ShoeSense prototype enables gesture-based control over smartphone

It’s a little bit different from the shoe phone that satirical spy Maxwell Smart used, but the team at ShoeSense has a modern take on how your footwear could be used to control

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Infographic: Who wins the most Canadian government ICT funding?

Canada has many government programs designed to pump funding into the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Published on: November 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Getting university IP to market: Levering youthful ambition

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently, we’ve talked about how Canada falls short when it comes to commercializing university IP and the leadership from the business community that is needed to address the gap. We’ve

Published on: October 2nd, 2011 Francis Moran

Students get free cloud collaboration suite from Microsoft

E-mail and online collaboration used to be problematic for many students at the University of Toronto, but thanks to a recent partnership with Microsoft Canada the post-secondary learners will have access to a

Published on: June 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Brian the robot knows how you’re feeling

You have to assume that Dr. Goldie Nejat has never seen the Terminator movies nor was a fan of Battlestar Galactica, any of the other fictions depicting a dystopian future after the likes

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

TTC tests video encryption tech that stops Big Brother from peeping

Karl Martin isn't abashed to show off surveillance camera footage of himself sauntering through an underground Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) corridor. The president of newly-minted Toronto firm KMKP Engineering is twinned on side-by-side

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Virtual world healthcare has real world benefits, Toronto researchers find

The Women's Health Center at the Ann Myers Medical Center might be a virtual healthcare facility, but the nurses and physicians that volunteer here are real. They work here to reach out beyond

Published on: June 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

GhostNet probers want Ottawa to thwart cyber spying

The Canadian government should move quickly to prevent improper use of the Internet by state agencies, businesses and organized crime rings across the world.That's an urgent plea being made by the group of

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Nestor E. Arellano and Owen Fletcher

Canadian scientists develop new “mind-reading” technology

Max Weinryb suffered asphyxiation when he was born and lack of oxygen caused irreversible damage to his brain. Now 15-years-old, he is “trapped-in” – unable to communicate by speech or movement – and

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Machine learning algorithm finds affinity in data

Brendan Frey, a professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Toronto, published a paper on what he called “affinity propagation” in the February issue of the academic journal

Published on: March 5th, 2007 Shane Schick