Tinkerine rises on deal with SoftBank to distribute 3D Printers


Shares of Tinkerine Studios (TSXV:TTD) are up today after the company announced an MOU with with SBCK Corp., a subsidiary of Korea’s SoftBank, that will grant the company the exclusive right to distribute and sell Vancouver-based Tinkerine’s full suite of 3D printing products. Tinkerine Director of Business Development, Rob Smith, characterized the deal. “We are […]

Canadian Light Source Research Set to Change How We See Electronics


The Canadian Light Source, a football-field sized synchrotron facility located underground at the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, has been shedding some interesting light on the behaviour of materials that may radically change how we build electronics in the near future. While cutting edge research elsewhere is being done into “quantum computing” and the […]

Montreal’s OMsignal and Ralph Lauren To Debut Smart T-Shirts At U.S. Open


At next week’s U.S. Open tennis tournament, Ralph Lauren will be debuting a T-shirt developed in collaboration with Montreal-based wearable tech firm OMsignal, the first example of wearable tech to be road-tested by a mainstream fashion label. “Everyone is exploring wearable tech watches and headbands and looking at cool sneakers,” David Lauren, executive vice president […]

QNX Software to Present Autonomous Car Strategies at Munich Conference


QNX Software Systems, now formally part of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, will take to the Telematics Update conference stage in Munich this November to deliver a presentation on strategies for the future of the autonomous car. Billed by auto manufacturer Kia as “the Paris Motorshow of the telematics world”, the Telematics Update conference will present over […]

Smartcool Tests Diesel Efficiency System for Trucking Refrigeration


Vancouver energy efficiency specialists Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV:SSC) have wrapped up a beta testing initiative with a Florida-based food distribution firm, the goal of which is to determine the impact of Smartcool technology on compressor optimization in refrigerated trucking. Smartcool technologies are already known for reducing the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and […]

Clearpath Robotics Pens Open Letter For Campaign To Stop Killer Robots

"We encourage those who might see business opportunities in this technology to seek other ways to apply their skills and resources for the betterment of humankind. " - Clearpath Robotics Open Letter

Clearpath Robotics, the Kitchener-based robot developer and manufacturer has lobbed an ethical consideration at its industry, not only signing up to support the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, but also releasing an open letter on the subject, penned by its chief technical officer and co-founder, Ryan Gariepy. The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots launched in […]

Bombardier to cut 1800 jobs in the wake of CSeries delays


Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) late Wednesday said that Bombardier Aerospace president and chief operating officer, Guy Hachey, is retiring and that the company will cut 1800 jobs. The news comes after extensive delays in the company’s narrow-body, twin-engine CSeries, which fell under Hachey’s charge. Last November, after a decade and more than $3.5-billion spent, the maiden voyage […]

Pimped Out “Coolest” Cooler Set to Break Kickstarter Record

With a modest goal of $50,000, the Coolest pushed through the $1.7 million mark on Day 2, and is about to smash through the $2 million mark on its third day listed on Kickstarter.

File under: “Zeitgeist: Tapping”, a Kickstarter campaign with a twist is making crowdfunding history. It’s a pimped-out cooler called the Coolest, with a blender and a USB charger and onboard speakers. If you’re camping this summer, the Coolest has instantly become your must-have gadget. (You’re salivating now, but you’ll have to wait for your Coolest […]