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 […]

Zecotek gets $7-million investment from Russia’s National Computer Company

The investment by Aquarius, a part of Russia`s National Computer Corporation values Zecotek's 3D division at (US) $35-million.

Most investors who know Vancouver’s Zecotek Photonics (TSXV:ZMS) do so because of its pending infringement case against giants Philips and Saint-Gobain, which alleges that Saint-Gobain’s LYSO crystals infringe Zecotek’s patent, and that Philips infringes by using those crystals in the PET scanners it sells. But a lesser known part of the company -its 3D imaging […]

J.J. Abrams Tweets IMAX Camera Images While Shooting Star Wars

The tweeted photo was accompanied by the hashtag #bestformatever.

  Tweeting a photo from the set of the next Star Wars movie, director J.J. Abrams (@bad_robot) piqued the interest of both Star Wars geeks and IMAX enthusiasts worldwide. The tweeted photo was accompanied by the hashtag #bestformatever. Based in Toronto and Mississauga, the IMAX company was founded in 1968, after premiering a multi-screen format […]

World Cup Data Traffic Running Smoothly On Accedian Networks Platform

The 2014 World Cup connects press centres with 12 stadiums and the airport, linked to transmission hubs based in São Paulo and Rio de Janiero.

Montreal software-defined network (SDN) service provider, and performance assurance solution vendor for mobile backhaul & small cells, Accedian Networks has been assigned the task of ensuring quality of service (QoS) for a mobile provider during the FIFA 2014 World Cup. In partnership with São Paulo-based partner HTCom, which operates in 20 Brazilian states, providing service […]

ShopLocket Relaunches The Blueprint, Connecting Consumers with Stylish Hardware

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After being acquired in January by Cork, Ireland’s PCH International, Toronto e-commerce platform ShopLocket launched Blueprint in April, a sort of online trade publication meant to highlight best-in-class hardware in a magazine-style format, with an emphasis on good design, squarely aimed at up and coming hardware and device makers. And now Blueprint has been rebranded […]