Hashtag Trending – Google is fined billions by the EU, Amazon Prime Day breaks records, Nest CEO steps down

Google is hit with a hefty billion dollar fine in the EU, Prime Day breaks records around the world, and the CEO of Nest resigns amidst a company reshuffle. First up from LinkedIn

Published on: July 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – 12 Russians charged with hacking US election, Jeff Bezos is richer than you, Amazon Prime Day worker strikes

12 Russians have been charged with interfering in the 2016 US election, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history, and Amazon Prime Day is affected by mass worker strikes in Europe.

Published on: July 17th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Google releases ‘Speed Update’; Amazon opens Ottawa fulfillment centre; Musk’s ‘impractical’ contribution to the Thai soccer team rescue

A new update incorporates loading speed into Google’s search rankings. Amazon's planning a new Ottawa fulfillment centre that it says will create 600 jobs. And we tell you why Elon Musk ultimately didn’t

Published on: July 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – ZTE shuffles leadership team; facial recognition technology failing test run; the cost of doing business with Amazon

ZTE shakes up its leadership team. A London, England-based test run of facial recognition technology has only a two per cent success rate. And it’s a slow news day, so we get to

Published on: July 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Workshops for women in technology are failing women

The gender gap in the technology sector is no secret. While women make up 40 per cent of the world’s workforce – and in some countries like Canada and the U.S., that number

Published on: June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Apple’s new security feature, Microsoft and Walmart want in on cashier-less stores, Elon Musk and Chicago team up

Apple is working on a new security feature that would make it harder for investigators to get data off iPhones, Microsoft wants to make Walmart cashier-less, and Chicago is teaming up with Elon

Published on: June 15th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Uber wants AI to identify drunk riders; Apple bans cryptocurrency mining; Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’

Uber wants to use artificial intelligence to identify whether a prospective passenger is drunk. Apple has banned cryptocurrency mining from its app store. And Amazon succeeds in pushing Seattle to repeal a controversial

Published on: June 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Cybersecurity implications of Bryan Colangelo’s burner Twitter accounts – Tech in Sports Ep. 47

All your latest sports technology news, including referees live tweeting during the NBA Finals, AI gets its Stanley Cup predictions wrong, World Cup tech, and more! Plus, we chat with cybersecurity expert and

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Hashtag Trending – Net neutrality officially dead; Bitcoin worth less than half its 2017 value; Amazon under fire for Chinese factory conditions

Federal net neutrality is officially dead in the U.S. A cyber attack lowers BitCoin’s value to around $7200. And working conditions at Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn are causing headaches for another tech giant

Published on: June 12th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Washington sues Google and Facebook; ZTE strikes deal with U.S.; Sonos’ new Alexa-enabled speaker

The state of Washington has sued Google and Facebook for allegedly not disclosing who purchased election ads. Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE’s U.S. operations officially get to stay in business. And users appear very

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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

Pivot3’s workload mobility & disaster recovery portfolio now available on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

Cloud has come a long way over the last few years, and one can argue it has become fully integrated into the mainstream in 2018. With foundation, cloud companies are now expanding their

Published on: May 22nd, 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 moves into blockchain; Uber finally gets rid of harmful tactic; LG giving out free TVs

Amazon is making a play into the world of blockchain, Uber is getting rid of harmful tactics that silence sexual assault victims, and LG is giving out 4K TV’s with pre-orders of its

Published on: May 16th, 2018 Alex Radu