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Hashtag Trending: NASA asks Canada to continue with AI help; TSA plans for facial recognition; Uber unveils rewards program

First up on Reddit: NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine says he really wants Canada to contribute on artificial intelligence and robotics. He added that this could include a next-generation Canadarm on the Lunar Gateway

Published on: November 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Amazon HQ2 is official; win $2 million dollars with AI drone; Search paper docs using your smartphone

Trending on Google, After Amazon recently crossed off Toronto to house its new headquarters, it has settled with New York City and Arlington, Virginia. The e-commerce giant announced yesterday that it will be

Published on: November 14th, 2018 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending: Youtube viewers watching for longer; companies microchipping staff; Twitter considers edit feature

First up trending on LinkedIn: Longer videos are starting to get much more popular on Youtube. The video streaming platform is seeing a surge of videos extending past 15 minutes, and even hours

Published on: November 13th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Facebook might lose 1m European users; Oculus co-founder leaving Facebook; Uninstalled apps can track you

Up first on Reddit, Facebook might lose some users in Europe over the summer because of tough data privacy laws, according to a Morgan Stanley report slated for a fall release. The drop

Published on: October 23rd, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: A repair tech says Apple, U.S. customs seized goods; Spotify reinventing soundtracks; Tim Cook calls Bloomberg to retract story

Up first on Reddit, a New York-based computer repair technician says a recent order of Apple batteries were seized by Apple and the U.S. customs a few days after the CBC put out

Published on: October 22nd, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: Huawei accused of tech theft; Facebook’s Zuckerberg could be removed as chairman; Salesforce CEO calls out billionaires

First up trending on LinkedIn, California-based startup CNEX Labs, which is backed by Microsoft and Dell, has alleged Huawei for engaging in a plan to steal its semiconductor technology. The Chinese smartphone giant’s

Published on: October 19th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending – Concerns over Instagram, Facebook, Apple confirm malware attack, and California to ban weak passwords

Concerns rise over Instagram’s latest testing of a new location tracking feature, Facebook and Apple confirm they got hit with a software attack, and California aims to ban weak passwords in 2020. On

Published on: October 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Amazon has a new store; Samsung chairman indicted; Facebook has access to shadow contacts

First up on LinkedIn: Amazon has opened a new store in New York’s trendy SoHo neighbourhood and it has a bunch of items rated 4-stars or higher on its website. The store, called

Published on: September 28th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Hashtag Trending: EU beefs with Facebook; Amazon sends fake packages; New iPhones in store

First up, trending on Reddit: The European Union has given Facebook an ultimatum to give better information on how the social media giant is using data. The European bloc of 28 has been

Published on: September 24th, 2018 Shruti Shekar

CinemaTech – Mass Effect argued AI was a new life form better than an actual AI developer

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. With all due respect to the new Star Wars movies, rebooted Star Trek series, Guardians of the

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

I will never understand how you heathens survive without physical keyboards

I’d like to think my time with ITBusiness.ca parent ITWC, which comes to a close on Sept. 7, has made me a more tech-savvy person. For example, I now know that “cloud” refers

Published on: August 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

CinemaTech: Eighth Grade depicts how thoroughly tech has embedded itself into kids’ lives

CinemaTech is Eric Emin Wood’s periodic look at how pop culture depicts the world of tech. SPOILER WARNING: An informal poll of the ITWC editorial team tells me there's a good chance you

Published on: August 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

OpenText should tap Canadian talent for its AI strategy

Even though he's an American, the most surprising thing that OpenText CEO Mark Barrenechea said last week wasn't that he prides himself for having "a Canadian soul" after spending the past eight years

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Workshops for women in technology are failing women

The gender gap in the technology sector is no secret. While women make up 40 per cent of the world’s workforce – and in some countries like Canada and the U.S., that number

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Cybersecurity risks at the World Cup – Tech in Sports Ep. 48

All the latest sports tech news of the week, including World Cup predictions, ticket purchasing through Snapchat, ball tracking at the US Open, and more! Plus, we spoke with Alexis Dorais-Joncas, a security intelligence

Published on: June 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs