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Canadian hearing-test app for Third World finding new uses here

An iPad app to diagnose hearing loss in children in the developing world has come full circle.<p>Developed for use in impoverished countries like …

Prodigies, People With Autism Share Genetic Link

Researchers at Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found a genetic link between people with autism and prodigies.<p>The link …

Autism

Apple Watch apps could guide visually impaired users

New GPS system gives tactical cues on when to turn left or right.<p>Among the thousands of people eager to receive their pre-ordered Apple Watches in …

Six-Month-Old Babies Using Smartphones, Tablets: Survey

More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, a US-based survey shows.<p>By the age of …

Temp-Space Newcomer Breather Doesn’t Have the ‘Airbnb Problem’

I’m writing this from my Breather. That’s the single room in a Beaux Arts building in Manhattan’s Flatiron district that, with 25 bucks and a few …

Wheelchair routing

Goal: building a routing portal for wheelchair users<p>Based on OSM data, develop a route planner especially for wheelchair users. But the existing one …

How One Weekend in Dallas Sparked a Movement for Urban Change

Using a technique they call “blackmailing yourself,” the group publicly announced their intentions in a 2010 Bike-Friendly Oak Cliff blog post penned …

Urban Design

Will Uber Serve Customers With Disabilities?

While many of Uber and Lyft’s legal battles have been initiated by the taxi industry, a lawsuit filed in Texas earlier this month accuses both firms …

SaskTel rolls out mobile payments with TD Canada Trust on select Android and BlackBerry devices

A month ago, SaskTel teased the launch of its mobile payment platform, based on existing NFC and Bluetooth standards.<p>Today, that service is online, …

Scotiabank brings Apple Watch support to its iOS app

Scotiabank has updated its iOS app to version 15.4.1, bringing support for the Apple Watch, which officially launches in Canada tomorrow.<p>The app uses …

LG Watch Urbane will be available "starting this month" through the Canadian Google Store

LG has announced the Watch Urbane, its premium smartwatch, will be available for Canadians to purchase via the Google Store “starting this month,” …

Google looks to boost worldwide reach of Canadian SMBs

The next time you're planning an international expansion for your business or service, Google has some tips on when and where you should go.<p>Google Canada has formed a partnership with Export Development Canada to offer Canada's roughly 2 million small and medium sized businesses a window to the …

Business Development

Haptic Feedback Patent Describes TouchScreen Simulator of Different Materials

A newly granted patent application released today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office gives additional details about the haptic feedback …

Uber partners with Zumato for rides to a city's best restaurants

In the cities Uber operates, the taxi-as-a-service startup, which was recently valued at $40 billion, is at once innovative and disruptive.<p>The core …

Yahoo is working on a Google Now and Siri competitor

According to <i>Business Insider,</i> Yahoo is working on a competitor to Google Now, Siri and Cortana.<p>Codenamed <i>Index</i>, the company aims to have a pilot …

Make room for the Instant Pot Smart (pictures)

Smart Homes

15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

Urban Design

The top 10 wearables you can buy right now

This year's CES was awash in wearables and while many of them took the form of wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, the genre has expanded beyond the basics. While some iOS users may be holding out for the Apple Watch in April, there's still a great selection of cross-platform devices …

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

Duty to Accommodate: A General Process For Managers

Table of Contents<p>Introduction<p>Canadian law prohibits discrimination based on any of the 13 grounds identified in section 2 of the <i>Canadian Human Rights</i> …

Autism Speaks Alters Position On Vaccines

Amid concerns about measles, the nation’s largest autism advocacy group has updated its stance on vaccines and autism, but remains mum on whether it …

Autism

iNews880

12 hours ago<p>By Scott Johnston Reporter<p>Members of Edmonton’s utility committee asked EPCOR to provide more details to back a request to build a solar …

Calgary Sun

Seau suicide turns up focus on brain injuries (with video)

Print<p>Dave Duerson made it easy to understand why he was ending his tortured life.<p>Before the former Chicago Bears star fired a bullet into his chest …

Atlanta Falcons

Awareness of Disorder and Suicide Risk in the Treatment of Schizophrenia: Results of the International Suicide Prevention Trial | American Journal of Psychiatry

Handicap Bike Parking ← The Urban Country

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Inclusive Bikes | Cyclexerience

Relaxino Bike - £4.00 per hour<p>£4.00 per hour<p>The Relaxino is a semi-recumbent tricycle and is designed to be stable and manoeuvred intuitively. It is …