Christine Persaud


Christine Persaud is a tech expert and journalist with 11 years of experience in trade and consumer technology journalism. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief at WiFi HiFi Magazine, WiFiHiFi.ca and WiFiHiFi.com, Canada's trade publication for the consumer technology industry.




Last Updated: 02/12/2020 10:09:39 AM EST

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OBITUARY: Christie Blatchford, Award-Winning Canadian Journalist

OBITUARY: Christie Blatchford, Award-Winning Canadian Journalist

WiFi HiFi is saddened to announce the passing of Christie Blatchford, a long-time and well-respected Canadian journalist who had, at one point in time in her career, worked for all of the major daily newspapers in Toronto, most recently with National Post. She passed away from cancer at the age of 68.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/12/2020 10:09:39 AM EST

 

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Here's Why Eminem Performed at the Oscars Last Night

Here's Why Eminem Performed at the Oscars Last Night

Following the Oscars surprise when Eminem rose up from the stage to deliver a throwback performance of his hit song from the early '00s, "Lose Yourself," the Internet went into a tizzy. Why is he there? What was the point of this? A little research provides the answer.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/10/2020 11:51:52 AM EST

TCL Won't Be Making BlackBerries Anymore

TCL Won't Be Making BlackBerries Anymore

At the end of 2016, it was confirmed that TCL Communications would be taking over the manufacturing of BlackBerry devices. By February 2017, the KEYone was revealed at Mobile World Congress as the first device under the new partnership. But now, that brand licensing agreement is about to come to an end leaving BlackBerry's future in question.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/03/2020 12:25:23 PM EST

Retail Thoughts: They're Visitors, Not Customers

Retail Thoughts: They're Visitors, Not Customers

Something profound struck me the other day as I was writing an announcement. I was discussing the opening of a new storefront in Canada and typed the word "customers" in a sentence. I quickly hit the backspace key a few times and changed the word to "visitors." It sounds like such a minor, insignificant thing. But the reality of the copy change hit me instantly.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/31/2020 09:00:01 AM EST

Change of Plans: Sonos Will Try to Continue Support for Legacy Products

Change of Plans: Sonos Will Try to Continue Support for Legacy Products

Not even a week after Sonos announced that it would be ending software updates and support for its older "legacy" products, including the Bridge and Gen-1 Play:5, the company is changing its tune following massive consumer backlash.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/26/2020 08:31:30 PM EST

Bose Will Be Closing All Retail Stores

Bose Will Be Closing All Retail Stores

Bose has confirmed that it will be closing all of its retail storefronts in the U.S., Canadian, Europe, Japan, and Australia. These closures will result in hundreds of employees being laid off.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/17/2020 11:02:39 AM EST

Fun and Innovative Products From Eureka Park at CES 2020

Fun and Innovative Products From Eureka Park at CES 2020

One of my favourite areas to visit at CES every year is the Eureka Park exhibits, which feature innovative and exciting new inventions from start-ups from around the world. It can be overwhelming to sift through and find the hidden gems. But we located a few really interesting ones.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/13/2020 10:57:34 AM EST

6 Things You Absolutely Must See at CES 2020

6 Things You Absolutely Must See at CES 2020

If you're at CES 2020, you might be stuck in meetings, in your own company's booth, in a suite offsite, or a myriad of other places. But if you have some time to walk about the show floor, here are 6 things you absolutely need to take a look at.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/09/2020 03:09:07 PM EST

Stand-Out Products From CES 2020 So Far

Stand-Out Products From CES 2020 So Far

Sure, CES has only just begun. But pre-show events have been happening for the last two days, including the press conferences, and we were in Vegas early to check out some of them. Not surprisingly, several products already stand out for their cool factor, clever designs, and/or innovative technology.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/07/2020 02:50:27 PM EST

LG Outlines Framework For AI, and It's Both Innovative and Terrifying

LG Outlines Framework For AI, and It's Both Innovative and Terrifying

If the future LG presents about artificial intelligence (AI) in the home becomes reality, it could be both tremendously convenient and terrifying at the same time. The company has identified four levels for qualitative jumps in AI capabilities, which Dr. IP Park, President and CTO, outlined during the company's press conference this morning, alongside Jean-Francois Gagne, co-founder and CEO of Element AI.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/06/2020 02:35:23 PM EST

CTA Outlines Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

CTA Outlines Tech Trends to Watch in 2020

When I was younger, I had a common first job for many kids: I worked in the drive-thru at McDonald's. That job is just one of many that may be replaced or enhanced (depending on how you look at it) by artificial intelligence (AI). And AI is just one of many trends that will be "ones to watch" this year.

Christine Persaud Published: 01/06/2020 01:20:12 AM EST


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