Articles By Mandy Kovacs

LeBron’s latest assist is to a self-driving car – Tech in Sports Ep. 17

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a virtual reality hockey goalie game, LeBron James in a self-driving car, new Samsung wearables, and San Francisco

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Microsoft hiring for mixed-reality, launching two education partnerships in BC

The Canadian technology ecosystem has been growing in recent years, and international corporations are cashing in. Microsoft president Brad Smith has announced that the company will be creating 50 new jobs in the

Published on: November 2nd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Now we know where Twitter Canada’s Rory Capern went

Pelmorex Corp. has added yet another impressive Canadian tech talent to its team. Google Canada’s vice president and managing director Sam Sebastian joined the weather and media company at the end of July,

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Security concerns, lack of collaboration still top barriers to digital transformation

The virtualization of the workplace has changed how products and services are made, monetized, and managed. While digital transformation is increasingly necessary for survival, adopting new technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT)

Published on: October 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon’s moving to Calgary, Elon Musk spars with a robot

Amazon is setting up shop in the Calgary area, Twitter has been fudging its user numbers for years, and a robot picks a fight with Elon Musk.   From Twitter today comes news

Published on: October 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon wants your house keys, Google and Cisco team up to control the cloud

Amazon wants the keys to your house, Apple’s never-ending issues with the iPhone 10, and Google and Cisco team up to beat Amazon in the cloud.   Trending on Twitter today is Amazon

Published on: October 26th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion megacity, Uber introduces new fees for long trips

Saudi Arabia is planning a $500 billion megacity, Uber is charging extra for long trips, and Huawei has shipped a ridiculous number of smartphones so far this year. From Reddit, Saudi Arabia’s Crown

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon overwhelmed by HQ applications, Pixel 2 XL screen issues

Amazon received over 200 applications for its second headquarters, Kaspersky is opening up its software to third party review, and the Pixel 2 XL is already running into problems with its LED display.

Published on: October 24th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

The reports of AI killing jobs have been greatly exaggerated

Elon Musk has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) is the biggest risk we face as a civilization, but several Canadian business leaders believe this apprehension is overstated, especially when it comes to its applications

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

First details revealed for Google’s tech-focused neighbourhood in Toronto

Toronto is preparing to use technology to tackle the challenges of urban growth, and it will have some help from one of the world’s leading tech giants. Waterfront Toronto has teamed up with

Published on: October 23rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Catalonia is a powerhouse startup ecosystem and Canada should take note

As Catalonia continues to make headlines fighting for independence from Spain, a new report has identified the region and its capital city as an entrepreneurial powerhouse rich with technology-focused startups and talent. The

Published on: October 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

PM Trudeau pitches Canadian cities for second Amazon HQ, dissenting voices speak up

Amazon announced its intentions to build a second headquarters location just a few weeks ago, and the sweepstakes are heating up as the deadline to submit bids ends at midnight on Oct. 19.

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google’s new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, voting app disrupting the government

Google is investing in a new tech-focused Toronto neighbourhood, Netflix ups its funding for original content, and a Colorado-based political candidate is disrupting the government with an app. From Twitter today, Google’s urban

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Supercluster bids react after learning about success or failure

The Canadian government’s supercluster initiative shortlist has been revealed, and the reactions have been positive, both from those with successful bids and from those who were unsuccessful. For the nine consortiums that made

Published on: October 18th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs