News tagged: Canada

Samsung Sets Up Canadian AI Lab

Samsung has a new artificial intelligence (AI) lab located in Canada. The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has opened a location within the University of Montreal. With this lab, Samsung is going to collaborate with "world-leading scholars in the AI field."

Facebook Opens AI Lab In Montreal

Facebook has opened a new AI research lab in Montreal, Canada. It will initially have just ten employees, but that'll increase to around 30 within a couple years. Joelle Pineau, an associate professor at McGill University, is leading the lab while continuing to work in academia.

Google Home Now Available In Canada

Google's smart speaker is now available in a new market: Canada. The Google Home has become the first major smart speaker product to arrive in the region, even beating the Amazon Echo, which has been available longer. Home works with Canadian English and French.

Essential PH-1 To Be Telus Exclusive

Android founder Andy Rubin's company and one of Canada's largest carrier Telus has announced they've partnered to bring the Essential PH-1 smartphone to Canada. The smartphone will be Telus exclusive and people can already pre-register to buy the device at telus.com/essential.

Canada Receives Android Pay

Google's mobile payments solution, Android Pay, is now available in Canada. It debuted this week in the market and has launched with support from a handful of major banks. More banks will be added shortly. The upcoming availability of the platform was teased during I/O.

Android Pay Headed To Canada This Month

Android Pay will launch in Canada on May 31. When it arrives in the market, the mobile payment service will work with most major credit and debit cards. Google hasn't revealed which bank partners are available at launch. Multiple expansions were recently announced.

LG Watch Style Reaches Canada

LG's latest flagship smartwatch powered by Android Wear 2.0 platform is now available in Canada. The smartwatch can be purchased from the Canadian Google Store, where it is priced at CAD 319 or around $230 at the current exchange rates for the silver and titanium models

Google Wifi Arrives In Canada

Google's home WiFi system, simply called Google Wifi, is now available in Canada. It has already arrived in the US and UK markets, and now people can get a single unit for $179 CAD or a triple pack for $439 CAD. Google Wifi uses a mesh router setup to improve coverage.