Dec. 20 – The ‘90s are back with Macaulay Culkin and Alfonso Ribeiro making tech headlines

The ‘90s are cool again. That’s right, trending in today’s headlines are Macaulay Culkin, Alfonso Ribeiro, and your old school photos are being given new life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKYABI-dGEA Trending on Google, is the new

Published on: December 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Black Friday bargain hunters turn to social media for shopping

Social media is drawing a lot of attention this year for holiday shoppers, with a major increase in Canadian consumers using Instagram and other social media platforms to make purchasing decisions, according to a

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Google Home Hub reviews, smarter traffic lights, smartphones owned for longer

The first Google Home Hub reviews are out, how auto makers are working to reduce the time you wait at red lights, and why people are keeping their smartphones for longer. Trending on

Published on: October 30th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Salesforce introduces Einstein Voice Assistant

Getting daily briefings from Alexa or Google Home is a convenient way to get morning news, but imagine if you could get personalized daily briefings about key metrics and priorities for your businesses.

Published on: September 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Amazon says Canadian French language support is ‘coming soon’ to Alexa

Amazon Alexa will introduce Canadian French language support soon, ITBusiness.ca has learned. Amazon launched Alexa to the Canadian market in November 2017 along with its Echo and Echo Dot hardware. But it could

Published on: August 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Making Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot portable

Ever felt constrained by having to keep your smart speakers plugged in at all times? Chicago based Ninety7 is trying to solve that problem as it has announced the release of its portable

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Sonos shoots for IPO backed by premium hardware and broad content ecosystem

In a tiny living room in the west-end of Toronto, Sonos head of global product marketing Michael Papish says "Alexa, play Man in the High Castle." The Sonos Beam he's demoing blinks its

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Slack, Google Home, and Chromecast go down; Uber expands to London

Slack goes down, Google Home doesn’t work either, and Uber expands to London. First up from Twitter is news that popular work chat app Slack went down yesterday for several hours, sending its

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Google Home Max review – it’s my new TV soundbar

The Google Home Max is my new TV soundbar, thanks to the simple inclusion of the 3.5mm aux audio input that's included on this device. I've bemoaned the loss of the headphone jack (an

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google Home Max booms across Canada’s border May 16

Google Home Max, the big sister to Google Home, is launching in Canada May 16 for $499 and there are some Canadian connections involved in the product's development. Google Canada demonstrated the big

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Boy’s first word is ‘Google’

Thanks to Google Home and few farm animal sounds, a baby’s first word is “Google.” The 19-month-old boy from California was filmed by his mother repeating the word Google to help trigger the

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Alex Coop

How to perform two commands at once with Google Home

A new update to Google Home allows you to combine two commands into one, simply by using the word "and." We show you how it works and how it can be combined with

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to use Google Home’s new Broadcast feature

Use your Google Home devices and Android smartphone like an intercom that can broadcast messages across your home or office. All it takes is connecting your devices to the same Wi-Fi networks and

Published on: November 23rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to turn your podcast into an Alexa Flash Briefing Skill

Podcast producers often refer to the podcast industry as divided into two distinct eras - pre-Serial and post-Serial. Published in 2014, Serial is a podcast produced by some This American Life alumni that is the

Published on: October 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson