Google Assistant is learning a new language.
Back when Google unveiled its AI-powered Assistant last year, the company said that it would roll out support for regional languages. Assistant picked up the ability to converse in Hindi, and Google is now training the voice assistant to understand French Canadian.
Based on the screenshot, Google is working on making the French Canadian language model of Assistant available both on Allo and phones. That’s in contrast [Read More…]
Beer, hockey, and virtual reality — a Canadian dream come true!
Sportsnet and Molson Canadian are teaming up to give Canadian hockey fans a front row seat for six upcoming Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts thanks to the power of virtual reality… and beer!
To check things out you’ll first need the Sportsnet app and a special VR viewer from specially marked cases of Molson Canadian beer. Load up the VR tab in the app, enter the [Read More…]
What’s the best Canadian deal for the Pixel or Pixel XL?
If you’re a Canadian looking to buy one of Google’s latest phone, the Pixel or Pixel XL, you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of some of the deals being offered by carriers and other authorized sellers. These are premium devices, with prices starting at $ 899 for the 5-inch Pixel and a whopping $ 1,049 for the 5.5-inch Pixel XL.
Your best bet [Read More…]
Made by Google, leaked by Bell.
In the lead up to the October 4 announcement, it seems someone at Canadian operator Bell has pulled the trigger a little early on Google Pixel promotional materials. First spotted by Steve Hemmerstoffer, the carrier seems to have mistakenly put a Pixel render and promotional blurb up on its Galaxy Note 7 business order page.
The render in question shows the Pixel in white and silver; so far we’ve only seen the black [Read More…]
Having nothing to hide doesn’t mean you should ignore your privacy. Especially when keeping messages secure and private is so easy.
An Ontario Court of Appeals has ruled that your SMS messages are not private and once “sent to the ether” are no longer under your control. Vice has a full write up about the decision that interested parties should read, but the short version is this: SMS messages are like email and not subject to [Read More…]
In a reversal in strategy from its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge counterpart, Android Central has learned that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will ship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor in Canada instead of the Exynos 8890 that powered all Galaxy S7 variants outside the U.S.
In a statement to Android Central, and as first reported by MobileSyrup, Samsung Canada said the decision was made to “better align with the U.S. market,” which has been [Read More…]
Walmart has launched a new online shopping app for Canadian customers. The Walmart Canada Online Shopping app allows you to buy what you need wherever you are, and you’re able to save your favorite products, get alerts when items are on Rollback, and more.
Here’s what you’ll get with Walmart’s new shopping app:
Shop online: The easiest and fastest way to shop Walmart.ca Rollback Alerts: Get notifications when your favourite products are on [Read More…]
Avoid all of these issues by buying a Nexus. But if you don’t want to, here’s some advice.
I get asked this question a lot: Which carrier updates its Android devices the fastest? It’s not an easy one to answer, since there are so many factors. But thanks to data from the carriers themselves, we can finally come to some sort of a consensus on the matter.
If you want the fastest and most transparent [Read More…]
Canadian carriers are poised to begin tests for next-generation 5G service in the run-up to a public launch in the next five years.
According to The Star, Bell and Telus already have plans to begin 5G trials in their labs, and are working with international telecom standards bodies to finalize the 5G spec, which should happen over the next couple of years. Rogers is sitting tight, but is also eager to begin trials.
Bell, Rogers and Telus [Read More…]
Banks are finally figuring out that they need to serve the customer when it comes to mobile payments. But is it enough?
Yesterday, I used my smartphone to pay for a pizza slice. Big deal, right?
But it was a big deal. See, the phone I used, the Galaxy S7 edge, isn’t publicly available (yet another reason I love this job), and the SIM card is just your run-of-the-mill variety.
I bank with TD Canada Trust, [Read More…]