Hashtag Trending – Canada invests in Nokia for 5G; China blocks Bing; AI beats human pro gamers

Canada turns to Nokia for 5G; China blocks Bing; Google’s AI beats human pro gamers. Trending on Reddit, After the relationship between Canada and China soured over the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng

Published on: January 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft helps combat fake news; XiaoMi demos foldable phone; Adobe buys Allgorithmic

Microsoft Edge to detect fake news; XiaoMi unveils its own foldable phone; Adobe purchases Allgorithmic.   Discerning between real and fake news can be challenging, but Microsoft is looking to make that process

Published on: January 24th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – U.S. commits to extradite Meng Wanzhou, Luis Vuitton’s $1,000 earbuds, Oscars VFX nominees

The United States says it plans to go through with extraditing Huawei’s chief financial officer; a fashion icon wants to sell you overpriced headphones; and we now know what films are in contention

Published on: January 23rd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google fined $57 million; the 10-year challenge conspiracy theory; dead battery bounce

We all knew it would happen eventually and now it has - Google has been fined for violating Europe’s new privacy legislation. Was the 10-year challenge meme actually some sort of secret plot

Published on: January 22nd, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Tim Cook’s op-ed; Netflix competes with Fortnite; Cortana throws in the towel

Apple’s Tim Cook says the government should introduce new tools for digital privacy, Netflix says Fortnite is their biggest competition, not HBO, and Microsoft admits Cortana won’t compete with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Published on: January 21st, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Flip phone returns; Auto-lacing sneakers from Nike; Kremlin’s Facebook pages deleted

The flip phone is making a comeback, Nike has new auto-lacing sneakers, and Facebook finally gets around to deleting Kremlin-backed pages on its website. LinkedIn is buzzing about Motorola’s comeback attempt. A decade

Published on: January 18th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Executive leaves Snap; Fake job interview leads to hack; Roku pulls InfoWars

Another executive has left Snap, a fake job interview over Skype leads to a nasty hack, and Roku pulls the plug in InfoWars. On LinkedIn, a lot of chatter about Snap’s chief financial

Published on: January 17th, 2019 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – U.S. police can’t unlock phones; AirPod charging case; Listen App for podcasts

A judge rules that the U.S. government can’t ask suspects to unlock their smartphones with biometrics, a wireless charging case for your AirPods, and a new podcast app you might like. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/afxkza/feds_cant_force_you_to_unlock_your_iphone_with/ Trending

Published on: January 16th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Australia’s anti-encryption law; Project Alias; Amazon’s ‘passive’-income problems

Australia passes a law against encryption; Project Alias lets you choose whatever name you want for your smart assistant; and it turns out not everyone selling stuff on Amazon is getting rich quick,

Published on: January 15th, 2019 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Huawei executive arrested; hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; China cuts iPhone prices

A Huawei executive was arrested in Poland; Anonymous hacker sentenced to 10 years in prison; Chinese retailers put iPhone on sale to clear stock. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now.

Published on: January 14th, 2019 Tom Li

HashTag Trending – Older people share more fake news; AI to replace more jobs; Windows needs more space

Trending on Reddit, people older than 65 are more likely to share fake news. After examing the behavior of 3,500 US study participants before and after the US presidential election, researchers found that

Published on: January 11th, 2019 Tom Li

HashTag Trending: Samsung users can’t remove Facebook; face signin breached on phones; Google Chrome to block more ads

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Jan. 17 Cloud Security Summit being held in downtown Toronto. I’ll be there covering it and ITWC’s own CIO

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending: Bill Gates warns about gene editing; AT&T cheats 5G; 23andMe sells your data

Bill Gates is warning about the dangers of gene editing tech, AT&T and its fake 5G update and a genetics testing company 23andMe deal exposes its data sharing. All of today’s stories come

Published on: January 9th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Rivals Apple and Samsung team up; smart grocery stores; Starship Musk

If you’re an IT pro interested in cloud security, don’t forget to attend the Cloud Security Summit being held Jan. 17 in downtown Toronto. I’ll be there covering it and ITWC’s own CIO

Published on: January 8th, 2019 Meagan Simpson