News tagged: Canada
The Canadian Supreme Court ruled this summer that a de-indexing decision against Google should be applied all around the globe, not just in Canada. A US federal judge has now ruled the court's decision doesn't have any applicability within the United States.
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary focused on smart city technology, is going to turn 800 acres of Toronto, Ontario into a more connected, "smart" region. The technology will make an appearance along an area of waterfront property near Lake Ontario.
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."
Because it decided to move forward with stricter regulations, Quebec is losing access to Uber. The ridehailing service confirmed this week that it'll exit Canada's second most populous province next month. Under the new rules, Uber drivers would need 35 hours of training.
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.
Just ahead of Apple and Xiaomi events next week, Essential has now launched the PH-1 smartphone in the United States and Canada. The Essential phone went on open sale in the countries and is shipping right away, but only Black Moon color option is available.
Despite encountering some difficulties and bad publicity in recent months, Uber continues to grow, as shown by its latest earnings report. This week, the company announced gross bookings increased 17% during the second quarter compared to the first quarter.
A large online darknet market, AlphaBay, was crippled by multiple law enforcement raids around the world. Although it seemed to disappear as a result of an "exit scam" by the owners, the Wall Street Journal reports AlphaBay actually disappeared because of law enforcement actions.
DeepMind, a subsidiary of Alphabet focused on artificial intelligence, is setting up its first research lab outside of the UK. The facility will be located in Edmonton, Canada, and it's being created through a partnership with the University of Alberta.
The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a ruling that'll force Google to block certain search results around the world, not just on its Canadian site. The court upheld a decision from a British Columbia court, which had decided Google must de-list domains and websites globally.
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.
Google has two news for fans of its Home assistant speaker. First of all, the device is now available in Canada, where it is selling for $179 CDN. Unlike in the US, only three base options are available, and currently, only the grey version can be purchased,
Google's smart speaker Home and a media streamer Chromecast are now on sale in the US, where they are sold for $109 and $59, respectively from Best Buy and B&H, while people in Canada have different promotion. With every purchase of Google Home, Best Buy Canada will
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.
Network carriers always lock their phones, mostly to keep their customers, but in Canada that is going to change very soon. Starting in December, Canada's Radio Television and Communications Commission will require that all smartphones sold in the country will have to be unlocked
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 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.
Uber is expanding its autonomous vehicle efforts to Canada. The company is opening a new office in Toronto that'll be focused on improving self-driving vehicle systems. It's specifically interested in the areas of machine perception and AI that'll help with machine vision.
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'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.