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Amazon Narrows Down HQ2 Candidates Toronto Named as Only Canadian City to Make the List

Amazon Narrows Down HQ2 Candidates Toronto Named as Only Canadian City to Make the List

  Amazon announced on Thursday that the list of candidates for a second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. The finalists were chosen from 238 applicants representing locations across North America. Of those 238 applicants, 20 were chosen for Amazon’s short list. Only one Canadian city made the list… Toronto. Amazon has met criticism for its public bidding… Continue Reading

Container Market Coming to Toronto

Container Market Coming to Toronto

Toronto will soon be welcoming an innovative new market, dubbed an “experience of curated discovery.” The Stackt Shipping Container Market will be opening at Front and Bathurst streets, in a previously vacant 9,290-square-metre lot. The market, developed by Matt Rubinoff and Tyler Keenan, will be a modular, shipping-container marketplace designed for gathering, programming, retail, and… Continue Reading

November Nonfarm Payrolls Data

November Nonfarm Payrolls Data

  ​The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released data from the Current Population Survey (household survey) and the Current Employment Statistics survey (establishment survey). The household survey provides information on employment and unemployment and is a sample survey of 60,000 eligible households. The establishment survey provides information on employment, hours, and earnings of employees on… Continue Reading

Canada-China Free Trade Talks

Canada-China Free Trade Talks

The Game Plan ​Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently visited Beijing in an effort to forge a partnership with China. The fair trade talks were under way after his arrival on the 4th of December, and the prime minister hoped to attract Chinese investors and have economic relations move forward. ​Senior government officials stated that the… Continue Reading

Ultrasound Technology for Amputees

Ultrasound Technology for Amputees

Ultrasound Technology Helps Amputees Gain Control of Prosthetics ​George Mason University researchers are developing cutting-edge ultrasound technology thanks to new research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. The technology will be used to help amputees gain control of prosthetics. ​Mason Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering associate professor Siddhartha Sikdar stated, “Our… Continue Reading

Toronto-Area Mayors Ramp Up GTA Tech Scene

Toronto-Area Mayors Ramp Up GTA Tech Scene

​ Mayor John Tory, Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and the regional chairs of Durham and York on a promotional blitz intended to attract technology and innovation businesses to the Greater Toronto Area. Global Toronto CEO Toby Lennox said, “Every now and then we’re going to want mayors and chairs to meet… Continue Reading

Smart Bandage

Smart Bandage

A New Medical Development that Changes the Way We Heal ​A team effort by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School, and MIT culminated in a revolutionary new breakthrough that could result in faster healing of chronic wounds. ​The researchers developed a bandage which consists of electrically conductive fibers. Each bandage’s fibers are… Continue Reading

Quantum Computer in the Works

Quantum Computer in the Works

  ​Tech giants Google, IBM, and Intel are racing to build a quantum computer using a method pioneered by Yale professor Robert Schoelkopf. As they compete to create a machine capable of accelerating everything from drug discovery to artificial intelligence, they face fierce competition from Silicon Valley startup Rigetti Computing Robert Schoelkopf himself. ​After conducting… Continue Reading

Voice-activated artificial intelligence may be the next big leap in technology — 50% of computer interactions may be vocal within 5 years

Voice-activated artificial intelligence may be the next big leap in technology — 50% of computer interactions may be vocal within 5 years

Advancements in technology have made obsolete many of the things we once took for granted. Print newspapers, for one, have fallen by the wayside as the news became readily available to readers via computers, phones, and other devices. The next wave of technology is upon us, and news organizations are scrambling to keep up. Technological… Continue Reading

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