Alexa, what’s my next smart home gadget purchase?

“Alexa, order me some paper towels.” “OK, Google, play the latest Hashtag Trending podcast on Spotify.” “Hey, Siri, help me decide what new smart products and services to buy that are best integrated

Published on: January 21st, 2019 Derek Malcolm

Hashtag Trending – Voice-first fragmentation, Alexa in your ear, Alexa in your boardroom

In 2019, voice-first smart assistants will face a fragmentation problem. They’ll also be literally in your ear. And they’ll be in your office boardroom. In 2019, we’ll be looking for solutions to a

Published on: December 28th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Black Friday bargain hunters turn to social media for shopping

Social media is drawing a lot of attention this year for holiday shoppers, with a major increase in Canadian consumers using Instagram and other social media platforms to make purchasing decisions, according to a

Published on: November 23rd, 2018 Meagan Simpson


Salesforce introduces Einstein Voice Assistant

Getting daily briefings from Alexa or Google Home is a convenient way to get morning news, but imagine if you could get personalized daily briefings about key metrics and priorities for your businesses.

Published on: September 20th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Predicting the near and far-future of tech in sports – Tech in Sports Ep. 52

All your latest sports tech news from the past week, including the last bit of World Cup news, an inside look at the technology used by the Philadelphia 76ers, and we discuss the

Published on: July 16th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Voice technology helps Canadians compare clinical and cost-effectiveness of their medication

Alexa has become an expert on prescription drugs. Reformulary Group, a healthcare technology group, launched a first of its kind Alexa voice skill called DrugFinder, allowing Canadians to research their prescriptions and save

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Alex Coop

Unboxing and installing the new Ecobee Switch+ with Alexa – Speak Up

If whole-home voice is the future of the smart home market, then Toronto-based startup Ecobee wants to turn up the volume early. With Tuesday's release of its new Ecobee Switch+ product, Ecobee now

Published on: March 13th, 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

How to perform two commands at once with Google Home

A new update to Google Home allows you to combine two commands into one, simply by using the word "and." We show you how it works and how it can be combined with

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson