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Robo-Dog Spot demonstrates its potential at Toronto construction site

In 2019, a video posted on Boston Dynamics’ official YouTube page took the Internet by storm. The two-minute reel revealed the culmination of decades of technical ingenuity; YouTube commenters described what they saw as something out of a science fiction novel. In the video, a bright yellow robot, introduced as Spot the Robot Dog, was […]

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 16- Google Vaccine Mandate; Amazon Drivers Overworked; Billionaire Space Race Carbon Emissions

With files from Samira Balsara Google gets strict about vaccines, Amazon delivery drivers are overworking this holiday season, and the space journeys that billionaires took are making the environment worse.  That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, December 16, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Google tells […]

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 10 – Amazon Fined by Italy; Instagram Chronological Timeline Return; Metaverse Privacy Concerns

With files from Samira Balsara Italy hits Amazon with a hefty fine, Instagram is planning to revisit an old feature, and the metaverse’s roll-out will come with concerns about privacy. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending, it’s Friday, December 10, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter Amazon fined […]

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 8 – Massive numbers of YouTube copyright strikes; Microsoft seizes hacker’s servers; Outage at AWS

With Files from Tom Li YouTube’s copy strike report has unveiled some unsavoury statistics, Microsoft seizes servers belonging to hackers, and Amazon has been hit with a widespread outage.  That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending, it’s Wednesday, December 8, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. YouTube reveals millions […]

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Hashtag Trending Dec. 3 – Bring back YouTube dislikes; Deplatforming bill blocked in Texas; war on disinformation

With Files from Tom Li A YouTube extension is bringing back the dislike count, an anti-social media deplatorming bill has been squashed by a Texas Judge, and social media companies are taking action against disinformation campaigns.   It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, December 3rd, and […]

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Hashtag trending Nov. 24 – GoDaddy breach; Samsung’s new chip plant; Amazon and Apple anti-competition

GoDaddy’s managed WordPress service was breached, Samsung is expected to announce a new chip plant in Texas, and Italy fines Apple and Amazon for anti-competitive restrictions. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, November 24th, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Compromised password leads to hack of […]

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Mobile Applications Look Like the Future of Live Sports Entertainment

The NHL and NBA return to full capacity across Canada has brought with it all the fast paced and exciting action that Canadian fans have clamouring for since being shut out of buildings in March 2020. While teams continue to move to the cutting edge with tools such as the Amazon Web Services powered analytics […]

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Hashtag Trending Nov 10 – U.S. $65 billion broadband plan; TSMC’s new chip plant in Japan; McAfee goes private again

The U.S. passes a massive broadband plan, Sony and TSMC are teaming up to build a chip production facility in Japan, and McAfee has gone private, again. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, November 10, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Biden’s “historic” $65 billion broadband […]

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 5 – Meta still loves facial recognition; NYC mayor loves cryptocurrency; Tencent loves its own chips

With Files from Tom Li Meta will continue to use facial recognition technology, NYC mayor wants to embrace cryptocurrency, and Tencent makes its own cloud chips. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, November 5, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Meta to continue use of facial […]

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 3 – U.S. government to pay for Huawei gear replacement; Yahoo leaves China; Meta trademark woes

The U.S. government will pay telcos to rip out Huawei gear, Yahoo shuts its doors in China, and Facebook’s rebranding hits a trademark snag. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, November 3rd, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. U.S. Telecoms Are Going to Start Physically Removing […]

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Hashtag Trending Nov. 2 – Costly graphics cards in Europe; password spraying is on the rise; Apple’s ad policy costs social media platforms

With files from Tom Li Graphics card prices soar in Europe, password spray attacks on the rise, and social media companies lose billions due to Apple’s new ad policy. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, November 2nd, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Graphics card stock […]

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 28 – New Facebook Probe; Chinese Students Sue Apple; Google Safety Feature

With files from Samira Balsara Facebook is the subject of a new FTC probe, Chinese students are suing Apple for not providing a charger with the sale of an iPhone and Google has rolled out a new safety feature for people under 18.  It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag […]

