Author: Tom Li

Texas turns off power plants ahead of scorching weather, AI can discern race and nobody knows how, and a security researcher defeats Tesla’s keyless entry feature. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, May 17, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Faced with abnormally hot weather, Texas […]

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Texas turns off power plants ahead of scorching weather, AI can discern race and nobody knows how, and a security researcher defeats Tesla’s keyless entry feature. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, May 17, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Faced with abnormally hot weather, Texas […]

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The U.S. government announces affordable internet for low-income families, Netflix tells its employees to leave if they can’t support its content, and some mainstream websites collect data even before they’re sent. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, May 16, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The […]

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Canadian book retailer Indigo partners with TikTok, Texas law that lets users sue social networks for censorship is back into effect, and Google previews a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real-time. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, May 13, and I’m your […]

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At Intel Vision 2022, Intel unveiled the Gaudi2 AI training processor fresh from its Habana Labs, the Israel-based AI accelerator chip company Intel acquired in 2019. The two chips are purpose-built for AI deep learning applications, using Intel’s 7nm process node–a significant leap from the 16nm node used for the first generation. Gaudi2 features 24 […]

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Another research finds that remote work does not reduce productivity, Amazon is taking legal actions against fake reviewers, and Nvidia was fined for hiding how much money it made off of crypto miners. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, May 9, and I’m your host, Tom […]

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With files from Lynn Greiner. Chris Barry will succeed Kevin Peesker as the president of Microsoft Canada, following Peesker’s promotion to a worldwide role, Deb Cupp, president of Microsoft North America, announced in a post on LinkedIn. The transition will occur on July 1, the beginning of Microsoft’s fiscal year. Barry’s 19-year journey at Microsoft […]

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Survey shows mixed reactions about Netflix’s extra “out-of-home user” charge, the head of the FDA says misinformation is the leading cause of death right now, and Big Tech may have to begin sharing data with researchers. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, May 6, and I’m […]

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On May 3, Microsoft welcomed the press and Toronto Mayor John Tory in the opening ceremony of its new Canadian headquarters located in the CIBC Square building. Spanning 132,000 square feet, the new headquarters offers an expansive view of the Toronto downtown core and Lake Ontario. Following a “Team Based Space design,” the hybrid office […]

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Files from Samira Balsara. Google is firing its AI researchers, Android users are switching to Apple, and for the first time ever, California briefly runs on 100 per cent renewable energy. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, May 4, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Google […]

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Microsoft urges Windows users to stop using Internet Explorer, one computer scientist creates an exceptional deep fake detection tool, and cryptocurrency mining in Texas uses as much electricity as Huston. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, May 2, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Microsoft now […]

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Elavon’s Interac payment service experienced an outage in Canada on April 29, taking down debit functions on Canada’s major payment terminals, including Godaddy Poynt, and causing businesses to turn away customers who pay with debit cards. At the time of writing, the outage has been ongoing for approximately six hours. Elavon first posted the outage […]

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Telus has launched a line of personal safety beacons disguised as charms. The SmartWear Security charms, created in partnership with InvisaWear, allow the wearer to discreetly contact emergency services by double-tapping a button. The charms, which are about the size of a Toonie, come in the form of necklaces, bracelets, keychains, or standalone charms. Prices […]

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Files from Samira Balsara Amazon warehouse workers can keep their cellphones with them while working, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t worried about losing employees, and PayPal closes its San Francisco office. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, April 29, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Amazon announced that […]

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Rogers has announced the THINKLab Advisory Council, a panel of experts that will oversee the Rogers THINKLab National Centre of Technology and Engineering Excellence in Calgary, following the closure of its proposed Shaw merger. The new centre is part of Rogers’ $6.5 billion investment in western Canada. The panel of experts will help foster made-in-Canada […]

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Bell has deployed the first AWS Wavelength Zone in Canada to accelerate 5G network performance at the edge. AWS Wavelength is part of AWS’ platform for building and deploying edge applications. The other two components, AWS Outposts and AWS Local Zones, target on-premises and large metro deployments respectively. AWS Wavelength is designed specifically for communications […]

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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal sparks backlash, the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital access to banned books, and Meta is opening its first store. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, April 27, and I’m your host, Tom Li. After news of Elon Musk’s Twitter deal hit […]

