HashtagTrending: Cannabis and machine learning; ‘Weed-dating’; and tracking consumption

It’s October 17th and unless you’ve been living under a rock you probably know what that means. Recreational cannabis is now officially legal across Canada and in light of this we decided to

Published on: October 17th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s latest acqui-hire; GoPro deal with Adobe; China’s surveillance plans for Google

Apple makes another move in its music streaming battle with Spotify. Adobe Creative Cloud users will now gain access to some GoPro clips. And new laws passed in China may require Google to

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine

A former product manager for Reddit says his time there made the world a worse place, Boston Dynamics taught its robot parkour and privacy search engine DuckDuckGo grows. First, trending on Reddit: A

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV

A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own ‘Snap-sized’ TV shows. First trending on

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Android screens your calls; Airtame 2; Amazon’s sexist AI

Google Assistant can now help you screen out calls from telemarketers. The new Airtame 2 is out to improve this wireless streaming solution. And Amazon scrapped an AI project because it was too

Published on: October 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google+ data leak, Pixel 3 unveiled and; Google losing ads to Amazon

Google shuts down Google+ after a data leak, unveils the Pixel 3, and might be losing advertising to Amazon. Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending First from Reddit: It may be no surprise

Published on: October 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Concerns over Instagram, Facebook, Apple confirm malware attack, and California to ban weak passwords

Concerns rise over Instagram’s latest testing of a new location tracking feature, Facebook and Apple confirm they got hit with a software attack, and California aims to ban weak passwords in 2020. On

Published on: October 9th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Chinese spy chips, Verizon offers payouts, free Wi-Fi on Delta

A bombshell report from Bloomberg BusinessWeek says Chinese spy chips are found in Apple and Amazon hardware, Verizon is offering thousands of workers early retirement packages, and Delta says free Wi-Fi is on

Published on: October 5th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – US tests alert system, GM and Honda team up, and eBay accuses Amazon of stealing

The US tests its nationwide presidential emergency alert system, GM and Honda are teaming up to build autonomous cars, and eBay accuses Amazon of stealing. Wednesday marked the first nationwide test of the

Published on: October 4th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Spray-on antennae, Amazon minimum wage hike; Netflix’s next trick

A new technology makes spray-on antennae possible, Amazon is hiking its minimum wage in the U.S. and the U.K., and Netflix has a new trick up its sleeve. Trending on Google, spray-on antennas.

Published on: October 3rd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – US sues California over internet law, GE replaces CEO, Elon Musk in hot water

The US Justice Department says it will sue the state of California over its net neutrality bill, General Electric ousts CEO John Flannery in a surprise move, and Elon Musk pays the price

Published on: October 2nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – Facebook breached, Zuckerberg’s account deleted?; more privacy problems

Is Facebook losing face over security and privacy problems? The site is the source of a new data breach affecting 50 million accounts. One hacker plans to delete Zuckerberg’s account. And how your

Published on: October 1st, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Music streaming fees; Google Chrome’s privacy issue; new Oculus VR headset

Are music streaming services too good to be true? According to the U.S. Congress, the answer is yes. Google changes course on a privacy decision with Chrome. And Facebook announces a new, wireless

Published on: September 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Elevate Tech Fest; Dialog launch; USB recording interfaces

Tech CEOs release a plan to boost Canada’s digital economy, a new online community is dedicated to call-in audio shows, and everyone wants to know - what’s the best USB interface to record

Published on: September 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson