Echo Input is the best way to add Alexa to your home or office

The Echo Input is a slender puck that turns a dumb speaker into an Amazon Alexa-connected smart speaker, at about half the price of buying an Echo Dot. It's just the latest device

Published on: March 31st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Amazon Echo Input can turn any speaker smart

Old speakers can indeed learn new tricks. Canadians with old speakers collecting dust can now turn them into Alexa-enabled devices using the Amazon Echo Input. A processor and a quad-microphone array reside within

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – AutoShow exoskeletons; Facebook faces big fine; Samsung teases folding smartphone

“This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – LinkedIn Live; Amazon buys Eero; Reddit users worth 30 cents each

This podcast is brought to you by Amazon Web Services. Companies build more of their IT infrastructure on AWS than the next four cloud providers combined. Visit aws.amazon.com to learn how AWS can

Published on: February 13th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Amazon announces new Fire TV Stick for Canadian market

Amazon today released the Amazon Fire TV Stick to the Candian market. Not to be confused with the Fire TV Stick 4K released in Canada last October, this new Fire TV stick is

Published on: January 15th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Australia’s anti-encryption law; Project Alias; Amazon’s ‘passive’-income problems

Australia passes a law against encryption; Project Alias lets you choose whatever name you want for your smart assistant; and it turns out not everyone selling stuff on Amazon is getting rich quick,

Published on: January 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Amazon workers’ union; Android apps share data with Facebook; $1,000 to quit Facebook?

Amazon warehouse workers increase demands for a union, Facebook is tracking data from Android apps, and it's not illegal, and how much money would you take to walk away from Facebook for a

Published on: January 3rd, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Amazon announces new fulfillment centre, 600 jobs near Edmonton

Amazon will create a new fulfillment centre just south of Edmonton that will operate a 1 million-square-foot facility and create 600 full-time jobs, the Seattle-based ecommerce giant announced on Monday. The facility will add to

Published on: December 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Food and Beverage industry should take a note from Amazon, report insists

Technology is changing the way the food and beverage (F&B) industry runs, but F&B operators are failing to use data and digital platforms to engage with consumers, losing out on revenue opportunities, a

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

USMCA won’t affect Amazon Web Services Canada region: Gales

LAS VEGAS - New rules specific to cloud computing in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) won't affect how Amazon Web Services (AWS) operates in Canada, according to Eric Gales, country manager for AWS

Published on: November 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Airbnb poaches Amazon exec; Cyber Monday breaks records; Ohio accepts cryptocurrency for taxes

Airbnb poaches Amazon exec for CFO, Cyber Monday hits record sales, and Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin payments. First up from LinkedIn: Airbnb has named Dave Stephenson as its new chief

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

HashTag Trending – Apple acquires Silk Labs; Amazon pushes Amazon Pay; lots of Black Friday deals

Apple buys AI startup Silk Labs; Amazon wants to integrate Amazon Pay in restaurants and gas stations; and we highlight a few Black Friday deals. Trending on Reddit. Apple has acquired the AI

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Foldable smartphone race; Amazon data breach; What is artificial intelligence?

The world’s top two smartphone manufacturers are racing to release foldable smartphones; Amazon suffered a data breach but it won’t say how big; and what is artificial intelligence anyway? Trending on Google, the

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Breakup Facebook; Amazon bids on sports TV; FONK is the new FOMO

Should anti-trust laws be dusted off to deal with the tech giants? One of those giants, Amazon, is looking to become a sports broadcaster. And if you thought FOMO was bad, just wait

Published on: November 21st, 2018 Brian Jackson