36: BlackBerry: Canada’s Icarus of tech
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In honour of BlackBerry's latest phone release, the KEYone, this week we dive deep into the history of BlackBerry: when and where it started; their phone range and what they meant to the world; the current state of the company (and what its phones are up to); and finally, Marc's review of the KEYone. Speed round: -Ecobee will sell voice switches alongside the Ecobee 4 -Canadians aren't scared tech will take their jobs -Disposable glider drones could make supply drops a lot safer -A U of Toronto professor has been hired at Uber -Harman/Kardon's smart speaker runs Cortana -Cell phones have officially killed landlines in the US and Canada Recommendations Marc — Penarium (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Penarium.app) Riley — Just After Sunset by Stephen King Dan — Revolutionary Road by Richard YatesLinks:BlackBerry rolling out May security patch, stops selling older devices including Priv | 9to5GoogleEcobee smart thermostats/accessories | EcobeeCanadians unconcerned about technology’s impact on…