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Microsoft updates its AI-powered translation service

With Google's Pixel Bud headphones hitting the streets with an artificial intelligence-powered translation service, Microsoft is upping the ante with a new update to Microsoft Translator. Last year the Redw00d, Calif.-based tech giant

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Alex Radu

SMBs excited about technology, but need help taking advantage, Startup Canada finds

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are eager to jump onto the digital transformation train, but need support from both industry and the government, according to a new report from Startup Canada. According to

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Check out Marriott’s Samsung-powered smart hotel room

Your next business trip could look a lot more high-tech if Marriott International has anything to say about it. Last week the Bethesda, Md.-based hospitality giant revealed the "IoT Guestroom Lab," a prototype

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

City of Toronto begins sharing traffic data with navigation app Waze

Community-based traffic navigation app Waze has been helping motorists get around traffic for almost a decade, and it is now partnering with the City of Toronto for more accurate directions in the region.

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Black Friday; Homepod delayed; Amazon Key loophole

Black Friday goes mobile, Apple delays the HomePod, and researchers find a loophole in Amazon Key. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, November 20th, I’m Brian Jackson. We’re looking ahead at what tech

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Laptops get a second chance on life – Refurbisher Warehouse Tour

Do you ever wonder what happens to your old, used laptops from Dell, HP, Lenovo and other laptop manufacturers? Most people don't give it a second thought, but here at CNB Computers in

Published on: November 17th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Wine goes wireless: Historic vineyard field tests Bell’s new IoT network

Deep in Niagara wine country, a family business with eighteenth century roots is pilot testing some of Canada’s newest Internet of Things technology. In 1794, Nicholas Smith was awarded a plot of land

Published on: November 17th, 2017 Christine Wong

Hashtag Trending – Robot dog, Tesla truck, 8K HDR videos on Vimeo

Meet the most adorable robot dog yet. Elon Musk has revealed Tesla’s big electric truck. And Vimeo is trying its best to make 4K resolution obsolete. What, already? Trending on Youtube, a new

Published on: November 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian firms embrace Alexa for everything from flight tracking to making phone calls

Amazon's Alexa launch to the Canadian market may have been long awaited, but the ecosystem of Canadian-based Skills will assemble almost immediately. Some of Canada's top national brands have Alexa Skills that will

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Apple reclaims world #1 wearable maker spot

After a great third quarter, Apple is back on top of the wearables market, with a new report from Canalys stating that the tech giant now controls nearly a quarter of the wearable

Published on: November 16th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Top 10 TV shows for IT professionals and tech geeks

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Is spying with drones fair game in sports? – Tech in Sports Ep. 19

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including payment wearables from Visa for the upcoming winter Olympics, the most high-tech ball in FIFA World Cup history,

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

ITWC Scores Five Canadian Online Publishing Awards

IT Canada World Canada (ITWC) lived up to its commitment as the Content Expert for the technology sector when it walked away with three gold awards and two silvers in the B2B category

Published on: November 16th, 2017 LaLaa Comrie

Amazon boosts developer support in Canada following Alexa launch

Canadian developers no longer have to use American Amazon accounts to build an Alexa Skill or integrate Alexa into their smart home hardware. Following yesterday's announcement that it is bringing Alexa and several

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous targets Nazis, Forever 21 looks into data breach report

Amazon Alexa comes to Canada, Anonymous strikes again, and Forever 21 may be the latest data breach victim. On Google Trends – Amazon’s Alexa is coming to Canada. It’s been in the rumour

Published on: November 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Most data breaches start internally: BlackBerry report

NEW YORK - As new reports of major cyber attacks surface every day, a new BlackBerry study has found that most financial organizations are focusing their cyber security efforts in the wrong place.

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Google Pixel 2 XL Review – All Hands on Tech

Is Google's Pixel 2 XL 2017's best smartphone? We certainly think so. This time on All Hands on Tech, we review Google's second-generation Pixel phone, the Pixel 2 XL. The pitch for this

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Alex Radu

Amazon launches Alexa in Canada with Echo devices, Prime Music

After months of rumours, Amazon confirmed that it's now officially launching its Alexa smart assistant to Canada. The cloud-based AI that has been available for years south of the border and featured in

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Firefox Quantum, Facebook says ‘send nudes’, Reddit IPO

Mozilla releases a new version of Firefox that it says is faster than Google’s Chrome. You won’t believe who wants your nude photos – it’s Facebook. And Reddit is preparing an IPO. Trending

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Firefox gets a ‘Quantum’ rebrand, biggest overhaul since 2004

Mozilla's Firefox browser is getting its biggest overhaul since 2004. Dubbed 'Firefox Quantum', the Firefox 57 update brings an entire visual redesign and huge performance improvements. The Quantum moniker comes from Mozilla's new

Published on: November 14th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

From mobile devices to blockchain and securing everything: Welcome to the new BlackBerry

NEW YORK - BlackBerry has completed a dramatic shift from being one of the world’s most well known mobile device manufacturers, to becoming one of the top global software and security companies. Speaking

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

LinkedIn ‘Resume Assistant’ rolling out on Microsoft Word

Microsoft is taking advantage of its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn. The tech giant has announced that it is now integrating LinkedIn capabilities in Microsoft Word for a new service called Resume Assistant.

Published on: November 14th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Tech Talks with Karim Kanji: Seth Greene on marketing with podcasts

ED -- ITBusiness.ca is pleased to partner with Karim Kanji on his new podcast, Tech Talks with Karim Kanji. Karim is a long-time friend of ITBusiness.ca, and was previously blogging with us. He's

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Karim Kanji

The Business Leadership Podcast: Matthew Bertulli, CEO at Demac Media

Matt Bertulli is co-founder and CEO of Demac Media and co-founder of Pela Case. He’s also the author of best-selling book, Anything, Anywhere, a book on the future of retail and eCommerce. Matt

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

Hashtag Trending – Lyft launches in Canada, Facial recognition could come to American airports

Uber’s biggest competitor, Lyft, is expanding outside of the U.S. for the first time, facial recognition could soon find itself in airports across the U.S., and Facebook launches a new app called Facebook

Published on: November 14th, 2017 Alex Radu