Hashtag Trending – Theranos CEO settles fraud charges; former Equifax CIO charged with insider trading; big tech remembers Stephen Hawking

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes settles the fraud charges against her company. The former CIO of Equifax has been charged with insider trading. And tech giants including Microsoft, Google, and Apple remember

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – China’s using sunglasses to spy on people; 3D-printed homes for $10,000 USD; a new startup will preserve your brain

Beijing police are using AI-powered sunglasses to spy on people. A Texas company can 3D print a 650-square-foot cement home for $10,000 USD. And a new California startup is offering to preserve your

Published on: March 14th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – U.S gov’t halts Qualcomm takeover; IT outage cripples Air Canada; Musk promises Mars rockets next year

The U.S. government is trying to delay a hostile takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds. An IT outage at Air Canada wrecks many a March Break travel plan. And Elon Musk thinks

Published on: March 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is creepy now; baseball on Facebook; nanotech vision

People are waiting to see if Alexa’s laughing fits are really over, Facebook signs an exclusive deal to livestream 25 Major League Baseball games, and you can go ahead and throw your glasses

Published on: March 12th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is laughing at you, Snap cuts over 100 jobs, Amazon commits billions more to food industry

A weird Alexa bug has Alexa-enabled devices creepily laughing without being prompted, the company behind Snapchat is cutting over 100 jobs, and Amazon commits many more billions of dollars to the food industry.

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Dx3 Canada; Oculus bricked; Rhode Island proposes porn block

Amazon Canada’s leader says ecommerce has a lot of room to grow, Oculus Rift users are forced to come to grips with reality, and lawmakers in Rhode Island want to restrict Internet porn.

Published on: March 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Ontario’s pay transparency bill; the highest-paying tech jobs; Flow

Ontario introduces new legislation aimed at trimming the gender pay gap. A huge study of tech jobs reveals who’s getting paid the most. And a new app for project management geeks. https://twitter.com/karynbyrne/status/971032901239361537 Trending

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google grasps quantum supremacy; nanobots kill cancer; Uber’s wages

Google takes one step closer to achieving quantum supremacy. Scientists use nanobots to kill cancer in mice. And Uber fires back on a study about how much its drivers are paid. Trending on

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook ends newsfeed experiment, YouTube goes after conspiracy theorists

Facebook stops its newsfeed experiment, YouTube goes after conspiracy theorists, and Kim Kardashian West’s new prank show is picked up by Facebook. First up from Google Trends is news that Facebook has begun

Published on: March 5th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Spotify goes public, BMO to open tech campus, Equifax breach hits millions more customers

Spotify goes public, the Bank of Montreal will open a tech campus in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, and Equifax reveals millions more people were affected by its data breach last year. First up from

Published on: March 2nd, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon buys smart doorbell for $1 billion, 2018 Canadian Federal Budget focuses on cyber security

Ford has announced plans to bring its self-driving delivery cars to the streets of Miami, Amazon is strengthening its smart home lineup with the acquisition of a smart doorbell startup, and the 2018

Published on: March 1st, 2018 Alex Radu

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 – FCC’s net neutrality repeal is official, Kylie Jenner slays Snapchat, MIT created living plant lights

The FCC is ready to officially repeal net neutrality this April, Snapchat takes a huge market value hit after Kylie Jenner says she isn’t using the app anymore, and MIT has succeeded in

Published on: February 23rd, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Spotify may create physical products, Uber Canada forces drivers to take a break, Intel rolls out new Spectre fix

Spotify appears to be on its way towards its first physical products, Uber Canada drops a new feature that will force Canadian drivers to take a break, and Intel rolls out its latest

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Alex Radu