Monthly Archives: July 2014


August 2014 BEAM E-Business Workshops

Taking Your Business Online Video Workshop Taking Your Business Online is a one-hour video presentation of a talk given by Marc Soucie of Tweed & Hickory and KFS Logistics. An industry leader in E-commerce and E-marketing, Marc presents on strategies for small business success in accessing the digital economy. Drawing on many years of experience, the presentation [...]

The undersea drones revealing the ocean’s secrets

When Typhoon Rammasun swept through the South China Sea in July, a tiny ship was trapped in its path. The deadly storm whipped up waves over 10 meters high and winds approaching 200 miles per hour. Any regular boat would have been smashed to pieces, but this craft just a few feet long sailed through without pausing [...]

No glasses required? Screens could adjust to your vision

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are making vision correction the job of your device's display technology, eliminating the need for corrective lenses. According to a report by the MIT Technology Review, past attempts to do such a thing have led to crisp, sharp high-definition imaging, although they haven't succeeded in adapting to individual [...]

Robot furniture that builds itself

Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). [...]

Press Release: PIC Joins ONE!

          Press Release July 23, 2014  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ana Blouin 705-269-1354 "PIC Joins ONE!" TIMMINS, ON – July 23rd, 2014 – Businesses in northeastern Ontario will now have access to innovation-related services and programming. The Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) is now a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs [...]

Bell Aliant: BCE to privatize region telecom affiliate

BCE Inc. says it will buy the stake in affiliate Bell Aliant that it doesn't already own and will privatize the regional telecom company. BCE, which already controls Halifax-based Bell Aliant, is acquiring the interest of public minority shareholders in Bell Aliant for roughly $3.95 billion. Bell Aliant's public minority shareholders will receive cash and BCE [...]

New Online Tracking Software

Stealthy new online tracking software puts your privacy at risk A growing number of websites are employing a stealthy new form of hard-to-block Internet tracking software that may pose increasing privacy risks for customers. Canvas fingerprinting, which can command your browser to draw a unique identifier and then log your online behaviour, is nearly impossible [...]

Quebec launches Amber Alert app

Possibly something we could see coming to Ontario shortly. Quebec launches Amber Alert app MONTREAL – iPhone and Android users can now be informed quickly when Montreal police, the Sûreté du Québec or the RCMP issue an Amber Alert. The Quebec Amber Alert app called Amber QC was launched Tuesday after a year of planning. It takes a [...]

Nova Scotia teen banned from social-media sites for 21 months

A provincial-court judge in Nova Scotia has banned a teen from using social-media websites after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including assault, uttering threats and criminal harassment. The Sydney teen was also sentenced Thursday to six months of house arrest followed by 15 months of probation after pleading guilty to sexual assault, mischief and [...]