Category: Innovation

150 years of innovation

150 years of innovation

Celebrating Canada’s continuing technological advancements BY RYANN KAHLER It’s no surprise that Canada has become one of the most influential countries for the innovation of technology. One could say that technological innovations are one of the great prides of Canadian culture. According to the Canadian encyclopedia, Canada continues to make new developments in the technological world and continues to remain […]

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New gadgets push old ones to the trash

New gadgets push old ones to the trash

Out with the old, in with the new: Upgrading to newer gadgets BY JOSEPH AMODIO Michael Teti, A 24-year-old applied Science Masters student at the University of Toronto, sits by his laptop every year around mid-September refreshing his page in an attempt to pre-order Apple’s newest iPhone.

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Where we’re at: Artificial intelligence vs. machine learning

Where we’re at: Artificial intelligence vs. machine learning

Humanity still has the edge… for now BY CHELSEA ALPHONSO Despite all the reports of investments and advancements put towards Artificial Intelligence(A.I.) it is still often hard to understand what A.I. is.  For many, A.I. comes in the Hollywood-esque form of Ava, from Ex- Machina, a robot that could easily be mistaken for a human. From the way she looks […]

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CGI or practical effects: What looks best on the big screen?

CGI or practical effects: What looks best on the big screen?

The debate around which special effects are the best continues BY RACHEL DOSANT Award-winning movies like Pearl Harbour, Mad Max, and Transformers all have one thing in common: the use of Computer Generated Imagery (CGI).

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It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane.. No, It’s a Drone

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane.. No, It’s a Drone

Drones use to be used on the battlefields, but now they can be used recreationally for photography, videography and even pizza delivery BY JASON RAMROOP When talking about drones, people may have two completely different perceptions. They either think about the three-pound recreational drone used to capture aerial footage, or a 250-pound weapon of war used to give the military […]

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Courtesy: Toyota Canada

AUTOmated

How automakers like Tesla are paving the way to a future with driverless cars through autonomous technology BY MATT OWCZARZ The future is in motion as Canada begins testing self-driving technology. Autonomous – self-driving, or driverless vehicles – will be perfected to navigate roads without needing someone being behind the wheel. Equipped with GPS, cameras and sensors, autonomous cars have […]

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Empathy through virtual reality

Empathy through virtual reality

Experiencing a world of poverty and war without going anywhere BY OMAR JABER Giancarlo Vittori, 26, puts on a pair of virtual reality goggles purchased from Best Buy. On his Android device, he logs onto ProjectEmpathyVR.com, which is an online experience, designed to put the viewer in the shoes of people growing up in ghettos, living life with loved ones […]

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