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Lack of women still a huge glitch in Toronto’s tech market

Toronto was recently ranked as North America’s fastest growing tech market, adding more than 22,000 jobs last year. Yet there remains one massive glitch: the lack of women in the industry. Right now only about 25 per cent of the workforce is female. Jodi Kovitz, CEO at AceTech Ontario and also one of the organizers of Elevate Toronto – a ... Read More »

Augmented reality: Is Pokemon Go-style technology the future of football?

Matchday programmes used to be the place to find out the two teams, discover what your left-back’s favourite film was, or see which local companies were offering a 10% discount when you visited with your copy. Nowadays you can use your paper programme to watch videos… straight from the page. It might sound like magic, but a forward thinking semi-professional ... Read More »

Foxconn to Build 3 Ancillary Facilities as Part of Wisconsin LCD Campus

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the US state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020. Foxconn, which makes electronics under contract for clients such as Apple, announced its $10 billion plan at the White House in July, ... Read More »

Snapchat Plans Move Into Scripted Content by the End of the Year

Photo-sharing platform Snapchat is likely to move into scripted content through its shows by the end of year. A report in the Variety on Wednesday quoted Snapchat’s head of content Nick Bell as saying that the company was not helping to drive a stake into the heart of traditional broadcasters. “Instead, it can help bolster them,” Bell said. He added that mobile ... Read More »

Number of Indian students in UK on the rise: Envoy

Kolkata British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday that the number of Indian students in the UK was picking up after going through a decline in the last few years. He added that there was no attempt by the UK government to hold back foreign students willing to pursue university education in their country. “There was a decline ... Read More »

Car loan timebomb fuels fears of new financial crisis as motors worth £20k are offered without any deposit

THE risks of a new financial crisis are increasing along with the size of car finance deals handed out by garages, experts warned last night. Though the number of motors bought on cheap credit is finally going down, the total lent remains the same. ALAMY Fewer cars are being bought on cheap credit This indicates customers are taking on higher ... Read More »

Apple’s iOS 10 Beta Hints at Lots of Change – Not All of It Welcome

Apple is releasing a new version of its mobile operating system this fall, bringing the company up to a nice round number: iOS 10. Ahead of launch, Apple is allowing anyone to test the software and give their feedback. First, I would not recommend that most people download this beta. Bugs are par for the course with all early software and could try ... Read More »

The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, that later acquires a mind of its own and a shirty attitude. But there’s ... Read More »

White nationalist rally at University of Virginia

Hundreds of US white nationalists have rallied at the University of Virginia, protesting against plans to remove a statue of a confederate general. The group waved torches and chanted “Jews will not replace us” and “white lives matter” as they marched through the Charlottesville university. There were clashes with counter-protesters, while the local mayor condemned the march as racist. A ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Others Are Part of Wednesday’s Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’ Protests

Visitors to Facebook, Google, Netflix and dozens of other websites will likely be greeted Wednesday by a special message about the future of the Internet, as part of a broad campaign by the companies to stop what they say is a threat to the Web as most consumers know it. In dispute are a set of federal regulations saying that Internet providers should not slow down, ... Read More »