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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...

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There are countless tedious tasks associated with owning or managing a property. Whether you’re a landlord, a homeowner selling a home, or a tenant seeking a home, you likely have to deal with contracts, open communication and property viewings. However, the rise of machine learning — a subset of artificial intelligence which, put simply, allows computers to learn from data without being trained to do a specific task — has made automating these tasks easier....

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Virtual and augmented reality may be well-known as a technology used for entertainment, but it has important uses in health, retail, and of course — real estate. Using VR and AR for real estate is not exactly new, as companies have been perfecting the technology over the last several years. However, a lot has changed about how the industry uses it, how technologists build it for optimal use and how we think about its future....

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Nearly everything that we do is inside of a building. Whether it’s going to work, living at home, shopping or eating at a restaurant, the expectation is that the buildings we live and work in are safe and built with high standards. However, one blind spot for many buildings is energy efficiency. According to one University of British Columbia report, in Canada, operating a building draws 50% of the energy produced, and buildings emit 35%...

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While technology is having a major impact on how properties are managed and sold, it’s also having an impact on how properties are created. 3D printing, which allows people to create three-dimensional objects with digital files, is changing the way that we design and create homes and other buildings. With lower cost for materials and a healthier carbon footprint, 3D printing is set to make housing more accessible and design structures previously impractical using current...