Stories by Nehal Malik

Alberta Fights Netflix Movie: Kids ‘Deserve the Truth’ About Oil Industry

[caption id="attachment_349875" align="aligncenter" width="1252"] Image: From the trailer of Netflix's 'Bigfoot Family'[/caption] The Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) in Alberta has a $30 million dollar budget 'war room', which has taken up arms against the Netflix kids movie Bigfoot Family, for an inaccurate and villainous portrayal of the oil industry — reports Global News. This Albertan 'war room'...

Google’s Request to Dismiss Incognito Mode Tracking Lawsuit Denied

According to Engadget, Judge Lucy Koh has officially denied Google's request to dismiss the $5 billion USD class action lawsuit against the tech giant for continuing to track user activity across websites and pages in Incognito mode with no explicit disclaimer to users. It's kind of ironic how this comes less than two weeks after Google...

Canada’s Fintech Companies May Not Benefit From Real-Time Payments at Launch

[caption id="attachment_349870" align="aligncenter" width="1714"] Payments Canada (CNW Group/Payments Canada)[/caption] Payments Canada, the country's operator of clearing and settlement systems, and major financial institutions are gearing up for the launch of real-time payments in the form of Real-Time Rail from the organization, by the end of 2022. However, Payments Source reports that financial technology companies based...

Amazon Axes Plan to Build Canada’s Largest Warehouse in Ontario

Amazon has officially turned down the Duffins Creek wetland property in Pickering, Ontario, located just off Highway 401, east of Brock Road, for the site of the retail giant's largest warehouse in Canada — reports CBC News. A company official stated yesterday that the wetland property is no longer in contention for Amazon Canada's upcoming...

CRA Locks 800,000 Canadians Out of Online Accounts, Over Hacking Fears

According to CTV News, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suspended 800,000 Canadian taxpayers' access to their online accounts as a precautionary measure against a potential data leak that may have landed their usernames and passwords in the wrong hands. This is not the first time the CRA has ran into a breach of their cybersecurity,...

‘Periscopic’ Telephoto Lens May Debut on the iPhone in 2023: Kuo

After previously reporting that Apple will start equipping its iPhones with a 'periscope' telephoto lens by 2022, popular analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now says the technology won't be featured on an iPhone until 2023 — reports MacRumors. A periscopic telephoto lens will significantly boost the iPhone's zoom capabilities, which currently max out at 2.5x optical zoom and...

iPhone 11 Fished Out of B.C. Lake, Still Works After 6 Months Underwater

[caption id="attachment_349517" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Aquatic Monkey on YouTube[/caption] An Apple iPhone 11 was recently fished out of British Columbia's Harrison Lake by free divers Clayton Helkenberg and his wife Heather, with the phone remaining in fully-working condition and returned to its owner, reports CBC News. https://youtu.be/ifzizYAf-hs Clayton and Heather are free divers from Chilliwack...

Tesla FSD Beta Coming to Canada “Very Soon”, Says Elon Musk Again

Tesla's Autopilot software, Full-Self Driving (FSD), has been out in 'beta' form in the U.S. since late October. After teasing a Canada launch as early as November, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said (again) on Saturday the long-awaited feature will be available "very soon" in this country — reports Tesla North. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1368337660838748162 In the same tweet,...

Apple TV+ Billie Eilish Documentary Proves to Be a Home Run

Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, the Apple Original Films documentary featuring the titular teenage singer/songwriter and her brother Finneas O’Connell, premiered on Apple TV+ in over 100 countries as well as theatres on February 25 to an absolutely stellar reception, reports Deadline. In patented Apple fashion, the tech giant did not reveal any particular...

Rural Ontario Family ‘Grateful’ For SpaceX’s Starlink Internet

With SpaceX recently opening up Starlink satellite internet beta sign ups for everyone, more rural Canadians are rejoicing after getting connected to high speed service. "I feel lucky that we could afford to get the service", said Darren Boss. "I feel pretty grateful to have this opportunity." Boss and his wife, who moved from Ottawa...