Hashtag Trending – A brewing tech cold war, Facebook takes on fake accounts, Comcast eyes healthcare

Panasonic joins a growing list of companies turning their backs on Huawei, Facebook doubles down on deleting fake accounts, and Comcast is working on an in-home device that tracks health. First up from

Published on: May 24th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Baltimore held hostage; Google Glass comeback; Google AI bests radiologists

Hackers hold Baltimore for ransom, Google Glass is making a comeback, and Google’s AI improves accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis. There’s a lot of chatter on Reddit about a group of hackers demanding

Published on: May 23rd, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Google announces new smartphones, better Google Assistant and Google Lens

Google releases Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, upgrades Google Assistant, and improves Google Lens.   The top story today is from the Google IO 2019 event. Trending on Google, the Google Pixel

Published on: May 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

Canadian ‘godfathers of AI’ win 2018 Turing Award

Two of Canada's artificial intelligence (AI) pioneers have won the 2018 Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) A.M. Turing Award along with another peer and will share the $1 million prize. The University of

Published on: March 27th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Zoho bets on AI-assistant Zia to help compete against Microsoft Office

Zoho Corp. recently released four new applications for its Zoho Office Suite, as it looks to compete with heavyweights Microsoft Corp.'s Office Suite and Google LLC's G Suite. New to the lineup is

Published on: March 22nd, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – New AirPods released; Firefox update blocks autoplay video; EU fines Google $1.7B

Apple released new AirPods. The new FireFox browser prevents the most annoying feature on the web. And Google is fined by the European Union for the third time. Trending on Google, Apple’s new

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for antitrust issues

Google LLC has been fined $1.69 billion USD by the European Union for what the EU has claimed is antitrust abuses related to Google's AdSense advertising platform. This is not the first time

Published on: March 20th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia announced; federal budget 2019; Instagram Checkout

Google enters the video game business; Canada’s federal budget for 2019 is released; and now you can go shopping on Instagram.   Trending on Google, Google announced that it’s launching a video game

Published on: March 20th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Pi Day celebrated; Google Earth’s take on Carmen Sandiego, the million-dollar Ninja

Pi has been more calculated to more digits than ever before and I’m here to tell you what those digits are. Carmen Sandiego is on the lam again, but you can find her

Published on: March 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Google relaunches Test My Site, its mobile web page speed tool

Time is money when it comes to doing business on the internet, with sluggish sites often meaning the difference between getting that sale and not. And with a reported half of all web

Published on: February 25th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Hire, Google’s recruiting app for G Suite, launches in Canada

Google Hire, the search giant's employee recruitment tool that first launched in the U.S. in 2017, is now officially available in Canada and the U.K, the first countries outside the U.S. to get

Published on: February 12th, 2019 Derek Malcolm

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

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

Top 6 smartphones for business 2018: Google Pixel 3

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