A sneak peek at 8 fabulous Windows 8 features

Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft (MSFT) is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Ontario has new method to keep problem gamblers out of gaming sites

It's a strange task that Tom Marinelli has been handed – trying to keep out more than 10,000 loyal customers from 30 sites spread across Ontario.But that's what the CIO of the Ontario

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Futuristic system analyzes body language to detect terrorists posing as tourists

The year is 2012. As soon as you walk into the airport, the machines are watching. Are you a tourist -- or a terrorist posing as one? As you answer a few questions

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

If you’re happy and you know it – so does airport security

Biometric technology involving facial recognition could soon be used to determine the moods of people in public and alert security about angry or suspicious expressions, according to research out of Concordia University.A researcher

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facial recognition software used for national security

Jeff Jonas knows the Las Vegas gambling industry inside and out. As the founder and chief scientist of Systems Research & Development (SRD), Jonas helped build numerous casino systems before 2005 when his

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Readers weigh in on . . .

Re: A Vista full of dollars (Aug. 29)You got it wrong. I have never paid “off the shelf” prices for XP. There are many dot-com resellers that sell XP USfor under $50 that

Published on: September 22nd, 2006 Readers

Facial recognition project raises privacy fears

The federal government is remaining tight-lipped on a project that would allow the use of biometrics as a potential method to detect identity fraud with Canadian passports.Passport Canada recently completed a Privacy Impact

Published on: August 25th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki