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CCTT to become Canada's signatory for new international mobility Agreement for Technicians
CCTT
During the June meetings of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) held in Istanbul, Turkey, CCTT entered into an agreement in principle with five other IEA member nations (United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand) to establish a new international mobility agreement for engineering technicians. The accord will be known as the Agreement on International Engineering Technicians (AIET).

Photo: CCTT Vice-Chair David Little (second from left) represents Canada in Istanbul Turkey as signatory to the new Agreement on International Engineering Technicians
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Technology not yet ready for Next Generation 911
Global News
Advocates for Next Generation 911 want smartphone users to not only have the ability to call their local emergency provider but also to send texts, photos and videos. There are more than 28.4 million wireless phone subscribers in Canada, with more than one in five households having cellphones as their only form of phone service, according to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. However, adopting and implementing the advanced emergency system is far more complex than hitting "send" to 911.
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Mastercard testing facial recognition security app
BBC News
Mastercard is testing a smartphone app that uses facial recognition to verify online purchases. Users in the trial can hold their phone up as though taking a selfie to approve transactions. "The new generation, which is into selfies... I think they'll find it cool," the firm's security expert Ajay Bhalla told CNN. One security expert told the BBC facial recognition should be complemented with "extra layers of security".
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Samsung announces a breakthrough in doubling the capacity of lithium batteries
Tech Gadget Central
Samsung has a lot on its mind right now, especially with its investment in FOVE and the vulnerabilities in some of its products. Recently, they've announced that they made a breakthrough in doubling the capacity of lithium batteries. How did they achieve this? For the battery's cathodes (an electrode where a conventional current leaves a polarized electrical device), Samsung had to design a new coating method in order to overcome the cycling performance/capacity limitations.
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10 ways technology could change aging in the next 10 years
Huffington Post
Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years. Mobile devices, wearable gadgets, and Internet-based technologies will help older adults age in place while monitoring their health and safety. We've decided to take a look at the 10 things we expect to see in our technological futures.
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Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerized cooking is coming
The Independent
We've been hearing ad nauseam about driverless cars. Next up will be the cookless kitchen. There's a lot of stuff simmering in that realm. Investors have been pouring money into "food tech" startups the past couple of years. Entrepreneurs are turning spicy phrases such as "the new restaurant is no restaurant".
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NASA selects leading-edge technology concepts for continued study
Phys.org
NASA has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts Program. The selections are based on the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities or significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.
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The merits and challenges of electric cars
Extreme Tech
Electric vehicles deserve more market share than the 1 per cent they now eke out in the U.S. Of the 16.5 million cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. last year, EVs could do the jobs of at least a million of them, an order of magnitude more than the meager-but-growing 63,000 battery-only electric vehicles sold last year.
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Pens are making a high-tech comeback
Wired
Steven Bathiche, Director of Research at Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group, hands me a pen. It's a new pen, a prototype, but it's actually the screen he's excited about. In the meticulously organized lab he runs he's built a computer with almost zero latency — when you do something, the computer reacts instantly. Bathiche has solved that infuriating problem where you write or draw on a screen, and the ink is always a half-second behind your finger.
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