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Twitter is reportedly considering Elon Musk’s latest offer, Google releases a new privacy option in Europe, and Netflix is cracking down on password sharing. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 25, and I’m your host, Tom Li. After rejecting Elon Musk’s initial $ 43 billion […]

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The fast gets faster: On the heels of its 8Gbps internet plan coming this summer, Rogers has released another subscription tier to its Ignite Internet, this time clocking in at 2.5Gbps, just a hair shy of the 3Gbps internet package Bell recently announced. The connection is symmetrical, meaning that the bandwidth applies to both upload […]

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AMD has released its next-generation commercial-grade mobile processors with improved efficiency, new graphics, and higher compute performance. The 6000 series Ryzen Pro processors, based on the Zen 3+ architecture and built using 6nm transistors, will be joined by the 5000 series Ryzen Pro processors based on the older Zen 3 architecture and TSMC’s 7nm node. […]

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Netflix loses subscribers for the first time in 10 years, Google plans to build the first-ever high-speed fibre-optic cable to connect Canada to Asia, and U.K. self-driving vehicle owners will not be held responsible for crashes. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 21, and I’m […]

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Rogers has allegedly proposed Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile, in order to gain regulatory approval for its acquisition of Shaw Communications, reported the Globe and Mail. Two anonymous sources told the Globe that Rogers agreed to allow Xplornet to purchase Freedom Mobile in a filing to the federal government. The regulators now must decide whether […]

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Elon Musk promises $0 salary for Twitter’s board following “poison pill” introduction, Amazon commissions a racial equity audit, and Tesla employees in its Shanghai factory are being made to sleep in the building due to COVID-19 cases. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, April 20, and […]

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Telus has just introduced its first streaming bundle in Canada. Telus Stream+ includes Netflix Premium, Apple TV+, and discovery+ for C$25 per month. It is only available to Telus mobility subscribers. Here’s how much the individual services cost before tax in Canada: Netflix Premium: C$20.99 per month Apple TV+: C$5.99 per month discovery+: C$4.99 per […]

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It’s the higher the better when it comes to internet speeds, and Rogers just took the crown in Canada. The company announced on April 19 that it has completed in-lab and customer trials for its 8 gigabits per second (Gbps) symmetrical fibre internet. This announcement comes right on the heels of Bell’s 3Gbps fibre internet […]

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The Canadian government has rejected a petition submitted by dotmobile (also known as Data on Tap) to revise the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) decision issued by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) early last year. The problem lies with the Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2021-130, in which the CRTC defined the framework for […]

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Apple retail employees at Apple’s flagship store are looking to unionize, Instagram is serving pro-eating disorder content, and WhatsApp’s big feature update is stirring mixed feelings. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 18, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Apple employees at the Grand Central […]

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With Intel busy expanding its manufacturing and supply chain worldwide, we had a chance to sit down with Greg Ernst, corporate vice-president of sales and marketing of Intel America, and Denis Gaudreault, Intel Canada country manager, to ask a few questions about the company’s strategy in Canada. Q: How does the business strategy in Canada […]

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Meta spends big on keeping Mark Zukerberg safe, Twitter cancels Q/A session with employees over Musk’s enrollment, and Dell Netherlands tests a four-day workweek. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, April 13, and I’m your host, Tom Li. As the CEO of Meta, Mark Zukerberg requires […]

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Files from Samira Balsara John Oliver threatens to blackmail congressmen with their digital data, Amazon claims union organizers handed out cannabis to secure votes, and the fix-your-own-phone era is almost here. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, April 12, and I’m your host, Tom Li. On […]

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It’s been more than a year since HP Enterprise’s Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2) arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) as a part of the Northrop Grumman resupply mission in February 2021. Now HPE has announced in a press release on April 4, 2022 that the SBC-2 has helped complete 24 experiments spanning use cases in […]

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SpaceX and Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk has rejected his place on Twitter’s board of directors. Musk was slated to officially join the company’s board on April 9 following his large share purchase earlier last week, which sent his total Twitter stake to 10 per cent. Now that Musk will not have a seat […]

