City of Brampton’s innovation lead on building a ‘world renowned’ tech ecosystem

The city of Brampton is dedicated to making innovation and technology central to its economy – and has the municipal government department to prove it. Since August 2017, the city’s innovation and tech

Published on: December 11th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – iPhone X too fragile? Microsoft teams up with Qualcomm, Amazon lands on Apple TV

The iPhone X may be too expensive and too fragile, Microsoft is teaming up with Qualcomm, and Amazon Prime Video lands on Apple TV. From Google Trends - Consumer Reports has finally released

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Alex Radu

Exploring performance-enhancing athletic apparel – Tech in Sports Ep. 22

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including Amazon supporting the NFL's next-gen stats platform, Facebook hiring a sports executive, the NBA's new education

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google wars with Amazon over YouTube, Google to hire 10,000 to fight extremism, Android 8.1

Google has once again pulled YouTube from Amazon services such as FireTV and plans to appoint a staff of 10,000 to weed out extremist content on YouTube. Plus, Android 8.1 is out today.

Published on: December 6th, 2017 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Alexa in Canada, unlocked smartphones, Bitcoin on Wall Street

Amazon Echo ships to Canada. Free unlocked smartphones for all! And Bitcoin is now available on a government-backed exchange. Tomorrow, Amazon Echo will begin officially shipping to Canada. The smart speaker connects users

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – WhatsApp outage; Alberta bans bots; Alexa for Business

WhatsApp was down for a few minutes and apparently, that’s a big deal. Alberta is getting tough in the battle against ticket-buying bots. And Amazon’s Alexa might just be your newest colleague. Trending

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Alexa for Business may launch new voice enabled era of computing

LAS VEGAS – In the 1986 movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Lt. Commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise Montgomery Scott – better known as Scotty – had to deal with a 20th-century

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

AWS releases a machine learning-enabled HD camera

LAS VEGAS – Amazon.com has developed several hardware products in its history such as the Kindle e-reader, Alexa and the Fire tablet, but until today the Amazon Web Services side has not. AWS

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

Hashtag Trending – Crazy perks from Amazon HQ2 bids, free Apple coding lessons, eBay shopping on smart speakers

The bids for Amazon’s second headquarters may be going too far, Apple is offering free coding sessions at all of its stores, and you can now shop on eBay with your smart speaker.

Published on: November 29th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Cyber Monday sets records, Jeff Bezos hits $100 billion, Bitcoin surges

Cyber Monday 2017 could set new records, Jeff Bezos breaks the $100 billion barrier, and Bitcoin surges – both in price and energy consumption. First up from Twitter is the frenzy of Cyber

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

VR is on the rise: VR headsets ship more than 1 million for the first time

Virtual reality has never looked better. According to a new Canalys report, Q3 2017 was a record-breaking quarter for virtual reality headsets, with over one million shipments recorded. Canalys credits the price drop

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Alex Radu

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

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

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