Alberta smartphone plan to enforce quarantines raises privacy questions
One plank of a “relaunch strategy” to get COVID-19 under control so economic activity can resume.
US plans to allow some technology sales to Huawei: report
Loss of access to American components and support threatens Chinese tech company’s its smartphone sales.
Democrat ‘incredibly frustrated’ with leader over Foxconn
Barca was one of three Democrats to vote for a $3 billion tax incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group Aug. 17.
Uber launches fleet of mapping vehicles in Vancouver ahead of rollout
Information will better match customers with drivers, navigate quicker routes and more accurate timing estimates.
Wisconsin wouldn’t break even on Foxconn incentives for 25 years
Governor bill would hand the company up to $2.85 billion in tax credits, based on the number on the number of jobs generated.
Foxconn steering clear of Trump’s $30 billion investment claim
US President says Foxconn’s CEO told him of plans to invest $30 billion across the US was “off the record,” company won’t confirm details.
Wisconsin working on incentives to lure iPhone-maker Foxconn
Taiwanese manufacturer is considering a $7 billion US plant that could employ up to 10,000 people.
Samsung to recover rare metals, components from Galaxy Note 7s
Will retrieve 157 tons of gold, silver, cobalt, copper and other metals from millions of recalled phones.
Samsung says Note 7 battery design, manufacturing caused fires
Samsung permanently dropped the phone in October, at an estimated cost of at least $5.3 billion.
US, Canada ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from airliners
Those who try to evade the US ban by packing the phones in checked luggage may be subject to criminal prosecution and fines
Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3B
Electronics-maker has slashed its Q3 profit forecast by $2.6 billion, which could wipe out its entire mobile business profit.
BlackBerry to stop making its signature smartphones
Hardware development will be outsourced to the company’s partners.
BlackBerry launches smartphone with emphasis on beefed up security
DTEK50 fends off cyberattacks with features built-in malware protection and encryption of all user information.
Apple to open app development centre in India
Development lab gives tech-giant an in-road to one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets.
Gorilla Glass appearing on cars as automakers try to improve fuel efficiency
BMW will also use the super-strong glass for an interior panel in its i8 hybrid sports car.
BlackBerry adds former Harper deputy to its board
Wouters held several public service positions, including as Secretary to the Cabinet and Clerk of the Privy Council.
Cracking the mystery of why phone screens break
As glass gets stronger, phones get bigger, thinner.
BlackBerry unveils Android-powered smartphone, Priv
Switch was controversial, but one the Waterloo, Ont.-based company said is necessary to address a major marketing issue: a lack of apps.
Hewlett Packard’s spinoff to cut up to 30,000 jobs
HP Enterprises looking to shave expenses by $2 billion.
Star Wars BB-8 spherical droid comes to life [VIDEO]
The rolling robot is creating a frenzy among franchise fanatics.
Malware targeting Android phones on the rise
German report says some handsets are infected at sale.
Montreal’s SmartHalo turns any bike into a smartbike [VIDEO]
Device pairs with your smartphone to act as a visual navigation guide.
Canadian tech firm wants to bring 3D pics to your smartphone [VIDEO]
Bevel clip’s Kickstarter campaign has already raised almost $126,000 of a $200,000 goal.
BlackBerry cuts jobs, shifts employees as part of turnaround plan
Smartphone maker has not disclosed how many employees have been affected.
BlackBerry to continue making smartphones, CEO Chen says
Signs from analysts suggest the Waterloo-based tech company needs to pull its head out of the clouds.
BlackBerry issues global layoff notices
Unspecified number will include those who made hardware and software.
BlackBerry to buy WatchDox data security business
Facility in Israel is expected to become the basis of a new security-focused BlackBerry R&D centre.
IBM investing $3B to build Internet of Things division
Wants to harness the massive trove of data collected by mobile and connected devices.
BlackBerry deepens Samsung partnership to attract business customers
New agreement will integrate of Blackberry’s services into Samsung’s mobile security platform.
Social media and the distracted thinker
Internet devices are rewiring our brains, but not in a good way.
BlackBerry timetravels with its CrackBerry Classic
Familiar features include menu buttons and a small track pad below the screen.
Lenovo completes $2.9B purchase of Motorola smartphone unit
Chinese computer manufacturer says acquisition will help it transform into a global smartphone brand.