The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

CBC program Spark asks: Who owns the smart city?

If you’ve been following our ongoing coverage relating to smart cities and found yourself wondering just who, exactly, owns all that citizen data being collected, you might just want to check out a recent CBC

Published on: December 2nd, 2015 Bryan Dearsley


Mississauga’s city council rubber stamps new IT master plan

The city council for Mississauga has greenlighted a new plan to improve city services through the implementation of Smart City technology and big data best practices. The Greater Toronto Area city has put forward

Published on: November 27th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Ring plus Kevo provides video peephole and smart lock for your front door

A new partnership between two smart home technology providers now enables homeowners to see and speak with whoever is at their front door, and let them in - all from a smartphone app. This Internet-of-Things door system combines the

Published on: November 25th, 2015 David Hamilton

Autodesk’s tenancy good news for MaRS

The pressure to find tenants to fill the void of the new MaRS real estate has been greatly alleviated after Autodesk's announcement that it's moving in. "With today's announcement (November 18, 2015) the

Published on: November 24th, 2015 Geoff Foulds

How does Canada’s ICT growth compare to the world? [infographic]

If you were to guess whether Canada's ICT economy was better or worse today than it was in 2011, which one would you pick? Better right? It seems like a safe bet, after

Published on: November 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

IoT? “Never heard of it,” say over half of Canadian businesses

Almost nine out of 10 Canadian businesses admit they aren’t fully utilizing digital technology and their own lack of knowledge may be partly to blame, a new Microsoft Canada survey reveals. Although half

Published on: November 19th, 2015 Christine Wong

MaRS Health and ventureLAB partnership aims to connect startups with Ontario hospitals

Two Ontario-based venture organizations have recently forged an alliance to help bring high-tech innovations to health care networks faster. MaRS Health and ventureLAB are building a pilot network of Ontario health care organizations

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Ottawa IoT startup Beagle Sense plans to donate sensors to schools

Ottawa startup Beagle Sense, which produces wireless sensors, will be offering its sensors for free to K-12 public and private schools across Canada and the US. Beagle Sense's various environmental sensors are designed

Published on: November 13th, 2015 David Hamilton

ICT checkup: Has Canada’s global standing dropped since 2011?

It looks like Canada has lost some ground to global ICT competitors over the past few years. We decided to revisit key ICT indicators from an infographic we first published in 2011, then compare

Published on: November 13th, 2015 Christine Wong

Toronto one of 10 ‘smart cities’ to launch IoT partnership

The City of Toronto has recently allied with Chicago-based Internet of Things management firm Cityzenith in order to better manage the mounds of raw data cities collect daily. The aim of this budding

Published on: November 13th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

The most hackable holiday gifts [Infographic]

With the holiday season fast approaching, consumers should be careful about what tech gifts they might be unwrapping. Intel Security has released an infographic of the "Most Hackable Holiday Gifts" to help ensure Canadians stay secure while

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton

Traffic tracking specialist Miovision makes Deloitte’s Fast 50 list

Miovision, a company that helps cities use video feeds to track and manage traffic, is one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies at the 32nd spot in Deloitte Technology’s latest “Fast 50” list. Miovision’s

Published on: November 12th, 2015 David Hamilton