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NBCC Civil Engineering Technology student receives national scholarship

A first-year New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) student in the Civil Engineering Technology: Construction Management program is one of two recipients of a national scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of Manulife Canada, Sam Scott received the $1,000 scholarship from the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) at a presentation at NBCC Moncton Campus. The scholarship is awarded to the dependent of a certified member of the CCTT to assist with the costs of studies that lead to a technician or technology diploma from a recognized program of studies in engineering or applied science technology.
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Calgary Transit's new website and real-time technology overwhelmed by heavy traffic
Calgary Herald
The next bus to modern transit technology has still not arrived, even if the Internet claims it has. Glitches marred the launch of Calgary Transit’s new user-friendly website and highly anticipated real-time bus information, which is supposed to allow users to enter a bus route or stop number on a phone, tablet or desktop computer and instantly find out exactly when their bus will arrive.
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Canadians spending drastically more time online, comScore study shows
Toronto Star
As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets and as of August, there were about 27.8 million Canadian adults accessing the Internet with a computer, comScore reports. There are 3,843 million Canadian’s under the age of 9. That means there could be 3.9 million Canadians over the age of 9 that are not online. On average, those online spent almost 39 hours a month browsing the web with a desktop or laptop.
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Canadian Internet usage: 5 ways CIOs should use the statistics
IT World Canada
The data on Canadian Internet usage in 2014 from comScore offered CIOs two surprises. For one, IT industry predictions are turning out to be true. And second, they seem to be truer here than anywhere else. In statistics that were widely reported, comScore said interest in video and the popularity of smartphones and apps is propelling Internet use in Canada like never before. The company said mobile devices and video boosted the average time spent online to 75 hours a month, or about 2.5 hours a day.
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NBCC Civil Engineering Technology student receives national scholarship

A first-year New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) student in the Civil Engineering Technology: Construction Management program is one of two recipients of a national scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of Manulife Canada, Sam Scott received the $1,000 scholarship from the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) at a presentation at NBCC Moncton Campus. The scholarship is awarded to the dependent of a certified member of the CCTT to assist with the costs of studies that lead to a technician or technology diploma from a recognized program of studies in engineering or applied science technology.

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Ingram Micro to provide unlocked BlackBerry phones to VARs
Computer Dealer News
Ingram Micro Canada has struck a deal with BlackBerry that will allow the Ontario-based technology products distributor to sell unlocked BlackBerry smart phones to Canadian retailers and resellers.

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2014 Applied Research / Technology Report Contest
CCTT
The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Applied Research / Technology Report National Contest.

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Rosetta mission spacecraft makes historic landing on comet
CBC News via The Associated Press
A European spacecraft made history by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe. The landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko required immense precision, as even the slightest error could have resulted in cosmic calamity.
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Submarine cable to be built across South Atlantic
BizTech Africa
Angola Cables has announced that it has signed a contract with system supplier NEC Corporation to build the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic ocean. The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) will connect Angola and Brazil and will link the rest of Africa with Latin America for the first time. This project will enable fast speed and high capacity international data transmissions from one continent to the next, incentivising international trade and economic growth between and amongst South Africa, Africa and the rest of the globe.
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Virtual reality aims for the mobile phone
MIT Technology Review
A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges. Max Cohen, head of mobile at Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup bought by Facebook this year for $2 billion, is unequivocal: the dominant way most consumers will experience virtual reality will be on mobile devices.
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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with touchpad gestures, OneDrive selective sync, and MKV support
VB News
Microsoft today released the second update to Windows 10 preview as part of the company’s Windows Insider Program. The new arrival adds a slew of new features and bumps the build number from 9860, which arrived on October 21, to 9879. The update should arrive overnight for Windows 10 preview users via Windows Update (your PC has to be plugged in, and be on or sleeping). If you want to get build 9879 now, head to PC Settings, select “Update and recovery,” then “Preview builds,” and click the “Check Now” button.
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How facial recognition technology is creeping into daily life
CBC News
The Calgary Police Service became the first force in Canada to start using facial recognition software to match suspects against a mug shot database this week, but it likely won't be the last. The use of facial recognition technology is growing not just in law enforcement and security fields but also in commerce.
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'Star Wars' 3-D hologram technology has finally arrived
PSFK
Ever since Princess Leia first digitally appeared before Luke Skywalker in 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV, hologram technology has been at the foreground of science-fiction plotlines and special effects. Though holographic projection technology has arrived in limited form as an entertainment novelty (think Coachella’s Tupac hologram), it has not yet entered the everyday consumer market. Or so you may believe, until you meet the BLEEN Projection System.
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