Microsoft announces HoloLens 2, its mixed-reality headset with game-changing tools for businesses

The next generation Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset, the HoloLens 2, made its debut in Barcelona this week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), wowing spectators with its latest upgrades, which the company says are focused

Published on: February 27th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

NexTech Solutions launches a 3D ad platform for Facebook

Toronto-based NexTech AR Solutions Corp. announced today that it will be offering its ecommerce customers a new platform allowing users to publish 3D advertising to Facebook. The innovative company, whose lineup of augmented

Published on: February 13th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

NexTech wants to “AR-itize” ecommerce, integrates IBM Watson

Augmented reality (AR) is a growing trend in ecommerce and one Toronto company wants to lead the way and "AR-itize" the industry, recently announcing it's integrating IBM Watson's machine learning algorithms with its AR platform.

Published on: January 2nd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Drones, digital twins, and connected sensor grids: How Toronto Water keeps the pipes flowing today and in the future

Managing the City of Toronto's plumbing takes a lot more than a few wrenches and plungers these days. Toronto Water is using drones, augmented reality, and Internet of Things (IoT) connected smart maps

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Robots create jobs; Apple losing customers; Shopify and AR

Robots might actually create jobs not take them, Apple’s new luxury phone prices scaring away customers, and Shopify bring augmented reality to ecommerce. First up trending on LinkedIn: Fears robots stealing our jobs,

Published on: September 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Nude photo hacker sentenced; Apple buys AR startup; Google calls BS on Trump’s conspiracy theory

The hacker that stole celebrity nudes is sentenced to jail, Apple buys an augmented reality startup, and Google is calling BS on U.S. President Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory on rigged search results. Trending

Published on: August 31st, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Predicting the near and far-future of tech in sports – Tech in Sports Ep. 52

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including the last bit of World Cup news, an inside look at the technology used by the Philadelphia 76ers, and we discuss the

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto-based ModiFace purchased by L’Oreal

Toronto-based ModiFace, whose augmented reality (AR) platform has been used by the likes of Sephora, Estée Lauder, and, believe or not, Samsung, has been purchased by the world's largest cosmetics firm, L'Oreal S.A.

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

FIFA tackles concussions at 2018 World Cup – Tech in Sports Ep. 33

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including how Amazon is helping the potential new Seattle NHL team, FIFA's 2018 World Cup concussion plan,

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto firm’s AR tech featured in Samsung Galaxy S9 Bixby camera

BARCELONA - Toronto-based ModiFace is seeing its augmented reality makeup technology receive what is likely its biggest closeup yet, with direct integration into the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus camera. ModiFace's AR

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

The most impactful tech stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics – Tech in Sports Ep. 31

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including a cryptocurrency-sponsored Canadian Olympic speedskater, a tech summit at the NBA All-Star game, Tom Brady's new

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Exploring the most high tech Olympics in history – Tech in Sports Ep. 29

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including all the tech at Super Bowl LII, the NFL's new sleep tech partner, personalized cleats, and

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

How Air Miles used Marvel characters and AR to bring families into stores

Last year, as Marvel fans were gearing up for the Nov. 3 release of Thor: Ragnarok, the youngest among them were presented with an even more immersive opportunity of their own. By visiting

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Exploring the most innovative sports tech at CES 2018 – Tech in Sports Ep. 27

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including first down marker cams, virtual reality at the upcoming Winter Olympics, an app to improve your

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs