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'Making invisible things visible': With iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple kicks off the augmented reality wars

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 15:35

With new phones purpose built for augmented reality experiences, Apple is trying to show that there's more to the technology than Snapchat and Pokemon Go.

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Canoe.ca says data for one million users hacked

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:32

News and entertainment website Canoe.ca says some of its databases containing the personal information of about one million users from 1996 to 2008 has been hacked.

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Ontario's minimum wage hike could cost 50,000 jobs: provincial watchdog

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:03

Ontario's Financial Accountability Office is warning that the province's proposed minimum wage increase to $15 an hour could wind up resulting in an estimated net loss of 50,000 jobs.

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Home Capital shareholders reject new investment from Berkshire Hathaway

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:48

Shareholders of Home Capital Group Inc. voted against taking a second life line from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, which keeps the billionaire's stake in the alternative mortgage lender at just under 20 per cent.

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Justin Trudeau, British PM Theresa May to discuss Boeing-Bombardier spat in Ottawa next week

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:02

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa on Monday as Canadian officials try to resolve a potentially damaging trade dispute over passenger jets with U.S. aerospace manufacturer Boeing.

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Via Rail alerts customers to spam after security glitch; no financial info disclosed

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 08:37

Via Rail says a subcontractor of one of its suppliers, which conducts surveys on Via's behalf, inadvertently made some customer lists available on the internet while performing a series of tests in July.

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U.S. to unveil streamlined autonomous vehicle guidelines

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 08:28

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is to unveil streamlined safety guidelines for automakers that want to deploy self-driving vehicles, according to a report from Reuters.

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Apple unveils iPhone 8 — and more — today

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 05:00

Apple is set to unveil the next iPhone — or maybe three — today. The 10th anniversary edition of its flagship smartphone is expected to cost more than $1,000. Also on view: its giant new spaceship-shaped campus, Apple Park. Watch live starting 1 p.m. ET.

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Yes, post-secondary education makes you rich, but that may not be the best part: Don Pittis

cbc news - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 05:00

Getting a degree makes you healthier, wealthier and a better citizen. And by expanding a your world view, it creates economic value out of thin air.

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Enbridge Line 3 expansion not needed, says Minnesota Commerce Department

cbc news - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 23:47

Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and it might be better to just shut down the existing line, the Minnesota Department of Commerce said Monday.

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Toronto and U.S. stock markets rally after Irma damage less than expected

cbc news - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:13

North American stock market indexes jumped Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damaged as feared.

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Andrew Peller buying 3 B.C. wineries for $95M

cbc news - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:10

Ontario-based wine producer Andrew Peller says it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery and a letter of intent to acquire Tinhorn Creek Vineyards.

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Ontario's plan to sell pot draws criticism from users and advocates

cbc news - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 13:07

Clients and advocates of storefront dispensaries say buying marijuana exclusively from stores regulated by Ontario's provincial government will mean fewer options for medicinal users, little progress on eliminating the black market, and worse weed.

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'A rebellion against high fares': New low cost airline launching in Hamilton

cbc news - Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:58

A new ultra-low cost airline that claims it will have the lowest base fares in Canada is launching out of the Hamilton and Waterloo airports in June of 2018.

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