Put robots to work so humans can be more productive

While robots replace human workers on the factory floor, better-paid jobs are created to design, build and maintain the robots

Put robots to work so humans can be more productiveThe robots are coming, the robots are coming! They may not be an unstoppable evil army ready to take over the world as in a bad sci-fi movie, but they’re definitely making headway on factory assembly lines and increasingly in other industries. A United Kingdom research firm, Oxford Economics, did a study that covered seven…

Struggling and succeeding with a small business

Cindy Luffer of iPhix talks about establishing an innovative business and the challenges faced when the economy sours

Struggling and succeeding with a small businessCindy Luffer is president of iPhix inc. What is iPhix and what does it do? Luffer: iPhix is a company that consists of retail stores that can repair your device in an hour. We carry the highest quality parts and a great warranty. We don’t just repair cellphones and tablets, we repair computers, headphones, Bluetooth…

Traversing Mongolia, with a self-imposed digital detox

Calgary explorer Jamie Clarke and his son Khobe are preparing for a month-long trip designed to reconnect with each other and nature – and disconnect from tech

Traversing Mongolia, with a self-imposed digital detoxCalgary explorer Jamie Clarke, who has climbed Mount Everest, and his 18-year-old son Khobe are planning to cross Mongolia on motorcycle in an attempt to disconnect – and reconnect. On July 28, Jamie and Khobe Clarke will set out on an adventure to motorbike across Mongolia – what some may call “an Instagrammable trip of…

Tech-driven employment apocalypse just a myth

In fact, as demographics shift, Canada faces chronic labour shortages

Tech-driven employment apocalypse just a mythMedia reports often paint a dire picture of technological change and automation, spawning a future world of massive job loss and less employment. And yet, a labour shortage – not a glut due to mass unemployment – looms in Canada thanks to retiring baby boomers and our aging population. And history suggests that when technological…

Putting smartphones back into working order for Canadians

Tim McGuire of Mobile Klinik is building a national service network to meet the needs of all smartphone users

Putting smartphones back into working order for CanadiansTim McGuire is chief executive officer of Mobile Klinik. What is Mobile Klinik and what does it do? McGuire: Mobile Klinik is Canada’s largest and fastest-growing retail network of while-you-wait smartphone and tablet repair, care, sales and services stores. As Canada’s only national Samsung and LG-authorizd in- and out-of-warranty repair retailer, Mobile Klinik offers no-appointment-needed,…

Why point-and-shoot cameras are still relevant

Why point-and-shoot cameras are still relevantYou might think point-and-shoot cameras are going the way of the fax machine and dodo bird, but don’t write them off just yet. Smartphones have become the default for shooting photos and videos. Phones give even some of the latest digital SLR cameras a run for their money in terms of photo quality. And they’re…

Using aerodynamics technology to reduce fuel consumption

Kelly Zwarych of AeroLab Tech talks about being recognized by NASA as a top-25 startup disruptive company and what the future holds

Using aerodynamics technology to reduce fuel consumptionKelly Zwarych is CEO and co-founder of AeroLab Tech. What is AeroLab Technology and what do you do? Zwarych: As a one liner, AeroLab makes market-defining technology in advanced aerodynamics. Drilling down further, our technology measures aerodynamic drag in real time in real world applications. This is really amazing because aerodynamic drag measuring has always…

Dell’s new screen technology may help you sleep better at night

Manages in-display high-energy visible blue light while maintaining colour performance

Dell’s new screen technology may help you sleep better at nightSome of us are glued to our phones, tablets or computers every waking moment. And we've all heard people say how too much display time is bad for you. There are healthy levels and ranges of blue light. Studies show that blue light helps alertness during the day and is essential for cognitive functions. However,…

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste waters

CEO Melanie McClare talks about its revolutionary technology and the role the Creative Destruction Lab played in growing the company

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste watersMelanie McClare is CEO of Swirltex. What is Swirltex and what does it do? McClare: Swirltex is a Canadian water tech startup based in Calgary. Our vision is to unlock opportunities to reuse and recycle the toughest waste waters and decrease the global industrial water footprint. We have developed a revolutionary membrane technology that can…
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