Could loss of jobs through automation drive the gig economy?

The fear of lost jobs because of increased automation in business is a reality for many industries. According to a study by PwC Economics in 2018, seven major industries (with the biggest risks

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Uber’s e-scooter play; Nvidia’s AI-generated graphics; David St. Jacque’s space shirt

Uber is planning to buy an electric scooter company, Nvidia has created the first videogame with AI-generated graphics, and Canadian astronaut David St. Jacques went to space and all he got was this

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: NASA asks Canada to continue with AI help; TSA plans for facial recognition; Uber unveils rewards program

First up on Reddit: NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine says he really wants Canada to contribute on artificial intelligence and robotics. He added that this could include a next-generation Canadarm on the Lunar Gateway

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Advancing women in tech; Uber’s self driving cars; Apple’s woozy emoji puzzles

Move The Dial hosts inaugural global summit on women leadership in tech, Uber wants to test self-driving cars again, and what's up with Apple’s woozy emoji? First up: This week marks the first

Published on: November 5th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Uber drivers declared employees; newest Gmail update puts 1.4B at risk; Venmo’s default setting is public

Uber drivers have been declared employees for unemployment purposes. U.S. intelligence warns that Gmail’s latest update puts 1.4 billion users at risk. And a German academic researching e-transfer app Venmo learned way more

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Pinterest ad sales nearing $1 billion USD; Uber/Lyft ban driver for filming riders; Tesla asking suppliers for refunds

Pinterest’s ad sales are approaching $1 billion USD in revenue. Uber and Lyft cut ties with a driver who secretly filmed hundreds of passengers. And Tesla is asking some of its suppliers for

Published on: July 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – 3D printing and asteroids; Uber invests in Lime; FedEx Institute plans blockchain project

A California-based company plans to use 3D printing to create asteroid spacecrafts, Uber slides into the scooter business, and the FedEx Institute of Technology wants to create a blockchain platform for cancer medicine

Published on: July 10th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Slack, Google Home, and Chromecast go down; Uber expands to London

Slack goes down, Google Home doesn’t work either, and Uber expands to London. First up from Twitter is news that popular work chat app Slack went down yesterday for several hours, sending its

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Tesla being sabotaged, Uber tests new cheaper fare feature, autoplay video ads coming to Facebook Messenger

Tesla is apparently being sabotaged, Uber is testing a new feature that lets passengers wait for cheaper fares, and Facebook is putting autoplay video ads in your private messages. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: June 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Workshops for women in technology are failing women

The gender gap in the technology sector is no secret. While women make up 40 per cent of the world’s workforce – and in some countries like Canada and the U.S., that number

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Uber and Lyft expand Toronto services to Pearson Airport

Toronto's leading ride-sharing services have expanded their market. On Tuesday, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced the launch of a pilot project allowing Uber and Lyft to pick up and drop off

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Uber launches a panic button, 3D printed human corneas, Tesla Model 3 finally gets recommendation

Uber launches a panic button for riders, a UK university 3D prints the first ever human cornea, and Tesla Model 3 finally gets the seal of approval from Consumer Reports. First up from

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Car2Go pulls out of Toronto; New details emerge about pedestrian killed by Uber’s self-driving car; Elon Musk bashes media

Car2Go pulls out of Toronto, new details emerge about Uber’s self-driving car that killed a woman in March, and Elon Musk gets roasted online after bashing the media and saying he plans to

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Alex Coop