Articles By Brian Jackson

Developer 30 under 30 list expands to Evoke conference, hackathon in third year

An effort to bring recognition to Canada's talented young developers expanded beyond just one list of luminaries this year; adding on a developer conference and a hackathon event as well. The Developer 30

Published on: April 8th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Foreign talent more interested in Canadian IT jobs, Indeed reports

Canadian tech jobs posted on hiring platform Indeed.ca are receiving more interest from abroad, according to an economist employed by the website. Foreign clicks on Canadian tech job postings rose to 15 per

Published on: April 2nd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Echo Input is the best way to add Alexa to your home or office

The Echo Input is a slender puck that turns a dumb speaker into an Amazon Alexa-connected smart speaker, at about half the price of buying an Echo Dot. It's just the latest device

Published on: March 31st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Marketing, Microsoft, and Mindy Kaling: 3 things you missed at Adobe Summit

This week in Las Vegas 16,000 attendees gathered to watch Adobe executives interview CIOs, CMOs, and some celebrities too. It was part all part of Adobe Summit, the vendor's conference for customers and

Published on: March 28th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Canadian ‘godfathers of AI’ win 2018 Turing Award

Two of Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) pioneers have won the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) A.M. Turing Award along with another peer and will share the $1 million prize. The University of

Published on: March 27th, 2019 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry and Telus partner with Ottawa-based accelerator for new IoT-focused program

Ottawa-based software as a service (SaaS) accelerator program L-Spark Corp. is launching a new Secure IoT Accelerator program, working with Telus Corp, BlackBerry Ltd. and Solace, the group announced on Wednesday. The program

Published on: March 27th, 2019 Brian Jackson

University of Toronto to build new AI innovation centre with $100 million ‘largest donation ever’

Philanthropists Gerald Schwartz and Heather Reisman have made a $100 million donation to the University of Toronto to build a new Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre to advance disruptive technologies, the university says. “This

Published on: March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s video streaming service; Huawei P30 launch leak; Pinterest IPO

Apple launches its Netflix competitor; Huawei will unveil its P30 smartphones; and Pinterest will go public sooner than expected.   Today Apple will unveil is video streaming service at an event in the

Published on: March 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s password flub; AT&T CEO gets robocalls; the downsides of remote working

Another embarrassing security incident at Facebook; the most ironic robocall ever received; Feeling lonely? Well if you’re remote working, you’re not alone, oh wait yes you are. Uh whatever…   https://trends.google.ca/trends/trendingsearches/realtime?geo=CA&category=t Trending on

Published on: March 22nd, 2019 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