Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Vancouver and its neighbour Surrey are collaborating on a joint application for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge. Like the City of Toronto, both municipalities are seeking input from residents, entrepreneurs,

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Take a tour of GM’s new Markham-based Technical Centre

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending: Samsung heir leaves jail; Intel’s new smart eyewear; tech makes a splash at the Superbowl

Former Samsung head Jay Y. Lee has been released from jail, five months after being convicted of bribery charges. Intel has designed new smart eyewear that projects images onto your retina and looks

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Few private Canadian companies expect their businesses to be disrupted, Deloitte finds

A new Deloitte survey suggests that fewer than half of Canada's private companies expect emerging technologies to impact their business, and even fewer are planning to digitally transform themselves to accelerate their growth.

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Amazon targets healthcare, Verizon won’t sell Huawei phones, drones are planting trees

Amazon has set its sights on the healthcare industry, Verizon says that it won’t sell Huawei phones due to pressure from the U.S. government, and reforestation drones are planting hundreds of thousands of

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Alex Radu

How Logojoy uses AI to help clients design the perfect logo [infographic]

Toronto startup Logojoy is giving potential customers a peek into the algorithm it uses to produce artificial intelligence (AI)-designed logos. In a Jan. 24 blog post, Logojoy co-founder and CTO Rares Crisan explains

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canada to pilot new blockchain-powered ‘digital identity’ prototype for air travel unveiled in Davos

The Government of Canada, World Economic Forum, and other global partners are testing a new concept in border security that will let travellers digitize their personal information and share it with airport and

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google Chrome mutes annoying sites, Apple dives into healthcare

Scientists figure out how to project 3D images into thin air, Google Chrome now lets you mute annoying websites, and Apple’s latest operating system update lets you save all of your medical records.

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Toronto startup targets medical marijuana with smart device

The legalization of marijuana in Canada is imminent, and Toronto-based startup Resolve Digital Health hopes it is uniquely positioned to take advantage of it with its smart medical device system. Dubbed Breeze, the

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Alex Radu


GM’s new Markham-based Technical Centre to act as company’s software hub

MARKHAM, ONT. - A new Greater Toronto Area (GTA) facility opened by General Motors on Friday will play a crucial role in the company's digital transformation efforts, a company executive has told ITBusiness.ca.

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Bitcoin or bust – How Canada’s crypto-mining market booms while other blockchain solutions remain nascent

On its surface, the massive, decentralized ledger of information known as the blockchain is a wondrous innovation in information registry and distribution: At its centre is the concept of owning your digital identity

Published on: January 20th, 2018 Alex Coop

Researchers test AI-powered program to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University are testing an AI-powered program on 10,000 patients to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s. Led by Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, BrainFX will collect patient data, combine it with information from the Canadian

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop