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Feds Have Dropped $4.6 Billion on Outsourced IT, Up 8% Says Study

The federal government spent a whopping $4.6 billion of taxpayers' money on IT contracting during the 2021-2022 fiscal period, per a recent research project out of Carleton University that claims Canada has "an unhealthy dependence" on private IT vendors (via The Globe and Mail). Canada's spending on outsourced IT contracts increased almost 8% year-over-year. Carleton...

iPhone 14 Crash Detection Also Triggering False Emergency Calls in Canada

Apple’s new Crash Detection feature, available on iPhone 14 and select Apple Watch models, uses onboard sensors to detect a car crash and automatically contact emergency services if the user does not dismiss a crash alert within 20 seconds. Unfortunately, the feature isn't accurate all the time. Experts believe Apple’s Crash Detection system made its first...

SpaceX Starlink Fair Use Policy for Canada and U.S. Delayed to 2023

SpaceX has delayed the implementation of a new Fair Use policy on Starlink connections in Canada and the U.S. to February 2023, according to an update on the company's website (via Tesla North). The policy, which will institute data caps on Priority Access usage for all Starlink Residential customers in Canada and the U.S. and...

SpaceX Starlink Now Available Everywhere in Canada

SpaceX’s high-speed satellite internet service, Starlink, has successfully bridged any remaining coverage gaps in Canada and is now available everywhere across the country — reports Tesla North. According to Tesla North, prospective Starlink customers in areas where the service was previously unavailable can now place orders. The publication was able to confirm that addresses in...

Canadian Project Polyformer Wins 2022 James Dyson Global Sustainability Award

Polyformer, an open-source machine that recycles plastic waste has won the 2022 James Dyson Award for Global Sustainability. The project is developed by Swaleh Owais from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Reiten Cheng from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California This year’s James Dyson award for Global Sustainability is going to Polyformer for...

SpaceX Starlink Fair Use Data Caps Coming to Canada

SpaceX has started informing Starlink subscribers of plans to introduce a Fair Use policy on connections in Canada and the U.S. starting in December — reports Tesla North. "To ensure our customer base is not negatively impacted by a small number of users consuming unusually high amounts of data, the Starlink team is implementing a Fair...

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 11 Beautifully Showcases Canada

Last week, developer Asobo Studios launched Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 11. The latest content update for the technical marvel focuses on our own backyard, Canada. Since its launch in 2020, Microsoft Flight Simulator has continuously been adding free 'World Updates,' highlighting different parts of the world. World Update 11 covers the entirety of Canada....

Twitter launches TIFF 2022 Insider’s Guide, Featuring Custom Emoji and Events

As 2022’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is ramping up, Twitter has released an ‘insider’s guide,’ highlighting everything Twitter Canada is supporting throughout the event. Over the course of TIFF, a new custom emoji is active alongside the official #TIFF22 hashtag. The hashtag is already ripe with attendees and critics giving their thoughts on featured...

2022 James Dyson Awards: Canadian Winners Announced

Dyson has revealed this year’s Canadian winners of the 2022 James Dyson Awards. Over the years, Dyson has recognized new innovations and tools developed by engineers that can impact our lives. Each year, Dyson opens up applications to the award program to university students and recent grads. The goal is to present an idea that...

Tesla Seeking ‘High Volume’ Recruiter in Quebec for Potential Factory: Report

Tesla is looking to hire a "high volume" recruiter in Montreal, Quebec, as rumours of a potential factory in Canada run wild — reports Tesla North. The company's recently posted job listing, titled "Recruiter – Quebec," reads: A great recruiter stands apart by excelling at talent identification, attraction, and assessment, and by developing deep partnerships...