Stories by John Quintet

First SpaceX Starship Launch Triggers ‘Flight Termination System’ [VIDEO]

Summary: SpaceX tested the reusable Starship and Super Heavy rocket, reaching a 39 km altitude. Despite engine failures and an explosion, the test was considered successful. Insights gained will improve future flights for crewed missions and Starlink launches. SpaceX launched its first Starship flight test on early Thursday morning, sending the world’s largest and most...

TTC Rejects Bell’s Proposal, Stands by Rogers for TTC Subway Service

Summary: TTC rejects Bell's proposal for a joint-build wireless network model in Toronto's subway system. The agency stands by the existing agreement with Rogers Communications, following an open tender process in 2009. TTC encourages all Canadian telcos to collaborate and provide wireless access for customers in transit systems and public facilities. The Toronto Transit Commission...

Canadian Tire Caught Using Facial Recognition Without Permission [VIDEO]

Summary: Four Canadian Tire stores in BC violated PIPA by using facial recognition technology without authorization. Stores failed to notify customers, demonstrate reasonable FRT use, and obtain consent. Recommendations made for privacy management improvement and tightening biometric technology regulations. A recent investigation has revealed that four Canadian Tire stores in British Columbia used facial recognition...

Tesla App Trip Planner Feature Debuts in 4.20.69 Update

Summary: Tesla app now enables mobile trip planning with route, battery status, and Supercharging details. App update includes route transfer to car and US Tesla Insurance claims scheduling. Update allows phone key pairing without a key card Tesla updated its iOS app today to version 4.20.69 (of all days) and added a feature that’s been...

Canada: Starlink Maritime Launches for Boats of All Sizes

SpaceX has announced the expansion of its Starlink Maritime service, making high-speed satellite internet available to boats of all sizes, not just commercial vessels, reports Tesla North. According to SpaceX's updated website, boats can now experience download speeds of up to 220 Mbps while at sea, with monthly plans starting at $329 CAD and a...

Google’s Race Against ChatGPT Sacrificing Ethics, Claim Employees

Summary: Google is compromising on AI ethics in its rush to compete with OpenAI's ChatGPT, claim employees The accelerated development timeline has left insufficient time for addressing potential harms. Employees feel disempowered and frustrated as ethical concerns are overshadowed by the company's competitive goals. As Google races to catch up with OpenAI's popular chatbot, ChatGPT,...

Here are All the Nintendo Switch Indie World Games Coming [LIST]

Summary: Nintendo's Indie World Showcase announced over 20 indie games coming to the Switch in 2023 and beyond, including the reveal of Blasphemous 2. Shadows Over Loathing, a slapstick RPG, is set to release on the Nintendo eShop today. Other highlighted games include Mineko's Night Market, My Time at Sandrock, and a free update for...

Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta to Cut Thousands of Jobs Again, Says Report

Summary: Meta plans mass layoffs across various companies such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Reality Labs Around 4,000 jobs are reportedly at risk, say unnamed sources Part of Zuckerberg's 2023 efficiency plan to trim spending Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, is preparing for another mass round of layoffs, sources working at the...

Netflix Basic with Ads Gets 1080p Upgrade in Canada, Up to 2 Streams

Netflix is making waves in Canada with its new ad-supported plan and paid password sharing initiative. In their Q1 2023 letter to shareholders released on Tuesday, the streaming giant highlighted the success of these endeavours in the Canadian market. The ad-supported plan, which offers a more affordable option for subscribers, has been a hit. Engagement...

Here are the Apps for Apple’s Upcoming Headset, Says Gurman

Summary: Apple is creating various software for its mixed-reality headset, including games, fitness, and collaboration tools. The headset will be unveiled in June and go on sale later, priced at $3,000. The company hopes to attract users with unique apps, eventually making the headset an iPhone replacement. Apple is working diligently to create a comprehensive...

Facebook Wins Dismissal in Canada’s Cambridge Analytica Case

Summary: A judge dismissed the privacy watchdog's claim against Facebook in the Cambridge Analytica case. The watchdog failed to prove Facebook did not obtain valid consent or adequately protect users' information. The scandal involved the "This is Your Digital Life" app and was jointly investigated by the federal privacy commissioner and his B.C. counterpart. A...