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How A.I. could increase the risk of nuclear war by 2040

Artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially result in a nuclear war by 2040, according to a research paper by a U.S. think tank, Rand Corporation.

New technologies impacting the weekly trip to the grocery store

We have talked about grocery shopping in the past and how it has changed in the digital age. But besides bringing the shopping experience online for customers, there are other technologies having an impact on the industry.

This tech startup is starting a net neutral, independent Internet

File transfer startup WeTransfer is creating its own net neutral wireless network. The pilot program will be open to a few households in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. For the first three months, the service will be free.

Apple, Ireland strike deal on 13-billion-euro tax payment

Dublin - Ireland's government on Tuesday said it was signing a deal with Apple for the US tech giant to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes as ordered by the European Commission.

Amazon expanding home delivery to put packages inside your car

On Tuesday, Amazon announced it has expanded its in-home delivery service called Amazon Key to include deliveries to trunks and backseats of members cars where they cannot be easily stolen.

Electrify America to build network of charging stations across US

Volkswagen Group's Electrify America is rolling out an ambitious plan to partner with retail companies and developers to bring fast charging for electric vehicles to more locations across the United States, and the project is starting this year.

Why the experiential supply chain is attractive to millennials

From that $3 cup of Starbucks coffee to meals planned ahead of time using pre-packaged ingredients shipped to your door by Blue Apron, consumers are disrupting the supply chain with their unique demands, creating an "experiential supply chain."

Rogers tops profit estimates as wireless subscriber base grows

Toronto - Additional spending on customer service helped Rogers Communications Inc. boost its wireless customer base in the first quarter as it reported revenue and adjusted income that topped analyst forecasts.

Bitcoin's true believers vow to ride out currency rollercoaster

New York - The crowds have thinned somewhat at Bitcoin Center, leaving just the true believers in the volatile cryptocurrency.

Rogers and Ericsson partner in bringing 5G to Canadian cities

Toronto - Rogers Communications Inc. announced on Monday a multi-year 5G network plan that includes working with Ericsson, a North American leader in 5G deployment, to test the high-speed network in Toronto, Ottawa and other select cities over the next year.

Japan claims Rare Earth Metals find with 'semi-infinite' supply

The discovery of a treasure trove of deep-sea mud off the coast of Japan contains enough rare earth metals to supply the world for centuries to come, according to researchers.

Connection Silicon Valley: Putting Canada on the world stage

Joanne Fedeyko, CEO of Connection Silicon Valley, is serious about putting Canada on the map when it comes to innovation.

Managing cybersecurity in the age of artificial intelligence

Regardless of if it's computational propaganda, or fake news and videos, or private data leaks, artificial intelligence has increasingly become a real global security challenge.

Shell Canada delves into vanadium flow battery technology

Calgary - An engineer with Shell Canada has come up with a way to use a by-product from the oilsands of Alberta to create large utility-scale electricity storage for renewable energy projects.

Ten teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from carbon dioxide that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch.

Apple turns 'green' with 100 percent clean energy

Cupertino - As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple announced on Monday that all its global facilities are now powered by 100 percent clean energy.

Fuelled announces agreement with major energy companies

Calgary - Calgary-based Fuelled Inc announced on Tuesday agreements with Encana and Obsidian Energy to act as the primary sales agent for both companies' surplus oil and gas equipment. Fuelled also announced the launch of Fuelled Certified.

This grocery chain hopes to improve food safety using blockchain

Carrefour SA, the big France-based hyper grocery chain wants its customers to know if that chicken they purchased led a good life, and was treated humanely. To that end, your purchase will come with its very own story, thanks to blockchain.

Strata Solar to build largest solar farm in Washington state

North Carolina-based Strata Solar soon will begin installing the largest solar farm in the state of Washington. The company plans to begin installing 81,000 solar panels next month near Lind, about 75 miles west of Spokane.

A discussion on transitioning to a green economy — Part 1

Concerned that workers will be left out of jobs as countries transition to a green economy, the International Trade Union Confederation is advocating for a clear and fair transition plan for employees when it comes to this kind of industry-wide changes.

Unilever unwraps plan for closed-loop food-grade plastic supply

London - Unilever announced on Wednesday it is partnering with start-up company Ioniqa and Indorama Ventures to develop technology capable of converting PET plastic waste into virgin-grade materials available for use in food packaging.

Start-ups, smartphones help French dodge rail strike

Paris - French railway unions used to be able to cripple the country by blocking the train network. But when workers walked off the job on Tuesday, new technology helped reduce the misery for commuters and companies.

Review: All weather 'Lotushirt' made by nanotechnology Special

Two major Asus alums have founded the Fiber Secret company to bring tech-industry innovation to the stuffy world of men’s clothing and Lotushirt is its first product. At the heart of the clothing are nanofibers.

James Webb space telescope launch date pushed to 2020

NASA has announced a further delay to the James Webb Space Telescope’s launch. The agency had been targeting March-June 2019 for the much-heralded telescope’s liftoff, but technical problems and "avoidable errors" have pushed the launch date to 2020.

Duke Energy turning waste from hog farms into electricity

Charlotte - A Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity – the first application of the technology from in-state farms.

New academic paper details Elon Musk's plans to colonize Mars

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk published an academic paper earlier this month outlining his vision for a future where the Red Planet is permanently inhabited.

The robots are killing Tesla

Analysts at Bernstein argue that Elon Musk has over-automated Tesla. The very robots that Musk says will revolutionize the car industry are baking in Tesla's mistakes, and costing far more money than they're worth.

Apple's ARKit enabled-apps make education more immersive

During Apple's education event at Lane Technical College Prep High School in Chicago on Tuesday, the company made a bold re-entry into the education market - showcasing a new iPad that supports Apple Pencil and a number of ARKit-enabled apps.

Tech workers are fleeing the United States to work in Canada

Canada's tech companies are receiving an increase in interest from U.S. applicants, a new study reports. The study found that 53% of 55 surveyed tech companies in Toronto experienced an uptick in interest from U.S. applicants in 2017.

Cryptokitties just got $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz

Cryptokitties, one of the first successful games on blockchain, just raised $12 million from investors at Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures.
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