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Apple Vision Pro headset could pave way for mass adoption of AR, VR: Industry

Apple Vision Pro headset could pave way for mass adoption of AR, VR: Industry

TORONTO — Canadian tech companies say Apple's new Vision Pro headset gives them hope that augmented and virtual reality wearables could catch on with consumers and businesses.
Apple unveils sleek 'Vision Pro' goggles. Will it be what VR has been looking for?

Apple unveils sleek 'Vision Pro' goggles. Will it be what VR has been looking for?

CUPERTINO, Calif.
Nova Scotia investigating theft of personal info through file transfer service MoveIt

Nova Scotia investigating theft of personal info through file transfer service MoveIt

The Nova Scotia government says it is investigating the theft of personal information stolen through a global privacy breach to a third-party file transfer system the province was using.
Quebec government moves to ban planned obsolescence, ensure products can be repaired

Quebec government moves to ban planned obsolescence, ensure products can be repaired

QUEBEC — The Quebec government wants to ban the sale of products that aren't intended to last and reinforce consumers' ability to repair the products they buy.
Meta starts testing paid verification for Canadian Facebook, Instagram creators

Meta starts testing paid verification for Canadian Facebook, Instagram creators

TORONTO — Meta Platforms Inc. has begun allowing "up-and-coming creators" in Canada to pay to be verified on Facebook and Instagram. The social media company says in a release that the pay-for-verification program is called Meta Verified.
Funded deals, investment totals fall as VCs adjust to new normal: BDC

Funded deals, investment totals fall as VCs adjust to new normal: BDC

TORONTO — Canada's venture capitalists settled into a new normal marked by fewer and more cautious investments last year — and a new report suggests the pattern will continue.
Shopify faces class action over severance offered to recently laid off staff

Shopify faces class action over severance offered to recently laid off staff

A class-action lawsuit alleges Shopify Inc. reneged on a deal it offered some employees who were laid off in a recent round of cuts.
Technology could be key to future wildfire prevention, fighting: companies

Technology could be key to future wildfire prevention, fighting: companies

When wildfires hit Alberta earlier this month, leaving more than 10,000 square kilometres of land scorched so far this year, João Lopes was worried about how much more devastation could be on its way.
Ontario urged to develop 'guardrails' on public sector use of AI

Ontario urged to develop 'guardrails' on public sector use of AI

TORONTO — Ontario should put in place "effective guardrails" on the public sector's use of artificial intelligence technologies, the Information and Privacy Commissioner and the Ontario Human Rights Commission said Thursday in a joint statement.
Death of the password coming as passkey technology on brink of consumer adoption

Death of the password coming as passkey technology on brink of consumer adoption

TORONTO — Anna Pobletts has spent the last few years on a mission to make passwords a thing of the past, but passkeys — the technology that could replace them — have never truly been on the brink of widespread consumer adoption until this year.