IoT hits the golf range with TopGolf

The first thing you learn when playing at a TopGolf location is that its not traditional golf where you play 18 holes and you keep score by counting birdies, pars and -- you

Published on: May 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Terepac inks big deal for its tiny implantable Internet tags

Terepac Corp. has signed a deal to make a big volume of its tiny social media-enabled tags that can be implanted in almost everything.The Waterloo, Ont. company said Monday that U.S.-based RockwellAutomation will

Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

NFC the next big thing? Do it right – embed privacy from the start

by Dr. Ann Cavoukian   There was a lot of buzz about Near Field Communications (NFC) at The Future of the Internet Congress this week in Ottawa.  NFC is an emerging short-range wireless

Published on: December 4th, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

Bake privacy into NFC chips now, Privacy commissioner says

Tap ‘n go technology, also known as near field communications (NFC) is well on its way to ubiquity within the next five years. However, the convenience and benefits promised by applications such as

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: Privacy vs. economy

As data breaches and reports of mobile devices tracking users continue to plague consumers, let's look back a couple of years ago when this issue was explored during the Toronto Tech Week.Marketing and

Published on: October 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

How to find lost hardware with RFID

Vendors are increasingly trying to sell users on the idea that they need to stick RFID tags on IT equipment to keep track of it. Users are interested in this technology because they

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Retailers revive RFID for better ROI

For the retailing industry, the adoption of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology this decade has been one long, strange journey: Periods of irrational exuberance followed by times of great frustration and confusion; expensive pilot

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum

RFID driver’s licence demand underwhelming across four provinces

Provinces that have implemented the enhanced driver’s licence (EDL) and enhanced identification card (EIC) programs to ease cross-border travel are not seeing as much demand for the RFID-enabled cards as anticipated.Ontario, British Columbia,

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Longo’s says new product recall program brings many business benefits

Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. Web site notes that "attention to quality, freshness and goodness" is very much a Longo's family tradition.Executives at the Mississauga, Ont.-based grocery retail chain say to live up

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Experts question security of Canada’s e-passports

E-passports – which Canada began issuing in January this year – could expose users to data theft and other privacy issues, security experts say.Canada's e-passports are part of a global effort to establish

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Former IT leader Walmart loses its path in Web 2.0 world

Sam Walton didn't care much for technology. The legendary patriarch of Wal-Mart Stores was well-known for his lack of excitement about "computers," as he called the company's IT systems. "Truthfully, I never viewed

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

RFID to ensure timely delivery of world mail

One of the world's newest communications technologies soon will be used to track one of the oldest. The Universal Postal Union (UPU), an arm of the United Nations that coordinates international postal mail

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Stephen Lawson

Winning the Race with RFID – Canadian firm shows how

Visualize this: you take your regular run in the park and almost immediately after can access key metrics about those laps with nothing more than a loonie-sized device attached to your shoe. That's

Published on: July 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Ontario’s new RFID driver’s licence still has privacy flaws, commissioner says

The enhanced driver's licences being made available in Ontario June 1 still aren't up to snuff when it comes to protecting personal privacy, says Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner in her annual report.Ann

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson