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Hashtag Trending – Google pays to stay on top, video buffering may be over

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:52:00 +0000

Google is paying Apple to stay the top search engine, the world’s largest data centre will be built in the Arctic Circle, and researchers may have a way to stop video buffering.

Mobile key to reaching customers during holiday season, Google tells retailers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:00:55 +0000

It’s never too early for retailers to start planning for the holiday shopping season, and Google Inc. wants to help. During an Aug. 16 presentation organized by the Mountain View, Calif. search giant’s Google Partners team, head of retail Kristen Johanson provided viewers with a range of insights gleaned from 2016 holiday sales powered by…

Breaking down the player associations versus wearables debate – Tech in Sports Ep. 6

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:38:30 +0000

This week the Tech in Sports crew dives into how Kevin Durant is tearing up YouTube, a pro tennis player who codes for fun on the side, and Paolo interviews Alex Rice of DAZN, the newest NFL streaming platform in Canada. Plus, we break down the players associations versus wearables debate. Recorded on: August 16,…

How NAFTA negotiations could shake up Canada’s tech industry

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:51:05 +0000

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland takes to the negotiating table in Washington, D.C. today to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as demanded by U.S. President Donald Trump, there are several ways the technology sector could feel the impacts. From changing the rules on how much tax Canadians pay when they…

ViewSonic adds 27-inch 4K UHD monitor to its VP series

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:33:47 +0000

Visual solution provider ViewSonic Corp. has announced its newest monitor, and it’s a doozy. The latest addition to the company’s VP series line, the VP2785-4K is a 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) monitor that, according to ViewSonic, is designed to deliver 99 per cent of Adobe RBG colours accurately and 98 per cent of…

Free phone calls, multi-user support released for Google Home in Canada

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:01:33 +0000

Google Home now has the capability to call any phone in Canada and the U.S.

LG’s latest user interface for the V30 highlights security, ‘Floating Bar’

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:28:00 +0000

When the LG V30 launches later this year it will come equipped with the latest version of LG’s user interface, UX 6.0+. The updated UX is designed to ‘work even better’ with the new 18:9 OLED FullVision displays that the company has begun using on their devices since the release of the LG G6 this…

High-volume hiring just got a whole lot easier thanks to a new LinkedIn tool

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:40:16 +0000

LinkedIn has unveiled a new tool that would make hiring many people at once easier. The social media platform has launched Pipeline Builder, which “identifies, engages, and generates interest” from professionals on its site through ad targeting and a personalized landing page experience so that companies can have a wider talent pool for consideration. If…

Hashtag Trending – Google reveals new look for calendar, Trump blasts former council CEOs on Twitter

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:26:04 +0000

Google has revealed a new look for its calendar app, Samsung has released a snazzy new portable hard drive, and Donald Trump uses his favourite platform to curse the CEOs quitting his American Manufacturing Council. Google itself has ranked highly on Google Trends since announcing an update for its desktop-based calendar app that will give…

TransferWise launches new Borderless account for managing international currencies

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:31:12 +0000

Transferring money and exchanging currencies just got a whole lot easier for businesses, freelancers, and travelers. UK-based online payment company TransferWise has launched its Borderless account, a new way for managing international finances with “unprecedented simplicity.” The account allows users to have and manage balances in 27 different currencies with the best exchange rates possible.…

Panasonic ToughBook hits a milestone

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:47:26 +0000

Back in 1997 when Panasonic launched the ToughBook it entered a very crowded marketplace. There were more than 25 brands of hardware at the time. Do you remember these names: Compaq, DEC, Gateway, eMachines, Packard Bell/NEC, AST, and IBM? There are fewer notebook manufacturers today as Panasonic celebrates 20 years of the ToughBook, but the…

20 ways to achieve digital transformation [infographic]

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:01:57 +0000 has been helping enterprises onto the digital transformation wagon for some time, but one consultant wants to help the non-profit sector learn what it has to gain from hitching a ride too. For her research study “The New Reality,” London, England-based digital transformation consultant Julie Dodd interviewed more than 50 senior leaders and digital…

Wireless improves student engagement, device management

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:27:34 +0000

A Regina-based school found that wireless display technology made for a more engaged classroom experience.

Intel CEO leaves Trump’s American Manufacturing Council

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:53:58 +0000

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has announced that he is leaving the American Manufacturing Council in the wake of U.S. president Donald Trump’s delayed condemnation of a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. In a statement posted to Intel’s blog on Monday, Krzanich made it clear that his decision was political: “I resigned to…

Malware cools off in Canada as temperatures heat up [Malware map]

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:40:56 +0000

Editor’s note: Story and map updated with malware data from July 2017. Malware infections held steady in the mid 60,000 range from June to July, according to malware infection data supplied by The month of June saw a 14.2 per cent drop compared to May, for a total of more than 60,000 infections across the…

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft’s Surface Book problem, Amazon’s data centres now easier to use

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:05:45 +0000

Microsoft has a Surface Book problem, Amazon is making it easier for companies to use their data centres, and a neo-Nazi website is having trouble finding a new home.

BlackBerry partners with Vuzix for enterprise-grade smart glasses

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:08:13 +0000

BlackBerry Ltd. is continuing to leverage its strength in the enterprise market with a new partnership that will see it start delivering connected wearable devices. The Waterloo-based company has teamed up with Vuzix, a global wearable display technology supplier, to sell smart glasses that will enable IT departments to more efficiently manage and secure data.…

Federal supercluster application deadline passes with few questions answered

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 14:09:18 +0000

The Canadian government’s deadline for its initial supercluster proposals has officially come and gone, but applicants aren’t clear on when they’ll hear back about the next steps. The federal Innovation Superclusters Initiative (ISI) was revealed in the 2017 budget and aims to economically kickstart Canadian technological innovation in key economic sectors, with $950 million (CAD)…

Thalmic Labs hires former Apple retail lead

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:23:40 +0000

The team leader that transformed Apple Inc.’s retail stores into a gadget tutorial workshop is now going to be the director of retail at Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs. The wearable technology company is the maker of the Myo armband, which detects the electrical activity of arm muscles and translates them into computer input, so users…

Tech and Tennis at the Rogers Cup – Tech in Sports Ep. 5

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:39:28 +0000

Join the Tech in Sports crew at the Rogers Cup in Toronto at the inaugural Tech and Tennis day! For our debate portion of the podcast this week, we are joined by the man behind the Tech and Tennis event, Costa Kladianos, the IT Director of Tennis Canada, to talk about how technology is going…