Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – New AirPods released; Firefox update blocks autoplay video; EU fines Google $1.7B

Apple released new AirPods. The new FireFox browser prevents the most annoying feature on the web. And Google is fined by the European Union for the third time. Trending on Google, Apple’s new

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia announced; federal budget 2019; Instagram Checkout

Google enters the video game business; Canada’s federal budget for 2019 is released; and now you can go shopping on Instagram.   Trending on Google, Google announced that it’s launching a video game

Published on: March 20th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Joyce Murray is Minister of Digital Government; ‘Delete Facebook’ says WhatsApp cofounder; automation will take more women’s jobs

Canada has a new minister of digital government, again. You won’t believe who’s telling you to delete Facebook now. And just when you think we’ve overcome the patriarchy, another reason that women will

Published on: March 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook uses AI to stop revenge porn, millennials watch more Netflix than all other TV, Tesla Model Y

Facebook will use AI to prevent revenge porn, millennials are watching a ton of Netflix, and Tesla announces its new Model Y compact SUV. Trending on Google, Facebook is employing artificial intelligence to

Published on: March 18th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Pi Day celebrated; Google Earth’s take on Carmen Sandiego, the million-dollar Ninja

Pi has been more calculated to more digits than ever before and I’m here to tell you what those digits are. Carmen Sandiego is on the lam again, but you can find her

Published on: March 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Federal budget preview: What the Council of Canadian Innovators wants to see

Innovative Canadian firms looking to scale up their businesses are looking for next week's federal budget to provide guidance on a national data strategy, commit to recruiting top talent from abroad, and open

Published on: March 14th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Web turns 30; some scientists worried about wireless devices; Windows 7 soon to die

Happy birthday to the web! Trust me, your thirties aren’t so bad. A petition signed by 250 scientists raises concerns about electromagnetic fields from wireless devices. And if you’re still using Windows 7,

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Quantum chips in silicon; critique of Zuckerberg’s privacy essay; Mac vs. PC in 2019

Why quantum computers just got another research boost. Taking Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy essay to task. And a Youtube host explains why he’s dropping his MacBook for a Windows 10 PC. Trending on Google,

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher awarded ‘Woman of the Year’

Ottawa-based Women in Communications and Technology announced the winners of its Leadership Excellence Awards on Thursday, naming Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher the Woman of the Year for 2019. Marking International Women's Day

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – iPhone hacking tools on eBay; Interac’s e-Transfers are booming; is your data plan ready for 5G?

You can find deals on iPhone hacking gear on eBay, Interac’s email money transfer service is really popular, and why 5G networks might not be a good thing for your data plan. Trending

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new Stories features; Microsoft Threat Experts offering; add some DPTH to your photos

Facebook adds new features to Stories, Microsoft offers its security team up for rent, and one trick to improve your Instagram game. Trending on Facebook, the social network has released some new features

Published on: March 1st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s moderator backlash; foldable smartphone comparison; a 1TB microSD card

Facebook contractors are speaking out about poor treatment; foldable phones are barely announced but they’re already being compared on Youtube; and you won’t believe the new maximum size of a microSD storage card.

Published on: February 26th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Oscars buzz; Mobile World Congress begins; Trump’s 6G tweet

Something happened at the Oscars that everyone is talking about (I just don’t know what), Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, and Donald Trump invents 6G telecommunications with a single

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

IBM’s quantum system explained – All Hands on Tech

IBM Q System One is “The world’s first fully integrated universal computing system,” according to Big Blue. Its purpose is to get quantum computing out of the research lab and into a commercial

Published on: February 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – AutoShow exoskeletons; Facebook faces big fine; Samsung teases folding smartphone

“This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson