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How clean technology can save Canadian manufacturing
BCBusiness.ca
Canada’s burgeoning clean technology sector was the focus of a panel hosted by the David Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver. The country’s clean technology industry—which includes companies in transportation, power generation, recycling, and even oil and gas waste management—employed 41,000 in 2012 and contributed $11.3 billion to Canada’s GDP.
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Corporate Canada can mitigate risk by embracing cloud-based technology
IT World Canada
Canadians aren’t risk takers, at least when it comes to technology. And with an innovation such as cloud computing, there’s a general fear of the unknown and a misconception that it’s not safe. The typical notion around cloud computing is that information is flying around a data centre somewhere far away rather than securely locked up in a local server room. In reality, whether your data is locked up in a data centre – data doesn’t actually like to move anywhere – or in a local server, it’s still susceptible to being hacked or mined.
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India puts satellite into orbit around Mars
CBC News via The Associated Press
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers. In scenes broadcast live on Indian TV, scientists broke into wild cheers as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to manoeuvre the spacecraft into its designated place around the red planet.
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Vancouver aquarium uses drone technology to track killer whales
Global News
From surveillance to online delivery, drones are increasingly infiltrating all aspects of our daily lives, but researchers at the Vancouver aquarium are hoping the new technology will help them keep a closer eye on resident killer whale populations. The aquarium is testing out a new tool called hexacopter, also known as an unmanned aircraft, that will allow the aquarium to track and monitor killer whales in local waters.
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Passport to success? BlackBerry pins revival hopes on new device
The Globe and Mail
BlackBerry Ltd. is moving to reverse years of product disappointments with the launch of Passport, an oversized smartphone that marks a new chapter for the fallen technology star. Combining the touch screen of a tablet with a smartphone, Passport is the first of a handful of new phones and software systems the company is rolling out in the coming months to rebuild its almost non-existent share of a smartphone market it virtually invented in 1998 with the first BlackBerry.
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American startup bringing drone technology to Saskatchewan farms
The Regina Leader-Post
As the use of drones becomes more prominent in civilian life and not just the military, one Saskatchewan producer is showing they can also pull their weight on the farm. Brad Hanmer has been testing out the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at his farm in Govan this past season. The drone, valued between $12-15,000, is made by a startup based out of Burlington, CO called RoboFlight.
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Can this piece of wearable technology help rid people of their fashion insecurities?
The Globe and Mail
Sure, the recently unveiled Apple Watch aims to revolutionize your life by performing myriad practical functions for you, but can it read your thoughts, quash your inhibitions and bring out your inner fashionista? The Muse, a new computerized headband that, according to its inventor, promises to “manage your mind,” is the brainchild of Toronto’s Ariel Garten, a 35-year-old designer, neuroscientist, psychotherapist and the CEO of InteraXon, which produces the device (it sells for $299).
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Virtual reality 'teleporter' vacation is a trip, but technology can ruin travel
CBC News
The Starship Enterprise introduced us to the transporter beam but who needs sci-fi when a real-life teleporter offers the ultimate in hassle-free-travel? Marriott hotels' new travel booth lets guests take virtual vacations but some travellers say it takes the thrill out of travel.
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Vancouver aquarium uses drone technology to track killer whales
Global News
From surveillance to online delivery, drones are increasingly infiltrating all aspects of our daily lives, but researchers at the Vancouver aquarium are hoping the new technology will help them keep a closer eye on resident killer whale populations. The aquarium is testing out a new tool called hexacopter, also known as an unmanned aircraft, that will allow the aquarium to track and monitor killer whales in local waters.

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Niagara College: Civil Engineering Technician Program Accredited by CTAB

Niagara College will start the 2014 academic year with a newly accredited Civil Engineering Technician program. A comprehensive review by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) evaluated the program and granted its accreditation status in 2014. This is the third engineering program at Niagara College to obtain national accreditation status from CTAB.

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The covert cellphone tracking tech the RCMP and CSIS won't talk about
The Globe and Mail
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies in Canada won’t say whether they use covert tools called International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) catchers to track the location of mobile phones and devices – even as the extent of their use by U.S. government agencies is raising serious questions among civil libertarians.

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What is the Shellshock bug? Is it worse than Heartbleed?
The Guardian
Security experts are warning that a serious flaw named Shellshock could be about to affect many of the world’s web users. Some analysts warn it could be worse than Heartbleed, a vulnerability within web encryption library OpenSSL which caused a stir this year as it theoretically allowed attackers to take over websites.
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Heat seeker: Meet the thermal-imaging camera you can afford
CNET
If you want to try to find a water leak behind a wall, a person hidden in the bushes at night, or identify passengers with a fever passing through a checkpoint, thermal imaging is the technology for you. But until now, that was only if you've got a very big budget. Cameras equipped with the technology — which measures differences in temperature on the electromagnetic spectrum — have long been too expensive for everyday use. Most cost well over $1,000, if not double, or triple that.
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