Waterloo profs get Google funding

Two University of Waterloo professors have received Google Faculty Research awards to help their work in computing sciences. Lin Tan, who is looking into improving automated software testing, and Wojciech Golab, who is

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Citrix makes pitch for business Chromebook users

With an increasing number of applications being run from browsers, Google created Chromebooks as another way to wean users off the Windows platform. Sales of the small laptops made by Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Dell,

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Azure fees fall in cloud service price war

Microsoft Corp. fired its latest salvo in the cloud services price war yesterday with the announcement that it is drastically cutting the price of its Azure cloud compute and storage fees by as

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: April 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Wearable devices getting closer

For Canadians,  last week was big for Android and Google news, Not only was the ChromeCast video-streaming device finally launched into the Canadian market, but the Android Wear project was finally officially launched.

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 24th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Spyware could trigger Google Glass camera

I first saw Google Glass Intenet-connected eyewear demonstrated at a conference over a year ago and was impressed with the technology. But as someone who wears trifocals, I thought it's potential was limited

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco, Google collaborate on video conferencing app

Cisco Systems Inc. and Google have teamed up in the development of a video conferencing application that will enable Google Chromebook users to quickly take part in Cisco WebEx conferences. Up until now

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 18th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Google to release SDK for Android wearables

If you had any doubt that wearable technology is here to stay, it may be time to reconsider. At the recent South by Southwest conference in Austin, Sundar Pichai -- Google’s SVP for

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 18th, 2014 Sean Carruthers

Google quickly patches Chrome

Last week’s annual Pwn2Own hacking contest at Vancouver’s CanSec West conference did more than generate money for those who were able to crack browsers. It also spurred Google to quickly post patches to

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Something to sneeze at

The promise of being able to analyze big datasets is that organizations will be able get more useful insight than the numbers they have been able to crunch until recently. One of the

Share on LinkedIn Share with Google+ Comment on this article Published on: March 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon