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Cellphones mark 30 years in Canada
CBC News
Cellphones debuted in Canada with a call between Art Eggleton and Jean Drapeau, then the mayors of Toronto and Montreal respectively, on July 1, 1985. The regional monopolies that dominated the telephone industry in the early 1980s were concerned that mobile phones would disrupt their grip on nearly every aspect of the market.
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36 per cent of Alberta small business owners investing in technology for mobile workforce
Calgary Herald
A recent Bank of Montreal survey says 36 per cent of Alberta small business owners are investing in technology to support a mobile workforce. The survey also found that 57 per cent plan to invest in equipment and systems upgrades.
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To diversify our economy, we must build workers' essential skills
The Globe and Mail
We all know, often through experience, of people who have been promoted to a supervisory position but just can't handle that higher-level job. They know the basics of the business and can do the entry-level position adequately. However, when faced with having to write clear e-mails, solve problems or reduce workplace conflict, they just aren't up to the job.
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A chronological history of Back to the Future's technology
Consequence of Sound
When you scrape away all the heart and soul out of the Back to the Future trilogy, and there's a lot of that tasty, gooey stuff, you're left with a shiny heap of ingenuity. Director Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter Bob Gale, and production designers Lawrence G. Paull and Rick Carter really connected together to carve out a vision of the future that was both marvelous and accurate.
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Scientists: New 'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could help surgeons and firefighters
The Independent
Scientists have developed a method of projecting 3-D holographic images into the field of view of an observer in an "augmented reality" breakthrough that could one day allow the likes of surgeons and firefighters to benefit from seeing the world through technology similar to that used by comic book superhero Iron Man.
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Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms
Exchange Morning Post
A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades. Their simple theory is expected to open up the study of glasses to non-experts and undergraduates as well as inspire breakthroughs in novel nanomaterials.
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In-home caregivers need a technology upgrade
The Wall Street Journal
More sophistication in diagnostic and monitoring technology is helping seriously ill people stay in their own homes, albeit with increasingly skilled care. Who will these tech-savvy caregivers be in the dawning era of advanced point-of-care testing and tele-health monitoring?
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Toyota, Nissan and Honda push for more fuel cell powering stations
CBC News
Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel combines with oxygen in the air to make water.
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