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Face Time, or Face-to-face Time: The Medium Makes a Difference
April 17, 2015 – 8:23 am

With less time spent practicing and performing real face-to-face communication, the scientists’ worry, social skills will decline, much as without physical exercise, muscle tone in our bodies will decline.

by Lee Rickwood

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Hacking Health Design Challenge puts technology in the service of patients & doctors
April 15, 2015 – 12:02 am
Hacking Health Design Challenge puts technology in the service of patients & doctors

 

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) hosted an eight week Hacking Health Design Challenge where over 80 developers worked to create innovations to transform healthcare in Ontario. 

Why Apple will never make a TV
April 14, 2015 – 1:18 am
Why Apple will never make a TV

By Ted Kritsonis

Apple TV

For years, rumours have ebbed and flowed on Apple’s alleged plans to enter the TV market by designing and manufacturing its own flat-panel TV. Such a scenario already seemed unlikely, given that the company’s interest had more to do with software than hardware.

High Tech Incubators Support Entrepreneurs with Precedent Setting Partnership
April 10, 2015 – 10:13 am
High Tech Incubators Support Entrepreneurs with Precedent Setting Partnership

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) is partnering with Waterloo’s Communitech and Toronto’s OneEleven to share their facilities, resources and talent. Communitech and OneEleven, like the DMZ, help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Choosing between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9
April 9, 2015 – 5:22 pm
Choosing between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

A new year means a new crop of flagship smartphones, and among the group of Android handsets, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 are two of the best to choose from. Both are compelling and refined, making the decision more of a practical one.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival
April 8, 2015 – 9:44 pm
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Set to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival

By Christine Persaud
A new documentary called CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 15-26 in New York City, and sheds light on the need for encouraging more female participation – and acceptance – in the computer sciences.

Ranking Canada’s Telecom Providers on Consumer Complaints, Code Violations, Privacy Protections
April 6, 2015 – 9:46 am
Ranking Canada’s Telecom Providers on Consumer Complaints, Code Violations, Privacy Protections

Canadians are amng the world’s leading consumers of Internet and cell services, but companies that deliver the goods to us have more work to do in terms of being open and respectful about service contracts, monthly fees and consumer privacy.

by Lee Rickwood

Has flagship smartphone innovation plateaued?
April 2, 2015 – 10:14 am
Has flagship smartphone innovation plateaued?

 

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Many of 2015’s flagship smartphone releases look a bit uninspired and iterative. Have we finally gotten to the point where smartphone innovation is at a standstill?

Is the edge different enough in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?
March 31, 2015 – 6:13 pm
Is the edge different enough in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

Since Samsung announced it would launch two versions of the Galaxy S6 — a regular “flat” model and the Edge — consumers will have to choose between them. But the only real difference is the latter’s edged display, so what does it do and is it worth the extra $100 asking price?

Connected Car solutions emerging for older vehicles
March 29, 2015 – 11:29 pm
Connected Car solutions emerging for older vehicles

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Connected car solutions are coming to market this year and mostly on brand new models. Some companies are seeing an opportunity creating products for older cars.

York U.’s Lassonde School of Engineering Challenges Itself to Attract More Female Students
March 27, 2015 – 2:05 pm
York U.’s Lassonde School of Engineering Challenges Itself to Attract More Female Students

By Christine Persaud
The Lassonde School of Engineering at York University in Toronto is making a major commitment to women and technology by striving to become the first engineering school in Canada to reach a 50:50 gender balance.

MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program at Ryerson University
March 25, 2015 – 10:33 pm
MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program at Ryerson University

By Yasmin Ranade
The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) announced the ‘MasterCard Women in Entrepreneurship Program’ earlier this month, aimed to fuel the success of women-led start-ups.

Automation Basics – A guide to the connected home
March 23, 2015 – 10:37 am
Automation Basics – A guide to the connected home

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
Few new technologies are as anticipated as the connected home. The idea that we can manage, control, and monitor our homes on mobile devices is truly compelling.