Show entries from: January 2012 returned 162 result(s).

iPhone 4S devours data twice as fast as previous model

Published: 1/13/2012 5:16:00 PM - Author: none
'Apple’s new iPhone 4S consumes on average twice as much data as the previous iPhone model and even more than iPad tablets due to increasing use of online services like the virtual personal assistant Siri, an industry study showed...'

The big data revolution’s ‘lovely’ and ‘lousy’ jobs

Published: 1/13/2012 5:12:00 PM - Author: none
'The Internet is old hat. We’re all getting used to social media, too, and every CEO, along with all the world’s would-be revolutionaries, is on Twitter. Mobile is now taken for granted as part of the world’s hardware. But don’t get complacent. A new wave of the tech revolution is cresting and will again change the way we work and live...The latest transformation is “big data” – which refers to...'

Canadians scoop tech Emmy for dialling down loud TV ads

Published: 1/13/2012 5:03:00 PM - Author: none
'It lacks the star power and glitz of its sister event, but for the Canadians who will be given a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award, this ceremony is just as important....The Communications Research Centre (CRC), an arm of Industry Canada, is among a group being honoured for developing a system for measuring loudness in TV ads – a key device for governments who are now requiring the industry to control that loudness...

Manufacturers sound alarm over scarcity of minerals, metals

Published: 1/13/2012 4:58:00 PM - Author: none
'A view of Bolivia's Uyuni salt lake, which holds the world's largest reserve of lithium. The metal, which is in short supply, is needed to make wind turbines and lithium-ion batteries in hybrid cars. - A view of Bolivia's Uyuni salt lake, which holds the world's largest reserve of lithium. The metal, which is in short supply, is needed to make wind turbines and lithium-ion batteries in hybrid cars. | Gaston Brito/Reuters
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Manufacturers sound alarm over scarcity of minerals, metals
TORONTO- The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 2:02PM EST
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 2:07PM EST


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Global manufacturers are sounding a cautious note over the scarcity of minerals and metals they need to build everything from cellphones and jet planes to cars and trucks, a new survey has found.

A poll from business consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that 77 per cent of manufacturers surveyed said they believe tighter supplies are causing stress for their suppliers...'

Lululemon ad pokes fun at customers – and goes viral

Published: 1/13/2012 4:46:00 PM - Author: none
'...The video, called Sh*t Yogis Say, is just one of a cavalcade of online videos riffing on the Web comedy hit Sh*t Girls Say – a short series featuring a man in drag saying uncomfortably familiar phrases such as “Could you do me a huge favour?” and “Get these chips away from me!” ...'

Magna following the crowd to new overseas markets

Published: 1/13/2012 4:40:00 PM - Author: none
'...It plans to build 40 new facilities in the 2011-2014 period, the majority of them in Eastern Europe and what it calls “rest of world,” which includes Asia and South America. By 2014, it will have 28 factories in China, compared with 20 last year; and 16 in South America, compared with 10 in 2011.

It has been closing operations in Canada, the United States and Western Europe as auto makers have closed factories in those high cost areas, although the bulk of the assembly plant closings have come in North America...'

$150,000 in federal funds for Helmets to Hardhats

Published: 1/13/2012 4:34:00 PM - Author: none
'...“The Government of Canada announced on Jan. 6 that it is contributing $150,000 through Veteran Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund to support the Helmets to Hardhats program...'

Recycling aggregates focus of new advocacy group

Published: 1/13/2012 4:31:00 PM - Author: none
'Recycling aggregates removed from demolition sites and road construction projects are the immediate focus of a new Ontario organization.

Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) recently launched a campaign to encourage the use of more...'

The Social LMS - Students love it but will Instructors too?

Published: 1/13/2012 4:26:00 PM - Author: none
'2012 started with off with a $5 million funding round for Coursekit, a New York based startup founded by Joe Cohen, Dan Getelman, and Jim Grandpre. The three University of Pennsylvania students were not happy with the LMS technology (Learning Management System) and hence decided to build their own...'

Toronto IIDEX trade show to focus more on architecture, construction products

Published: 1/13/2012 4:24:00 PM - Author: none
'The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) will be a co-presenter of this year’s IIDEX/NeoCon Canada conference and expo, which has traditionally been a contract furniture show but will start placing a greater emphasis on construction products, architecture and technology, the event organizer announced Wednesday...'
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