Are Phone Calls A Thing Of The Past?

Are Phone Calls A Thing Of The Past?

For decades, the best and often only way to reach someone out of earshot was to call them on the phone. Since then, the internet has brought chat, FaceTime, Instagram, Snapchat stories and a host of other ways to keep in touch that made phone calls seem wildly inefficient. For …..

Is Your Digital Life Ready For Your Death?

Is Your Digital Life Ready For Your Death?

To some extent, people are using digital technology in parts of their lives that are personal and deeply meaningful and for many Canadians, our online life and identity seems to be very much intertwined with the Internet. From storing all of our family photos and videos in the cloud to …..

Unique Relationship Between Rituals And Technology

Unique Relationship Between Rituals And Technology

Rituals are arguably a universal feature of human social existence: just as one cannot envision a society without language, one would be equally hard-pressed to imagine a society without rituals. From morning grooming routines like brushing your teeth and getting a shower to the ways in which we greet and …..

Is Screen Time Bad for Children’s Mental Health?

Is Screen Time Bad for Children’s Mental Health?

Many parents are concerned about how much time their children spend on cell phones, gaming consoles and other digital media. Some experts say they should be concerned as there tends to be a growing body of research showing an association between unhappiness and the time adolescents spend on digital media. …..

Are Voice Assistance The Death of the TV Remotes?

Are Voice Assistance The Death of the TV Remotes?

TV REMOTES are an iconic staple of Canadian homes. Developed in the 1950s with model names like the “Lazy Bones,” they were crafted to keep us planted in the overstuffed couches that eventually devoured them. Couples have sparred over remotes. Cable channels crafted slogans and game shows around them. Comics …..

Apple & Google’s Answer To Mobile Phone Addiction

Apple & Google’s Answer To Mobile Phone Addiction

The move to curb phone addiction and limit screen time is well under way as the two heavyweights in the smartphone ecosystem — Google Android and Apple iOS — are on the digital health bandwagon.  After vowing to address the growing concern of smartphone addiction earlier this year, both Apple …..

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

How Europe’s New Tough Data Collection Laws Affect Canadians

In the last few weeks, you may have found yourself inundated with emails from many of the apps and online services you use. They’ve been informing you of new terms and conditions, and asking you to “opt in” to continue using their service. Back on May 25th, the General Data …..

Digital Pills Signal A New Age Of Healthcare

Digital Pills Signal A New Age Of Healthcare

We are a nation on medication. Prescription medication is an essential part of treating illnesses – from minor afflictions to the most severe diseases. However, it is estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO) that around 50% of all patients with chronic conditions don’t take their medication properly. This results …..

Screen Snooping: How to Safeguard Your Data From Shoulder-Surfers

Screen Snooping: How to Safeguard Your Data From Shoulder-Surfers

If you don’t have enough to worry about; from criminals trolling for your passwords or social media borrowing your personal data, you can now rest assured that on top of that, basically everyone is curious about what you’re doing on your smartphone. And most people have absolutely no problem glancing …..

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