transportation, connected

Published on: November 20th, 2015 David Hamilton

IoT? “Never heard of it,” say over half of Canadian businesses

Almost nine out of 10 Canadian businesses admit they aren’t fully utilizing digital technology and their own lack of knowledge may be partly to blame, a new Microsoft Canada survey reveals. Although half

Published on: November 19th, 2015 Christine Wong

Ottawa IoT startup Beagle Sense plans to donate sensors to schools

Ottawa startup Beagle Sense, which produces wireless sensors, will be offering its sensors for free to K-12 public and private schools across Canada and the US. Beagle Sense's various environmental sensors are designed

Published on: November 13th, 2015 David Hamilton

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

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

Ontario healthcare provider signs $300-million “smart hospital” deal with Philips

The Internet of Things stands to revolutionize many industries including healthcare where the quick exchange of information between patients, staff, and devices could lead to improved quality and efficiency - and even save

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

IDC’s 2016 predictions: IoT headed for huge growth (and security headaches)

Worldwide use of Internet of Things devices will see explosive growth over the next year but so will security breaches related to them, according to IDC’s global technology predictions for 2016. In a

Published on: November 5th, 2015 Christine Wong

BlackBerry hones in on security as company’s purpose

The big announcement at the BlackBerry Security Summit held in New York today focused on the sheer size and scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) and BlackBerry’s focus on winning in that

Published on: July 24th, 2015 Jim Love