Virtual Reality

Banks challenge Canadian post-secondary students to create cyber solutions

Five of the country’s biggest banks are offering cash prizes to post-secondary students and recent graduates for creating possible solutions to improve the cyber security responses of financial institutions. The Canadian Bankers Association today announced the CBA Cyber Security Challenge for cre ...

Hashtag Trending – 3 social media predictions for 2020

Welcome to a special episode of Hashtag Trending as we bring you through our predictions for social media in 2020.  Last year we made the prediction that augmented reality and virtual reality would begin to see much more use in Facebook and Snapchat. We were fresh off Facebook’s acquisition of Oc ...

Delivering on the Promise of 5G: A Game Changer for Canadian Industry

Imagine a world in which doctors perform remote surgeries using Virtual Reality headsets and robotic arms, a world in which sensors report on the safety of bridges, cars save lives by applying their own brakes, and where a movie can be downloaded in the blink of an eye. “It’s all on the near hor ...

Everything you need to know about 5G

What is 5G?  5G is the next generation in over-the-air telecommunication standards. Compared to 4G, 5G boasts tremendously increases data rates and significantly lowers latency to cellular devices. But 5G’s benefits encompass more than just telecommunication; it’s designed as a unifying networ ...

Hashtag Trending – VR to make greater splash; wearable sales will rise; more personalized content

In 2019, virtual reality experiences are going to look a lot better and will garner more interest among fans, more coaches and athletes will turn to wearables, and targeted content will win over the hearts of millenials.   Next-generation camera systems will lean further into VR in 2019, giving fan ...

Hashtag Trending: Facebook might lose 1m European users; Oculus co-founder leaving Facebook; Uninstalled apps can track you

Facebook could lose as many as 1 million users in Europe, former Oculus co-founder leaving Facebook after internal shake-ups, and uninstalled apps can still track you. ...

Finding early wins in emerging technologies – CanadianCIO Summit 2018 panel

Hear how Canadian firms are using cutting-edge technologies to fuel business growth. Craig Tavares from Cogeco Peer 1 speaks to using AI to improve IT infrastructure through advanced telemetry on next-generation routers and switches. Brian Turpin at Greenwin is using virtual reality tours to help sh ...

Hashtag Trending – Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless version of the Oculus virtual reality headset. ...

Trump’s trade bluster is actually good for the US economy, this fund manager says

You may think that US President Donald Trump’s bull in a china shop approach to international trade does nothing but damage hard-fought relations and agreements that are ultimately to the economic benefit of all parties. But you’d be wrong, says Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at ...

Hashtag Trending – Oculus Go launches; Vine’s return on indefinite hold; Facebook raids Instagram photos

Oculus Go might be the VR gadget you actually buy, Vine’s much anticipated return comes to a standstill, and Facebook harvests more than 3.5 billion Instagram photos. ...