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2012-01-16, deSpiegel online

A European project is developing technology that could make flying cars a reality. But to avoid the dangers of a crowded sky, researchers are borrowing lessons from robots and bats.

2012-01-13, Fastcoexist.com

In the future, you’ll be able to figure out what’s wrong with you or a friend, simply by scanning them with your cell phone. In the present, two companies are racing to make the...

2012-01-12, Marketwire

Hydro Ottawa's powerline maintainers are sharing their expertise with Algonquin College students as part of a collaboration to deliver the college's new Powerline Technician program....

2012-01-12, Technology Review

Nanosensors patrolling your bloodstream for signs of an imminent stroke, releasing drugs to stop it in its tracks. Cell phones that display your vital signs and take ultrasound images of your...

2012-01-12, National Post

If your car has an in-dash computer for making calls using voice commands or getting weather updates, chances are it’s running on technology developed in Ottawa by QNX Software...

2012-01-11, Network World

People aged 18 and 29 are more tech-savvy than other generations, are achievement-oriented and, some would say, are an entitled group that's infiltrating the workforce. A new study takes a...

2012-01-11, National Post

Checking Facebook is a regular habit for its 800 million users and now that habit has reached a new frontier: the automobile. Mercedes-Benz USA is bringing Facebook to its cars, with a special...

2012-01-11, CNET

Nearly every device from your TV to your fridge is going to be networked and could very well be Android-powered. The smartphone will become the portal to other devices and appliances in the home...

2012-01-10, CNN

"Learn to program" has gone viral thanks to a clever campaign by Codecademy, a startup that helps newbies learn the basics of software coding.  Sign up for the free project and...

2012-01-10, Fastcoexist.com

Sony engineers have built a simple home biofuel battery that runs on newspapers and other paper products. Using the cellulose abundant in plant fibers, the little battery uses advanced enzymes...

2012-01-10, Wired

It may not sound like much - a video blogger buys a toy helicopter for aerial news coverage. But internationally known blogger Tim Pool attracts tens of thousands of viewers to his live-stream...

2012-01-09, Globe and Mail

Marketers are hoping 2012 is the year they finally turn into mercantile versions of Santa Claus who know everything about their customers. In the past few years, companies have amassed trillions...

2012-01-06, Globe and Mail

RCMP Sergeant Jeff Cameron took a laptop seized in a drug bust, hooked it up to his computer and ran digital forensics software created in Waterloo. The software categorized more than 14,000...

2012-01-05, Network World

With big data, mobile computing, social media, cloud computing and the consumerization of IT all converging on IT in 2012, some new - and intriguing - job titles are beginning to emerge.

2012-01-05, Canadian University Press

Linda Pilarski, a University of Alberta professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Nanotechnology and her team have created a thumbnail size chip that can test for up to 80 different...

2012-01-05, Oshawa Express

The new Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is officially open for business.  “ERC will attract new...

2012-01-04, Smart Planet

Organizations are awash in big data, opening up huge opportunities to predict customer preferences and market growth. But to get to information nirvana, companies need people with the right...

2012-01-04, Fastcoexist.com

With more people flocking to cities, there is an urgent demand for smarter, more sustainable cities. What many people don’t realize is that buildings account for 70% of all energy use and...

2012-01-04, CNET News

Here's an intriguing design concept  - an electrical wall socket that unplugs itself as a way of saving power.  If your toaster sits idle for too long, the "PumPing Tap"...

2012-01-03, Canadian Business

Google marked its 10th year in Canada by nearly doubling its staff here and it intends to make its presence even larger in 2012. "Some of the smartest talent we have corporately comes out...

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