Telcos say new anti-spoofing technology won't fully roll out this year

Telcos say new anti-spoofing technology won't fully roll out this year

Canada’s big phone companies warned MPs on a parliamentary committee Tuesday their networks aren’t yet ready to implement new anti-spoofing technology to guard against fake calls — and many existing landline phones and cellphones will need to be upgraded in order for the technology to be effective. Representatives from Bell, Rogers and Telus appeared Tuesday before […]

Inflation-target renewal, impact of technology highlight Bank of Canada’s 2020 work plan, Governor Poloz says

Inflation-target renewal, impact of technology highlight Bank of Canada’s 2020 work plan, Governor Poloz says

Work toward renewing Canada’s inflation-targeting framework and understanding the impact of digital technology highlight a packed agenda for the Bank of Canada in 2020, Governor Stephen S. Poloz said today. In a speech to the Empire Club, Governor Poloz outlined what Canada’s central bank is doing given the major forces that will continue to affect […]

Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?

Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?

Hello there! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: It’s called OOM, and it could change the way we generate power Did Trump help inspire the Green New Deal? […]

Technology focused on health promises women more control over their lives

Technology focused on health promises women more control over their lives

Technology focused on women, or women’s health, has never been a major focus for Silicon Valley. But that’s starting to change. A new niche of the tech industry is taking off, with apps and gadgets that promise women more control over their health and lives. The growing “femtech” market includes tools like period trackers and apps focused on […]

How smart technology gets you to continue paying long after point of sale

How smart technology gets you to continue paying long after point of sale

A common criticism of virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant is that they are always on, always listening, and always connected to the internet. It’s the only way they work. For consumers who are rightfully skeptical of how tech companies big and small are collecting, analyzing, and making money off their data — even […]

'Jaw-dropping' AI technology takes centre stage at CES 2019

'Jaw-dropping' AI technology takes centre stage at CES 2019

Artificial intelligence technology is taking centre stage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which will provide a mouthwatering preview of the gadgetry and tech devices people may be using very soon. The four-day event, which gets underway Tuesday, was preceded by a special media day on Monday giving members of the press a sneak peek of […]

How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth

It’s big, cold, blue and 4.3 billion kilometres away. But astronomers using cutting-edge optics technology have taken an image of Neptune that is nearly as sharp as those taken from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), nestled in the mountains of Chile’s Atacama Desert, was recently outfitted with a new type of adaptive […]

The hottest thing in technology is your voice

The hottest thing in technology is your voice

Among the myriad wonders at the world’s biggest electronics expo: robotic maids, flying iPhones, and glasses that allow the blind to see. But the real symbol of where we’re headed is spinning slowly on a dais: a sleek, black toilet that one might imagine in one of the USS Enterprise’s many bathrooms. The reason Kohler’s Numi toilet will retail for […]