Category: Technology

Electric cars held back by inefficient Ont. power system

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Electric cars held back by inefficient Ont. power system

Widespread adoption of electric cars will require huge expansion of power grid Ontario’s overabundance of utility firms may pose a major roadblock to the province’s plan to boost electric cars, some experts say. The experts say Ontario’s 75 independently operated utilities often overlap their efforts and breed inefficiency, holding back upgrades needed so the grid […]

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Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Electric racing motorcycle future of motor sports?

Club needs $25,000 to build electric racing motorcycle The most interesting University of Calgary student  union club is called Team Zeus. It’s only three years old but these undergrads are building an electric racing motorcycle. “For me I’ve always been really fascinated with electric vehicles. I like the idea of being involved with a new up and […]

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Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heartbleed flaw exposes passwords, sensitive data to potential theft

Finnish security team discovered Heartbleed virus A confounding computer bug called “Heartbleed” is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. The breakdown revealed this week affects […]

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Canadian kids online, on social media in greater numbers

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian kids online, on social media in greater numbers

Portable devices, social media not supervised as much by parents of Canadian kids online Canadian kids online are using portable devices and social networks to connect at a younger age than ever before, according to a new study. Phase III of the MediaSmarts study, titled Young Canadians in a Wired World, draws from the responses of […]

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Artificial intelligence or artificial stupidity?

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Artificial intelligence or artificial stupidity?

Artificial intelligence not smart enough yet to be called stupid By Garth Spencer   Every so often, somebody raises the subject of artificial intelligence, and inevitably someone raises the notion of artificial intelligence surpassing human intelligence and “taking over”, or trying to eliminate humanity. This is a great opportunity to examine flawed reasoning, and why […]

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BlackBerry Super Bowl media release “still”-born?

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
BlackBerry Super Bowl media release “still”-born?

BlackBerry’s Super Bowl ad an odd marketing strategy Troy Media – Greg Gazin   As I scanned through the hundred or more of this morning’s emails, the one with the subject line BlackBerry “Super Bowl Commercial Still Image” caught my attention. Of course, the big news this week was the release of the long-awaited and […]

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Maintaining online security on the Internet can’t be casual

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Maintaining online security on the Internet can’t be casual

Internet passwords are being hacked, but people don’t seem to care about online security Troy Media – By Greg Gazin It is better to be the spider, or at least aware of the spider, than the fly on the worldwide web. Use caution on the internet to avoid being inter-netted and fear, good healthy fear that […]

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Wave 2013 to bring new technology and products to Canadian market

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wave 2013 to bring new technology and products to Canadian market

Executives from around the world attend the Wave 2013 summit in Lake Louise Beacon Staff Reporter More than 400 executives are expected to attend the second bi-annual Wave 2013 conference held at Chateau Lake Louise from May 5 to 8. The conference will draw together business professionals and technology innovators for three days of presentations, one-on-one […]

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Hacking passwords easy in most cases, says Deloitte report

| January 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
Hacking passwords easy in most cases, says Deloitte report

Deloitte report also predicts subscription TV will continue Beacon Staff Reporter In a startling revelation, the Deloitte report of Canadian Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions has said that over 90 per cent of user-generated passwords are vulnerable to hacking in a matter of seconds. “Passwords containing at least eight characters, one number, mixed-case letters and non-alphanumeric […]

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93 per cent of moms shopped on their smartphone in 2012

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
93 per cent of moms shopped on their smartphone in 2012

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