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Canadian Insurance Companies Offering New Protection from Flooding

Two Canadian insurance companies are tackling the flood damage issue with different solutions. Intact Financial Group, Canada's largest property and casualty insurance company, has teamed up with the University of Waterloo to start projects involving ripping out asphalt and concrete surfaces in various Canadian communities and replacing it with trees,... Continue reading »

Bitcoin Bounces Back

Like a reliable Swiss watch, Bitcoin takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Scandals, high profile hacks and wild price swings continue to take a toll on the world's most popular digital currency. Chief among these was the collapse of Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, in late February... Continue reading »

Driverless Cars Charging Ahead

The self-driving car (SDC) movement continues to garner worldwide attention. Google is still leading the charge and recently introduced a new prototype of their driverless car that doesn't have a steering wheel or pedals. Initially, 100 test vehicles will be built in Detroit, with all powered by electricity and designed... Continue reading »