Articles By Brian Jackson

Google Home Max launches in Canada May 16 featuring work of local engineers

Google Home Max, the big sister to Google Home, is launching in Canada May 16 for $499 and there are some Canadian connections involved in the product's development. Google Canada demonstrated the big

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Google Duplex unveiled, new details on Equifax breach; OnePlus 6 leak

Why you’ll never again fully trust that it’s a real person on the other end of the phone line, Equifax responds to an investigation into its data breach with new details, and some

Published on: May 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Emergency mobile alerts tested; Microsoft’s $25 million AI fund; smart luggage goes bust

Emergency alert! Systems for mobile devices is tested across Canada, Microsoft creates an AI for accessibility fund, and one “smart device” that’s packing its bags for the graveyard of good ideas. https://twitter.com/YRDSB/status/993473840410906624 Trending

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN Top 100 Solution Providers Fastest Rising Star Award: Comparex Canada

Comparex Canada soared up CDN's Top 100 IT Solution Providers list 35 spots to claim the Fastest Rising Star Award in 2017. The award was announced April 25 at CDN's Top 100 gala

Published on: April 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson

CDN Top 100 Solution Providers list sets revenue records as 2017 rankings unveiled

CDW Canada still has its magic touch, once again appearing on top of the Computer Dealer News (CDN) Top 100 IT Solution Providers Gala on April 25. It’s the fifth year in a

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Mitel acquired by Roots owner Searchlight Capital for $2 billion, will go private

Ottawa-based Mitel Networks Corp. has been acquired by London-based Searchlight Capital Partners for $2 billion. The cash transaction was announced on Tuesday and will see Mitel be taken off the public stock exchanges

Published on: April 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Kanye West-Elon Musk bromance; Shazam! Apple slapped by regulators; dead guy can’t unlock his iPhone

Kanye West and Elon Musk just can’t get enough of each other on Twitter. Apple is running into trouble with European regulators. And police in Florida attempt a unique, if somewhat grotesque, way

Published on: April 24th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Amazon partners with Best Buy; Blockchain may help space travel; Abu Dhabi to get hyperloop by 2020

Amazon has a new partnership with Best Buy, NASA is looking at blockchain technology as a way to help with deep space travel, and Abu Dhabi is getting an operational hyperloop by 2020.

Published on: April 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – New electric skateboards; TaskRabbit hacked; Facebook sued

There are some new options to consider if you’re in the market for an electric skateboard, Ikea’s TaskRabbit goes down after a cyber attack, and Facebook gets hit with a class action lawsuit.

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Undercover at Amazon; Weibo’s LGBT backlash; Free antivirus software really works

Details you never wanted to know about the guy that packed your Amazon package. A Chinese social network reverses its controversial stance on gay content. And if you’re looking for the best antivirus

Published on: April 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Zuckerberg to face congress; David Livingston’s sentencing; Ubisoft Winnipeg announced

Mark Zuckerberg is set to appear before U.S. Congress, a top political aide in Ontario will be sentenced for deleting emails, and the producer of Far Cry 5 is moving to Winnipeg. The

Published on: April 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Youtube shooter’s motive; Zuckerberg pressured; Sunsama

More details emerge about the Youtube shooter, Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to step down as Facebook chairman, and a new productivity tool that sounds pretty great. Trending on Youtube, is a CBS

Published on: April 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Spotify’s IPO booms, Google’s machine learning figures out ramen, medical supply drone can fly at about 80 mph

Spotify is having a great debut on the public-market, Google’s machine learning software can now identify ramen by shop, and a medical supply drone will be making its debut in countries like the

Published on: April 4th, 2018 Brian Jackson

How Canada’s zero-gravity research jet helped HP build printers for space

Onboard the April 2 resupply mission to the International Space Station are three zero-gravity HP Envy printers. Learn how HP conducted research with the National Research Council of Canada to prepare for this

Published on: April 2nd, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ontario suffered more blackouts than any other province in 2017: Eaton

Here's one more reason to add to the list of reasons that data centre operators are setting up shop in Quebec: in 2017, Ontario suffered nearly nine times as many power outages as Canada's

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Brian Jackson