Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber’s e-scooter play; Nvidia’s AI-generated graphics; David St. Jacque’s space shirt

Uber is planning to buy an electric scooter company, Nvidia has created the first videogame with AI-generated graphics, and Canadian astronaut David St. Jacques went to space and all he got was this

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

On-stage customer photo highlights from AWS re:Invent

Published on: December 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Unboxing for Business – Amazon DeepRacer AI training car

At AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas, developers are learning how to train reinforcement machine learning models by teaching autonomous toy cars to speed around a race track. AWS has launched a DeepRacer League

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

USMCA won’t affect Amazon Web Services Canada region: Gales

LAS VEGAS - New rules specific to cloud computing in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) won't affect how Amazon Web Services (AWS) operates in Canada, according to Eric Gales, country manager for AWS

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Foldable smartphone race; Amazon data breach; What is artificial intelligence?

The world’s top two smartphone manufacturers are racing to release foldable smartphones; Amazon suffered a data breach but it won’t say how big; and what is artificial intelligence anyway? Trending on Google, the

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Breakup Facebook; Amazon bids on sports TV; FONK is the new FOMO

Should anti-trust laws be dusted off to deal with the tech giants? One of those giants, Amazon, is looking to become a sports broadcaster. And if you thought FOMO was bad, just wait

Published on: November 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Nov. 20, 2018 – Elon Musk’s satellite network; Disney’s Star Wars hotel; your creepy cartoon clone

SpaceX has now won approval to put almost 12,000 satellites into orbit. Disney’s got big plans to build new Star Wars attractions at its theme parks. And a new app offers to close

Published on: November 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Capital One’s Gift the Code hackathon helps close technology gap for charities

I've worked at summer camps as a young adult, so I know just how difficult it is to organize a group of children to embark on a week of fun and educational outdoor experiences.

Published on: November 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

SAP to acquire survey software Qualtrics for $8 billion

Waldorf, Germany-based SAP SE announced it has made a deal to acquire survey software firm Qualtrics for $8 billion. Qualtrics is co-headquartered in Provo, Utah and Seattle, Wash. and identifies itself as a

Published on: November 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Open source community sees risk and reward in IBM purchase of Red Hat

On a media call the morning after announcing Big Blue's acquisition of Red Hat, executives answered reporter questions typed into a web form and insisted the outcome wouldn't be a purple blend. IBM

Published on: November 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Home Hub reviews, smarter traffic lights, smartphones owned for longer

The first Google Home Hub reviews are out, how auto makers are working to reduce the time you wait at red lights, and why people are keeping their smartphones for longer. Trending on

Published on: October 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s latest acqui-hire; GoPro deal with Adobe; China’s surveillance plans for Google

Apple makes another move in its music streaming battle with Spotify. Adobe Creative Cloud users will now gain access to some GoPro clips. And new laws passed in China may require Google to

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Dialog with Debow: serial entrepreneur on his new product ‘AM radio for the Internet’

Can Toronto-based serial entrepreneur Daniel Debow create the "Twitter of audio?" Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover dubbed Debow's latest project, Dialog, with that tagline following its public launch late last month. It's just one

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Android screens your calls; Airtame 2; Amazon’s sexist AI

Google Assistant can now help you screen out calls from telemarketers. The new Airtame 2 is out to improve this wireless streaming solution. And Amazon scrapped an AI project because it was too

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto-based Storyful launches ‘Youtube for voice entertainment’

A Toronto-based startup that's hoping to create an interactive audio content platform accessed through smart speakers released its Alexa Skill on Wednesday. The "choose your own adventure" type of stories are a perfect

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Brian Jackson