Hashtag Trending – California says yes to driverless cars; Apple pushes into healthcare; Google bans shopping searches for guns

California green lights driverless cars, Apple is making not-so-subtle strides into healthcare, and Google Shopping bans everything with the word gun in it.   For the first time, California will allow fully autonomous

Published on: February 28th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Apple uses Google Cloud, Uber causes congestion, grocery shopping on Go Transit

Apple confirms it uses Google Cloud, ride-sharing companies like Uber cause congestion, and online grocery shopping just got a whole lot easier for Toronto transit riders. First up from Facebook is news that

Published on: February 27th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Elon Musk gets DC Hyperloop approval, Samsung’s 30TB SSD Drive, Google AI can predict heart disease

Elon Musk is one step closer to an East Coast Hyperloop, Samsung has revealed the world’s largest solid state drive, and Google AI is getting closer to being able to predict heart disease.

Published on: February 21st, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Waymo launching its own ride-hailing service, Apple’s new HQ giving employees headaches

Google’s self-driving division is preparing to launch its own ride-hailing service. A new browser extension cleans up Twitter on your desktop. And Apple’s new spaceship headquarters are becoming a real pain for some

Published on: February 20th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Youtube business insights; SnapChat’s new competition; Amazon layoffs

Youtube finally talks about the Logan Paul controversy - on Youtube. Google launches a SnapChat competitor, but SnapChat is totally not worried. And Amazon announces corporate layoffs. Popular on Youtube, an interview the

Published on: February 14th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Uber/Waymo trial begins; Elon Musk launches a Tesla Roadster into space

A high-profile trial between Uber and Google’s self-driving division Waymo begins in San Francisco. Tesla founder Elon Musk launches one of his company’s first vehicles into space. And Julian Assange’s request to temporarily

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Android shut down 700,000 bad apps last year

Google stomped out more than 100,000 bad apples and more than 700,000 bad apps that violated the Google Play policies in 2017. That’s 70 per cent more than the apps taken down in

Published on: February 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Twitter takeover rumours; Assange’s freedom; Google Bulletin

Rumours that Salesforce might buy Twitter are revived. The founder of WikiLeaks has a bad toothache. And Google looks to enter the local news space. Could Salesforce be planning to buy Twitter? No,

Published on: January 29th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Chrome mutes annoying sites, Apple dives into healthcare

Scientists figure out how to project 3D images into thin air, Google Chrome now lets you mute annoying websites, and Apple’s latest operating system update lets you save all of your medical records.

Published on: January 26th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Why Amazon HQ would be good for Toronto

In addition to 50,000 new well-paying, knowledge-sector jobs, a new Amazon headquarters in Toronto would bolster local talent and encourage other companies to follow suit, proponents of the project suggest. But Amazon HQ2

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

YouTube hopes to win back marketers with new advertising standards

YouTube wants to make sure that advertisers are reaching the audiences they want, through content they are proud to be associated with. It's with this goal in mind that the streaming video giant,

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Catherine Boivie at CES 2018: Google and some… unusual items

For my next blog, I'm not only going to talk about Google at CES but also describe some of the interesting devices I saw, ending with one that will help sick children.  Although

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Sidewalk Toronto will ‘stitch’ city together, Sidewalk Labs CEO says during AMA

The first 21st century neighbourhood won't isolate itself from the rest of Toronto, the CEO of Google sister company Sidewalk Labs said Wednesday. “It should be fully integrated into the fabric of the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Alex Coop