Articles By Brian Jackson

Belkin’s new WeMo smart switches and Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant – All Hands on Tech at CES 2019

Smart home tech is a huge category at CES 2019 with thousands of new products being introduced to the market. Among them is Belkin and Phyn, both brands owned by Foxconn Interconnect Technology.

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Jabra’s new Elite 85h headphones & Evolve 65t wireless earbuds – All Hands on Tech at CES 2019

Jabra is back at CES this year and it's got some new headsets to show off. Among them are a couple targeting business users. We'll start with a new pair of ear buds

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech – eSight electronic assisted glasses enhance eyesight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODN9Lv73X7Y Toronto-based eSight has been making its device that helps legally-blind people see, using a visor that relays an enhanced camera image to two screens right in front of the eyes. Now it's

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Brian Jackson

LG unveils new smart home products, adds Alexa to 8K TV at CES 2019

LAS VEGAS - LG Electronics opened its CES 2019 showcase with a press conference that introduced new smart home product categories and an 8K compatible TV that works with two different smart assistants.

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Brian Jackson

B2B at CES 2019: What to look for at the world’s biggest business event for consumer electronics

Once upon a time, CES was an acronym for Consumer Electronics Show, but don't let the Consumer Technology Association catch you calling it that today. It's just CES 2019, thank you very much.

Published on: January 4th, 2019 Brian Jackson

CIOs lead digital transformation efforts into 2019, research shows

Most organizations that identify as pursuing digital transformation are reporting a positive return on investment, and those efforts are most often being led by CIOs, according to a new study from analyst firm

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Verified.Me launch, blockchain consolidation, federal regulation

Thanks to Dawood Khan and Marc Lijour for their help with these predictions.  A nation-wide digital identity service based on blockchain will launch in Canada. SecureKey’s Verfied.Me service was supposed to launch by

Published on: December 31st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Fitbit Charge 3 review: A versatile fitness tracker you’ll actually want to wear

If it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen. Now I don’t really believe that, but these days you have to wonder if there’s any line left between the public and the private. Take

Published on: December 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Voice-first fragmentation, Alexa in your ear, Alexa in your boardroom

In 2019, voice-first smart assistants will face a fragmentation problem. They’ll also be literally in your ear. And they’ll be in your office boardroom. In 2019, we’ll be looking for solutions to a

Published on: December 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Top 5 business smartphones of 2018 – All Hands on Tech

After reviewing the new smartphone releases all year long, IT World Canada journalists Tom Li and Brian Jackson discuss where they rank the smartphones that provide the best business user experience. Included on

Published on: December 24th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Gatwick’s drone delays, in Russia AI hears you, LG’s clear TV

London’s Gatwick airport is disrupted by drones. Russian scientists can train AI to hear like a human. And what’s it like to play games on a transparent television? https://twitter.com/Gatwick_Airport/status/1075813918893846529 Trending on Twitter, London’s

Published on: December 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Dec. 20 – The ‘90s are back with Macaulay Culkin and Alfonso Ribeiro making tech headlines

The ‘90s are cool again. That’s right, trending in today’s headlines are Macaulay Culkin, Alfonso Ribeiro, and your old school photos are being given new life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKYABI-dGEA Trending on Google, is the new

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Royal Bank of Canada named in New York Times’ Facebook investigation

One of Canada's largest banks appears alongside Silicon Valley technology firms in a New York Times investigation into Facebook privacy violations, in a piece published on Tuesday evening. The Royal Bank of Canada

Published on: December 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Amazon announces new fulfillment centre, 600 jobs near Edmonton

Amazon will create a new fulfillment centre just south of Edmonton that will operate a 1 million-square-foot facility and create 600 full-time jobs, the Seattle-based ecommerce giant announced on Monday. The facility will add to

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Tech Sector Growth Map of Canada updated for 2018 – Focus on Toronto

In many ways, Canada's tech sector growth is Toronto's tech sector growth. The largest city in Canada is also recognized for having the hottest tech sector in the country on just about every

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson