Analysts question if Windows 8 will be limited on low-power processors

Analysts are questioning whether Microsoft Corp. will be able to reach its goal of unifying tablets and desktop PCs with a single operating system after the software giant unveiled a Windows 8 prototype

Published on: September 14th, 2011 Brian Jackson

A dozen ways to stay connected while traveling

Travel season is nearly here, and although we all love our technology at home, using devices while you're away can be a hassle. Before you even start to pack your bags, check out

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Kevin Lee

How to cut your operating budget with a smart tech strategy

Most people expect that running a small business means heading to the bank, hat in hand, asking for a five- or six-figure loan just so they can get through the month. Thanks to

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Christopher Null

Small firms building smart grid solutions

The smart grid – an enhanced electricity delivery system that promises to improve reliability, reduce costs and facilitate the use of alternative energy sources – is in its infancy. But Canadian companies are

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

Solar powered tech charger unveiled at CES

Portable solar power systems maker Goal Zero unveiled at CES on Wednesday a compact and lightweight system that uses solar energy to charge mobile devices.The new Guide 10 Adventure Kit is built to

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

No more BS — use cow dung to power 1,000 servers

Reducing energy consumption in data centres, particularly with the prospect of a federal carbon tax, is pushing vendors to explore an ever-growing range of ideas. HP engineers say that biogas may, excuse this,

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Top tips for basic repairs on common tech gadgets

Your PC will crash, your camera will break, your network will fail, and your printer will chew up paper. Before you spend valuable time and money waiting for tech support or paying for

Published on: April 29th, 2010 Patrick Miller

407 Expressway’s tech team cuts costs, saves time with server virtualization

The 407 express toll route is a 108 km stretch of pavement. Its business may be about moving cars, but it also has to move data. Like any company, its employees rely on

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Suzuki slams governments, business for ‘inaction’ on climate change

The world economy is fundamentally flawed because it's based on the false assumption that growth can last forever, says David Suzuki.The environmentalist, author, broadcaster and leader of the non-profit David Suzuki Foundation spoke

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iDrain refrain – Users hound Apple over poor iPhone battery life

Reports that Apple's iPhones are draining their batteries so fast that some users can't make it through a workday without recharging likely point to a problem in the new iPhone OS 3.0 software,

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Google goes green with upcoming PowerMeter service

Google is testing software that will let consumers get detailed information on how much electricity they're using, which could help households reduce consumption by as much as 15 percent, the company said Monday.

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

HP to release laptop with 24-hour battery life

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will release a laptop next month that can run for to 24 hours using a high-capacity battery -- but only if it's running Microsoft's Windows XP operating system.The long-lasting notebook will

Published on: September 10th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Canadian technology gives IT departments the power

One Monday morning the lights came on as usual in the first floor of EDS Corp's Plano, Texas offices – but it was the first time the IT department – not facilities –

Published on: February 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Online attacks “disrupt” power equipment in several cities

Criminals have been able to hack into computer systems via the Internet and cut power to several cities, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week.Speaking at a conference of security professionals

Published on: January 21st, 2008 Robert MacMillan