Articles By Brian Jackson

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner wants answers from Facebook regarding Cambridge Analytica data breach

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien issued a statement to CTV News and other media yesterday saying that it plans to reach out to Facebook regarding the misuse of its data by a

Published on: March 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Belgium’s state visit to Ottawa brings tech delegates along with royals

Belgium may still be a year away from ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but that didn't stop technology entrepreneurs that are part of a royal delegation from making stronger ties

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Unboxing and installing the new Ecobee Switch+ with Alexa – Speak Up

If whole-home voice is the future of the smart home market, then Toronto-based startup Ecobee wants to turn up the volume early. With Tuesday's release of its new Ecobee Switch+ product, Ecobee now

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is creepy now; baseball on Facebook; nanotech vision

People are waiting to see if Alexa’s laughing fits are really over, Facebook signs an exclusive deal to livestream 25 Major League Baseball games, and you can go ahead and throw your glasses

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Shopify responds to critical take on drop shipping in Reply All podcast

Many Canadians might have heard of Ottawa-based Shopify as a successful ecommerce software startup that's attracted a large international client base, but the most recent episode of Gimlet Media's Reply All mentioned Shopify in

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Dx3 Canada; Oculus bricked; Rhode Island proposes porn block

Amazon Canada’s leader says ecommerce has a lot of room to grow, Oculus Rift users are forced to come to grips with reality, and lawmakers in Rhode Island want to restrict Internet porn.

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

LG V30S First Look – All Hands on Tech

LG isn't done with the V30 just yet. It's putting a new spin on its fall flagship device with LG's ThinQ artificial intelligence. This time on All Hands on Tech we take a

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Ontario’s pay transparency bill; the highest-paying tech jobs; Flow

Ontario introduces new legislation aimed at trimming the gender pay gap. A huge study of tech jobs reveals who’s getting paid the most. And a new app for project management geeks. Trending

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google grasps quantum supremacy; nanobots kill cancer; Uber’s wages

Google takes one step closer to achieving quantum supremacy. Scientists use nanobots to kill cancer in mice. And Uber fires back on a study about how much its drivers are paid. Trending on

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Go for a ride in a self-driving BMW i3 at Mobile World Congress 2018

When BMW said it would be doing demos with its Level 5 self-driving car at Mobile World Congress, IT World Canada editor Brian Jackson had to go for a ride. This BMW i3

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ First Look – All Hands on Tech

For the next iteration of its Galaxy flagship smartphone, Samsung didn't choose to reinvent the wheel. Instead, it's focusing on improving the aspects of the S8 that made it so great. This time

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based firm partners with Mastercard on self-service ‘insurance cloud’

BARCELONA - A Toronto-based fintech startup has its eyes set on the $30 billion of insurance payouts made in Canada every year, with a cloud-based self-service hub backed by a partnership with Mastercard.

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Global Skills Hub wants to use immigrants fleeing U.S. to make Canada’s tech talent great again

A new Toronto-based recruitment firm plans to tap into immigrants in the U.S. that are frustrated with an increasingly hostile environment and bring them up to Canada to help fill the IT skills

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Tour Samsung’s Mobile World Congress booth in this 360 video

Samsung's big focus this year at Mobile World Congress is its just-launched Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones, and its booth at the show reflects that. Join IT World Canada Editor Brian Jackson as

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 Series smartphones at Mobile Word Congress

Barcelona - Asus took its opportunity on the Mobile World Congress stage to announce its new smartphone lineup with the ZenFone 5 Series, which it says will showcase new AI-powered CPUs. Asus and

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson