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: 03/27/2020 08:20:02 AM EST

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Facebook Messenger for Kids: I Caved

Facebook Messenger for Kids: I Caved

I finally caved. I have been avoiding signing my 8-year-old son up for Facebook Messenger for Kids since the invites started rolling in ages ago. As much as I use and advocate for the benefits of social media, I don't think an 8-year-old needs to be on a Messenger service.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/27/2020 08:20:02 AM EST

 

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The Irony of Social Distancing in the Tech World

The Irony of Social Distancing in the Tech World

Somewhere, in a dank, dark basement is a socially awkward yet brilliant guy shaking his head at the current situation. You know the guy. The one who everyone considers the stereotypical geeky tech nerd who doesn't socialize with others. Instead, he chooses to stay home staring at his computer screen for hours on end. Yet today, we are all being forced to become this fictional person we have long shunned.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/20/2020 11:00:03 AM EST

Netflix Party Lets You Watch Shows Together With Friends While Social Distancing

Netflix Party Lets You Watch Shows Together With Friends While Social Distancing

A Netflix Party Chrome extension called Netflix Party allows friends and family members to watch Netflix series and movies together while still practicing the social distancing that is recommended as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/18/2020 03:47:28 PM EST

Entrepreneurialism vs. Morality: Pandemic is Not the Time for Profit

Entrepreneurialism vs. Morality: Pandemic is Not the Time for Profit

One of the most basic tenets of business is that of supply and demand. When there is great demand for a product or service, you must provide a greater supply to meet that demand. When there's less of a demand, you don't need as much supply.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/16/2020 04:06:16 PM EST

Collision Conference to Go Virtual for 2020 Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Collision Conference to Go Virtual for 2020 Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The global Collision Conference, which took to Toronto for the first time last year, will no longer take place this year amid concerns about COVID-19, the coronavirus. Instead, it will adapt to take place virtually, in an online format.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/06/2020 02:45:40 PM EST

Device Repair Shop Fixt Presumably Closes With No Warning, Leaving At Least One Customer Without His Phone

Device Repair Shop Fixt Presumably Closes With No Warning, Leaving At Least One Customer Without His Phone

Wireless repair shop Fixt appears to have closed overnight, and at least one customer says he left a device there for repair and hasn't received it back.

Christine Persaud Published: 02/28/2020 12:47:18 PM EST

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

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


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