Real-world 3D printing isn’t about guns and goodies

Some exotic uses of 3D printers have been in the news lately, from printing goodies with chocolate to turning out guns. Intriguing as those examples are, the reality is that 3D printing has

Published on: June 21st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Businesses should embrace change or prepare to fail

Canadian businesses must be prepared to embrace innovation and changes in technology - or run the risk of becoming obsolete. That was the focus of keynote speaker Peter Diamandis' talk on Monday at

Published on: May 27th, 2013 Candice So

Rdigitalife: Is ‘robot evolution’ humanity’s next phase?

Text messages, emails, check-ins and status updates... we’re living in the era of constant connection, and when the battery dies it can feel as if life comes to a halt. Technology has permeated

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Will robots soon deliver pizza?

Futurists and science fiction writers have predicted for decades that one day smart robots would roll around town doing errands for us.Today, that future seems still far off. But it's just around the

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Mike Elgan

Software robot helps in first responder projects

by Barry Gander Areas for mutual development between researchers on first responder issues have been identified by a software robot that ‘reads’ online documents. The CIRILab software engine was recently employed to read

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Barry Gander

Thought-controlled car is mind boggling idea

For some time now ITBusiness.ca has been posting stories about the many advanced technologies that are popping up in automobiles these days.  With Brian Jackson’s and our videographer Tyson Dover’s recent coverage of

Published on: February 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Canada’s Atwood ahead of Lady Gaga, will.i.am in bringing sexy back to tech?

It’s no longer just a matter of Avril Lavign vamping for Canon versus Ashton Kutcher’s antics for Nikon. Tech companies seem bent on recruiting celebrities not just to pose for their products but

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

‘Holodeck’ prototype project gets government funding

A project that seeks to combine digital holography with haptic feedback – meaning you could actually feel interactions with the holograms – has received funding from the federal government alongside 11 other projects

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Brian Jackson

5 most sought-after IT skills of the future

In the year 2020, technical expertise will no longer be the sole province of the IT department. Employees throughout the organization will understand how to use technology to do their jobs. Yet futurists

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Stacy Collett

Rabbits, robots and remote surgery – small Canadian firms offer tech that transforms healthcare

Great ideas, wonderful products, but little money to bring them to market ... it's an age-old problem and currently one that confronts many small Canadian tech vendors with innovative offerings targeting the healthcare

Published on: May 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian company pushing pill dispensing kiosk

A Canadian firm says it can help the healthcare industry cut down prescription errors and improve patient-pharmacist contact by installing automated pill dispensing kiosks at doctors' offices, clinics, drugs stores and hospitals.PharmaTrust, a

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Nestor Arellano