Articles By Brian Jackson

New Epson ‘Supertank’ holds 20x more ink than your current printer

You may not have replaced your printer's ink cartridge for two years, but that's probably because it's sitting empty and you can't be bothered to go through the hassle of buying a new

Published on: August 6th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Hootsuite’s Instagram support might not be what you expect

Users of Vancouver-based HootSuite Inc.'s social media dashboard will now be able to manage Instagram accounts with the cloud software ... but there's a catch. Instagram might be about sharing the moment with your

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Toronto-born startup gets international attention for taking Watson to law school

A startup team born out of the University of Toronto that wants to use IBM Corp.'s Watson artificial intelligence to shake up the legal industry is setting its sites on international expansion after

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Ryerson’s DMZ gets renovation with IBM Bluemix Garage

IBM Corp. is opening a cloud-focused developer environment embedded within Ryerson University's DMZ incubator. IBM's Bluemix Garage will be the first such location opened up in Canada and the third in the world

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 gets a price tag for those not eligible for free upgrade

A day after officially launching the free upgrade process for users of Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft Corp. has put a price tag on Windows 10 for those running older versions of

Published on: July 30th, 2015 Brian Jackson

‘Humagrams’ aim to be hyper-realistic human projections

Walk into ARHT Media’s Toronto studio and you might think you’ve entered the holodeck from Star Trek. That’s because this fledgling firm is out to achieve a very Sci-Fi goal. The most realistic,

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

How to get Cortana on Windows 10 in Canada today

Canadians often complain that they don't get access to some of the coolest technology services as quickly as their American neighbours and Microsoft's Cortana is the latest thing you can add to that

Published on: July 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 review: the last OS you’ll ever have to install

This might be the last review of Windows you ever have to read. Microsoft Corp. is launching Windows 10 on Wednesday and described the release as the "last version of Windows." From now on,

Published on: July 28th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google starts scaling back Google+ integration with other services

If you make a post on Google+ but there's no one there to read it, is that any different from a normal day? This and other jokes of its kind are commonly swapped by social

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canada’s startup hot spots take a dive in new ‘Startup Genome’ ranking

Canada is home to three of the top 20 startup ecosystems in the world, but is falling behind the pace of other leaders, according to an exhaustive study conducted by researchers at San Francisco-based

Published on: July 27th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Google’s iBeacon competitor ‘Eddystone’ expands capability of Bluetooth beacons

Thanks to Google Inc.'s new Eddystone protocol for Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) beacons, retailers may soon no longer need smartphone users to have an app installed before sending them a proximity-based message. Google announced

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Apple Watch sales remain mystery after first quarter on the market

Apple Inc. says that sales of the new Apple Watch exceeded its own expectations for its first quarter of market availability, but won't release a hard number in terms of units sold or

Published on: July 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

Riding on MasterCard’s mobile innovations truck

It might be a hot summer day in Toronto, but this is no ice cream truck. No, it’s a demo zone for MasterCard’s latest technology. And much like the payments processor’s business strategy,

Published on: July 21st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Windows 10 commercial reviewed by agency execs: from ‘utterly brilliant’ to ’emotional blackmail’

Two African children totter around a desert landscape, next to a straw hut and a herd of goats. An Inuit toddler runs across the frozen tundra near a canvas tent and smiles widely,

Published on: July 20th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Kindle Paperwhite review: good hardware with risk of surprise battery drainage

E-readers are a good example of mobile devices that were quite bad when first launched but have consistently improved with each successive release. With the new Kindle Paperwhite, it's hard to ask for

Published on: July 16th, 2015 Brian Jackson