Virtual realty has yet to really hit the mainstream but 2016 might just be the year it finally does.
Devices like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR have delivered on some of the promises of VR, they’ve been held back by a lack of content and their appeal hasn’t yet spread beyond early adopters.read more
Monitoring your content and calorie intake can get complicated, if the apps or the wearables aren’t working for you – try the scale. Slate is the world’s first portable smart scale for nutrition.
The Calgary-based startup have developed a weight scale that connects to android and iOS devices through Bluetooth, and allows you to track calories, macro nutrients, and deliver information based on your serving size and type of meal.read more
The trend now, as it has been for years, is to give every new tech product or strategy a catchy name, preferably an acronym or initialism -- something that will be easy to remember and simpler to write in an email. It may seem a bit cheesy, but businesses do it because it works.
One example of this is BYOD, which is short for bring your own device.read more
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, Americans spend $15 billion annually playing fantasy sports online with approximately $11 billion of that amount being spent on fantasy football.
The NFL’s annual revenue falls just under $10 billion currently which means the "derivative" market has grown larger than the foundational market. That's nuts.read more
For a team of four Torontonians, the results of the 2015 BattleHack World Finals must have seemed like deja vu.
It was the second year in a row that Alex Christodoulou, Christopher Larsen, Ernst Riemer and Maya Kennedy came second in the international competition.read more
CIBC today announced it is partnering with Thinking Capital to expand small business lending in Canada.
The fintech partnership is a first from a major Canadian bank, allowing small business owners to apply for a loan online, receive a credit decision in real time, and have funds in their account just days later.read more
Toronto's Meta announced today that they have raised a $6 million financing round led by Rho Canada Ventures and including Western Technology Investment and iGan Partners.
Meta (formerly ScienceScape) is a machine intelligence and big-data-as-a-service company for researchers and scientific industries and was a finalist for Techvibes 2014 Accelerator Graduate of the Year Award.read more
According to new research from Microsoft Canada, the majority of Canadian business decision-makers (52 per cent) said they are working toward harnessing the power of the cloud.
This represents a huge leap from just a year ago, when 90 per cent of senior Canadian executives surveyed said they were not familiar with the real meaning of the term "cloud computing".read more
Pythian, a 400-person global IT services company, announced this week its new Pythia Program and revealed its gender statistics along with a new glass ceiling metric called the Pythia Index.
Under the Pythia Program, Pythian will actively pursue diversification of its talent base with a specific focus on recruiting women who are making a difference in the IT industry, a segment that cuts across every talent group.read more