Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon acquires Pill Pack; German smartphone protection; SD cards to soon store 128 TB

Amazon will soon ship you drugs, a German guy invents an airbag for your smartphone, and SD memory cards will soon be able to store 64 times their current maximum size. Trending on

Published on: June 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

AI startup lists Toronto’s ‘Top 100 Most Connected Tech Companies’

In the tech startup world, the network effect is used in part to explain the incredible success of Silicon Valley over other geographies where startups flourish. The basic concept is that a network's value

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Connected Labs hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able to help you with that soon enough if the winner of a Toronto-based

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – AI tackles e-Sports; Facehub; TrumpHotels.org taken down

Artificial intelligence is going to own you at Dota 2, why a new iPhone app will have you making ridiculous faces at your phone, and the website TrumpHotels.org isn’t what you think it

Published on: June 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Tech firms face employee backlash; IBM’s Project Debater; Canada’s top 6 memes

Tech employees are pushing back against selling to law enforcement; IBM has a computer that will beat you at a debate; and we’ve got the scoop on the top six most-searched memes in

Published on: June 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

3 ways the ‘AI Leader of the Year’ is using Data for Good

When Victor Anjos co-founded Data for Good in Toronto, he probably only dreamed that the not-for-profit could use data to help feed more hungry people, to warn about potential genocide, or to raise

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

First look at BlackBerry Key2 smartphone – All Hands on Tech

The successor to TCL's flagship KeyOne smartphone, the Key2 is continuing the focus on a candybar design complete with a physical QWERTY keyboard. We get a close look at all the new bells

Published on: June 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Former GG David Johnston on why Canadian innovation is worth celebrating

The first annual Canadian Innovation Week concluded on May 31, wrapping the Rideau Hall Foundation's inaugural effort to inspire the next generation and make Canada the most innovative country in the world. The

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook under fire; iOS 12 fights smartphone addiction; DNA service hacked

Facebook has some more tough questions to answer from U.S. lawmakers, Apple’s iOS 12 beta is designed to help you use your iPhone less often; and a DNA analysis service reports a data

Published on: June 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple WWDC updates: watchOS 5, iOS 12, macOS Mojave

Finally, you can use your Apple Watch like a walkie talkie. The macOS app store is getting a total overhaul. And iOS developers will be able to port their apps to the Mac

Published on: June 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Apple HomePod coming to Canada June 18

Apple Inc.'s HomePod smart speaker will be available in Canada starting June 18 for $449, the firm announced on Tuesday. The announcement came along with an update to HomePod's capabilities via iOS 11.4.

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Russian router hack; Lenovo Z5 teased; Canadian banks suffer breach

The FBI asks if you’ve tried turning it off and back on again, Lenovo’s new Z5 smartphone sounds impressive, and two Canadian banks are reporting a new data breach that affects customers. Trending

Published on: May 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

GDPR deadline: 10 ways to show you’re preparing and why it’s not too late

LAS VEGAS -- If this is the first time you've heard that as of today, the European Union will begin enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), take a brief moment to freak

Published on: May 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

OpenText CEO explains to James Comey why he quit Facebook

LAS VEGAS - OpenText CEO Mark Barrenchea elaborated on his decision to pull the company off of Facebook in a keynote discussion with former FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday. In a wide-ranging

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Speak Up! – Using Apple’s HomePod in Canada

Americans have been able to get their hands on Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, for a few months now. But with no Canadian release date in sight, we smuggled one across the border

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson