Technology

Salmon Arm meet-up aims to inspire teens to seek tech careers

Hundreds of students packed a Salmon Arm high school to check out potential careers in the tech industry on Tuesday.

Rise in airplane ‘incidents’ in Canada due to federal cuts, pilots say

New figures today from the Transportation Safety Board show that there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators

X-ray uncovers artwork under Picasso masterpiece housed at Ontario gallery

The oil painting is currently housed at the Art Gallery of Ontario and was originally painted by Picasso in 1902.

Airbnb vows to crack down on sex traffickers using its properties as brothels

Airbnb is teaming up with anti-trafficking charity Polaris to train its employees, develop new systems and work with the police to spot signs of...

Facebook will use postcards in attempt to prevent Russian meddling in elections

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office.

Students caught in the Florida school shooting chronicled their trauma on social media

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland Fla., posted videos and photos on Snapchat and Instagram that documented their...

Oilsands tech touted for pipeline capacity boost still years from deployment

Two years after a blue-ribbon panel called on the Alberta government to encourage partial upgrading of bitumen from the oilsands to enhance value and...

Guelph-based Linamar part of $950-million ‘superclusters’ funding

The supercluster proposal was led by Guelph-based Linamar Corporation on behalf of a coalition of more than 140 partners.

Two decade boil-water advisory ends for First Nations communities using UBC tech

Thanks to an innovative water treatment system created by UBC engineering professor Madjid Mohseni, five families on two reserves are able to drink...

Province won't further mandate use of CO detectors – for now

While loved ones of an Airdrie boy killed by carbon monoxide push for mandatory CO detectors in more buildings, provincial officials say they have no...

Text, voice or email: Halifax looking for new way to send out mass notifications

The document outlines that the HRM may be able to use the mass notification tool to send out information on traffic disruptions, civic events,...

Quebec AI group makes Ottawa's list of five tech 'superclusters'

The AI supercluster is headed by Quebec City-based Groupe Optel and will work on building intelligent supply chains through AI and robotics.

Government reveals who is getting $950M in ‘supercluster’ funding

Navdeep Bains has named five technology groups that will each get a piece of up to $950 million in what the government calls its "superclusters...

'Supercluster' Funding: Navdeep Bains Unveils 5 Tech Groups Will Split $950M

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has named five technology groups that will each get a piece of up to $950 million in what the government...

Dog-like robot that can open doors prompts fears, conversation over potential uses

Many social media users question whether such technology is going too far — and veering into a scary territory.