Hashtag Trending – Siri’s secrets, new Google Calendar, robot defeated by giant chainsaw

Apple’s telling secrets about the machine learning behind Siri. Google Calendar gets updated, maybe the first since 2005. And giant robot battles are apparently a real thing now. New: Review Hashtag Trending on

Published on: October 19th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Is AI smarter than a 6-year-old? Linkedin copies Snapchat

A study has revealed that Google’s AI has the highest IQ of all artificial intelligences, but that’s still less than a 6-year-old, LinkedIn is taking a page out of Snapchat’s book, and a

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Alex Radu

Apple tags the Rock to promote Siri

What better way to teach the masses about the applications of Siri than to team up with Hollywood's number one star and the world's busiest man, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? With its "Dominate

Published on: July 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

Top business smartphones for 2016: Google Pixel

Since I unboxed my Google Pixel smartphone, my iPhone 6S Plus has been sitting unused in a drawer. That will tell you something about Google's first effort to manufacture its own Android smartphone.

Published on: December 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Why you should tell Siri to stop listening from your iPhone’s lockscreen

Most of us fear having our passwords compromised when we imagine being hacked - but real-life attackers can do plenty of damage with far less sensitive information. Case in point: The ease with

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

‘Hey Siri, send money’ – Canadian PayPal users

Now Canadian diners can ask Siri to help them split the bill. On Thursday PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced a Siri integration for its iOS app: Canadian iPhone users can now ask Apple Inc.'s

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

6 iOS 10 features businesses should know about

Published on: June 16th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Musio is a robot friend for either a developer or a five-year-old

When you think of the future, you imagine having some sort of robot friend in your life. Thanks to science fiction visions of a techno-centric future put forward to us in popular culture -

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Samsung SmartTV voice commands could present an intrusion into user privacy

In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, protagonist Winston Smith lives in fear of his telescreen. Situated along a wall of his room, it can constantly see and hear what he's doing, essentially regulating even

Published on: February 9th, 2015 Candice So

The Moto Hint is a Bluetooth-enabled wearable that’s sleek and subtle

For better or worse, a lot of wearable devices don’t seem to have hit the mainstream as of yet, with some consumers citing their conspicuousness as a reason for not adopting them. So

Published on: November 25th, 2014 Candice So

Tangerine to offer voice biometrics, assistant in updated mobile app

Tangerine CIO Charaka Kithulegoda remembers his bank's first foray into biometric authentication for online users way back in 1999 - a special type of mouse that would scan your fingerprint in order to

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry unveils voice-activated personal assistant in 10.3 update

Thanks to voice-activated personal assistants from the likes of Apple Inc. and Samsung Corp. there's a lot more people walking around talking to "Siri" and "Galaxy" - but it looks like a new

Published on: July 16th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Apple iOS 8 unveiling: what you need to see

Published on: June 2nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How art inspires technology

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled As a child, I was enamored with the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. When asked what I wanted to be as an adult, I frequently replied, “the Red Ranger.” He

Published on: May 29th, 2014 Fueled