Articles By Brian Jackson

Forget AI assistants, meet Buddy, your new robot assistant – All Hands on Tech at CES 2018

In 2017, a lot of people welcomed an AI assistant like Alexa or Google Assistant into their homes. So why not take the next step and just open the doors to a talking

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

TCL booth tour at CES 2018 – 360 degree video

Take an immersive tour of the TCL booth at CES 2018. See TCL's new line of TVs, digital frames, and its smartphone brands Alcatel and BlackBerry. Looking for more CES 2018 coverage? Click

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Google brings OEM partners into Daydream VR platform with CES launch

LAS VEGAS - Google Inc. is now working with OEM partners in a bid to increase the adoption of its Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform. Google's Daydream platform, first introduced in 2016, tried

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New ‘Wallet Card’ allows you to ditch all your debit and credit cards

Tired of carrying around all your debit and credit cards? With Dynamics Inc.'s new Wallet Card, you won't have to anymore. This time on All Hands on Tech, Brian is on the ground

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New 8th-Gen Intel Core CPUs with Radeon targets creative professionals

LAS VEGAS - Intel Corp. has pulled back the curtains on details around its new line of 8th-generation Intel Core H-series CPU, answering questions about why it's featuring a Radeon chipset for the

Published on: January 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Samsung CIO talks about using Knox’s military-grade security at the Pentagon and beyond

Ask Terry Halvorsen, CIO of Samsung Electronics' IT & Mobile Communication B2B Business, what he knows about Donald Trump's smartphone and you'll be met with a closed door, but ask him about his

Published on: January 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

New BlackBerry product brings virtualization to your car

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. is partnering with Kariya, Japan-based Denso Corp. in a bid to own automobile displays starting after 2019, the firms announced on Thursday. Intel Corp. also collaborated on the project,

Published on: December 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Motion review – All Hands on Tech

My first impression of the BlackBerry Motion was less that it was a mediocre mid-tier smartphone. But the more I use it, the more it grows on me. This time on All Hands

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

A fresh editorial look at ITWC for 2018

We're heading into 2018 with a few changes at IT World Canada in the editorial department. Our long-time editor of Computer Dealer News, Paolo Del Nibletto will be departing his role on the

Published on: December 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Tour PwC Canada’s Digital Experience Centre

PwC Canada’s new Digital Experience Centre is part crime scene investigation training, part virtual reality arcade, and part playground. It seems like every office is experimenting with some sort of Labs space these days.

Published on: December 8th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition Review – All Hands on Tech

The BlackBerry KeyOne Black Edition is more than just a fresh coat of paint. On the latest All Hands on Tech, we review the upgrade to the popular TCL device, the BlackBerry KeyOne.

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Guide to complete mastery of your Canadian Amazon Echo

Three years after it was first available south of the border, the Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant service are now launched in Canada. If you just received your Amazon Echo, Echo

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

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

Top 10 Canadian tech firms by R&D spending

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

2 truths and a lie with CP1’s Jaime Leverton

Now the general manager for Canada and APAC for Cogeco Peer 1, Jaime Leverton's career has spanned more than 15 years and included roles with the National Bank, BlackBerry, and Bell Canada. We

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson