Watch this Pen Draw in 3D, Mid-Air

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Description: If there are 3D printers, then why not 3D pens? This pen has already been used to create many things including writing braille! Source: CNN Money Date: January 16, 2015 3D Doodler is a pen that rapidly heats and cools plastic, allowing you to draw three-dimensional objects. Questions for discussion: 1. In what other industries might… Read more »

The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

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Description: There’s actually a science behind why we are seeing repeated nude photo hacking scandals — the science of social Source: TechCrunch Date: November 29, 2014   If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu lately, and it has to do with… Read more »

Fund a Mission to the Moon on Kickstarter

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Description: With hopes to get a time capsule to the moon, a campaign has been started on Kickstarter. Source: CNN Money Date: November 21, 2014 Lunar Mission One has turned to Kickstarter to raise some of the money needed to send a time capsule to the moon. Watch Video Questions for discussion: 1. Would you help fund… Read more »

Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Guide for Youth

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Description: Facebook is taking the issue of teen suicide very seriously with the launch of this new initiative hoping to make a difference in the cause. Source: TechVibes Date: September 11, 2014   Yesterday Facebook Canada, along with Kids Help Phone and TSN personality Michael Landsberg, introduced Help A Friend in Need, a new resource that provides… Read more »

Lack of Encouragement a Barrier to Girls Pursuing a Career in Science and Math

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Description: MasterCard has recently launched a new campaign that hopes to drive more women into the STEM industries. Source: TechVibes Date: September 19, 2014 Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women. For those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of… Read more »

Apple’s New Software Security Is So Tight, Even Police Can’t Break In

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Description: Apple has upped it’s game in the security department, promising that once your phone has been locked, it’s next to impossible to access the information on it. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 19, 2014 In light of the celebrity photo leaks that have been happening over the last little while, the new release of… Read more »

GuestDriven Raises $3M To Expand Its Hotel Guest Interaction And Loyalty Platform

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Description: GuestDriven, a Montreal based start-up, hopes to bring back real-time customer-employee interaction throughout the hotel industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2014  These days, many hotel interactions with their guests happen through third-party platforms: The Travelocities, Yelps, and Foursquares of the world get the feedback that hotels need and depend on, and this generally happens in… Read more »

Step Your Game Up, Retailers! When It Comes to Shopping, Canadians Want – and Expect – It All

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Description: Canadian consumers are expecting more and more from retailers and in order to keep up, retailers must be completely mobile accessible, and tell their easily relate-able brand story through all media channels. Source: TechVibes Date: February 27, 2014   Canadian consumers have high demands when it comes to the experience of shopping, according to Total Retail:… Read more »

Control Your Computer From Afar With Myo Armband

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Description: Imagine a wireless device capable of sensing your muscle movement and relaying those movements onto your screen. Source: Globe&Mail Date: January 30, 2014  Thalmic Labs has created an alternative to the mouse and keyboard. The new Myo device uses muscle sensors to understand your gestures, letting you use your hands to play video games, swipe through… Read more »