Tech

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SAAQ illustrates the dangers of speeding with VR

The organization is giving Quebecers a first-person view of how going even a bit over the limit can make driving more dangerous.

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Holistic approaches to AI are rare: report

Few companies are taking advantage of investing in both internal capabilities and collaborative approaches.

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State Farm adds telematics to its app

The insurance company uses mobile sensors to give customers discounts and alerts when something is wrong.

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Canadian Blood Services debuts a chatbot

The organization finds a new way to get info about the importance of blood donation out to a younger audience.

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The Source uses VR to engage customers during renovations

The 360-degree experience provides a preview of what’s to come inside the boarded-up stores.

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BMO’s approach to embracing startups

Why the bank expanded its partnership with Ryerson’s DMZ to launch a fintech accelerator.

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OLG launches mobile ticket scanner

The new app allows players to check winning numbers and set reminders wherever they are.

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Android Pay launches in Canada

Which banks are on board and what features should you expect from Google’s mobile wallet?

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Tech In Action: A new Guinness experience

VR and smart cups bring a full sensory sampling to grocery stores in the U.K.

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Pairing Molson’s history with Montreal’s

The company partners with an AR app to show its founder’s impact on the city’s development.

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A new view on chatbots

Skyn, L’Oreal and Hendrick’s find inspired uses for their tech.

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Ecobee sells the smart home’s possibilities

The company’s new campaign uses the functionality of voice commands to drive adoption for its thermostat tech.

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Estee Lauder links AR to ecommerce

A new online interface that lets users virtually test and buy cosmetics is the company’s latest foray into the space.

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Tech In Action: Drawn in to image search

Getty Images is using machine learning to help creative professionals find stock images beyond the search box.

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Canadians trust humans more than technology

Local consumers are more wary of emerging tech compared to other markets, an HSBC report finds.