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Toronto will test Olli driverless shuttles to boost its transit system

By autonomous, Canada, driverless bus, engadget, local motors, mass transit, News, olli, public transportation, self-driving, shuttle, tomorrow, Toronto, Transportation

Self-driving shuttles in North America aren’t limited to the US. The city of Toronto has struck a deal with Local Motors to use the latest version of its Olli driverless shuttles as part of an automated transportation trial in spring 2021. The…

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Toronto will test Olli driverless shuttles to boost its transit system

By autonomous, Canada, driverless bus, engadget, local motors, mass transit, News, olli, public transportation, self-driving, shuttle, tomorrow, Toronto, Transportation

Self-driving shuttles in North America aren’t limited to the US. The city of Toronto has struck a deal with Local Motors to use the latest version of its Olli driverless shuttles as part of an automated transportation trial in spring 2021. The…

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NSA says Russian hackers are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research

By apt29, Canada, cisa, communications security establishment, coronavirus, covid-19, cozy bear, cozybear, cybersecurity, cybersecurity and infrastructure security agency, engadget, gear, hackers, Hacking, health, medicine, national cyber security centre, national security agency, nationalsecurityagency, ncsc, News, NSA, Research, russia, Security, the dukes, thedukes, UK, US, vaccine

Russian hackers are trying to steal research on COVID-19 vaccines, according to intelligence services in the US, UK and Canada, The National Security Agency (NSA) said a group that has been linked to Russian intelligence has targeted health ca…

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Google expands Play Pass to nine countries beyond the US

By android, Australia, Canada, engadget, France, gaming, gear, Germany, google, Google Play Pass, googleplaypass, Ireland, Italy, Mobile, New Zealand, News, Spain, thebuyersguide, UK

Almost a year after Google introduced Play Pass on Android, it’s expanding the game and app subscription service outside of the US. It’ll be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kin…

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Google’s true wireless Pixel Buds are now available outside of the US

By Australia, Canada, earbuds, engadget, France, gear, Germany, google, Google Pixel Buds, googlepixelbuds, Ireland, Italy, News, pixel buds, pixelbuds, Singapore, Spain, thebuyersguide, UK

A few months after Google released its second-generation Pixel Buds in the US, they’re now on sale in some other countries. Folks in Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore and Spain are among those who can get th…

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Uber Eats waives delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants

By Business, Canada, coronavirus, covid-19, Delivery, delivery fees, engadget, fees, food and drink, foodanddrink, gear, gig economy, independent, restaurants, Security, services, small business, uber, US, waive

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the restaurant industry, Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for over 100,000 independent restaurants across the US and Canada. It’s the latest move by gig-economy businesses like Uber, Lyft an…

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Facebook, Google and others adopt guidelines intended to fight child abuse

By abuse, Australia, Canada, child exploitation, child safety, department of justice, DoJ, engadget, gear, grooming, guidelines, Homeland Security, Internet, New Zealand, online, politics, principles, Security, sexual abuse, UK, voluntary

Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security — along with government counterparts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom — published guidelines to help the tech industry fight online child exploitation. The …

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Starbucks embraces fake meat, starting in Canada

By beyond meat, breakfast sandwich, Business, Canada, engadget, environmentally friendly, food and drink, foodanddrink, green, menu, plant-based meat, sausage, starbucks, tomorrow

Next week, when Starbucks rolls out its spring menu in stores across Canada, it will include one notable addition: a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat sausage. Starbucks joins a growing list of brands that have added Beyond Meat’s plant-based offer…

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Toronto rejects some of Sidewalk Labs’ smart neighborhood ideas

By alphabet, Business, Canada, engadget, google, home, politics, quayside, Sidewalk Labs, smart cities, smart city, tomorrow, Toronto, Transportation

Sidewalk Labs will have to cede a little more ground on its vision for Quayside, a planned smart neighborhood in Toronto. The company, which is owned by Google-parent Alphabet, published a draft version of its Master Innovation and Development…

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Netflix releases worldwide subscriber stats by region for the first time

By asia pacific, av, Business, Canada, earnings report, engadget, entertainment, Europe, filing, growth, increase, international, Internet, latin america, membership, netflix, region, revenue, sec, Streaming, streaming tv, subscribers, US

For the first time, Netflix is reporting its international business operating results by region. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Netflix shared its streaming revenue and membership info for the US and Canada; Eur…

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Canadian court issues first ever ISP order to block a piracy website

By Blocking, Canada, censorship, engadget, entertainment, federal court, gear, goldtv, Internet, Internet service provider, iptv, ISP

A Canadian Federal court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block a pirate IPTV service called GoldTV in a case that could lead to further internet censorship in Canada, according to Reclaim the Net. Canada’s major ISPs, including Roger…

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Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries (updated)

By AI, android, app, artificial intelligence, Australia, Canada, Cortana, engadget, gear, Internet, ios, Microsoft, microsoft launcher, Mobile, UK, voice assistant

Microsoft’s changing Cortana strategy is about to have consequences for some phone users. The company has revealed that the Cortana app will stop working after January 31st, 2020 for people in Australia, Canada and the UK. Lists, reminders and other…

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Canada invests $85 million in internet satellites for rural areas

By broadband, Canada, digital divide, engadget, food and drink, Internet, rural internet, satellite, satellite internet, space, telesat, tomorrow

Telesat, the Canadian telecom and SpaceX internet competitor, wants to connect remote regions with its low-earth-orbit satellites. Now, it appears to have the backing of Her Majesty’s Government. The company announced today that it is partnering with…

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Apple releases iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3 with Walkie Talkie bug fix

By apple, Apple Watch, Canada, ecg, engadget, gear, HomePod, ios, ios 12.4, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, mac, macos, Mobile, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, Singapore, smartphone, tablet, thebuyersguide, tvos, walkie-talkie, watchos, watchos 5.3

The releases of iOS 13, watchOS 6 and macOS Catalina are likely just a couple of months away, but that isn’t stopping Apple from giving the current versions a big sendoff. The tech behemoth has released iOS 12.4, HomePod 12.4, tvOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3…

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Americans consume an alarming amount of microplastics

By air, americans, Canada, consume, diet, engadget, food, green, health, medicine, microplastic, particles, plastic, Research, study, tomorrow, university of victoria, water

Americans consume tens of thousands of microplastic particles every year — and that’s just from the food we eat. Microplastics are also found in the air we breathe and the water we drink. Thanks to a study published in the journal Environmental Scie…

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Gogo will offer 5G in-flight internet in 2021

By 0, 2.4 ghz, 5g, airlines, Business, Canada, engadget, gogo, in-flight, inflight internet, inflight wifi, Internet, oakleigh thorne, tomorrow, Transportation, US, wifi

Gogo plans to launch in-flight 5G on business and commercial flights in 2021. According to an announcement made today, the 5G will be available in the contiguous US and Canada. "We expect to launch Gogo 5G at the same time as the terrestr…

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Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail hearing

By Business, Canada, departmentofjustice, engadget, gear, huawei, Iran, iransanctions, mengwanzhou, politics, sanctions, skycom, skycomtech, usdoj

Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei’s chief financial officer is facing fraud charges in the United States and faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty, according to the New York Times. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is…

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