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CRTC hearing will determine access to new fibre technology
The Globe and Mail
Canada's telecom regulator begins a hearing that is expected to shape the landscape of the country's Internet market and determine whether small players gain access to the latest generation of high-speed services.
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Facial referencing technology enhances safety at B.C. ski resort
IT World Canada
Whistler Blackcomb is hoping to catch more thieves and illegitimate thrill seekers with a new network of surveillance cameras, and high-tech software that uses facial referencing technology. North America's largest combined resort recently replaced its aging video surveillance systems with a new high-tech network, connected via fibre cable stretching from its village stores all the way across its slopes.
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Recharge your phone in 30 seconds?
Canoe.ca
An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries.
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Cheaper smartphones gain popularity among consumers
CBC News
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.
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Social media terms of service may be trumped by Canadian law
CBC News
Canadian privacy law may protect social media users who don't read a site's terms of use policies and unknowingly or unwittingly agree to have their information shared with other sites.
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Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
Edmoton Sun
Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such methods. "Revenue from the ticket is barely covering costs these days," Uwe Klenovsky, Commercial Director of Thomas Cook Airlines, said at the CAPA World Aviation Summit in Antwerp.

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Technology that puts the classroom in students' laptops
The Globe and Mail
With classrooms extending to students' laptops, tablets and even their phones, post-secondary schools are looking for ways to use constantly changing technology to augment learning. "Teaching and learning is changing," explains Patrick Lyons, the director of teaching and learning at Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Google Transit technology fails Halifax Transit
CBC News
A new piece of technology for Halifax Transit has failed and it's going to take a few weeks to get it back on board.​ Google Transit — a way for people riding the bus to get fast and accurate times and other information on bus routes on their smartphones — crashed last week. The program, which is aligned with Google Maps, may be out of commission for two weeks.

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San Francisco launches international summit for urban wearable tech
CTV News
The city of San Francisco has announced the launch of an inaugural "IoT for Cities Summit and Challenge" to design Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology apps for improving city life for global urban residents.
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Google's latest a spoon that steadies tremors
CBC News
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's Disease to eat without spilling.
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EU digital tsar warns monopolist
Reuters
The European Union's top official for digital markets said on Monday he was concerned that big tech companies may be abusing dominant positions, but he also said investigations into Google must not be rushed.
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