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CanCon Podcast Ep. 50: Microsoft buys Canadian AI

This week, as it reaches an arbitrary milestone, the CanCon podcast turns towards the next technology frontier, Artificial Intelligence. In an article published this past week, Canadian AI leaders Jordan Jacobs, Tomi Poutanen, Richard Zemel, Geoffrey Hinton and Ed Clark argue that Canada should be investing in a modern state of the art facility to…

MobileSyrup’s top tech stories of 2016

2016 was a monumental year for mobile and tech, with stories about Pokémon Go, the disastrous Note 7 and Wind Mobile rebranding to Freedom Mobile, dominating the tech news cycle here in Canada. Below, the team at MobileSyrup has outlined what they feel are this year’s most important stories in the tech space: Pokémon Go…

The best Canadian Boxing Day deals

That special time of year after Christmas where various products go on sale is almost upon us. As we always do here at MobileSyrup, we’ve cut through the noise to bring you the best Canadian Boxing Day offerings. Feel free to let us know in the comments section if you come across a great deal we’re…

SyrupCast Podcast 99: Goodnight Pebble

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Igor Bonifacic, Rose Behar, Patrick O’Rourke and Zach Gilbert, bid a tearful goodbye to Pebble, one of the first manufacturers to release a smartwatch. This week the company announced that Fitbit would be acquiring Pebble for a significantly reduced price, essentially buying the Canadian founded wearable manufacturer for spare parts. The SyrupCast crew…

SyrupCast Podcast 98: What’s going on with Google’s Pixel?

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Rose Behar, Patrick O’Rourke, Zach Gilbert and Igor Bonifacic, start off the podcast with some candid takes on Freedom Mobile’s first week. The company, formerly known as Wind Mobile, rebranded simultaneously with the launch of its LTE network, though the network didn’t actually launch on November 27th as the…

SyrupCast Podcast 97: Pizza Pockets, antivirus software and freedom

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Igor Bonifacic, Ian Hardy, Patrick O’Rourke and Jessica Vomiero, are joined by Josh McConnell, tech producer at the Financial Post. To start off the show, the crew delves into Wind’s recent rebranding to Freedom Mobile and what that means for the telecom. Next, in a rather confusing series of events, VentureBeat reported that Equibit,…

The best Canadian Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, so we’ve gathered up a collection of all the best deals around. If you happen to come across an awesome Canadian deal, feel free to reach out and let us know in the comments section so we can add it to this story. Find all of the…

SyrupDrop Nov. 18: Is Amazon Prime Video coming to Canada?

On this week’s episode of the SyrupDrop, Jessica Vomiero and Rose Behar discuss the possibility of whether or not Amazon Prime Video is coming to Canada and Qualcomm’s recent Snapdragon Technology summit in New York where the chip manufacturer revealed its new Snapdragon 835. For a list of the stories covered in this episode, see…

SyrupCast 96: Oh Snapdragon

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Rose Behar, Patrick O’Rourke, Jessica Vomiero, and Igor Bonifacic, recap Rose’s experience in New York at the Snapdragon Technology Summit for the announcement of Qualcomm’s new 10-nanometer chip, the Snapdragon 835. The crew also talks about the rumour that Amazon Prime Video could come to Canada soon, with…

CanCon Podcast Ep. 42: Is Facebook a publisher?

Last week, Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. We’re not going to talk about that on the podcast. But CanCon often discusses how Canada is affected by our neighbours to the south, and that includes their politics. So avoiding the geo-political, let’s narrow the focus: how does this affect Canadian…

SyrupCast 95: Living the next four years in a virtual world

On this episode of the SyrupCast, co-hosts Rose Behar, Patrick O’Rourke, Zach Gilbert and Igor Bonifacic discuss the implications of a Trump Presidency for Canadian tech and the tech world in general. The U.S. election has everyone voicing strong opinions and MobileSyrup’s editorial staff is no different; the views expressed in this episode are not representative of…

SyrupCast 94: Why the big three don’t want to keep things neutral

On this episode of the Syrupcast, co-hosts Igor Bonifacic, Jessica Vomiero and Patrick O’Rourke are joined by renowned Canadian tech journalist, Peter Nowak, who comes on the podcast to discuss the CRTC’s stance on net neutrality. The CRTC hearings on differential pricing for Canadian data plans started this past week and the team weighs in on where the big telecom…

CRTC 2016 Communications Report says 8 percent of Canadians are cord cutters

Eight percent of all Canadians watch television exclusively online and do not subscribe to a traditional cable service, according to the CRTC’s recently released 2016 communications report. This statistic remains stagnant between 2014 and 2016. In terms of anglophone Canadians the number is slightly higher sitting at 10 percent, with Francophones amounting to only four…

SyrupCast 92: Goodbye Guy, Hello Elon’s driverless future

On this episode of the SyrupCast, we bid farewell to Rogers CEO Guy Laurence. The MobileSyrup crew, including Jessica Vomiero, Zach Gilbert, Ian Hardy, and Igor Bonifacic speculate on what this change in leadership may mean for the Canadian telecom giant. The team also discusses the rumours circling Apple’s upcoming Macbook Pro redesign and the current…