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New study says you can find anything online, except for God

A new survey by researchers at Baylor University finds that most Americans don’t use the Internet to find religious or spiritual content and most don’t see technology and the Internet as threats to their faith. According to the study, “American Values, Mental Health and Using Technology in th ...

Why is AI (Finally) Happening Now?

Editors Note: This is Part Two of a special feature is brought to you courtesy Industrial Alliance Securities and analyst Blair Abernethy. It will run in multiple parts over the next two weeks in Cantech Letter. For part one and to read disclaimers click here. Why is AI (Finally) Happening Now? AI ...

Hashtag Trending – Apple iPhone X, Watch Series 3, TV 4K

Let’s not kid ourselves, an Apple launch event means that Apple products are dominating social media right now. So let’s dive in on the iPhone X, the Apple Watch LTE, and Apple TV 4K.   Enable Alexa Flash Briefing Hit Follow to get all the updates from the #SteveJobsTheater for the #AppleE ...

Facebook is losing ground to Instagram and Snapchat amongst young Canadians

A new report on social media use finds that Facebook’s supremacy over its rivals is fading among young adults, who are more attracted to visually-driven platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. Conducted by post-secondary education consulting company, the Academica Group, the report surveyed 1,706 ...

Less frequent pap tests are increasing STI rates, U of T prof says

Changes to health policy which now recommend that women undergo Pap tests for cervical cancer once every three years are having a social side effect: increasing rates of sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia. That’s the contention from Dr. Michelle Naimer, associate professor from the Uni ...

Let responsible kids take transit alone, BC dad says in viral campaign

A Vancouver father of five is protesting a provincial government decision to keep him from sending his kids on city transit on their own and he’s started a fundraising campaign to take the province to court. Adrian Crook is a video game design consultant who lives with his five children in downto ...

Workspaces: Striking a balance between productivity and document security

High-profile data breaches in 2017 that compromised the names, emails, physical addresses, and personal bank details of millions of North Americans should underscore the difficulty of a keeping internal data safe. With companies as sophisticated as Yahoo,  LinkedIn, Tumblr, Honda and Kmart all tar ...

Why It Really, Really Sucks To Be a Marketer

In the “old” days, it was easy to be a marketer. There were a limited number of channels – print, TV, and radio – and marketing was a broadcast medium. Marketers talked and consumers listened. There was no back and forth. Today, the marketing landscape is humungous. There’s content marke ...

Mannequins that are too perfect are turning off customers, study finds

Predicting consumer behaviour is a constant concern for businesses, equally so when it comes to clothing and apparel, where fickle customers and changing fashions are the rule of the day. Witness a new study from the University of British Columbia which finds that shoppers can get turned off by the ...

What to do when big data gets too big

Most executives believe that big data will support better decision-making and help their organizations gain a competitive edge. At the same time, many of them are drowning in a tidal wave of information. It’s no wonder. Estimates suggest that over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated globa ...