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Tackling the opioid crisis through innovative technology

In response to the opioid crisis and the escalation in the number of deaths from prescription medicines, heroin and opioids in the United States, innovators, and tech companies are using technology to create solutions.

INFINITI Global's Dane Fisher talks digital transformation

If you’re not innovating in the automotive industry right now, you’re dead and dying. The influence of disruptors like Tesla and the fast pace of technological changes in vehicles are driving companies to rapidly future proof their product lines.

Rover comes out on top at culmination of the INFINITI Lab program

Luxury car brand INFINITI hosted its pre-accelerator pitch night this week for eight Toronto startups. After a rigorous four-week program, the innovators were ready to show why their products represent the best in IoT and smart city technology.

This company is taking cues from Amazon to reinvent manufacturing

3D printing was supposed to reinvent the world — giving common people the simple tools they needed to create any object they needed, right when they needed it, provided it was made out of certain metals or plastic.

Elevate Toronto CEO says it’s time the city stopped being humble

Razor Suleman is the CEO and cofounder of Elevate Toronto. The new three-day technology festival runs from September 12-14 and will promote the unique innovation ecosystem that calls Toronto home.

Elevate Toronto to bring city’s startup ecosystem to global stage

Toronto already has the ‘Hollywood North’ reputation going for it. The City is a widely sought-after film destination, and the Toronto International Film Festival has put the city on the creative map.

Clearing up space junk with lizard inspired grippers

Houston - An unusual development in robotics: a new gripper system designed for clearing up space junk, with the inspiration drawn from gecko feet. We investigate.

Vote for the best invention of all time

London - English Heritage has recently conducted a poll of visitors to its historic places to find out what the greatest invention of all time is. There are some interesting selections, with the Internet and the humble tea bag among them.

China's version of Amazon already using drones for delivery

Beijing - It has been four years since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduced us to the company's newest innovation, a drone that would deliver packages to our doorsteps within 30 minutes of ordering. China's Amazon clone, JD.com has beaten them to it.

Trump taps son-in-law to head bureaucracy overhaul: report

Washington - US President Donald Trump has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead a new White House office, that aims to apply ideas from the business world to help streamline the government, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Five key technology trends for 2017

From a fitness app linked to an exercise mat to a predicted big advance in Cloud computing, we select five technology innovations that could help to shape technology in 2017.

Three ways a Trump presidency could affect Apple

Republican Donald Trump is now the president-elect in what's being called the biggest upset in American political history.

Israel presents its own pavilion at the upcoming MEDICA 2016 Special

The Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy of Israel together with the Non-Profit Organization Israel Export Institute, will present the Israeli Pavilion at MEDICA 2016 the upcoming international medical exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany

Student innovators receive Edison Awards

Edison Universe sponsors a contest that allows students to showcase their student innovations. From the contest, three winners have been selected.

No plans for killer USs military robots... yet

Washington - Robotic systems and unmanned vehicles are playing an ever-growing role in the US military -- but don't expect to see Terminator-style droids striding across the battlefield just yet.

Game over? New AI challenge to human smarts

Paris - Every two years or so, computer speed and memory capacity doubles -- a head-spinning pace that experts say could see machines become smarter than humans within decades.

New tech gives stop-motion animation its Oscar moment

Stop-motion animation moved into the fast(er) lane when LAIKA studio decided to employ 3D technologies to create its characters’ thousands of faces.

How your smartphone will play a key role in your healthcare Special

Despite forecasts that 2015 would see a slowing of tech sector investment, this fiscal year is poised to be the most successful year for startup businesses and tech since 2000.

Op-Ed: Innovation insights from the master, Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was adopted at birth in 1955. He grew up in California. He dropped out of college but voluntarily took a course in calligraphy. He found it beautiful and fascinating. The marriage of aesthetics and technology became his life-long obsession.

Canon unveils a 250MP CMOS sensor for DSLR cameras

Camera manufacturer Canon has created the world's highest resolution CMOS sensor that can fit inside conventional DSLR cameras. Capable of shooting photos with 250-megapixels, Canon claims it makes the branding on airplanes 18km away visible.

Software lets paralyzed people speak by breathing

Another example of a potentially revolutionary new technology allows paralyzed people to speak by analysing their "breath signals". Software can recognise specific patterns of breathing and then translate those rhythms into a spoken word.

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an 'interesting toy', not innovation

The CEO of renowned Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch has slammed the new generation of smartwatches, most notably led by the Apple Watch. Calling the wearable an "interesting toy", the watchmaker insisted that mechanical devices are still better overall.

Op-Ed: The rise of the corporate innovation unit

Nine out of 10 companies believe that they are too slow to market with new products. In the consumer goods category around 80 percent of new products fail.

Your bag could be made from rotting fruit

Rotterdam - In an innovation in eco-friendly products, six students from Netherlands created leather from rotting fruit, a first for bio-technology.

Google announces massive restructuring, 'Alphabet' parent company

Google has surprised the world by announcing a large-scale restructuring of its entire business that will result in the formation of a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain the search giant itself and the various other companies it has acquired.

BBC experiment lets you change TV channels with your mind

The BBC has announced that it is experimenting with brainwave reading devices that could let you control the iPlayer with only your mind. The broadcasting company has already built an internal prototype that lets you choose a program by thinking of it.

Teen scientist wins Gordon E. Moore Award of $75,000

A pair of precocious teenage scientists from Vancouver have been awarded this year's prestigious Intel prizes for science and engineering

This $9 computer wants to 'work, play and everything in between'

A $9 computer seeking crowd-funding right now is making waves in the technology world because of its promise of being able to do anything an ordinary computer could do, while still fitting with ease into the palm of your hand and carrying that low price.

Federal Aviation Administration allows for Amazon’s drones

Last Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon that will let the company test-drive Prime Air on the American grounds.

HTC CEO steps down to lead company's future tech division

HTC CEO Peter Chou has stepped down as leader of the company to take the helm of the HTC Future Development Lab. He will be replaced by chairwoman Cher Wang.
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JD.com uses an innovative automated drone delivery system to get goods to consumers in rural areas.
JD.com uses an innovative automated drone delivery system to get goods to consumers in rural areas.
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Tracking the type of drugs being used and where most of the addicts are in municipalities is possible through ivvovative technology developed by Biobot Labs.
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Kakaxi lets you monitor your crops in real time.
Kakaxi lets you monitor your crops in real time.
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Councillor and Advocate for the Innovation Economy Michelle Holland takes a selfie with Mayor Tory.
Councillor and Advocate for the Innovation Economy Michelle Holland takes a selfie with Mayor Tory.
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A joystick controlled remote Continuous Miner HM21 used for underground coal mining
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Monitoring a crop using the Internet of Things.
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Once a package gets to the landing pad, an employee will deliver it to the costomer.
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Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Ne...
Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Netherlands.
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Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Ne...
Wasted fruit and vegetable leftovers were converted into a leather-like material by students from Netherlands.
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Elevate Toronto CEO Razor Suleman says it s Toronto s time to shine.
Elevate Toronto CEO Razor Suleman says it's Toronto's time to shine.
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