Articles By Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – A carbon negative Microsoft, Norwegian Consumer Council slams advertisers, China’s high-speed train

Microsoft says it wants to go carbon negative by 2030, the Norwegian Consumer Council releases a new report highlighting how digital marketing are breaking the rules - a lot, and Twitter can’t get

Published on: January 17th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Ikea closes pick-up and order stores, Google and its cookies, new facial-recognition tech

In today’s episode, we talk about Ikea Canada closing its pick up and order stores, Google cutting web cookies, and the U.S. military’s plans to build long-range facial recognition technology. Citing “urbanisation, technology

Published on: January 16th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Goodbye Windows 7, Uber’s Ontario fight, Microsoft CEO slams backdoors

People say their farewells to Windows 7, Uber drivers in Ontario want to unionize, and Microsoft’s CEO says encryption backdoors are a “terrible idea”.   Windows 7 is no more. The ex-operating system

Published on: January 15th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – AI goes Hollywood, Twitter’s new reply rules, old vs new on the farm

Hollywood thinks AI has the answers to better film management, Twitter users will soon have more control over who can reply to their tweets, and farmers are buying 40-year-old tractors because they’re actually

Published on: January 13th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Political ads on Facebook, TikTok vulnerability, awful photoshop job goes viral

Facebook is sticking to its advertising policy despite it not making much sense, a recently published report highlights a serious TikTok vulnerability that was addressed last December, and someone’s attempt to skip work

Published on: January 10th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Sony’s new car, Toyota’s new smart city, #boycottCES

The 2020 Consumer Electronic Show continues, and so does the news flow as Sony announces its own electric car, Toyota unveils its plans for a smart city at the bottom of Mt. Fuji,

Published on: January 9th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – More CES, Facebook bans deepfake vids, flying car unveiled

CES hasn’t stopped, so how can we not talk about it, Facebook says it’s going to ban deepfake videos, and Uber and Hyundai unveil their concept electric flying car for the future of

Published on: January 8th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – CES, Apple gets roasted, outdated IT

CES is underway in Las Vegas, and there are too many things to talk about, Apple gets a shoutout during the Golden Globes - not the one Tim Cook wanted though - and

Published on: January 7th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Streaming sustainability, Samsung Galaxy lites, Canada and Huawei

Our obsession with streaming isn’t going away, but what does it mean for our planet? We walk Samsung and its new lite devices, and people are anxiously waiting for the Trudeau government to

Published on: January 6th, 2020 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – LG’s rollable TV, Google AI helps in healthcare, new privacy law

Happy New Year everyone! And welcome back to another episode of Hashtag Trending. Get used to hearing more about rollable TVs as LG announces a new one, Google announces a breakthrough in the

Published on: January 3rd, 2020 Alex Coop

Ontario’s healthcare shakeup attracting cyberattacks, says security expert

The Ontario government has described its new model for healthcare as the biggest health system reform in 50 years, but according to a security expert, it’s leading to a spike in cyberattacks. The

Published on: December 30th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Downward-tilting toilets, Instagram bans certain branded posts, Netflix Cancon

A story about a downward-tilting toilet is getting clicks, Instagram says goodbye to branded posts that advertise vapes, weapons, and tobacco, and Canada wants to force streaming services to show more Canadian content.

Published on: December 19th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Delivery worker safety, sports gif of the decade, Air Canada problems

A 1,000-person WhatsApp community keeps delivery workers safe, Twitter can’t decide what’s the sports gif of the decade, and Air Canada’s new booking system is causing headaches. Delivery workers across Mexico are under

Published on: December 16th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Glassdoor rankings, Galaxy Folds sales, new Google Assistant

Facebook and google get bounced out of glassdoor's top 10 best places; Samsung has already sold over 1 million Galaxy Folds globally, and Google’s new assistant arrives in Canada. Facebook and Google have

Published on: December 13th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – $52,000 Mac Pro, self-driving commercial truck, Beijing replaces foreign tech

Twitter goes nuts over the new Mac Pro’s price tag, A self-driving truck delivered butter from California to Pennsylvania in three days, and the Chinese government wants to get rid of all of

Published on: December 11th, 2019 Alex Coop