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 27 – Reddit’s NFT; Hertz buys 100,000 Teslas; Blue Origin’s new space station

Reddit wants to develop its own NFT-based marketplace, Hertz buys 100,000 Tesla cars worth $4.2 billion, and Blue Origin announces its own space station. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, October 27, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Reddit apparently wants to develop its own NFT […]

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 21- Facebook’s Name Change; New Play Store Security Feature; Instagram Posts from Desktop

With files from Samira Balsara Facebook is planning a name change, Google plans to add a new feature to its Play Store, and Instagram users will finally be able to make posts via desktop. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, October 21, and I’m your host, […]

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Hashtag Trending Oct. 20 – Google announces Pixel; Facebook settles with the DOJ; Amazon takes heat on competition practices

With files from Pragya Sehgal Google announces Pixel 6 devices, Facebook settles U.S. worker discrimination claims, and Amazon could be trouble with U.S. lawmakers It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, October 20, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Google has announced it’s new Pixel 6 and […]

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Hashtag Trending September 30- Amazon’s Astro; Samsung semiconductor factor; Apple remote work

With files from Samira Balsara Before we start today’s episode, our sponsor Acronis will be hosting a panel discussion on the Canadian security landscape. If you want to learn how to best respond to a cyberattack, attend the expert briefing “It’s time for SMBs to focus more on business continuity” on October 12th. Reserve your […]

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Hashtag Trending September 28 – Mega-Retailers Curbed By California Law; Japan Breaks Internet Speed Record; Facebook Denies Instagram Wrongdoing

Before we start today’s episode, our sponsor Acronis will be hosting a panel discussion on the Canadian security landscape. If you want to learn how to best respond to a cyberattack, attend the expert briefing “It’s time for SMBs to focus more on business continuity” on October 12th. Reserve your spot by going to itworldcanada.com/events. […]

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Hashtag Trending September 24 – European Commission Mandates USB-C; Social Media Platforms Sue Texas; Fedex’s Autonomous Delivery

The European Commission hopes to mandate USB-C on smartphones, Texas is being sued over a new law for social media platforms, and FedEx completes its first fully autonomous vehicle delivery. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Friday, September 24, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. EU proposes […]

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Hashtag Trending September 16 – Longer remote work days; rural broadband needs attention; TikTok’s mental health announcement

With files from Tom Li Remote work is prolonging our work days, Saskatchewan calls on the federal government to connect rural areas, and TikTok releases new mental health features. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, September 16, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Microsoft remote work […]

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Hashtag Trending September 9- Amazon warehouse; New Twitter feature; PayPal inactive account fee

Amazon opens a state-of-the-art warehouse in Mexico, Twitter tests out an Instagram-like feature, and PayPal implements a fee for inactive accounts. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, September 9, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Amazon is set to open a $21 million highscale warehouse in […]

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Hashtag Trending September 2 – IBM commission lawsuit; Amazon’s hiring spree; Ineligible Windows 11 testers get the boot

Today’s Hashtag Trending script was prepared by Tom Li. A sales manager is suing IBM for capping commissions, Amazon is going on a hiring spree, and Microsoft is booting Windows 11 testers using ineligible PCs. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, September 2, and I’m your […]

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Three Tips and Tricks to become a better Web Searcher

Whether you’re trying to find the name of a catchy tune that’s picking at your brain, looking for the latest information on the topics you need to understand, or just looking for a new recipe for dinner, being a good web searcher in today’s workplace is a must. Here are some quick and easy tips […]

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Hashtag Trending August 26 – OnlyFans backs out of ban; Shopify and TikTok elevate partnership; Amazon crackdown on fake reviews

OnlyFans drops its sexual content ban, Shopify and TikTok partner up for a new shopping experience, and Amazon’s crackdown on fake reviews is affecting Chinese sellers.   It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, August 26, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. OnlyFans Drops Planned Porn Ban, […]

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