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Managers want employees to return to the office, Google increases self-repair options for Pixel phones, and FedEx is testing a big drone. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, April 11, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Being able to work from home has been a blessing […]

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Bret Taylor, co-CEO of Salesforce, opened up about his views on the pressing issues of the tech industry in a Q/A session in a webinar with a group of select attendees last week. Taylor began the session with some hard numbers on business. The company has the bullish goal of reaching US$50 billion in sales […]

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The U.S. government once again highlights the need to secure chips supply chains, Activision Blizzard hires 1,100 full-time employees, and the right to repair in Europe continues to gain traction. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, April 8th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The U.S. […]

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Bell has become the first Canadian internet service provider to offer 3 Gbps home internet. The new plan, announced on April 6, offers 3 Gbps download and 3 Gbps upload speeds, twice as fast as Bell’s previous flagship 1.5Gbps plan. At peak performance, users can download a 10GB file in under 30 seconds. This plan […]

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When it comes to scan and go technology, there’s perhaps nothing more ubiquitous than QR codes. These blotches of squares exist in almost everywhere. In a business setting, QR codes can be used for authentication, to log into Wi-Fi networks, hold storefront payment information, and much more. They are also used to prevent forgery, increase […]

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Intel’s first dedicated mobile GPU is finally here. On March 30, the company released its first dedicated mobile graphics solution based on its Xe HPG architecture. This launch represents the first of the three product segments in Intel’s Arc graphics family. The Arc 3 will be followed by Arc 5 and Arc 7, which will […]

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With files from Samira Balsara The demand for smartphones is slowing, a Twitter user in the U.K was sentenced to community service after making an offensive tweet, and Apple plans to build its own financial infrastructure. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, April 1st, and I’m […]

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With files from Samira Balsara Apple faces a hefty lawsuit from a Dutch foundation, a judge approves Activision Blizzard’s harassment settlement, and big tech companies in China are sending congratulations notes to employees they lay off. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 31st, and I’m […]

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Palo Alto Networks has announced its Cloud Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) for AWS in partnership with Amazon Web Services. This new solution is a managed next-generation firewall, which combines a traditional firewall with additional network security features, designed to secure AWS deployments. Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW for AWS offers advanced URL filtering, threat prevention, […]

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The Ontario government has kickstarted a pilot project with Hydro One to bridge the digital divide for 1,450 residents in the municipality of Brighton. During the pilot, Hydro One will use its electric grid infrastructure such as hydro poles to accelerate the development of internet infrastructure in the region. The project is expected to be […]

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Rogers has quietly snapped up regional communication and internet service provider Cross Country TV, based in Nova Scotia, according to a notice posted on Cross Country’s website. As first reported by Cartt on March 24, the notice informed Cross Country TV customers that business will continue as usual. The company wrote that it will continue […]

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Rogers officially turned on its standalone 5G network for its subscribers today, but customers looking to try it out will need a certified phone. Unlike non-standalone 5G that pairs 5G radios with the 4G core, standalone 5G provides new management technologies such as network slicing, and a cloud-native architecture that reduces operational inefficiencies. “The first […]

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FCC considers Kaspersky a security threat, Apple is rumoured to be working on a subscription plan for iPhones, and a new EU legislation could force Apple to allow sideloading. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, March 28, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The Federal Communications […]

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Uber says it plans to list all NYC yellow cabs to its app by 2025, Mercedes will accept full legal responsibility for the vehicle whenever Drive Pilot is active, and Netflix’s new price officially comes into effect. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, March 25, and […]

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The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has agreed to let Rogers buy Shaw‘s broadcasting services, with specified conditions and modifications. As a part of the transaction, Rogers will acquire 16 cable services based in western Canada, a national satellite television service and other broadcast television services. The approval only applies to the broadcasting portion […]

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With files from Samira Balsara Microsoft says it’s been hacked by the same group responsible for Nvidia and Samsung attacks, the EU calls for stricter cybersecurity rules, and YouTube will now offer free TV shows. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 24, and I’m your […]

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Customers subscribed to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service will soon need to pay more for internet as the company announced its first price hike due to inflation. Starlink’s hardware now costs C$759, up C$110 from the original price of $649. The monthly service charge has also been increased to C$140, an C$11 increase from the […]

