Parrot Minikit gives drivers a great hands-free link to their cell phone

I have to admit it, I use my cell phone while I drive.Yes, I know I shouldn't -- there's plenty of highway road signs telling me I shouldn't and I've heard all the

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto firm’s WebTV network will build community of entrepreneurs

A Toronto-based company will be launching a new Web portal for small business owners that combines aspects of a social network with live and archived Webcasts. Direct Engagement Inc. has been creating interactive

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson

“Off switch” could curb privacy concerns for new Ontario driver’s licence

A U.K.-based company is eager to put its technology on your next driver's licence so you can turn your card on and off with a touch-sensitive switch.Peratech Ltd. has developed a switch that

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s electric car infrastructure will use “cell phone” business plan

Ontarians could soon be paying a monthly bill to power their cars with clean electricity instead of paying at the pumps to fill up on gasoline, the government revealed in an announcement yesterday.Premier

Published on: January 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Ontario’s 10-year tax break for certain tech start-ups “far from perfect”

An Ontario bill aiming to help tech start-ups clear the hurdle in bringing ideas from the halls of academia to the streets of the commercial marketplace may fall short of its intended goal,

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Facebook backlash over Ontario teen driver restrictions a “wake-up call”

The Ontario government's decision to slam the brakes on proposed legislation that would have imposed passenger restrictions on teenage drivers is a wakeup call for politicians and government agencies to speed up adoption

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario drivers must master hands-free use of mobile devices

A bill proposing to ban use of handheld devices in cars could still allow drivers to view their gadgets so long as they are mounted to the dash, according to those familiar with

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario Public Service woos young recruits with Second Life

A firefighter turns his hose towards the sparse collection of tall pine trees surrounding the building and aims its stream of water into the flames that are exploding outwards from the branches and

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontarians spend more time online than other Canadians.

Foreign and local companies set to launch an online service or product in Canada should consider Ontario as their testing ground, an Internet marketing expert says.That's because Ontario outpaces all other Canadian provinces

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ontario video game makers call for tax credit reforms

Ontario video game developers are welcoming a new report's recommendation for an improved tax credit system – even if there is some skepticism the government will act quickly to make it happen.The province

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ontario Privacy Commissioner on Facebook’s friends list

Listen to an interview with assistant director of privacy in Ontario, Ken Anderson While Canada's Privacy Commissioner is about to investigate whether Facebook is breaching Canada's privacy laws, Ontario's Privacy Commissioner's office is

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Smart systems help you manage your health online

The government agency behind linking all health care providers in Ontario through a dedicated network plans to recruit hesitant physicians, consolidate information, and allow citizens access to their records from home in the

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson