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

NFL coach Bill Belichick spikes the Microsoft Surface

Many football fans saw New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spike his Microsoft Surface tablet like a football when his team beat up on the hapless Cincinnati Bengals. Belichick, a six-time Super

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Unboxing for Business: Microsoft Surface Book i7

We’ve got the new Microsoft Surface Book i7 in the office and we’ll be unboxing it for you and take a quick look at some of the best new features that business users

Published on: November 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Microsoft battling Slack with new Microsoft Teams

The competition between office communication platforms is starting to get more and more crowded with Microsoft Corp. entering the race with Microsoft Teams, a new chat-based workspace within Office 365. Aimed at organizations that

Published on: November 2nd, 2016 Alex Radu

New Microsoft Surface laptop and all-in-one announced

At an October event, Microsoft revealed the newest additions to the Surface lineup, the Surface Book i7, and a new all-in-one desktop, the Surface Studio. The Surface Book i7 is the latest Surface Book

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Alex Radu

Windows 10 Creators Update coming early 2017

At its October Microsoft Event in New York this morning, Microsoft revealed the next update to Windows 10, the Creators Update, which will release in early 2017 for free. Windows Insiders can begin

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Alex Radu

Google shops opening in Best Buy locations across Canada

This week, Google shops have begun popping up in Best Buy locations across Canada, with a total of 14 “Experience Stores” to open across the country by the end of 2016. Starting this

Published on: October 21st, 2016 Alex Radu