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Australia’s federal government wants to introduce new laws to cut down on misinformation, Amazon acquires MGM for $8.45 billion, and the District of Columbia attorney general is suing Grubhub. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March 22nd, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The Australian federal […]

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Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson welcomed a new chief legal officer in a statement from its board of directors, ahead of its annual general meeting on March 22. First appointed on March 16, Scott Dresser today officially succeeds Xavier Dedullen as Ericsson’s chief legal officer, and will lead the review of the investigation related to the […]

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Robots to take over long-haul freights, Apple saves billions by omitting earphones and chargers from iPhones, and Google to roll out a new feature that lets users delete their most recent search history. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, March 21, and I’m your host, Tom […]

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Samsung announced the Galaxy A53 5G smartphone on March 17, bringing more performance to its popular mid-range lineup. The A53 5G is visually identical to the A52 5G. It still features a rounded all-glass design crafted from Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is IP67 water and dust resistant, and comes in white, black, blue […]

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Companies that made unwanted marketing calls to older people must pay fines, Tesla raises its prices, academics at the University of Alberta are helping protect digital data in Ukraine. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, March 17th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Five companies must […]

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Globalive Capital, a Canadian private equity firm, has allegedly expressed interest in scooping up Freedom Mobile, the cellphone service provider subsidiary of Shaw Communications, for C$3.75 billion in an all-cash deal, reported the Globe and Mail. Globalive’s founder Anthony Lacavera also founded Wind Mobile, which was rebranded to Freedom Mobile in 2016. An unnamed source […]

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Rogers has entered into a two-year partnership with Sheridan College’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) to research and develop 5G autonomous vehicle systems. Under the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to study the potential of integrating navigation, diagnostics, and infotainment systems into autonomous vehicles over new 5G wireless technologies and networks, and do research […]

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Google is being sued by a Florida restaurant group, Ford will ship cars without certain chips, and contrary to popular belief, misinformation on social media affects Gen Z too. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, March 15, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Google is facing […]

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment services (MLSE) has announced that it will be leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable next-generation entertainment experiences for Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto Football Club, and Toronto Argonauts fans. It has named AWS the official provider of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning cloud services for MLSE. MLSE and […]

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Amazon tackles its fake reviews problem, shutting down 3G networks is hurting vehicle upgradability, and Virgin scraps plans to carry passengers in its Hyperloop transport system. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, February 24, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. It’s no news that some reviews […]

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TikTok uses device tracking to get full access to user data, Dutch antitrust watchdogs fine Apple, and some groups want the power to take U.S. tech giants to court for breaching landmark EU rules. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 23, and I’m your host, […]

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Nvidia spends big to secure semiconductor supply, White Castle employs robots at 100 of its locations, and NYC introduces bills to slow down grocery delivery time. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, Feb. 22, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Nvidia will be spending an astounding […]

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Windows 11 will soon block Wi-Fi connections to networks running the ancient WEP and TKIP security protocols, according to a Microsoft blog posted on Feb. 16. “TKIP and WEP are deprecated security standards and Windows 11 will no longer allow connections to those types starting with this build [Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22557]. Contact […]

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Western University and Bell are partnering on eight new projects to bring next-generation experiences onto 5G networks, announced Western on Feb. 16. The university has committed C$1 million towards 5G research projects that test the network’s capabilities in real-world scenarios. The eight projects funded by Western will be carried out at Western’s campus, which also […]

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Mark Zuckerberg has a new name for his Meta employees, Elon Musk is developing new neurotechnology with his Neuralink company, and U.S. senators introduce a new online safety bill to protect children. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, February 17, and I’m your host, Tom Li. […]

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Uber has finally added rider score breakdown to its app as well as a list of cities with the best and worst rider scores. Spoilers alert: it didn’t look pretty for Ontarians. According to Uber, some of Canada’s major cities had the lowest ratings. The lowest average rider ratings were in: Ottawa, ON Toronto, ON […]

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Intel has entered into an agreement to scoop up Israel-based Tower Semiconductors for US$5.4 billion as it continues its quest to boost its foundry capacity, the company announced on Feb. 15. The deal will see Intel pay US$53 per share, $6 over the Tower’s closing price on Feb. 14. Intel intends to fund the acquisition […]

