Does the Echo Spot’s screen make it the best Alexa device? – All Hands on Tech

Voice assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant have been taking the world by storm and Amazon has gone one step further by adding a touchscreen to its new Echo Spot - the first

Published on: May 31st, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Amazon helping Canadian partners and customers utilize machine learning

Amazon is one of the most innovative companies in the tech sector right now, testing out ideas like artificial intelligence (AI)-powered self-serve grocery stores, autonomous delivery drones, and voice assistants in healthcare. At

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Amazon gets into healthcare, Huawei releasing P20, Google’s Duplex is unethical

Amazon is hoping to get into healthcare with Alexa, Huawei is releasing a new smartphone in Canada this week, and one expert thinks Google’s Duplex is deceptive and unethical. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: May 14th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

AI, Azure, and second chance tech: Highlights from Microsoft’s Build 2018

At its annual Build conference, Microsoft showcased what's coming for the tech giant in the realm of artificial intelligence, cloud, and more, including an old Microsoft experiment finding a new home with Azure.

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Alex Radu

‘Okay Google’ are the first two words to unlocking AI business advantage: IDC analyst

While the science-fiction version of artificial intelligence may be decades away, businesses right now in 2018 can still get excited about AI algorithms that can be used to make their practice more efficient

Published on: March 26th, 2018 Alex Radu

Hashtag Trending – Alexa is creepy now; baseball on Facebook; nanotech vision

People are waiting to see if Alexa’s laughing fits are really over, Facebook signs an exclusive deal to livestream 25 Major League Baseball games, and you can go ahead and throw your glasses

Published on: March 12th, 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

Hashtag Trending – Robot dog frightens humans; Netflix scores major talent; Alexa upgraded

A robot dog is freaking everybody out, Netflix is making some major producer hires, and Alexa gets an upgrade in Canada. Trending on Youtube, is a new Boston Dynamics video featuring a modified

Published on: February 15th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: Samsung heir leaves jail; Intel’s new smart eyewear; tech makes a splash at the Superbowl

Former Samsung head Jay Y. Lee has been released from jail, five months after being convicted of bribery charges. Intel has designed new smart eyewear that projects images onto your retina and looks

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Who won the battle between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa at CES 2018?

In 2017 we saw the smart assistant battle between Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Assistant begin in proper with official launches here in Canada. The two tech giants are squaring off and racing

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Radu

The top 10 automotive news stories from CES 2018

Published on: January 15th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

HP targets creatives, executives with this year’s CES offerings

Palo Alto-based HP Inc. is using advanced engineering and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered smart assistants to adapt the PC user experience for executives and creative types at this year's CES. On Monday the company

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft drops Bitcoin support, Apple pressured to address childhood iPhone addiction

Microsoft is no longer supporting Bitcoin. Two investors with $2 billion USD in Apple stock are pressuring the company to address childhood iPhone addiction. And today’s CES highlights include voice assistant-enabled earphones and

Published on: January 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – What to expect this week at CES 2018

The largest consumer tech trade show in the world pops off today in Las Vegas, and what better way to prepare for the big week than with a rousing episode of Hashtag Trending.

Published on: January 8th, 2018 Alex Radu