Automotive industry’s second renaissance of innovation is about IT

In the next couple of days, ITBusiness.ca will be launching a “Drive” section that focuses on advancements of in-car technology and the connected vehicle. So why would a technology-focused news site launch a

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

RIM unveils mini keyboard for PlayBook

An accessory keyboard is now available for the PlayBook.Research in Motion Inc. confirmedtoday that it's introducing aBluetooth-enabled mini keyboard for its BlackBerry tablet, news thatwas unwittingly leaked via information posted on the Web

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BMX X6 reads your e-mail for you

BMW's ConnectedDrive vision sees future cars taking advantage of the fast wireless networks we now use for our cell phones. Drivers could be streaming various services and entertainment to their cars while speeding

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Honda debuts i-MID, joins in-car technology field

Honda's jumping on board the in-car technology trend with its latest car models and the intelligment multi-information display system, or i-MID for short.The i-MID system allows drivers to interact with their car using

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Express IT: How in-car tech leads to innovations like ‘Siri’

Who was talking conversationally with a friendly computer before Apple fans had Siri? Who was using QNX software well before it appeared on the BlackBerry Playbook? Who was the first to wear a

Published on: February 15th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hands-free phones impair driving

You may be aware of the dangers of driving and texting, using mobile apps, or talking with a handset. But did you know that just talking--even on a hands-free device, such as a

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

The wearable computer revolution has arrived

It’s an exciting time for the wearable-computing industry. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen declared in a recent interview that wearable computers were the next big thing for Silicon Valley, and the past few months

Published on: August 8th, 2011 David Daw

Road warrior’s travel guide: best tech gear options on the go

Former computer security consultant Anil Polat has set a goal of traveling the world indefinitely, while blogging about his tech-fueled experiences at foxnomad.com. Given his on-the-go lifestyle, Polat has strong feelings about what

Published on: August 2nd, 2011 Anil Polat

Next stop for tech ubiquity – your car

I was born in the last generation that will ever remember living in a world where computing was not ubiquitous. A computer didn’t enter my household until I was 11 years old, and

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Mac’s Convenience installs Bluetooth-powered marketing

Canadians that walk into a Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. location later this year might look up and glance an ad for a refreshing cola on a large digital signage display as they simultaneously

Published on: January 12th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hands-free laws not being followed by drivers

Drivers in many North American jurisdictions are getting used to not using cell phones when behind the wheel. Most Canadian provinces have bans on using any handheld electronic device while driving, and in

Published on: September 30th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

How to get the most out of your Android’s battery life

Android phones can do all sorts of cool stuff, but it's practically inevitable: Some nights, you're left disappointed and wishing your device could last just a little bit longer. (Hey, they say it

Published on: September 21st, 2010 JR Raphael