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Snapchat testing ads in Stories, computer scientist discovers an exploit to create Ethereum, and a Chinese startup wants to take on Starlink. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, February 15, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Snapchat is testing mid-roll ads for Stories with a small […]

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IBM is under fire for age discrimination, the U.S. spends big on electric vehicle charging stations, and Apple to raise pay for its retail employees. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, February 14, and I’m your host, Tom Li. IBM is under fire for discriminating against […]

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Rogers Business, the enterprise-focused division of Rogers Communications, announced new smart city and smart buildings internet of things (IoT) solutions on Feb. 10. Expanding Rogers’ existing IoT portfolio, these new solutions from various Rogers partners enhance responsiveness and efficiency in water, parking, traffic, transit and fleet management. New smart buildings solution were also introduced with […]

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Western Digital and Kioxia announced a contamination incident at their NAND flash memory production sites in Yokkaichi and Kitakami, Japan. In a statement posted on Feb. 9, Western Digital explained that a “contamination of certain material used in its manufacturing processes” was to blame. The company noted that only 3D NAND chips are affected and […]

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Canadian hacker gets three years in jail, Instagram brings bulk controls in the latest update, and Best Buy locks graphics card purchases behind its membership program. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, February 11th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. A Canadian hacker has been sentenced […]

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Samsung revealed its Galaxy S22 series smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event on Feb. 9, promising big performance and camera improvements. The new lineup consists of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, S22+, and the S22. As promised earlier this week, Samsung will be providing four years of OS upgrades and five years of security updates for […]

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Amazon receives $4.7 billion in subsidies, TikTok tracks personal data more than any other social media platform, and SpaceX loses 40 satellites launched into orbit due to a geomagnetic storm. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, February 10th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. A new […]

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TD announced that it has accelerated its move to establish an enterprise-level data estate on Microsoft Azure on Jan. 26. The new move, now including a multi-year agreement with AI data management provider Databricks, will “enhance analytical capabilities to help power new customer experiences,” TD said in its announcement. Databrick’s Delta Lake open format storage […]

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Amazon more than doubles its base pay to retain corporate and tech employees, Microsoft’s CEO says the Activision Blizzard deal will help with building its metaverse, and Google is hit with more fines. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, February 8, and I’m your host, Tom […]

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Nvidia ended its pursuit to acquire Arm from SoftBank Group, according to a company statement.  “Though we won’t be one company, we will partner closely with Arm,” said Jensen Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia, in the press release. Now that the deal has vaporized, SoftBank is now preparing Arm for an initial public offering […]

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Verizon and AT&T to once again pause 5G rollout near airports, Meta warned that it may have to shut down Facebook and Instagram in Europe due to data frameworks, and former Evernote CEO is still unimpressed with the Metaverse. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, February […]

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Apple’s privacy change affects social media platforms, Facebook loses a record number of daily users, and Tesla recalls cars due to a seatbelt flaw. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, February 4, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Meta shares saw a major decline this week […]

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IBM, in partnership with the Canadian government, has chosen Quebec to house its first universal quantum system in Canada and the fourth one deployed outside of the U.S, the company announced on Feb. 3. It will be deployed at the IBM Bromont plant in Bromont, Quebec. The IBM Quantum System One will help researchers develop […]

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Big Tech should reimburse victims of online scams advertised on their platforms, Texas prepares its power grid for winter weather, and is there really a huge demand for metaverse features? That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, February 3, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Big Tech […]

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service has introduced a premium tier that offers better performance during inclement weather. The service advertises that it’s designed for small offices, storefronts, and high-demand users. The service’s product page claims that Starlink Premium has more than double the antenna capability of Starlink, boasting up to 2.5 times higher max download […]

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Worldwide tablet shipments declined by 11.9 per cent and Chromebook shipments slid 63.6 per cent in Q4 2021 compared to the same period last year, according to a new IDC report. Their shipment decline signifies the cooling of demand from the fever pitch driven by the remote work and online learning shift at the start […]

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BlackBerry has announced that it will be selling all of its non-core patent assets to Catapult IP Innovations Inc. for $600 million. Patents include technologies related to mobile devices, messaging, and wireless networking. BlackBerry says that the acquisition will not impact the function of BlackBerry products. The payment consists of a $450 million senior secured […]

