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: 10/03/2019 12:30:01 PM EST

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FEATURE: It's Golden! 50 Years Ago, What Was 1969 Consumer Tech Like?

FEATURE: It's Golden! 50 Years Ago, What Was 1969 Consumer Tech Like?

While 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, which we look at in-depth in a feature elsewhere in this issue, this year, we also celebrate the golden anniversaries of AMD, Eastlink, Hisense, Samsung, and Yamaha. And last year, Intel and Imax celebrated their 50th anniversaries.

Christine Persaud Published: 10/03/2019 12:30:01 PM EST

 

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Our Kids (and Grandkids) May Never Know Cable or Satellite TV

Our Kids (and Grandkids) May Never Know Cable or Satellite TV

When the television first became common in households in the ‘50s, it was a marvel to be able to see a moving image on the tiny, black and white screen. Households began to watch content terrestrially, then cable and satellite television afforded access to hundreds of channels. Add things like on-demand and pay-per-view TV, along with VCRs and DVD players to the mix, and we were in entertainment heaven.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/17/2019 01:43:00 PM EST

Tempted to Do That Silly Social Media Quiz? Think Again

Tempted to Do That Silly Social Media Quiz? Think Again

We all have mindless tasks we like to engage in during downtime, to rid our minds of stress. It could be playing repetitive games like Candy Crush, twirling a fidget spinner, or endlessly scrolling through our social media feeds. Sometimes, we land on a silly yet seemingly entertaining quiz and decide "heck, why not?" Here's a tip: don't.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/15/2019 01:33:35 PM EST

Are These Smartphones or Cameras? Mobile is Now All About Photography

Are These Smartphones or Cameras? Mobile is Now All About Photography

Remember a time when smartphones were actually used for tasks like receiving and making phone calls, messaging, surfing the Web, and even playing with apps? That's still the case today. But the most important feature by far has become the camera.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/10/2019 09:45:18 AM EST

OBITUARY: Arnold Frieman, Founder of Advance Electronics

OBITUARY: Arnold Frieman, Founder of Advance Electronics

Arnold Frieman, the founder of Advance Electronics in Winnipeg and icon in the consumer technology retail business, passed away on April 5, 2019, peacefully and surrounded by family. He was 90.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/10/2019 08:50:44 AM EST

Bryston Adds Qobuz Streaming Capability to BDP Music Players

Bryston Adds Qobuz Streaming Capability to BDP Music Players

Bryston has added native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for its BDP Music Players.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/08/2019 12:00:12 PM EST

Will You Risk Your Privacy for the Sake of Convenience?

Will You Risk Your Privacy for the Sake of Convenience?

There's a trade-off when it comes to the conveniences and personalization benefits we enjoy today thanks to tech. We can acquire tons of loyalty points with retailers, receive targeted advertisements, get discounts on items that we need (or want), and enjoy an overall customized experience from the brands we love. But it all comes at a price.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/02/2019 09:51:04 AM EST

Apple is Craving a Piece of the Streaming TV Pie, But Can They Get It?

Apple is Craving a Piece of the Streaming TV Pie, But Can They Get It?

Cutting the cord. It describes our desire to shift away from expensive linear television service packages with thousands of channels to a curated selection of content through a subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) service. Streaming TV has been on the rise, and Netflix is the constant. But other services have come (and gone). And now, Apple wants in.

Christine Persaud Published: 04/01/2019 09:29:59 AM EST

‘Seven Years Ago, People Thought We Were Going to Die,' Says Best Buy

‘Seven Years Ago, People Thought We Were Going to Die,' Says Best Buy

Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, took to the stage with Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen during the opening keynote at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas to discuss the retailer's business transformation, and the role that organizing and leveraging customer data has played in it.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/26/2019 07:07:50 PM EST

What's a ‘Finsta' Social Media Account?

What's a ‘Finsta' Social Media Account?

Have you heard the word finsta? Some readers might be cocking their heads right about now, wondering what in the world I'm talking about. But if you have a teenager, in particular, you'll want to know.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/22/2019 09:33:11 AM EST

Will Instagram Shopping Take Off?

Will Instagram Shopping Take Off?

Every social media site has its place. Facebook is mainly for the older crowd, connecting old friends and family, and promoting businesses and events. Twitter is for sharing short musings and news headlines. LinkedIn is for business networking. And Instagram is for brand building, sharing live stories, photos, and an endless number of selfies. But it will also now be for shopping.

Christine Persaud Published: 03/20/2019 08:59:11 AM EST


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