Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Snap Inc. releases updated Spectacles; real-life Transformers; Sonos worth $3B?

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. releases the next generation of its wearable Spectacles camera; Japanese researchers have created a real-life Transformer; and the Wall Street Journal reports that smart speaker maker Sonos could be

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook saga continues; Uber gives up Southeast Asia; Walmart expands robot fleet

The Facebook saga continues, Uber gives up on Southeast Asia, and Walmart expands its robot fleet.   The Federal Trade Commision has confirmed that it’s investigating Facebook’s data practices on the heels of

Published on: March 27th, 2018 Alex Coop

Is there too much tech in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 34

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including the Sacramento Kings’ high-tech All Star game bid, robotic concession stand assistants, a new study that

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

The most impactful tech stories of the 2018 Winter Olympics – Tech in Sports Ep. 31

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest sports tech news from the last week, including a cryptocurrency-sponsored Canadian Olympic speedskater, a tech summit at the NBA All-Star game, Tom Brady's new

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – French authorities investigating Apple for ‘planned obsolesence’; dancing robots at CES

Apple is being investigated by French prosecutors for allegedly designing iPhones to deliberately stop working after two years. People are talking about James Damore’s lawsuit against Google. And dancing robots at CES. From

Published on: January 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Forget AI assistants, meet Buddy, your new robot assistant – All Hands on Tech at CES 2018

In 2017, a lot of people welcomed an AI assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant into their homes. So why not take the next step and just open the doors to a talking

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Predicting the trending sports stories of 2018 – Tech in Sports Ep. 25

The Tech in Sports crew explores what sports tech stories will trend in the new year. Follow us at: @ITBTechinSports @AlexTRadu @MandyVKovacs

Published on: December 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Best sports stories of 2017 – Tech in Sports Ep. 24

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a hockey player paid exclusively in Bitcoin, a fan-controlled football league, the top mentioned Canadian athletes

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

All Hands on Tech: Sanbot, the hospitality robot

At the HITEC conference in Toronto, we met the only Sanbot model that's in the country right now. But Chinese manufacturer is hoping to change that by landing a distribution deal here. A

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon’s ‘cashier-free’ grocery store is just the beginning

Have you ever wanted to walk out of the grocery store without paying? Now you can - sort of. Amazon Inc. has opened a new grocery store in its hometown of Seattle without

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Alex Radu

How an online grocer taught its robots to speak with 4G

As robots slowly replace the need for human manpower in warehouses, the need to manage them at faster rates grows as well. British online grocer, Ocado, may have found the answer in 4G. Ocado,

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Alex Radu

Top 10 high tech predictions for 2016: Gartner

ORLANDO - It wouldn’t be the Gartner Symposium without the Gartner Top 10 predictions. This year, three trends are driving the predictions  — the relationship of machines to people; “smart-ness” applied to the work

Published on: October 14th, 2015 Jim Love

Cisco launches new business unit around the digital economy

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – Cisco Systems has introduced a Digital Solutions for Industries business unit at the Global Editors Conference. Cisco has been involved in several city and even country initiatives around digital

Published on: October 8th, 2015 Paolo Del Nibletto