Articles By 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

Major tech firms backing $300 million supercluster bid from York Region

A consortium of more than 50 organizations with offices in the York Region area have organized a supercluster bid focused on the development of microelectronics and backed by a pledge of more than

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Sun Life’s digital coach ‘Ella’ a chatbot for voice-first devices, mobile

It seems that every tech brand is launching its own smart digital assistant these days, but now Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada is jumping on the trend with the announcement of "Ella."

Published on: September 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple iPhone X, Watch Series 3, TV 4K

Let’s not kid ourselves, an Apple launch event means that Apple products are dominating social media right now. So let’s dive in on the iPhone X, the Apple Watch LTE, and Apple TV

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple iPhone X, Watch Series 3, TV 4K

Let’s not kid ourselves, an Apple launch event means that Apple products are dominating social media right now. So let’s dive in on the iPhone X, the Apple Watch LTE, and Apple TV

Published on: September 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson