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

Motorola releases Moto 360 Sport in Canada

As the Motorola brand begins its slow jog into the sunset, it can at least take comfort in knowing that it's doing so at peak efficiency - and looking stylish along the way.

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Accenture’s design firm predicts IoT, high consumer expectations will drive 2016

Accenture plc division Fjord has released its 2016 trends report, 10 elements the international design consultation firm expects to influence users, businesses and society over the next 12 months, and it gives IT

Published on: December 14th, 2015 Eric Emin Wood

Will technology help revive Canada’s health care?

Health care is an area where the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide innovative solutions for everlasting problems. I recently attended Technicity 2015 where the role of IoT was highlighted as solving old problems and transforming

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

IoT holds great promise for cities, but don’t spy on people

Today’s urban centres face myriad problems; strained and dated infrastructure (roads, sewers, and transportation, electrical and communication systems) are further taxed by the escalating demands placed upon them by ever-increasing populations. While cities

Published on: December 7th, 2015 Italia Corigliano

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

Industrial Internet of Things: where technology and industry converge

Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is promising the industrial sector-wide opportunities to solve everlasting real-world problem in areas such as embedded systems, automation and robotics which spans across almost all industries such as automotive,

Published on: December 4th, 2015 Tamer Marzouk

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