Tech trends for 2020: minimalism, satellite-driven data and China's rise as a superpower

Tech trends for 2020: minimalism, satellite-driven data and China's rise as a superpower

Every January, along with the new year come scads of predictions about what lies ahead.  This year, device fatigue is rampant, savvy consumers aren’t swayed by novelty and the so-called “techlash” against big tech companies like Facebook and Google is in full force. And with climate change and increasing natural disasters, people are starting to question the carbon footprint of […]

This 28-year-old tech worker makes $75,000 — but she’s $30,000 in debt and gives 10% of her income to her church. Can she still enjoy life?

This 28-year-old tech worker makes $75,000 — but she’s $30,000 in debt and gives 10% of her income to her church. Can she still enjoy life?

In our new Smart Money series, #MilliennialMoney, we ask people living in the Greater Toronto Area to record every penny they spend in a typical week. Then, using tips from a financial adviser, we challenge them to cut their spending the following week so they can save more money. Will they fail or succeed? How […]

Canada’s competition bureau ‘monitoring’ tech giants for anti-competitive behaviour

Canada’s competition bureau ‘monitoring’ tech giants for anti-competitive behaviour

The Canadian Competition Bureau says it is closely monitoring big technology firms “to ensure they do not engage in anti-competitive conduct,” as regulators around the globe crack down on the world’s leading digital companies. “Should evidence come to light of anti-competitive conduct that may affect the Canadian marketplace, the bureau won’t hesitate to take appropriate […]

The people trying to move Canada's tech boom to the boonies: Don Pittis

The people trying to move Canada's tech boom to the boonies: Don Pittis

Over the last five years Canada has been a high-tech job creation machine.  Year after year, the Toronto area alone has generated more technology jobs than San Francisco, Seattle or any other U.S. city. Vancouver has seen a similar economic boom. Both cities, with top universities and hospitals, a high quality of life and an enormous […]

Real estate industry poised for a tech disruption in 2019

Real estate industry poised for a tech disruption in 2019

Real estate agent Shawn Zigelstein remembers a time, just a few years ago, when a printer, scanner and fax machine were the most important tools of his trade. Now, those gadgets are nearly obsolete. Real estate agent at Royal LePage Shawn Zigelstein poses for a photograph at his office in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Monday, […]

Apple closing tech loophole police use to crack iPhones

Apple closing tech loophole police use to crack iPhones

Apple Inc. said Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices.  The company told Reuters it was aiming to protect all customers, especially in countries where phones are readily obtained by police or by criminals with extensive resources. The privacy standard-bearer of the tech industry said it will […]

Amazon, Microsoft results help ease tech industry’s growth concerns

Amazon, Microsoft results help ease tech industry’s growth concerns

SEATTLE—Big technology stocks took a beating over the past several weeks on concerns that the industry’s growth surge was under threat. But results this week from Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp. — among the most valuable companies in the world — went a long way toward proving the naysayers wrong. Solid […]