Canada to launch new border security app that could go global

The federal government is embarking on a new pilot program that will allow people to cross borders faster if they create a digital profile filled with their personal information on their mobile devices. The Known Traveller Digital Identity is a joint venture between the governments of Canada and the Netherlands, and will be tested first […]

Canada wins figure skating team event gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — It was a golden idea that sprouted on their flight home from the Sochi Olympics. Canada had just settled for silver in the inaugural team event at those 2014 Games, and it didn’t sit well with a team that boasts some of the world’s greatest skaters. So Patrick Chan, Tessa […]

CP NewsAlert: Snowboarder Blouin comes back from injury to win Olympic silver

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin has won a silver medal in the women’s slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Sporting a black eye after a nasty crash in training a few days ago, Blouin overcame high winds to nail a clean second run for 76.33 points. The reigning world champion from Stoneham, […]

Alphabet Makes Another Stab at China With Tencent’s Help

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL), parent of Google and YouTube, recently announced a patent licensing deal with China’s tech giant Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY). The goal is another attempt at entering the most populous nation, where Google is all but irrelevant due to regulatory restrictions on the company’s search engine and other services. Google has […]

Intel Corp. Reportedly Wins Entirety of 2018 Apple Inc. iPhone Modem Orders

According to a new report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) plans to source the cellular modem chips that will power its upcoming iPhone models exclusively from chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Apple had sourced cellular modems from Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) for the iPhones that launched between 2011 and 2015, […]

Ford revs up large SUV production to boost margins, challenge GM

LOUISVILLE (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Monday it will boost production targets for two large sport utility vehicles by 25 percent this year to challenge rival General Motors Co’s hegemony in a highly profitable U.S. market segment and boost its own anemic profit margins. “We can sell every single vehicle we can produce […]

Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker’s chip technology – sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc paid about $90 million to acquire the maker of Blink home security cameras late last year, in a secret bet on the startup’s energy-efficient chips, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The deal’s rationale and price tag, previously unreported, underscore how Amazon aims to do more than sell […]

Teaching robots to understand their world through basic motor skills

Robots are great at doing what they’re told. But sometimes inputting that information into a system is a far more complex process than the task we’re asking them to execute. That’s part of the reason they’re best suited for simple/repetitive jobs. A team of researchers at Brown University and MIT is working to develop a […]

‘Monsters Inc’ is the next Pixar world coming to ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’

Pixar’s presence in Kingdom Hearts 3 won’t be limited to the Toy Story crew. Square Enix and Disney have revealed that Monsters Inc will play a role, too. You’ll see Boo, Mike and Sully (minus the famous actors, of course) as well as settings from the classic CG movie, such as the door vault. There’s […]

Experience the 2018 Winter Olympics in virtual reality

Toronto based House of VR is giving sports enthusiasts a new way to experience the Olympics If you are on the list of people who wanted be in PyeongChang, South Korea to see the XXII Olympic Winter Games but could not make it, all hope might not be lost. Toronto based House of VR is […]