New Amazon Sidewalk May Be Sharing Your Bandwidth

Ben Hamill - June 11, 2021

A new program launched by Amazon this week has made it possible for neighbours to access one another’s home wireless bandwidth with certain Amazon devices – without your knowledge. This has raised alarm about the increased vul...Read More

New Amazon CEO Recommits To Making Games

Ben Hamill - February 07, 2021

While Amazon’s efforts in the video games industry turned earnest a few years ago, the tech giant hasn’t achieved much success with any of the games developed in-house to date. Of the first three titles developed by Amazon Gam...Read More

Amazon Finally Cans Crucible

Ben Hamill - October 13, 2020

Ecommerce and online entertainment giant Amazon have officially canned Crucible, their free-to-play multiplayer shooter game. Crucible has no sustainable future explained Amazon’s Crucible team in a recent blog post. And no surprise...Read More

Amazon Is Getting Into Gaming – Unveils Luna

Ben Hamill - October 02, 2020

Amazon is officially getting into gaming. And not unlike practically everything else we’ve seen the internet giant get into, its new Luna cloud gaming platform is expected to grow large enough to give market rivals Google Stadia and...Read More

Amazon’s Crucible Pulled Back Into Beta

Ben Hamill - July 04, 2020

Amazon’s first ever free-to-play team-based shooter game designed for PC just got pulled back into “closed beta” stage. And that Crucible, developed by Amazon’s Relentless Studio, always did run the risk of floppin...Read More

Amazon’s Interest In Gambling Is Evident

Ben Hamill - March 23, 2020

Amazon’s recent talks with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) over a possible bid for the UK National Lottery is possibly the clearest indication yet of the tech-giant’s interest in entering the global gambling industry. Local ...Read More

Amazon Names Fort McMurray The Most Romantic City

Ben Hamill - February 11, 2020

The owl and the pussycat went out to Fort McMurray. Apparently. That’s Fort McMurray, Alberta. And no, we’re not attempting to re-write classic English poetry. But it is interesting to note that according to what folks are spe...Read More

3 Top Gadgets Of The Past Decade

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2019

We’re most of us in what can only be described as a dysfunctional, if occupational, relationship with our gadgets. We complain about having to “hold the line” or spend a few extra minutes hanging around waiting f...Read More

Amazon Keen To Start Game Streaming Service

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2019

If any giveaway is as dead as can be then it’s without a doubt a job listing. And what Amazon’s latest job listings seem to suggest is that the online retail giant has more than just a small interest in joining the...Read More

Atwood’s The Testaments Adapted For Screen

Ben Hamill - September 10, 2019

The sequel to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, is due to be adapted for screen. Which is an incredible feat, especially since the novel has not yet been released to the general public. Penguin...Read More

CA Pledges $15M To Amazon Fire Fight

Ben Hamill - August 29, 2019

Raging fires are ripping through South America’s Amazon forests and, says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it would be completely unrealistic of anyone to assume that this particular occurrence is exclusively an act of natur...Read More

Alexa Under Fire for Saving Data

Ben Hamill - July 07, 2019

Chances are Amazon’s Alexa knows more about the neighbour’s wife that the neighbour himself. And what’s more, sharing is caring, because Alexa isn’t at all hesitant to let the cat out the bag, and neither is she qu...Read More

Microsoft Joins The $1 Trillion Club

Ben Hamill - May 04, 2019

Thursday the 25th of April was a good day; in fact, depending on whom you ask, it was a great day. It was after all the day on which Microsoft officially became the third big-tech company to have reached the $1 trillion mark; t...Read More

Canada’s Top Employers Are Tech-Based

Ben Hamill - April 14, 2019

According to a broad-based data collection survey recently conducted by LinkedIn, 7 of Canada’s top 25 companies to work for are tech-companies. These are Shopify Inc., Bell Canada, International Business Machines Corporation, Alpha...Read More

Why More US Tech Companies Are Heading to Canada

Ben Hamill - April 09, 2019

HR leaders love them, Canada embraces them, and the Trump administration does everything in its power to keep them out: foreign tech workers. But, as the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Never has th...Read More

Google Teases New Stadia Functionality

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

We are a generation of multitasking space-savers, and it makes us exceptionally happy whenever anyone comes up with a revolutionary new idea that will assist us to save even more space on our devices. No for the first time, is search engi...Read More

Amazon Announces Shipment Zero Initiative

Ben Hamill - February 27, 2019

Anyone who has ever caught a glimpse of online retail giant Amazon’s scope of operations at its massive distribution hub, will find it very easy to believe that the company generates quite the carbon footprint; as do all operations ...Read More

Smart Devices May Outpace TV Sales in 2019

Ben Hamill - January 09, 2019

In 2019, finding a fridge that simply stores food might become as challenging as buying a television that only allows you to flick between channels. Interconnected ‘smart’ systems are making their way into thermostats, refrig...Read More

North Redesigns the Smartglasses Concept

Ben Hamill - November 15, 2018

Some of the world’s biggest tech giants have tried (and failed) to market ‘smartglasses’ to their customers. However, one small Canadian firm thinks that they have the juice to reinvent the wheel, promoting the smart spe...Read More

FanDuel Launches Alexa-Based Sports Betting App

Ben Hamill - October 09, 2018

has just become the first brand to launch an app that can be accessed and used on Alexa. The function has definitely been brought to the Amazon Echo, and may also extend to other products.

Pick 6 Wagers

At the moment, FanDuel...Read More

Drive-Thru Supermarkets Coming Right Up

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The concept of the drive-thru is about to be taken to the next level, and we are all invited along for the ride. Especially if we need to stop for milk, bread, and loo paper long the way. According to reports, a few companies as well as ind...Read More