All Hands on Tech: Surface Book i7 (2016) Review

This week on All Hands on Tech, Alex reviews the Surface Book i7 with performance base. Microsoft is aiming this latest upgrade to its notebook line directly at MacBook Pro users, hoping to

Published on: February 1st, 2017 Alex Radu

Adios Samsung! Canada’s 10 most influential brands of 2016 revealed

TORONTO - It looks like exploding smartphones have lit Samsung Electronics Ltd.'s brand reputation on fire. The Canadian arm of market research firm Ipsos Group S.A. has released its annual list of Canada's most

Published on: January 31st, 2017 Alex Radu

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

Microsoft CEO nominated to Starbucks board of directors

The Starbucks Corporation has announced nominations for three new board members today, including the CEO of the Microsoft Corporation, Satya Nadella. Nadella joins president and CEO of Sam's Club and executive vice president

Published on: January 25th, 2017 Alex Radu

Can the HoloLens work as a business device?

If augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices are going to succeed, businesses worldwide are going to need to adopt them in order to expand their operations. With the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive,

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Microsoft and RBC announce new investments in Canadian AI

One of Canada's largest banks and a multinational software firm are both announcing expanded investment in artificial intelligence (AI) that will include partnerships with Canadian universities, according to announcements made Wednesday morning. Microsoft

Published on: January 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Microsoft patents a foldable phone-to-tablet device

A mobile device that can transform from a phone to a tablet in seconds might sound like science fiction, but could be on its way to market soon, courtesy of Microsoft Corp. Resembling

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft acquires Montreal-based deep learning startup Maluuba

Teaching machines to understand human language has long been the holy grail in artificial intelligence - and in a Montreal startup, Microsoft Corp. believes they have found the perfect guide. On Friday the

Published on: January 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Highlights from Trump’s meeting with Silicon Valley

You've probably heard of the tech summit heard 'round the world by now. United States President-elect Donald Trump gathered the titans of the tech industry at Trump Tower in New York this week -

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Alex Radu

“Cortana, do I need to buy milk?” – Microsoft working on IoT-friendly version of digital assistant

It would appear that Samsung isn't alone in its embrace of the burgeoning smart appliance market. During a pair of recent presentations in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft Corp. program managers Carla Forester and May

Published on: December 13th, 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

Trump could be bad news for tech company’s global hiring processes

President-Elect Donald Trump’s appointed Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, may be bad news for tech companies in the United States relying on importing talent from across the world, according to

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Alex Radu


Weekly Top 3 Highlights – Microsoft goes open source, AdultFriendFinder hack, Deloitte’s Fast 50

IT World Canada's Brian Jackson and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. This week, we discuss Microsoft's commitment to open source, the AdultFriendFinder hack and potential fallout,

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Alex Radu