Technology

Neo Financial becomes Calgary’s latest $1 billion tech ‘unicorn’

Neo Financial becomes Calgary’s latest $1 billion tech ‘unicorn’

 

Tech group wants new visa for skilled workers to enter country without a job offer

Tech group wants new visa for skilled workers to enter country without a job offer

 

FILE - Robert Mardini speaks during a news conference on the situation in Gaza, at the International Red Cross, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 31, 2018. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people. “An attack on the data of people who are missing makes the anguish and suffering for families even more difficult to endure,” Mardini, the ICRC’s director-general, said in a statement. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)

Red Cross: Hack exposes data on 515,000 vulnerable people

ICRC did not want to speculate about who might be behind the intrusion

  • Jan 20, 2022

 

Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., waits on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Thompson is chair of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., waits on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Thompson is chair of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
FILE - People view the Snapdragon Digital Chassis at the Snapdragon booth during the CES tech show Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. The thousands of people who gathered in Las Vegas for this week’s CES gadget show were a fraction of the usual crowd for the influential tech conference, the event’s organizer said Friday, Jan. 7. The Consumer Technology Association said on the show’s closing day that more than 40,000 people attended the multi-day event on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz, File)

CES gadget show turnout falls more than 70% thanks to COVID

A lot of big tech companies to pull out of the conference

  • Jan 9, 2022
FILE - People view the Snapdragon Digital Chassis at the Snapdragon booth during the CES tech show Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Las Vegas. The thousands of people who gathered in Las Vegas for this week’s CES gadget show were a fraction of the usual crowd for the influential tech conference, the event’s organizer said Friday, Jan. 7. The Consumer Technology Association said on the show’s closing day that more than 40,000 people attended the multi-day event on the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz, File)
Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO at Sony Group Corporation, talks about the Vision-S line of electric vehicles during the Sony news conference at the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Las Vegas. Sony debuted an SUV version called the Vision-S 02. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz)

Scaled-back CES gadget show returns to Las Vegas Strip

Scaled-back CES gadget show returns to Las Vegas Strip

Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO at Sony Group Corporation, talks about the Vision-S line of electric vehicles during the Sony news conference at the CES tech show, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Las Vegas. Sony debuted an SUV version called the Vision-S 02. (AP Photo/Joe Buglewicz)
In this photo taken Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, Kola Tubosun, is photograph in his house in Lagos, Nigeria. Computers have become amazingly precise at translating spoken words to text messages and scouring huge troves of information for answers to complex questions. At least, that is, so long as you speak English or another of the world’s dominant languages. But try talking to your phone in Yoruba, Igbo or any number of widely spoken African languages and you’ll find glitches that can hinder access to information, trade, personal communications, customer service and other benefits of the global tech economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

In Africa, rescuing the languages that Western tech ignores

Not enough online data in languages, including scientific and medical terms

  • Dec 23, 2021
In this photo taken Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, Kola Tubosun, is photograph in his house in Lagos, Nigeria. Computers have become amazingly precise at translating spoken words to text messages and scouring huge troves of information for answers to complex questions. At least, that is, so long as you speak English or another of the world’s dominant languages. But try talking to your phone in Yoruba, Igbo or any number of widely spoken African languages and you’ll find glitches that can hinder access to information, trade, personal communications, customer service and other benefits of the global tech economy. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

Beijing has repeatedly accused Washington of fear-mongering

  • Oct 22, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. U.S. officials are issuing new warnings about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, left, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken attend the inaugural meeting of the United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council (TTC) at the Hazelwood Green Mill 19 building, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke)

US, EU agree to further trade and technology talks

US, EU agree to further trade and technology talks

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, left, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Secretary of State Antony Blinken attend the inaugural meeting of the United States-European Union Trade and Technology Council (TTC) at the Hazelwood Green Mill 19 building, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke)
FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill in Washington. A group of House lawmakers put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP, File)

Bills that could force Big Tech breakups unveiled in House

Bills that could force Big Tech breakups unveiled in House

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill in Washington. A group of House lawmakers put forward a sweeping legislative package Friday that could curb the market power of Big Tech companies and force Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, Jeremy Fleming, head of the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in London. Western countries risk losing control of technologies that are key to internet security and economic prosperity to nations with competing values like China and Russia if they don’t act to deal with the threat, one of the U.K.’s top spy chiefs warned on Friday, April 23, 2021. “Significant technology leadership is moving East” and causing a conflict of interests and values, Jeremy Fleming, director of government electronic surveillance agency GCHQ, said in a speech. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

UK spy chief says West faces ‘moment of reckoning’ on tech

China’s Foreign Ministry condemn the remarks

  • Apr 23, 2021
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, Jeremy Fleming, head of the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in London. Western countries risk losing control of technologies that are key to internet security and economic prosperity to nations with competing values like China and Russia if they don’t act to deal with the threat, one of the U.K.’s top spy chiefs warned on Friday, April 23, 2021. “Significant technology leadership is moving East” and causing a conflict of interests and values, Jeremy Fleming, director of government electronic surveillance agency GCHQ, said in a speech. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk past a Microsoft office in New York. China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)

Microsoft server hack has victims hustling to stop intruders

White House calls hack an ‘active threat’

  • Mar 9, 2021
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk past a Microsoft office in New York. China-based government hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft’s email server software to target U.S. organizations, the company said Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall, File)
Hölmetrics CEO and co-founder Chad Verity said the Red Deer area could become a tech hub. (By SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer-area tech company attracts international attention

Focusing on economic diversity in Red Deer region

Hölmetrics CEO and co-founder Chad Verity said the Red Deer area could become a tech hub. (By SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau adjusts his mask as he leaves a news conference Tuesday October 20, 2020 in Ottawa. About 130 tech CEOs in Canada are accusing the prime minister of ignoring the needs of the innovation economy and being slow to enact data and intellectual property policies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau adjusts his mask as he leaves a news conference Tuesday October 20, 2020 in Ottawa. About 130 tech CEOs in Canada are accusing the prime minister of ignoring the needs of the innovation economy and being slow to enact data and intellectual property policies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Apple held its annual conference for computer programmers and mobile app makers in virtual form on June 22, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Apple previews new iPhone software, changes to Mac chips

Apple on Monday provided a glimpse at upcoming software changes designed to…

  • Jun 23, 2020
Apple held its annual conference for computer programmers and mobile app makers in virtual form on June 22, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve

Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve

CALGARY — Police have released a high-tech image they say is a…

Technology gives a face to mother of baby found dead in Calgary on Christmas Eve
Nerd Talk: Goodbye iPod, it was fun

Nerd Talk: Goodbye iPod, it was fun

Apple has discontinued two versions of the iPod

Nerd Talk: Goodbye iPod, it was fun