Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook beefs up Live restrictions; OnePlus 7 Pro review; WannaCry 2 years later

Facebook takes action to prevent hateful content from live-streaming on its platform. The OnePlus 7 Pro smartphone gets a rave review. And two year after the WannaCry ransomware, we’re still haunted by its

Published on: May 16th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2; Amazon’s packing robots; How to disable Amber Alerts

Independent smartphone maker OnePlus announced a new handset, but people are more excited about the new headphones. Amazon is ready to replace some workers with new automated packing robots. And people are reacting

Published on: May 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Smart Cities Challenge conclusion; Apple Watch update; OCE Discovery

One smart city in Canada will be $50 million richer at the end of the day. A software update for Apple Watch brings heart rate monitoring to more countries. And why technology is

Published on: May 14th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple Watch sales soar; Spotify’s love for podcasts; Slack as distraction machine

Smart watch sales are soaring and Apple is on top. Spotify really wants you to listen to podcasts. And how software that promised us enhanced productivity can sometimes create more distraction.   Trending

Published on: May 6th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Instagram’s un-likely Canadian experiment; Valve Index VR headet; FanTazTech is ‘Uber for IT’

Instagram doesn’t like Canada, well not quite, but you’ll see what I mean. The next-generation of VR headsets are set to ship this month. And if you’ve ever wanted to instantly summon tech

Published on: May 2nd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Canada’s ‘big 5’ banks launch blockchain-based digital identity service with SecureKey

A blockchain-based digital identity network designed by Toronto-based SecureKey Technologies Inc. and supported by the top banks in Canada announced its official launch on Wednesday. Dubbed Verified.Me, the service has been a long

Published on: May 1st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – ‘Zombie Facebook’ 2070; robot lettuce farms; star sounds

How long until the dead outnumber the living on Facebook? Researchers have the answer. Why your next salad might be grown by robots. And listening to the songs of the stars. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/birqh2/number_of_dead_people_on_facebook_may_outnumber/ Trending

Published on: April 30th, 2019 Brian Jackson

ITAC appoints experienced executive Angela Mondou as permanent president and CEO

Tech industry lobby group Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) has appointed a permanent new president and CEO in Angela Mondou. In a newsletter update to members sent out on Friday, ITAC says

Published on: April 29th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Privacy Commissioner of Canada finds Facebook broke the law; asks for more power to hold it accountable

Facebook committed serious violations of Canadian privacy laws and failed to take responsibility for protecting the personal information of Canadians, an investigation conducted by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)

Published on: April 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Cyberport: Inside Hong Kong’s unicorn factory

Pierre Mouette is a two-time entrepreneur that was born in Paris, met the co-founder of his current firm in Hong Kong, and is looking to get his line of smart sportswear manufactured in

Published on: April 23rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Canadian software firms expand business in Asia through government trade efforts

HONG KONG - Two Canadian cyber security entrepreneurs say that the government's Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) was crucial in introducing them to clients in the Hong Kong market, quickly leading to a foothold

Published on: April 17th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple engineer speak out about tough border searches; Google partners with Intel for hybrid cloud; Spotify’s Google Home mini giveaway

An Apple engineer’s experience at the border raises questions about civil liberties. Google announces a partnership with Intel for cloud computing. And how to get a free Google Home Mini. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/batmhw/aclu_asks_cbp_why_its_threatening_us_citizens/ Trending on

Published on: April 10th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Ikea-Sonos love child; exam-avoiding students arrested; how to get a job

If you want to land a job, then you’ll want to know these two small, yet powerful words that could help. Two students are arrested after crashing the school Wi-Fi. And if Ikea

Published on: April 9th, 2019 Brian Jackson