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Dow donates $1 million to NAIT applied technologies
Edmonton Journal
Dow Canada has given more than $1 million to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, but the gift will pay dividends for the chemical and plastics company. Of the $1.05 million contribution, $800,000 will go to NAIT’s Centre for Applied Technologies building under construction at its main campus and $250,000 will sponsor a biennial seminar showcasing the field of power engineering.
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How technology is transforming the cosmetics industry
The Telegraph
The rise of online shopping has transformed the way we buy everything from groceries to clothes, but when it comes to cosmetics online shopping has hit the buffers. This is because consumers still want the same 'real-life' experience online as they do in-store – they want to know what a product will look like, or smell like, in order to make a decision.
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Google Voice now supports MMS from most North American carriers except Verizon
The Verge
It's been a long time coming, but Google Voice has now added MMS support from almost every major US carrier. Except for Verizon, that is. Your Google Voice number should now be able to receive in-line MMS photos from people on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or another of "nearly 100 different North American carriers." (In Canada, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, and others are playing nice with MMS / Google Voice compatibility.)
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Google Maps unveils new panoramic views of Canada's iconic landmarks
CTV News
Google Maps has unveiled new street views of some of Canada's most iconic landmarks and parks from coast to coast, giving curious viewers a chance to virtually visit the different destinations. The company unveiled the new street views in a blog post. Some of the new locations include B.C.'s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Alberta's Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump and Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park in New Brunswick.
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FireChat 'off-the-grid' messaging app: What you need to know
CBC News
FireChat, an app that lets users chat without a cellular or internet connection, has been downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong amid mass pro-democracy protests. Here's what you need to know about it. FireChat is an iOS and Android app that lets smartphone and tablet users chat even without a cellular or internet connection. That's why it bills itself as "off-the-grid."

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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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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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After eBay, HP, Symantec may be next in line for a split
ZDNet
Symantec may be poised to join the list of tech heavyweights opting to split: according to a report from Bloomberg, the company is considering carving up its storage and security businesses into two companies. According to sources of the publication with knowledge of Symantec's plans, the company is weighing up options to form two entities, with one focused on selling security products and another specialising in storage.
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Canadarm robotics technology performs breast cancer biopsies
CBC News
Canadarm robotic technology has been adapted to perform breast cancer biopsies inside an MRI scanner, the Canadian Space Agency says. The iconic Canadarm technology graces the International Space Station and flew on NASA’s shuttles to help position astronauts and satellites. Now researchers are using image-guided robotics to perform biopsies with greater accuracy than most humans can achieve.
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Canada greenlights e-labelling for devices, Report
Canada Journal
Industry Canada introduces new regulations around the use of electronic labels on mobile devices and wearable technology The federal government is allowing manufacturers of mobile devices and wearable technology to present government and industry required label information electronically in lieu of physical labels or nameplates. E-labelling is already an accepted practice in the United States, Australia, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Costa Rica.
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Mounties love their drone technology; finding even more uses
Edmonton Sun
Mounties now have more eyes in the sky when it comes to law enforcement -- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) hover over scenes, streaming images down to computer screens. With regulations in Canada ahead of other jurisdictions, RCMP are using the cost-effective camera platforms of UAVs to help with law enforcement.
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Report: Canadian shoppers eager for new payment technology
Toronto Star
Nearly half of Canadians are keen to use smart watches and other wearable devices — from a chip-embedded finger to shirt buttons — to make mobile payments, says a new PayPal Canada survey. Looking for insights on the ever-changing purchasing habits of shoppers, the popular secure payment service found that one-third (29 per cent) of Canadians surveyed have already made a payment on-the-go on their mobile devices, while 23 per cent have used their cell phone in-person at a store to make a purchase – and they report increasing their usage over the last year.
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