Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood


How Canadian insurance firm Economical is using IBM Cloud to deliver new technology

IBM cloud is being used by Waterloo, Ont.-based Economical Insurance to develop new ways to deliver the company's services to customers. The news that Economical would be transferring its data to IBM's hybrid

Published on: July 31st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

IBM teams up with humanitarian consultants to support disaster relief

The impact of natural disasters is growing every year, making their prediction, prevention, mitigation and recovery even more difficult. People don't know how to prepare, and those involved in recovery efforts struggle. Places

Published on: July 20th, 2018 Lynn Greiner

AI successfully debates humans – thanks to IBM technology

IBM Corp. has debuted an artificial intelligence (AI) technology that can successfully engage in open debate with humans. On June 18 IBM held a public demonstration pitting its technology, dubbed Project Debater, against

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Increased tech use could lead to ADHD in teens, IBM sues Groupon, human-machine mind control may be a reality

Teens who use a lot of tech may be at an increased risk of developing ADHD, IBM is suing Groupon for patent infringement, and controlling machines with human minds like Pacific Rim may

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Cost of Canadian data breaches continues to rise, says study

The average cost of data breaches at Canadian companies is going up, it’s taking them longer to detect breaches and longer to contain them, new data suggests. The numbers are contained in the

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Howard Solomon


Hashtag Trending – Tech firms face employee backlash; IBM’s Project Debater; Canada’s top 6 memes

Tech employees are pushing back against selling to law enforcement; IBM has a computer that will beat you at a debate; and we’ve got the scoop on the top six most-searched memes in

Published on: June 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Cybersecurity implications of Bryan Colangelo’s burner Twitter accounts – Tech in Sports Ep. 47

All your latest sports technology news, including referees live tweeting during the NBA Finals, AI gets its Stanley Cup predictions wrong, World Cup tech, and more! Plus, we chat with cybersecurity expert and

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

The question IBM Watson’s global lead says AI companies need to ask, and soon

TORONTO - With artificial intelligence playing an ever-greater role in steering digital transformation, the global lead behind one of the world's best-known AI systems wants both developers and the companies adopting their work

Published on: May 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Red Hat Summit 2018 at a glance

Published on: May 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – IBM doesn’t want to see GDPR in the U.S.; Facebook suspends 200 apps for ‘data misuse’; Trump tweets support for ZTE

One of America’s largest tech companies is telling U.S. lawmakers it doesn’t want to see the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation matched on U.S. shores. Facebook aims to prevent another Cambridge Analytica

Published on: May 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

App users value security over convenience – and biometrics over passwords, IBM finds

A recent IBM survey indicates that when logging into mobile apps, the majority of users prefer security over convenience, though millennials especially prefer the more convenient security of biometrics over passwords. According to

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood