Hashtag Trending – New AirPods released; Firefox update blocks autoplay video; EU fines Google $1.7B

Apple released new AirPods. The new FireFox browser prevents the most annoying feature on the web. And Google is fined by the European Union for the third time. Trending on Google, Apple’s new

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia announced; federal budget 2019; Instagram Checkout

Google enters the video game business; Canada’s federal budget for 2019 is released; and now you can go shopping on Instagram.   Trending on Google, Google announced that it’s launching a video game

Published on: March 20th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Joyce Murray is Minister of Digital Government; ‘Delete Facebook’ says WhatsApp cofounder; automation will take more women’s jobs

Canada has a new minister of digital government, again. You won’t believe who’s telling you to delete Facebook now. And just when you think we’ve overcome the patriarchy, another reason that women will

Published on: March 19th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook uses AI to stop revenge porn, millennials watch more Netflix than all other TV, Tesla Model Y

Facebook will use AI to prevent revenge porn, millennials are watching a ton of Netflix, and Tesla announces its new Model Y compact SUV. Trending on Google, Facebook is employing artificial intelligence to

Published on: March 18th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Pi Day celebrated; Google Earth’s take on Carmen Sandiego, the million-dollar Ninja

Pi has been more calculated to more digits than ever before and I’m here to tell you what those digits are. Carmen Sandiego is on the lam again, but you can find her

Published on: March 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Tumblr visit count falls; Verizon brings 5G; Google kills apps

Tumblr’s visit count crashes after banning explicit content; Verizon to roll out 5G to two U.S. cities; Google scraps a few apps. Cute kittens and puppies pictures couldn’t prevent Tumblr’s viewership from dropping

Published on: March 14th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Web turns 30; some scientists worried about wireless devices; Windows 7 soon to die

Happy birthday to the web! Trust me, your thirties aren’t so bad. A petition signed by 250 scientists raises concerns about electromagnetic fields from wireless devices. And if you’re still using Windows 7,

Published on: March 13th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Quantum chips in silicon; critique of Zuckerberg’s privacy essay; Mac vs. PC in 2019

Why quantum computers just got another research boost. Taking Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy essay to task. And a Youtube host explains why he’s dropping his MacBook for a Windows 10 PC. Trending on Google,

Published on: March 12th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Crypto death probe update; Warren’s break-up plan; Equifax neglects cybersecurity

An update on the digital wallets of a cryptocurrency founder who died recently, Elizabeth Warren wants to break up all the tech giants, and a new report from the U.S. Senate says Equifax

Published on: March 11th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – The Queen posts to Instagram; Facebook users abandon ship; Tim Apple

The Queen has posted to Instagram, Facebook users in the U.S. are abandoning ship - fast, and Tim Cook has changed his Twitter name to Tim Apple.   The time has come for

Published on: March 8th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Glass for foldable phones; Google Maps shows traffic cams; U.S. Army leaks recruit data

Corning making glass for foldable phones; Google maps to warn drivers of traffic cams; U.S. Army leaks recruit data. Foldable smartphones have been all the rage recently, but protecting bendy screens is a

Published on: March 7th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Huawei CFO to sue Canada; Google bans political ads; Apple greenlights aftermarket iPhone batteries

Huawei CFO looking to sue the Canadian government; Google will ban political ads before the Canadian federal election; Apple is allowing third-party batteries in iPhones. Trending on Google, Huawei CFO Meng Wan Zhou

Published on: March 6th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Facebook abuses your phone number; Messenger gets dark mode; no more password for sign-ins

Facebook lets others find you via phone number, Messenger gets dark mode, and passwordless login standard established. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March

Published on: March 5th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – iPhone hacking tools on eBay; Interac’s e-Transfers are booming; is your data plan ready for 5G?

You can find deals on iPhone hacking gear on eBay, Interac’s email money transfer service is really popular, and why 5G networks might not be a good thing for your data plan. Trending

Published on: March 4th, 2019 Brian Jackson