Tag: technology

Better Search Results from Fewer Search Results

Better Search Results from Fewer Search Results

by Lee Rickwood
Million Short entered the search space by offering a new search engine that gives users filters and functions not available from the large, dominant search providers.

Stylish Tech for Women and Men on Valentine’s Day

By Christine Persaud
Flowers, chocolate, jewelry – they’re all good, and appreciated, gifts for a significant other on Valentine’s Day. But times are changing, and in today’s world, a chic yet high-tech purse or gorgeous smartwatch or can be considered more thoughtful than a dozen roses or yet another pair of cufflinks.

New Wearables That Do More Than Track Fitness and Deliver Notifications

By Christine Persaud
Wearables haven’t quite hit their stride yet in North America. However, in other regions, they’re blowing up. Research firm GfK reports that the demand for wearables, which include smartwatches, health and fitness trackers, wrist sport computers, and connected watches, increased by 22% year-over-year in Western Europe for the period from January to June 2017, with sales up 33%. In Asia, the category saw a similar 21% rise in unit sales and 26% in sales value.

Google sets up latest Cloud Region in Montreal

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Google’s first Canadian Cloud region opened in Montreal last week. It joins other Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions in Oregon, Iowa, South Carolina, Northern Virginia.

Holy Fake News! Pope Tackles Distorted Facts on Social Media

Holy Fake News! Pope Tackles Distorted Facts on Social Media

by Lee Rickwood
We may be our own last line of defence against fake news and purposeful social manipulation. That puts our media literacy, cognitive skills and critical thinking abilities to a real test. Severely tested, too, will be our economic skills and abilities. Fake news is cheap; real information and investigative journalism is expensive.