Articles By Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – YouTube fights dislike mobs; IT companies fight hate speech; Chinese programmer steals a million

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Published on: February 5th, 2019 Tom Li

How North fits the Focals smart glasses to your face

When I visited North’s Focal Toronto showroom in October, the store was still being fitted for opening. Even back then, its Focals smart glasses were already impressive. Now that the product is ready

Published on: January 31st, 2019 Tom Li

Plantronic releases Polycom Studio video conferencing solution

Plantronics, a manufacturer of enterprise communication equipment, today announced its Polycom Studio video conferencing solution. With its release, the Polycom Studio becomes the company’s first entry into the video conferencing market. The Polycom

Published on: January 29th, 2019 Tom Li

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 scanner review: digitize all your documents

The Fujitsu ScanScan iX1500 exemplifies a niched function done extremely well. With superb scan quality, speed, and reliability, the ScanSnap iX1500 is more than adequate for small businesses and home offices. Though its

Published on: January 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg to merge social media platforms; Microsoft employees spam each other; YouTube discourages borderline content

Mark Zuckerberg wants to merge his social media platforms; Microsoft employees start email turmoil; YouTube will discourage borderline content. Trending on Reddit, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to unify WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Published on: January 28th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Canada invests in Nokia for 5G; China blocks Bing; AI beats human pro gamers

Canada turns to Nokia for 5G; China blocks Bing; Google’s AI beats human pro gamers. Trending on Reddit, After the relationship between Canada and China soured over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng

Published on: January 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft helps combat fake news; XiaoMi demos foldable phone; Adobe buys Allgorithmic

Microsoft Edge to detect fake news; XiaoMi unveils its own foldable phone; Adobe purchases Allgorithmic.   Discerning between real and fake news can be challenging, but Microsoft is looking to make that process

Published on: January 24th, 2019 Tom Li

Amazon announces new Fire TV Stick for Canadian market

Amazon today released the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the Candian market. Not to be confused with the Fire TV Stick 4K released in Canada last October, this new Fire TV stick is

Published on: January 15th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Huawei executive arrested; hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; China cuts iPhone prices

A Huawei executive was arrested in Poland; Anonymous hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; Chinese retailers put iPhone on sale to clear stock. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: January 14th, 2019 Tom Li

Gartner: Global PC shipments dropped in Q4 2018

A preliminary report published by Gartner Inc. yesterday concluded that global PC shipment dropped by 4.3 per cent in Q4 2018. According to the report, 68.8 million PCs were sold in 2018, a

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Tom Li

HashTag Trending – Older people share more fake news; AI to replace more jobs; Windows needs more space

Trending on Reddit, people older than 65 are more likely to share fake news. After examing the behavior of 3,500 US study participants before and after the US presidential election, researchers found that

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Tom Li

HashTag Trending: Samsung users can’t remove Facebook; face signin breached on phones; Google Chrome to block more ads

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Jan. 17 Cloud Security Summit being held in downtown Toronto. I’ll be there covering it and ITWC’s own CIO

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Tom Li

Adware-laced apps infect 9 million Google Play Store users

In the latest round of bad apps hunting, cybersecurity company Trend Micro has sniffed out 85 apps disguised as adware in the Google Play Store. The report states that the 85 malicious apps - disguised

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Tom Li

Nvidia faces class action lawsuit amidst cryptocurrency fallout

Schall Law Firm is filing a class action lawsuit against Nvidia corporation, the world's leading GPU maker, on the ground that it misled investors in expected finances. According to the complaint, Nvidia misled

Published on: January 7th, 2019 Tom Li

Top 6 smartphones for business 2018: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

We’re counting down the top smartphone of 2018 as we close out 2018. Come back every day of the week of Dec. 17-21 to see where the year’s best devices rank and let

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Tom Li