University of Waterloo to explore fringes of electromagnetic spectrum with new wireless facility

The University of Waterloo opened a new wireless technologies facility today, one that will be used to test electromagnetic devices. The Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) cost about $15 million

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So

Russia is kicking our butts at problem solving and that’s a shame

The goal Paul Henderson scored in 1972 Summit Series to claim victory over the USSR will forever be a part of the Canadian cultural memory. In the midst of the Cold War when

Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Oanda makes forex trading mobile

Employees taking furtive glances at smartphones during office hours could be checking sports scores, Hollywood gossip or how sales are going on eBay. Or, they could be doing some foreign exchange trading through

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Waterloo students competing in ‘March Madness’ of computer programming

As March Madness – the month of NCAA basketball playoff matches that is also viewed as the tournament that recognizes the best post-secondary school talent in the world – comes to a close,

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Startup career fairs target firms trawling for tech talent

The University of Toronto is holding its first startup job fair for students and grads of tech related faculties. The Startup Career Expo is slated forOct. 11 at U of T's Hart Houseand organized

Published on: August 15th, 2012 Christine Wong

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Yahoo CEO Thompson revealed cancer diagnosis right before firing

Scott Thompson told the Yahoo board before he was ousted as CEO over the weekend that he has thyroid cancer, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.Thompson revealed the diagnosis as evidence arose that

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Nancy Weil

New pricing for Raspberry Pi unveiled

Web site crashes and hardware problems delayed the Raspberry Pi's distribution last week, and yesterday distributors of the $35 PC announced a new pricing structure for the machine.The Raspberry Pi Web site, announced

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Demand for Raspberry Pi brings down sites

Demand for the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost PC developed in part by students and researchers at Seneca College in Toronto has overwhelmed the site's ordering system for the bare-bones computer.“We've temporarily changed to

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Nerds deserve glory too

When Paul Henderson scored the victorious goal against the Soviet Union in 1972 to clinch victory in the Summit Series, Canada burst into spontaneous celebration. In what is now known as “the goal

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Wall Street meltdown may fuel interest in IT careers

The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Patrick and Todd R. Weiss Thibodeau

IT execs seek Master’s degree in software management

Carnegie Mellon West has set a deadline of June 1 for applications to its Master of Science (MS) degree in software management program, which will be offered on a part-time basis at its

Published on: May 3rd, 2007 Shane Schick