Amazon's new Seattle headquarters are still under construction. But they're sure to be a tourist draw when finished - even if tourists can only view them from outside. (Courtesy architecture firm NBBJ)

Published: January 18th, 2018


Who won the battle between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant at CES 2018?

In 2017 we saw the smart assistant battle between Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Assistant begin in proper with official launches here in Canada. The two tech giants are squaring off and racing

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Radu

Best sports stories of 2017 – Tech in Sports Ep. 24

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a hockey player paid exclusively in Bitcoin, a fan-controlled football league, the top mentioned Canadian athletes

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – U.S. votes on net neutrality, Google’s year in search, Apple no longer an innovator?

Dozens of U.S. senators have made a last-ditch effort to save net neutrality, but are unlikely to affect today’s vote. The iPhone 8 and BitCoin were among the year’s top Google searches. And

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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 – 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

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

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

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

Amazon to open second office in Vancouver that will create 1,000 jobs

While we wait for Amazon to make its decision on where it will locate its second global headquarters, the company is continuing to expand its presence in Canada. Seattle-based Amazon announced today at

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Mandy Kovacs