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IBM’s Watson will soon become a cyber-security expert, Report

IBM’s Watson will soon become a cyber-security expert, Report

IBM, the world’s largest multinational technology and consulting corporation, has big plans for its Watson computer system, asking eight world-class universities, including three from Canada, to help them teach it how to fight impending cyber threats. Watson, a technology platform made by IBM that uses natural language processing and machine learning, will need to first be taught key terms and ... Read More »

Google will launch an Android VR headset next week, Report

Google will launch an Android VR headset next week, Report

Google is expected to unleash a standalone Android VR headset at the Google I/O 2016 event that will be held next week. Recently, a reference to Android VR was found mentioned in the release notes of recent edition of Unreal Engine 4.12, a suite of tools designed for developing games. A former technology journalist, Peter Rojas, has managed to get ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Killing Sunrise Calendar for Good Reason, Report

Microsoft's Killing Sunrise Calendar for Good Reason, Report

Microsoft confirmed Wednesday that it is ending support of Sunrise, shifting its engineering team to work on the mobile calendar within the iOS and Android versions of Outlook. We knew this day was coming, but it’s still hard news to swallow. Sunrise has remained one of the strongest calendar apps in mobile, providing users with a clean UI and great ... Read More »

OpenMedia asks Netflix’s Reed Hastings to stop blocking ‘privacy-conscious VPN’ customers

OpenMedia asks Netflix’s Reed Hastings to stop blocking privacy-conscious VPN customers

Open Media argues the clampdown unfairly targets people who value their privacy online. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is being asked to reverse his company’s crackdown on privacy-conscious VPN users and find a better way of enforcing its contractual obligations to geographic content restrictions. In a letter backed up by an almost 45,000-strong petition, digital rights group OpenMedia asks Hastings to ... Read More »

Microsoft Opens Canadian Cloud for Business, Report

Microsoft Opens Canadian Cloud for Business, Report

Microsoft today announced that Azure is now generally available from local datacenter regions located in Toronto and Quebec City. Microsoft is also planning to open a datacenter region based in Seoul, South Korea. Including Canada and South Korea, Microsoft has now announced 32 Azure regions around the world with 24 generally available today. “The core of cloud service is security. ... Read More »

HoloFlex: Your Next Smartphone Might Be Flexible And Holographic (Video)

HoloFlex: Your Next Smartphone Might Be Flexible And Holographic

Microsoft may be working on a holographic computing platform that involves a big, expensive headset. But researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have developed a headset-free system that works with a smartphone-sized device. Scientists have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone. The device, dubbed HoloFlex, is capable of rendering 3D images with motion parallax and stereoscopy to multiple ... Read More »

Keswick man clocked at shocking 101 km over speed limit!

Keswick man clocked at shocking 101 km over speed limit!

A 21-year-old man is facing a stunt driving charge after police say he was clocked driving 101 kilometres per hour over the speed limit in Georgina, Ont. An officer conducting speed enforcement on Old Homestead Road May 6, shortly after 6:50 a.m., spotted a silver Honda travelling at high speed. The radar in the police cruiser showed the vehicle was ... Read More »

The Void Announces Ghostbusters ‘Hyper-Reality’ VR Experience (Video)

The Void Announces Ghostbusters 'Hyper-Reality' VR Experience (Video)

Ghostbusters Dimension VR Experience Unveiled By The VOID. In advance of the July 15, 2016 release of Ghostbusters, one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, Sony Pictures, Madame Tussauds New York, Ghost Corps and THE VOID have teamed up to bring Ghostbusters to life like never before. Included in the multi-sensory, all-immersive environment will be Ghostbusters: Dimension, ... Read More »

Sergio Marchionne: Self-driving cars could be on roads in five years

Sergio Marchionne: Self-driving cars could be on roads in five years

Self-driving cars could hit roads within five years, the head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has said, days after the company announced an alliance with Google parent Alphabet. Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne told guests at an event that the two companies have yet to decide who will own the data from the fleet of 100 autonomous Pacifica minivans. The vehicles ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalling 187000 Dodge Journey vehicles “Report”

Fiat Chrysler recalling 187000 Dodge Journey vehicles, Report

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 198,000 Dodge Journey SUVs in Canada and the U.S. to repair possible power steering fluid leaks. Affected are 2009-2016 Dodge Journey SUVs equipped with optional block heaters, with nearly 187,500 of the vehicles in Canada and almost 11,000 in the U.S. According to the automaker, only the models with the optional block heaters are ... Read More »