By Nicholas – Published on January 22, 2018
Did you know that nearly 20% of the US and Canadian population will be over 65 years old in the next decade? This might not seem like a field that fits in with cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics, but as the number of senior citizens grows, society will have to find new ways...
By Nicholas – Published on January 19, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is hot right now. Unlike many areas of technology that have limited uses in specialized fields, the AI space can be adapted to just about any industry. The recent takeover of Layer 6 Inc. by TD Bank is a good demonstration of how important major financial players see...
By Nicholas – Published on January 18, 2018
The last few months have seen a number of new Blockchain based companies pop up. Some are crypto miners, while others, like Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) offer more specialized services for looking at Bitcoin based transactions. Unlike some of the companies in the 'Blockchain'...
By Nicholas – Published on January 13, 2018
The World Economic Forum (WEF) kicks off in Davos, Switzerland, before too long, and the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies is almost certainly going to be a hot topic. 2017 saw some incredible price action in the crypto space, and today, the cryptocurrency market as a whole is valued at well...
By Nicholas – Published on January 10, 2018
When HIVE Blockchain hit the TSX-V over the summer, there were some questions surrounding the new business model they were bringing to the market. While Frank Holmes and Genesis Mining were both well respected, the idea of a public crypto mining company was seen by some commentators as being too...
By Nicholas – Published on January 9, 2018
Ever since people stopped having to pull the antenna out of the body of their cellular phone, the role of antennae in modern life has gone relatively unnoticed. But for TSX listed Baylin Technologies, the numerous antennae we use on a daily basis are how they keep driving their company to create...
By Nicholas – Published on January 4, 2018
Most people would agree that preventing problems is a whole lot better than dealing with them when they happen. The field of molecular diagnostics isn't new, but today the costs involved in their wide spread use are dropping quickly. There are a number of companies from around the world who...
By Nicholas – Published on January 2, 2018
Canada's Machine Learning (ML) community could be looking at a very bright future. For those of you who are having a hard time telling the difference between ML and Artificial Intelligence (AI), don't worry, you aren't alone. According to some, ML could be thought of as a sub section...
By Nicholas – Published on December 31, 2017
The TSX-V has long been known for trading in highly speculative stocks, that usually have something do with mining. Today there is a new kind of miner that is finding a solid footing on the TSX-V, and they may represent a new force in the world of finance. Mining cryptocurrencies is a pretty...
By Nicholas – Published on December 29, 2017
It is funny to consider the effects that the US Patriot Act has on cloud based data storage. But when it comes to data security, pretty much any data stored on a computer in the USA is subject to seizure by the US Government. This has made a number of companies from across the world very nervous...
By Nicholas – Published on December 27, 2017
The rise of Electric Vehicles (EV's) has been much faster than many predicted. Tesla took an idea that was thought to be boring and uneconomic, and showed the world how sleek and attractive an EV can be. Enter China, who probably sees its growing dependence on imported petroleum as a huge...
By Nicholas – Published on December 26, 2017
The last few years have seen many new ideas enter the world of finance. While Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and the idea of a digital, stateless currencies have been hot topics, there have been a number of other innovations that have been taking place behind the scenes. One of the most...
By Nicholas – Published on December 23, 2017
Many people who are alive today may not remember Betamax, or the conflict between Sony and the rest of the videocassette industry. Not that this has much relevance to life today, as services like Netflix have supplanted pretty much every other form of monetized personal media delivery. But it...
By Nicholas – Published on December 21, 2017
It is interesting to consider how we relate to the computers that are now an integral part of everyday life. For a very long time, computers were more or less an appliance, much like a refrigerator, or toaster. Sure, computers could do things that a toaster could only dream of, but in terms of how...
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