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Files from Samira Balsara Semiconductor revenue increased 25.1 per cent in 2021, Netflix’s hit shows don’t retain significant viewership after their debut month, and a Chinese satellite grappled and pulled another satellite out of orbit. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, February 1, and I’m your […]

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Sega exits the arcade business, T-Mobile to fire unvaccinated employees by April, and a key member of a popular crypto protocol was revealed to be a former fraudster. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, January 31, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Many of us have […]

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Meta believes that its new AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will be among the fastest AI supercomputers running in the world once it’s fully built. The supercomputer is being constructed in phases. In the current phase 1, the RCS already features 6080 Nvidia A100 GPUs, 175 petabytes of bulk storage, 46 petabytes of cache storage and […]

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Amazon shuts down Twitter campaign, Spotify removes Neil Young’s music, and an anti-work subreddit is private following a Fox News interview. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, January 28th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Amazon has stopped an influence campaign in which it paid workers […]

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A new report from NordVPN found that stolen Canadian payment card information costs, on average, just C$6.50 on black markets, cheaper than some fancy coffees. That’s half the average global cost of stolen credit card information: C$12. For the report, NordVPN analyzed data from 140 countries gathered by independent cybersecurity researchers. In total, it found […]

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Apple awards cybersecurity student for discovering a vulnerability in Mac’s webcams, Google is planning on blocking targeted ads for people under 18, and Nvidia is apparently leaving its Arm acquisition. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, January 26, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Apple awarded […]

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Internet service provider (ISP) Beanfield Metroconnect announced its acquisition of FibreStream on Jan. 25 FiberStream chiefly operates in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Its service offerings closely align with Beanfield Metroconnect’s residential business; both deploy fibre internet and home phone services to condominiums and residential buildings. In certain areas, FibreStream offers up to 5Gbps speeds suited […]

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HP has announced its Z2 G9 small form-factor (SFF) desktop PCs aimed at professionals working in tight spaces. While HP offers other compact desktops, such as the Z2 G9 Mini announced earlier this month, the Z2 G9 SFF is special in that it comes with full-length professional graphics cards. Full-length dedicated graphics cards generally have […]

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Bitcoin drops, Meta and Snap face new lawsuits related to the mental health issues they cause, and the first-ever GIF turns 35 this year. That’s the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, January 25, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Over the weekend, bitcoin dropped to a six-month low, […]

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New York City Mayor converts his pay to cryptocurrency, Starlink Satellites are photobombing astrophotographers, and Elon Musk’s brain implants want to move into human trials soon. That’s the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Monday, January 24, and I’m your host, Tom Li. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said […]

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PlayStation creator skeptical of the metaverse, Russia’s central bank wants to ban cryptocurrency, and Crypto.com users lose $34 million to hackers. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Friday, January 21st, and I’m your host, Tom Li. The metaverse hype seems to be driving everyone crazy, but the […]

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Canada’s fixed broadband speeds jumped by 27 per cent in 2021, and mobile network download speeds increased by 15 per cent since July, says Ookla’s Canada Mobile and Fixed Broadband Internet Speeds report for Q4 2021. Fixed broadband According to Ookla‘s report, Canada’s median broadband download speed rose from 78.25 Mbps in January to 99.76 […]

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Austrian court discovers Google Analytics breaches European GDPR, Apple and Google push against U.S. antitrust legislation, and Sony suffers after Microsoft’s new acquisition. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, January 20th, and I’m your host, Tom Li. In a landmark court ruling, Austria’s data protection authority […]

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Microsoft has agreed to purchase videogame publisher Activision Blizzard for US$68.7 billion, its biggest acquisition ever. Through the deal, Microsoft will acquire the game publisher for US$95 per share, a 45 per cent premium over Activision’s share price on Jan. 14. The all cash deal is expected to close in Microsoft’s fiscal year 2023, which […]

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Meta’s VR division is under investigation, Russia fines Google, again, and Microsoft is making an effort to invest in sustainable technology.  That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Tuesday, January 18, and I’m your host, Tom Li. According to a report from Bloomberg, Meta’s VR division is under […]

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