Abandoning the Note 7 hurt Samsung about as much as you’d think

Consulting firm Gartner Inc. has released its latest quarterly survey of global smartphone sales, and the results do not have good news for Samsung Electronics Ltd. Fourth-quarter unit sales for the South Korean

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

U.S. road tests show self-driving cars are getting smarter – and safer

Two new research studies point to a smoother road ahead for widespread acceptance of self-driving cars. In a recent U.S. study, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CDMV) provided year-end road test results

Published on: February 9th, 2017 Christine Wong

Canadian tech industry rallies to oppose Trump’s travel and immigration ban

The Canadian tech industry has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial executive orders this past week, and the response is overwhelming disapproval. The recently-elected president signed an executive order imposing a travel

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

New BlackBerry OS for automotive industry focuses on security

BlackBerry QNX is focusing on security with its newest operating system (OS) for connected and autonomous vehicles. At CES 2017 in Las Vegas this week, BlackBerry QNX launched its latest OS for the

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry reveals new smartphone at CES – and it has a keyboard

A new BlackBerry phone may be on the horizon in 2017. TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd.(TCT), Blackberry’s latest software and brand licensing partner, has released three teaser videos of a new smartphone ahead

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Facebook, Google dominated American app market last year: Nielsen

If you're wondering where Americans are spending time on their smartphones, media research firm Nielsen Holdings PLC has an answer for you. Unfortunately, it would appear that Canadian marketers trying to reach American

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Less than 25 per cent of BlackBerry’s revenue now mobile-related: CEO

One day after announcing a new facility to develop autonomous vehicles, BlackBerry Ltd. has revealed that less than 25 per cent of its revenue is now related to mobile devices. According to its

Published on: December 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry gets into the self-driving seat with new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre

BlackBerry QNX is going all in on self-driving cars by opening a new Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) in Ottawa. Housed inside BlackBerry QNX headquarters, the AVIC will bring the company's partners together in

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Alex Radu

The top 10 business smartphones of 2016

Published on: December 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada’s brain drain under control – but mainly flowing to cities, LinkedIn says

Canada’s brain drain to Silicon Valley has been a perennial concern for the IT sector, but the flow has stabilized, according to LinkedIn Corp., even if it's arriving at only a handful of

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Gary Hilson


Samsung dives into auto tech market with purchase of Harman

Samsung Electronics has acquired Harman International Industries, a connected car solutions provider, for $8 billion USD, throwing Samsung right into the growing connected technologies market. As smart technology integration with vehicles continues to

Published on: November 14th, 2016 Alex Radu

BlackBerry inks deal with Ford to develop in-car software

Waterloo, Ont.-based based BlackBerry will be working directly with Ford Motor Company to provide its QNX software and expand its use across Ford's future vehicles, the company announced on Monday. Ford is no

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for Business: BlackBerry DTEK60

It's launch day for the BlackBerry DTEK60, as you might have heard from some recent leaks. But now we've got the real thing right here and we're unboxing it to take a look.

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Jim Love