Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – DNA matchmaking; Americans lose $143M to online dating scams; 3D-printed avacado with emotions

“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 14th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – LinkedIn Live; Amazon buys Eero; Reddit users worth 30 cents each

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 13th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Coming soon to your television: Alexa and Google Assistant

When George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, he imagined Telescreens - devices that operated not only to play video, but also for surveillance complete with cameras and microphones. Now in 2019, Smart TVs are projected

Published on: February 12th, 2019 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – Fitbit Charge 3 review

What is the Fitbit Charge 3? Is it a supercharged pedometer? A smart watch? A personal fitness coach? Well it’s a bit of all three of those things at once. ITWC Editorial Director

Published on: February 11th, 2019 Brian Jackson

IDC event gives glimpses of the post-2020 workplace

Want to stay relevant in your office? Get ready to wear an exoskeleton, participate in a gamified micro-education platform, and have your behaviours and emotions judged by employers for "cultural fit." At least,

Published on: January 30th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Data Privacy Day tips; Windows 10 hogs hard drive; Samsung ditches plastic packaging

How to lie and cheat your way to better online privacy; Windows 10 is going to hog more of your disk space, and Samsung makes a commitment to do something good for the

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – U.S. commits to extradite Meng Wanzhou, Luis Vuitton’s $1,000 earbuds, Oscars VFX nominees

The United States says it plans to go through with extraditing Huawei’s chief financial officer; a fashion icon wants to sell you overpriced headphones; and we now know what films are in contention

Published on: January 23rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Samsung Space Monitor keeps your desk tidy – All Hands on Tech

When I first heard of the Samsung Space Monitor at CES 2019 I was hoping it was a monitor made for outer space. But it’s not, it’s made for your desk. And it’s

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google fined $57 million; the 10-year challenge conspiracy theory; dead battery bounce

We all knew it would happen eventually and now it has - Google has been fined for violating Europe’s new privacy legislation. Was the 10-year challenge meme actually some sort of secret plot

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Brian Jackson

North reflects on retail lessons learned before expanding Focals locations in 2019

  At the Pepcom Digital Experience taking place during CES 2019, North co-founder Aaron Grant is approached by another smart glasses vendor, who extends a pair for him to try on. In an

Published on: January 21st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Update: Mastercard’s policy change won’t affect online subscriptions

UPDATED Jan. 18 After publishing a blog post about its policy change that seemed to suggest that digital subscriptions would be affected by new rules around free trials. As detailed below, Mastercard is

Published on: January 18th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Recap of Intel’s CPU announcements at CES 2019 – 10nm Cascade Lake, Ice Lake, and Nervana AI chip

At CES 2019, Intel returned to make a slew of announcements about - you guessed it - CPUs. Intel’s marketing message these days is that it’s no longer a PC-centric firm, but a

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – U.S. police can’t unlock phones; AirPod charging case; Listen App for podcasts

A judge rules that the U.S. government can’t ask suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics, a wireless charging case for your AirPods, and a new podcast app you might like. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/afxkza/feds_cant_force_you_to_unlock_your_iphone_with/ Trending

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Australia’s anti-encryption law; Project Alias; Amazon’s ‘passive’-income problems

Australia passes a law against encryption; Project Alias lets you choose whatever name you want for your smart assistant; and it turns out not everyone selling stuff on Amazon is getting rich quick,

Published on: January 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Acer Swift 7 claims title of world’s thinnest laptop – All Hands on Tech at CES 2019

It’s CES 2019 and that means a bonanza for new laptop announcements. Each one has something just a little bit different to stand out from the pack. For the Acer Swift 7, it’s

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Brian Jackson