Senior’s struggle to get a paper phone bill points to barriers for illiterate Canadians
Telecom companies lack protocols for dealing with illiterate seniors, leaving them vulnerable and exposed to abuse.
Reef concerns: Artificial materials a means to mitigate global collapse
With global warming accelerating the destruction of the world’s reefs, artificial reefs may act as a stopgap to help preserve marine life. From their early beginnings to more modern designs, conservation scientists break down the benefits and cons of these structures.
‘Challenges and opportunities:’ Carleton report shows how universities are trying to grapple with Artificial Intelligence
With over 50 per cent of university students in Canada using AI in their schoolwork, Carleton University is focusing on the benefits as well as the challenges of introducing AI into teaching and learning environments.
The ‘shoppertainment’ trap: As social media apps blur line between socializing and buying, the risks to users soar
Shopping online through social media platforms is expanding exponentially but it also carries serious risks, experts say.
Ottawa post-secondary schools explore new rules to combat ChatGPT cheating
Post-secondary institutions in Ottawa are wrestling with what to do about the potential power of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence that may allow students to submit work not their own.
The code that broke the internet: The aftermath of the Rogers outage may force online companies to rethink how they do business
The Rogers internet outage has shaken the confidence of users.
Selfies with a mammoth: Ottawa museums test drive augmented reality as a way to grab visitors and viewers
Ottawa museums are looking to augmented and virtual reality to complement their exhibits.
Driven by nostalgia and pandemic angst, vinyl thrives in the digital age — could CDs be next?
Vinyl record sales are soaring driven by the interest on people under 34 years of age.
Federal affordable internet program welcomed but some worry about those left out
The federal government is set to announce a new affordable high-speed internet for low-income families and seniors, but some students feel left out due to narrow restrictions.
Ottawa app making food delivery more affordable for restaurants
The Ottawa app Getit Local is making food delivery more affordable for restaurants.
As pandemic took hold, some Ottawa craft artists turned hobbies into income
Ottawa locals have turned their craft hobbies into e-commerce businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The dark side of Instagram: Fake accounts and hacking in the pandemic era
Experts are warning social media users to be hyper-vigilant as hackers continue to disrupt the space.