ACOA invests $3.2 million in P.E.I. aerospace coating company

The federal government announced Monday it is investing $3.2 million in Slemon Park, P.E.I., aerospace company MDS Coating Technologies. The repayable funding comes from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, mostly from its Atlantic Innovation Fund. Navdeep Bains, minister responsible for ACOA, made the announcement along with P.E.I. MP for Egmont Bobby Morrissey. ‘Innovation in clean […]

Affordable housing proposal in Charlottetown may still go ahead

Several Charlottetown city councillors are voicing support for a proposed affordable housing project on Sherwood Road. The city’s planning and heritage committee had recommended that council reject the proposed development plan, submitted by Kings Square Affordable Housing. But the resolution to reject the request was defeated by council. “I found a lot of empathy in […]

Free baseball program on P.E.I. welcomes more children

A free baseball program for Island children with physical or cognitive disabilities is looking to expand and welcome more players. Challenger Baseball launched its third season last weekend in Stratford. The program offers kids the opportunity to play the sport in a safe and fun environment says Scott Taylor, the provincial co-ordinator in P.E.I. “There […]

All 12 boys, soccer coach rescued from flooded Thai cave

Rescuers freed the last four of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from deep inside a flooded cave on Tuesday, a successful end to an extraordinarily perilous mission that gripped the world for more than two weeks. Cheers erupted at a local government office where dozens of volunteers and journalists were awaiting news of […]

Snapchat’s camera may help you shop at Amazon

Snap may rely on more than gaming to help turn around its ailing fortunes — it might soon offer camera-assisted shopping. App researcher Ishan Agarwal has found hidden Snapchat code for a Camera Search feature (initially called Visual Search) that would use the app to identify objects and barcodes, pointing you to Amazon if it […]

Nikon’s P1000 takes the superzoom crown with a beastly 125X lens

Nikon already holds the superzoom title with the 2,000mm (83X zoom) equivalent P900, but it hasn’t been sitting on its haunches. It just unveiled the CoolPix P1000 with a 24-3,000mm f/2.8-8 lens (35mm equivalent), offering an astonishing zoom range of 125X. That will let you capture closeups of birds from a long, long distance, or […]

Grab tacks grocery delivery onto its ride-hailing service

Grab, the ride-sharing company that devoured Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, has announced that it’s also getting into grocery delivery. Just like Uber in the US and other Western countries, the Singapore-based firm already offers quite a few options other than pure ride hailing in the region, including food delivery and electronic money transfers. Clearly, […]

All Android users can now use YouTube’s incognito mode

Keep your watch history wholesome and clean. YouTube for Android just got a lot better at keeping secrets. The incognito mode the video platform has been testing since May is now rolling out to all Android users. Just like incognito for Chrome, the one for YouTube doesn’t log what you watch, keeping your history squeaky […]

IBM Scores More International Deals

Since International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) began its latest transformation, the tech company has been building up its capabilities in fast-growing areas. These areas include cloud computing, analytics, artificial intelligence, security, and blockchain, to name a few. The breadth of what IBM can offer its clients and the company’s global reach are two of IBM’s key […]

Do Surprising Alzheimer’s Disease Results Make Biogen Stock a Smart Buy Now?

Surprising only begins to describe the latest clinical study results announced by Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and its partner, Japanese drugmaker Eisai (NASDAQOTH:ESALY). On July 5, the two companies reported positive topline results from a phase 2 clinical study of experimental Alzheimer’s disease drug BAN2401 at 18 months. What’s especially notable about the latest results is that […]