Articles By Brian Jackson

How to join the preview program on Google Home or Chromecast

If you just can't wait to get the latest features on your Google Home or Chromecast device, then activate the...

August 22nd, 2017 Brian Jackson
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Aug. 18, 2017 – Bitcoin surges to $5,000, subway scans for bombs

Could airport style scanners work in a subway station? A racist website just can’t find a new host. And Bitcoin...

August 18th, 2017 Brian Jackson
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Voice-first developers share best practices for Alexa Skills, Google Actions

With Google Home now available in Canada and receiving more useful features and Amazon's Alexa expected to be released in...

August 17th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Making a phone call with Google Home

Google Home users in Canada and the U.S. will see a new feature roll out this week with free phone...

August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson
Chrystia Freeland embraces Justin Trudeau

How NAFTA negotiations could shake up Canada’s tech industry

As Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland takes to the negotiating table in Washington, D.C. today to rework the North...

August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson
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Google Home gets free phone calls, multi-user support release in Canada

Canadians and Americans will have one more reason to never get a landline telephone starting on Wednesday, as Google rolls...

August 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

CIOs start to sour on outsourcing IT infrastructure

As CIOs continue to embrace the "as a service" model for infrastructure, they're also becoming less satisfied with their outsourcing...

August 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson
Cheryl Eng is Thalmic's new retail lead

Thalmic Labs hires former Apple retail lead

The team leader that transformed Apple Inc.'s retail stores into a gadget tutorial workshop is now going to be the...

August 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Canadian CIOs say they’re ready to hire, finally

In one sign that the depression of 2008 is finally behind CIOs, more are planning to expand their teams with...

August 10th, 2017 Brian Jackson
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Toronto Pearson International Airport installs Canada’s first ‘smart elevator’

When you're rushing to catch a flight, the last thing you want is to get stuck in the elevator before...

August 9th, 2017 Brian Jackson