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Samsung Electronics CEO announces resignation

The CEO and vice chair of Samsung Electronics Ltd. announced Friday that he plans to step down, deepening a potential leadership vacuum at the tech giant even as profits are soaring. Kwon Oh-hyun,

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s inappropriate VR promo, Dow Jones accidentally spreads fake news

Facebook uses the devastation in Puerto Rico for a bizarre virtual reality promotion, NVIDIA unveils the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles, and Dow Jones spreads fake news. From Twitter, Facebook

Published on: October 11th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Want to reach Gen Z? Start with their phones – and be polite about it, Fluent research concludes

Marketers might be inclined to reach out to Generation Z - the second cohort of digital natives that now entering the workforce - the same way they currently engage their predecessors, millennials, but

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Killing the headphone jack shows Apple, Google willing to anger users for sake of design

I’ve just finished tying up my running shoes and I just need one more thing before I head out the door for my jog - a pair of wired earbuds. I find a

Published on: October 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Mastercard and PayPal expand digital partnership to Canada

The Canadian arms of Mastercard Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. will now be giving each other a leg up after their parent companies extended their partnership north this week. The partnership, revealed Thursday,

Published on: October 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – ZTE Blade Z Max, battery science breakthrough, Pictogon

A new smartphone that respects your wallet. The secret to a long life is discovered – long battery life that is. And an easy way to make image maps. Rice University adds a

Published on: October 6th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google’s compelling smartphone pitch – Pixel 2 first impressions

On stage at Google's hardware event in San Francisco on Wednesday, hardware chief Rick Osterloh put the current state of smartphones in 2017 best. "Smartphones might be reaching parity in terms of specs,"

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Alex Radu

Vancouver’s chief technology officer keeping the city ahead of the digital curve

Jessie Adcock is in the midst of preparing Vancouver’s application for the Canadian Smart City Challenge, which is yet another step for one of Canada’s first municipal chief technology officers (CTO) in digitally

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Sonos One to launch in Canada with no promises for Alexa support

Sonos Inc. will launch its new "voice-controlled speaker" in Canada without any promise for support from Amazon Alexa, according to the connected speaker maker. The Sonos One will be available in Canada on

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Google reveals Pixel 2, Pixelbook, Google Home Mini, and more

Google's been busy over the past couple of years, today announcing an entire portfolio of devices that range across all types of devices you could need to the point where Google products could

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Alex Radu

TD Bank taps Stanford spin-off to power AI platform

TD Bank Group is working with New York-based Stanford Research Institute spinoff Kasisto to provide the AI platform that will power its mobile chatbots and eventually smart assistants, the bank announced on Wednesday.

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s family of mixed reality devices launch Oct. 17

Microsoft is taking the fight to Facebook's Oculus Rift and HTC's VIVE virtual reality headsets by dropping the virtual reality and augmented reality monikers. The tech giant is all in on mixed reality,

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Alex Radu

Half of Canadians won’t be using cash by 2020, so how do we prepare for a digital future?

Paying for goods and services has increasingly moved from cash and coins to digital and mobile methods, and while this shift will only continue, security is a big concern for consumers, according to

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Expansion to Jabra VXi V-Series headsets targets mobile workers

The latest expansion to Jabra's VXi V-Series wireless headsets focus on the on-the-go worker lifestyle without abandoning any deskphone compatibility. In order to provide the type of headset that would be ideal for

Published on: October 3rd, 2017 Alex Radu

BlackBerry’s software and services division posts record revenue, but shares still down

After putting a positive spin on missed expectations in its last quarter, BlackBerry Ltd. is once again framing its latest results as evidence of being back on track. On Thursday the Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: September 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood