Articles By Tom Li

Microsoft Ignite 2020: Teams to get new well-being features to reduce stress

Microsoft’s key tool in connecting a distributed workforce is its Teams communication platform. At Microsoft Ignite, the company announced a slew of new features in Teams to reduce work-from-home stress and improve collaboration

Published on: September 24th, 2020 Tom Li

The Arm deal: How Nvidia will remain vendor-neutral and address its partners

Nvidia's acquisition of Arm still faces regulatory and licensing challenges, and in a webcast on Sept. 14, Jensen Huang, Nvidia CEO, addressed issues surrounding competition as well as licensing to China once the

Published on: September 22nd, 2020 Tom Li

Canadian government and Shaw pull new fibre optic line in rural B.C.

A joint program between Shaw Communications and the Canadian government will pull 40 km of fibre optic cable between Whistler and Mount Currie to bring high-speed internet access to rural parts of British

Published on: September 18th, 2020 Tom Li

Bell increasing internet speeds for 80,000 rural homes by the end of 2020

Bell recently announced that it will bring the 50Mbps download/10Mbps upload speeds--the ideal baseline internet access speed set by the CRTC--to 80,000 more homes by the end of 2020. The speed increase will

Published on: September 16th, 2020 Tom Li

Why the Federal Court dismissed the incumbents’ CRTC internet rates appeal

The Federal Court yesterday dismissed an appeal submitted by the incumbent internet service providers last year. The appeal was filed against the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's (CRTC) new wholesale internet rates that

Published on: September 14th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Harmony OS 2.0; Federal Court dismisses internet appeal; techy face masks

Huawei says its phones will run Harmony OS in 2021, Federal Court dismisses case from big ISPs, and technology companies are innovating face mask. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: September 11th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook engineer quits; Apple’s ongoing feud with Epic Games; Canada gets Spot!

Facebook engineer quits saying Facebook profits off of hate, Apple’s battle with Epic Games continues, and a new robot is coming to Canada. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome

Published on: September 10th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – China bans Scratch; Maximum internet speeds; U.S. to ban Chinese chipmaker?

China bans Scratch, Canadians are getting maximum internet speeds overall, and the Trump administration is considering to ban China’s top chipmaker. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag

Published on: September 9th, 2020 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – T-Mobile’s big promise; Robot dogs; Coronavirus benefiting tech giants

T-Mobile makes a big promise, a robot dog joins the fight against COVID-19, and a story about how the coronavirus is benefiting big tech is making its rounds on Reddit. T-Mobile says it’s

Published on: September 8th, 2020 Tom Li

AI Master Corporal helps keep the Ontario Regiment Museum safe

When the Ontario Regiment Museum shut down due to the pandemic, Jeremy Blowers knew he needed extra precautions to keep his future visitors safe. Located in Oshawa, the Ontario Regiment Museum holds many

Published on: September 8th, 2020 Tom Li

Lenovo’s new laptops have leather

Lenovo launched a new laptop series Aug. 31 , the Yoga 9i, and it comes with leather. The new Yoga series consists of the Yoga Slim 9i (also called the IdeaPad 9i in

Published on: September 2nd, 2020 Tom Li

Rural Ontario could have gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, says EORN

Canadians living in rural eastern Ontario could have access to gigabit internet in as little as three to five years, according to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN). On Aug. 11, EORN announced

Published on: August 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Distributel is the latest independent internet provider to increase prices

Following TekSavvy and Start.ca, Distributel became yet another independent internet service provider (ISP) to raise its subscription fees due to uncertainties around the Canadian Radio and Telecommunication Commission's (CRTC) wholesale pricing. Distributel, which

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Start.ca raises internet prices as CRTC wholesale rate remains in limbo

London, Ontario-based internet provider Start.ca hiked its internet subscription costs yesterday in response to the recent changes to CRTC's wholesale internet rates. The company increased the cost of its internet packages for new

Published on: August 21st, 2020 Tom Li

Suspended CRTC wholesale internet price gets the nod from Bell, but reseller ISP warns of higher subscription costs

As the CRTC continues its internet wholesale rates review, suspending its proposed 2019 rate has caused one internet reseller to increase its prices. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (ISED) Navdeep Bains recently

Published on: August 20th, 2020 Tom Li