Canada’s drone industry poised for takeoff, but needs government support, experts say

The burgeoning drone-based services industry may have been cheering the federal government’s recently-updated recreational drone regulations for limiting hobbyists, but the rules don’t exactly make developing a commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery

Published on: March 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Professional drone operators applaud Transport Canada restrictions for hobbyists

The Canadian federal government is cracking down on recreational drone use in an effort to combat the rising number of drone and commercial aircraft altercations, which have more than tripled since 2014. Minister

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Staples developing commercial drone delivery service with Vaughan-based firm

Commercial drone delivery could arrive sooner than you think, if the Canadian arm of Staples Inc. has its way. On Tuesday, the office supply giant announced that it was collaborating with Vaughan, Ont.-based

Published on: November 30th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

CIX: Fresh crop of Canadian startups puts a new spin on farming and finance

It's the last day of the three-day Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) conference when David MacMillan finally notices a faux pas. On a clear plastic placard displayed inside the networking area, someone has misspelled

Published on: November 24th, 2016 Christine Wong

Canadian startups help farmers dig deep into digital tech with drones, big data

Canada’s deep agricultural roots are yielding a bumper crop of startups bringing drones, big data, and the Internet of Things to farming. Fredericton, N.B. company Resson is leading the homegrown pack. It just

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Christine Wong

General Electric highlights Rio Olympic preparations with ‘drone week’

This month, General Electric helped to put on drone week in Rio de Janiero. Drones were used to capture aerial footage of Olympic venues and aimed to showcase a behind-the-scenes look at how

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

How technology is helping relief efforts in Fort McMurray

With the wildfires in Alberta still devastating Fort McMurray, technology has played a significant role in helping with the recovery effort. Aerial drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are becoming a common piece of technology

Published on: May 19th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Dreams of ‘delivery by drone’ await regulatory runway in Canada

A Toronto-based company that announced a deal last fall with Shop.ca to provide drone deliveries to its ecommerce customers says while current government legislation doesn't allow its business to operate today, it sees the

Published on: April 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Launching space drones and training Olympic cyclists with IBM Bluemix

At IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas, developers showcase some original uses of IBM's Bluemix cloud platform and the APIs available there. A team at IBM is working with the U.S. indoor women's cycling

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

What it means that Intel is becoming a ‘post-PC’ company

20 years ago, Intel Corp. would routinely host open houses for its staff, showcasing what the computing world would look like 5 years later after all of its innovations were factored in. At that point,

Published on: February 9th, 2016 Robert Cordray

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

U of T engineers use data and drones to provide a clear picture of Toronto traffic

A team at the University of Toronto has created an online platform that takes traffic data from highway cameras, TTC vehicles, drones, and open data sources to address blind spots in traffic monitoring

Published on: November 9th, 2015 David Hamilton

Canadian startups take on Periscope, Meerkat with different take on live streaming

These two Canadian startups are hoping to challenge the giants of the live streaming industry. Trace and Yeplive are two companies eager to leave their mark on the world of live video sharing and

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Jackie Atkins

All Hands on Tech: Parrot MiniDrones 2nd generation

Drones have quickly captured a place in the public imagination when it comes to cool gadgets. Much of that work can be credited to Paris-based Parrot. Since 2010 Parrot has been selling drones,

Published on: July 14th, 2015 Brian Jackson