Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Web turns 30; some scientists worried about wireless devices; Windows 7 soon to die

Happy birthday to the web! Trust me, your thirties aren’t so bad. A petition signed by 250 scientists raises concerns about electromagnetic fields from wireless devices. And if you’re still using Windows 7,

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Quantum chips in silicon; critique of Zuckerberg’s privacy essay; Mac vs. PC in 2019

Why quantum computers just got another research boost. Taking Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy essay to task. And a Youtube host explains why he’s dropping his MacBook for a Windows 10 PC. Trending on Google,

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher awarded ‘Woman of the Year’

Ottawa-based Women in Communications and Technology announced the winners of its Leadership Excellence Awards on Thursday, naming Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher the Woman of the Year for 2019. Marking International Women's Day

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – iPhone hacking tools on eBay; Interac’s e-Transfers are booming; is your data plan ready for 5G?

You can find deals on iPhone hacking gear on eBay, Interac’s email money transfer service is really popular, and why 5G networks might not be a good thing for your data plan. Trending

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new Stories features; Microsoft Threat Experts offering; add some DPTH to your photos

Facebook adds new features to Stories, Microsoft offers its security team up for rent, and one trick to improve your Instagram game. Trending on Facebook, the social network has released some new features

Published on: March 1st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s moderator backlash; foldable smartphone comparison; a 1TB microSD card

Facebook contractors are speaking out about poor treatment; foldable phones are barely announced but they’re already being compared on Youtube; and you won’t believe the new maximum size of a microSD storage card.

Published on: February 26th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Oscars buzz; Mobile World Congress begins; Trump’s 6G tweet

Something happened at the Oscars that everyone is talking about (I just don’t know what), Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona, and Donald Trump invents 6G telecommunications with a single

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Brian Jackson

IBM’s quantum system explained – All Hands on Tech

IBM Q System One is “The world’s first fully integrated universal computing system,” according to Big Blue. Its purpose is to get quantum computing out of the research lab and into a commercial

Published on: February 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – AutoShow exoskeletons; Facebook faces big fine; Samsung teases folding smartphone

“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 19th, 2019 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