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The future is now-ish, if you’re brave enough for it. With Alexa, Google, and Siri becoming household names, we’re right on the cusp of living in futuristic spaces that are equal parts habitation and technological wonder. However, it remains to be seen whether all this emergent technology will elevate us to a shining utopia, or leave us trapped in a Black Mirror episode. Here are a few incredible technological developments popping up on the horizon,...

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Fraud related to COVID-19 pandemic on the rise. Canadians have seen everything from phoney fundraisers and products to sham testing kits and door-to-door solicitations. The aim of these scams is either to get money, steal your personal information or install malware on your device. Here’s how to avoid being scammed. Prominent scams to be aware of The most widely spread scam in Canada related to COVID-19 has to do with face masks. Fraudsters have been...

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With restrictions on social interactions and a global pandemic to contend with, the world is turning to artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning, computer vision and natural-language processing to help track, stop and possibly even find a cure for COVID-19. Here’s how. Traditional drug strategies take too long It takes scientists years to develop a new drug. Then, there are six or seven years of clinical trials to get through. As far as COVID-19...

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It’s been a few weeks since working from home became the norm, as opposed to the exception. Living rooms, bedrooms, kitchen counters—any available spaces, really—have become improvised offices, unless you already had a home office set up. Self-isolation measures have been something of a stress-test for remote workplace setups, as you scramble to use your home technology and devices for a full day’s work. However, the same devices are likely also fulfilling secondary roles in...

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Technology is such an integral part of our lives–from the bathroom to the bedroom and everywhere in between. A recent poll found that more than 50% of Canadians spend at least two hours on their phones each day. That number is considerably higher right now. Bust as with any aspect of life, bad habits can form if you aren’t vigilant. Here are a few of the bad tech habits we all need to break. Slouching...

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This article was previously posted to Proptalk but contains information that bears repeating. A study conducted a while ago, found that there were approximately 1,000 fintechs (financial technology businesses that provide financial services by making use of software and modern technology) across Canada offering products or services related to crowdfunding, insurance, wealth management, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, capital markets, lending, payments and even core banking. Most of these were start-ups created after 2012 with less than...

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Online activity has increased dramatically over the last month as more and more people are using the internet to conduct business,  shop for groceries, and stay in touch with family and friends. Now more than ever internet privacy is pressing concern. The issue of security online is a complex issue at best and an absolute mess at worst. So what’s the bottom line— does online privacy exist? Well… no, not really. Privacy in the digital...

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Technology is evolving faster than it ever has before. Some say we are in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Organizations that don’t keep up with technology are at risk of becoming obsolete. Here are a few of the latest tech trends that will impact how you do business. 1.      5G data networks 5G mobile data networks are the next generation of superfast internet. 5G launched in 2019 but it’s this year that we...

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Thanks to the proliferation of apps, social media and other online platforms, there is widespread availability of data that can be used to improve products. It’s known as big data, and it’s a big deal: new, complex and robust data sources can be tapped into to solve new problems. But, much of this data is also unstructured, meaning that a lot of current and traditional software can’t manage it, according to Oracle. What does this...

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The real estate industry is primed for the deployment of robotic and cognitive automation (R&CA) technology, an innovation that has made it possible to improve administrative functions in a variety of capacities. While categorized together, robotic automation and cognitive automation are actually two distinct approaches towards automation with their own respective potential and limitations. How does robotic and cognitive automation work? Robotics process automation (RPA) utilizes frameworks and “if/then” conditions to efficiently complete repetitive tasks...