This Futuristic Salon Lets You Preview Hair Colors Virtually

A trip to the hair salon can be nerve wracking: how short should you go? Is that the right hair color? German consumer goods giant Henkel will soon let you preview looks with augmented reality to alleviate that stress. It also offers an in-depth analysis of your hair’s health and will customize shampoos based on […]

More Than 100 birds Rescued From ‘Hoarding Situation’ in Ottawa

An animal rescue group is working to rehome more than 100 small birds found in a foreclosed house in Ottawa. Jill Woods, who runs the Feathered Haven Parrot Rescue in Smiths Falls, Ont., said the birds — 106 finches and two canaries — were rescued from a “hoarding situation” on Sunday. She said a family […]

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi wants to spend up to $1 billion on start-ups over next 5 years

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn elaborated on the alliance’s plans to start a corporate venture fund intended to invest up to $1 billion over five years in start-ups developing appealing new mobility technologies. The fund expects to invest up to $200 million in start-ups making new mobility technologies, such as vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, connectivity […]

Human Antibodies Made in Cows Could Be Developed to Treat MERS

LONDON — Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the fatal viral disease, MERS. MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, is a SARS-like viral infection first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 that […]

Invest Like Bill Gates With These 2 Canadian Dividend-Growth Kings

Not only is Bill Gates a tech titan and the second-richest man in the world, but he’s also a very smart investor who knows how to grow and preserve his wealth in a safe manner. He’s friends with Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, and if you take a look at Gates’s investment […]

CIBC report says strength in job market even better than headlines suggest

TORONTO — A report by CIBC says the recent strength in Canada’s labour market runs deeper than just the 420,000 jobs added last year. CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal says the economy also saw average wage earnings grow and the creation of more higher-paying jobs last year than low-paying ones. CIBC also notes that […]

Anonymous Donor Gives Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Record $100M

Investment will be used to attract talent, support research Canada’s largest mental health hospital has been given $100 million by an anonymous donor, with the goal of developing cures for psychiatric conditions that affect almost seven million Canadians. The gift to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto will create the Discovery […]

LG and SideChef Aim to Sync Recipes with Smart Home Integration

The innovative cooking app SideChef already made entries into the smart home market earlier this year when it announced a new app for Sharp’s smart connected home appliances. Now SideChef is taking a similar approach with LG Electronics, for whom SideChef will provide seamless recipe integration that works with LG ovens’ smart commands. In addition […]