Articles By Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – MacBook Air dead? Hey, hey, hey; Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Apple might be killing the MacBook Air. Everybody really should have known that Bitconnect wasn’t going to work out well. And finally, the answer to a long-held mystery of Google Calendar.

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Bitcoin crash; preventing another Hawaii false alarm; apps as evidence

Bitcoin finally takes a nosedive. A new testing capability that could have prevented Hawaii’s false alarm won’t be put in place until next year. And an iPhone app is being used to provide

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – BlackBerry Jarvis, bad robots, Disney departures

BlackBerry’s CEO unveils a new product at the biggest auto show of the year. Nobody’s impressed with the robots on display at CES. And Disney’s losing some social cache. Trending on Google, BlackBerry

Published on: January 16th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – AI assistant predictions for 2018

Smart assistants are going to be adopted faster than smartphones, they’ll be embedded in everything, and they’ll have lots of bad apps. Click this: Listen to the new episode of Hashtag Trending Welcome

Published on: December 28th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – We called Elon Musk’s cell phone number

What happens when you call Elon Musk’s cell phone? We find out. Plus, Magic Leap reveals its augmented reality product. On Twitter, Elon Musk appeared to accidentally send his cell phone number to

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – WannaCry politics, how algorithms work, bike share unchained

The White House is shaming North Korea for the WannaCry attack. Learn how machine learning algorithms work by watching a cartoon. And why there might be thousands of more bicycles parked on your

Published on: December 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Apple buys Shazam, Bitcoin spikes, Ready Player One

Apple is buying the business of one of its most popular apps. Bitcoin is climbing the charts again. And a preview of Steven Spielberg’s new movie involving a virtual-reality dystopia. From Facebook, Apple

Published on: December 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Alexa in Canada, unlocked smartphones, Bitcoin on Wall Street

Amazon Echo ships to Canada. Free unlocked smartphones for all! And Bitcoin is now available on a government-backed exchange. Tomorrow, Amazon Echo will begin officially shipping to Canada. The smart speaker connects users

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – WhatsApp outage; Alberta bans bots; Alexa for Business

WhatsApp was down for a few minutes and apparently, that’s a big deal. Alberta is getting tough in the battle against ticket-buying bots. And Amazon’s Alexa might just be your newest colleague. Trending

Published on: December 1st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – MacOS security bug; SaaS North; SnapChat’s new look

Your MacBook’s password protection has been compromised. Canada’s cloud software industry shows signs of maturity. And SnapChat unveils its biggest redesign ever. Trending on Facebook, a newly-discovered security flaw allows hackers to take

Published on: November 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality dead?; AWS re:Invent, Cyber Monday

The fight over net neutrality heats up, Amazon is spending the week in Las Vegas, and it’s the biggest online shopping day of the year. Net neutrality was a trending topic last week

Published on: November 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Justin Trudeau favours net neutrality; Elon Musk wins $50M bet; Black Friday deals

Justin Trudeau speaks out against the U.S. plan to reverse net neutrality. Elon Musk delivers a big battery to win a big bet. And some hot Black Friday deals on tech gadgets. Justin

Published on: November 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Justin Trudeau favours net neutrality; Elon Musk wins $50M bet; Black Friday deals

Justin Trudeau speaks out against the U.S. plan to reverse net neutrality. Elon Musk delivers a big battery to win a big bet. And some hot Black Friday deals on tech gadgets. Justin

Published on: November 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Black Friday; Homepod delayed; Amazon Key loophole

Black Friday goes mobile, Apple delays the HomePod, and researchers find a loophole in Amazon Key. Welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, November 20th, I’m Brian Jackson. We’re looking ahead at what tech

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Robot dog, Tesla truck, 8K HDR videos on Vimeo

Meet the most adorable robot dog yet. Elon Musk has revealed Tesla’s big electric truck. And Vimeo is trying its best to make 4K resolution obsolete. What, already? Trending on Youtube, a new

Published on: November 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson