technology

Pearl Automation, Auto Startup Built By Ex-Apple Engineers, to Shut Down

Pearl Automation, a startup built by ex-Apple engineers that raised $50 million ($66.2 million CDN) to build automotive tech, has shut down, according to a new report from Axios. Pearl's flagship (and now only) product was Pearl RearVision, a $500 USD digital wireless rearview camera that users attached to their vehicle's rear license plate and viewed on...

Google Plans to Build High-Tech Neighbourhood in Toronto

Toronto's waterfront is undergoing lots of development, but there's still plenty of opportunities to reshape the areas located right by the lake. According to a new report from CBC News, Alphabet Inc's (Google's parent company) urban innovation arm Sidewalk Labs responded to Waterfront Toronto's request for proposal to build up Quayside. This is a new 12-acre...

Rare Video Emerges of Steve Jobs at CAUSE ’98 Conference

A video has emerged showing Steve Jobs talking at the CAUSE '98 conference. During the talk, Jobs warned that Apple should start focusing on building great products, instead of focusing on making a profit. What happened at Apple, to be honest, over the years was… the goal used to be to make the best computers...

The Golden Age of the Gadget May Be Coming To An End: NYT

“Gadgets” have always been the crux of personal technology. Whether it be a transistor radio, a Walkman, an iPhone, or a FitBit, tech gadgets have always been part of, if not the majority of, consumer technology. “They were little electronic things that did stuff for you,” reads a report from the New York Times. “They […]

B.C. Government Developing Smartphone App to Authenticate Your Identity

New technology developed by the government of British Columbia will allow residents to use their driver's licenses to access public services. The government is developing an app that will allow people to tap their new high-tech driver's licences against their smartphones to authenticate their identity. This will allow them to securely login to various government...

Study Shows High Adoption of Various Technologies in Canadian Classrooms

Canada's centre for digital and media literacy MediaSmarts has partnered with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) to survey more than 4,000 teachers across Canada about technology use in the classroom. The study found a high adoption of various technologies in Canadian classrooms, in addition to highlighting challenges that students and teachers have faced in the...

Apple Plans to Invest $10.5 billion in Supply Chain Technology

Apple has a new urgency for next year: it will invest a record $10.5 billion in machines and robots to fine tune the mass production of iDevices and other products. The spending goes for acquiring equipment "to polish the new iPhone 5c's colourful plastic, laser and milling machines to carve the MacBook's aluminum body, and...