Articles By Brian Jackson

Sonos One to launch in Canada with no promises for Alexa support

Sonos Inc. will launch its new "voice-controlled speaker" in Canada without any promise for support from Amazon Alexa, according to the connected speaker maker. The Sonos One will be available in Canada on

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Pixel 2, fake comments, Amazon faces EU tax penalty

Google unveils the Pixel 2, a debate on net neutrality is flooded by bots, and Amazon faces a hefty bill in Europe. Trending on Twitter, Google unveiled its Pixel 2 smartphone. Just like

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

TD Bank taps Stanford spin-off to power AI platform

TD Bank Group is working with New York-based Stanford Research Institute spinoff Kasisto to provide the AI platform that will power its mobile chatbots and eventually smart assistants, the bank announced on Wednesday.

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ford partners with Lyft on self-driving cars for all

Ford Motor Co. says it's partnering with San Francisco-based transportation firm Lyft to deliver self-driving cars via requests from a mobile app. In a Medium post on Wednesday, Ford Vice-President of Autonomous Vehicles

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Blockchain supercluster bid hopes for $50 million ‘carve out’

Several of the most well-known names involved in blockchain technology development in Canada are behind a $50 million bid for the Liberal government's $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. The main organizers behind the

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber quits Quebec, Atari’s comeback, Showtime mines crypto

Is Showtime getting into the crypto-currency mining business? AMD’s inclusion in a new Atari system is giving it a boost. And au revoir Uber – the firm says it’s leaving Quebec. CBS’s Showtime

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber quits Quebec, Atari’s comeback, Showtime mines crypto

Is Showtime getting into the crypto-currency mining business? AMD’s inclusion in a new Atari system is giving it a boost. And au revoir Uber – the firm says it’s leaving Quebec. CBS’s Showtime

Published on: September 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Skype for Business replaced, macOS gets free update with High Sierra

Microsoft is replacing Skype for Business with its new Teams app. People are asking questions about what Equifax knew about its breach and when. And Apple releases a free upgrade for its desktop

Published on: September 26th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Equifax mistakes, Google-HTC deal, headphones with AI

Equifax’s bad luck streak isn’t over yet. Google’s deal with HTC means the maker of Android is serious about hardware. And Bose has a new headset integration with Google Assistant. For weeks, Equifax

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – More Equifax mistakes, Google-HTC deal, headphones with AI

Equifax’s bad luck streak isn’t over yet. Google’s deal with HTC means the maker of Android is serious about hardware. And Bose has a new headset integration with Google Assistant. For weeks, Equifax

Published on: September 22nd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Ford will design its cars with HoloLens augmented reality headsets

Ford Motor Company sees augmented reality as the future of car design and it plans to use the Microsoft HoloLens to pursue it, according to an announcement made on Thursday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZQ_DQD7F3U Ford is

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft’s gaming bet, iOS 11 release

Microsoft makes a move that shows it’s serious about gaming. Apple’s release of iOS 11 has people talking about their favourite features and - well, measuring things. From Google Trends, Microsoft is adding

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft’s gaming bet, iOS 11 release

Microsoft makes a move that shows it’s serious about gaming. Apple’s release of iOS 11 has people talking about their favourite features and – well, measuring things. From Google Trends, Microsoft is adding

Published on: September 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tour Sun Life’s new innovation lab and HQ in Toronto

Sun Life Financial Inc. officially opened its new global headquarters in Toronto on Sept. 13, setting the stage for its push into the FinTech space and work with an agile methodology. One of

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Jump on AI bandwagon before it starts writing poetry, experts advise CIOs

Montebello, Que. - Get ready for artificial intelligence to take a leap forward and have a more important role in society and your business in general, two of Canada's leading machine learning researchers

Published on: September 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson