Spotify wants your DNA to decide what you listen to

Spotify and AncestryDNA collaboration is more than personalized music, it's about data.


Music in your DNA, profiting off volunteer work, and the digital divide.

For-profit tech giants copy Wikipedia. Should they pay up?

Should digital assistants like Alexa and Siri profit off volunteer work?

The digital divide leaves more Canadians offline than you think

Location and income shape digital literacy.

That old smartphone in your drawer could help visually impaired people

'Phone it Forward' tackles the accessibility divide.

The hidden struggle to stay online hurts student equality

"Technology maintenance" widens the digital divide.

Scientists play Fortnite to teach us about climate change

Oceanographer streams video games on Twitch.


AI and creativity, climate change and Fortnite, and a Twitter bot that curates FOI requests.

Can an artist sue an AI over copyright infringement?

What a lawsuit shows us about innovation in an age of AI.

An AI and an artist go on the road. "The idea was to write a novel with a car."

This AI created its own version of Kerouac's classic.

Journalist hopes Twitter bot will reform Canada's Access to Information

Twitter bot that curates ATIP requests is doing government's job, creator says.

How wildlife snapshots can map biodiversity

iNaturalist App is a natural fit for citizen science.


Apps that help you see, technology and the environment, and more.

Photos show how a century has changed the Rockies

Recreated archival photos show how Canada's mountains are changing.

How the residents of El Paso, Texas agreed to start treating and drinking their own sewage

Water-starved El Paso takes to extreme water conservation.

'I designed the tool that I wanted.' Engineer who is blind creates app to describe the world around him

App aids visual impaired users with a "talking camera".

AI connects urban design to obesity

Machine learning can process public data in ways that could improve health.

We trust our virtual assistants more than we should

AIs like Siri and Alexa aren't as smart as they seem.


Trusting our virtual assistants, and opinions on Twitter.

Opposing opinions could make 'echo chamber' even tighter

Other political views on Twitter may make you more attached to your own.

Researchers outline the contours of political polarization on social media

Visualising how "bad actors" are "weaponizing" your timeline with political propaganda

Police body cameras are hackable, warns security analyst

It's seen as a simple solution to ensure transparency, but as body cameras proliferate among police forces, security vulnerabilities including hacking, tracking, and the compromising of evidence are emerging.


Spark policing tech special

Body cameras are changing police policy

In July, a U.S. federal judge ruled that New York City officers wearing body cameras as part of a pilot project are required to record "low level encounters."

Police are considering the ethics of AI, too

As policing technology advances, there's an urgent need for ethical guidelines.