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Telus repurposes Mobile Health Clinic in Halifax into COVID-19 testing unit

Telus is transforming its Mobile Health Clinic on wheels in Halifax into a COVID-19 testing unit to aid and test vulnerable people in the area. The mobile clinic was deployed last month in partnership with the North End Community Health Centre (NECHC), which is now repurposing its capabilities. The Vancouver-based national carrier is also donating…

Telus launches new mobile health clinic on wheels in Halifax

Telus has launched a new mobile health clinic on wheels in Halifax, Nova Scotia to provide healthcare to local citizens in need. The national carrier says that the clinic is going to provide essential primary medical and mental health care to underserved citizens in the city. “With an investment of $10 million over five years,…

U.S. charges four Chinese military members in relation to Equifax breach

The U.S. Justice Department has charged four Chinese nationals in connection to the 2017 Equifax data breach, which impacted 19,000 Canadians. Around 143 million were impacted by the breach around the world, including customers in the U.S. and the U.K. The alleged Chinese military hackers are charged with conspiracy to commit computer fraud, economic espionage…

Halifax gets closer to introducing rideshare services in the city

Halifax is getting closer to having Uber and Lyft operate in the city after it voted to pass a motion to form bylaws for rideshare services. The mayor of the city is requesting changes to Nova Scotia’s Motor Vehicle Act to allow Halifax to charge rideshare services a fee per trip. The councillors debated whether…

Acer refreshes ConceptD, Swift laptop lines and more at IFA 2019

Acer announced a variety of new and refreshed laptops at its IFA 2019 press conference in Berlin along with gaming peripherals and an online gaming community platform. To start, Acer announced new Predator Triton laptops. The first, the Triton 500, is among the first notebooks to offer a 300Hz refresh rate display. It’ll be available…

Moto E6 Plus to sport waterdrop notch, arrive in time for IFA 2019

Motorola is about to launch yet another budget phone. Press images shared by WinFuture reveal the Moto E6 Plus, the company’s next budget device. The phone will reportedly launch before IFA 2019. The E6 Plus will sport a waterdrop notch at the top of the screen that reportedly features an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The back…

LG G8X renders show waterdrop notch ahead of possible IFA announcement

LG’s next flagship device could be on the way, according to leaked 5K renders and information from an IFA invite. To start, Twitter leaker OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) and Pricebaba partnered to share 5K renders and a 360-degree video of the rumoured upcoming LG G8X. Pricebaba says the G8X is the LG G8 ThinQ’s successor and sports…

Equifax to comply with providing audit reports after failing privacy commissioner investigation

Equifax and its Canadian branch are being required to submit audit reports and ongoing monitoring after the privacy commissioner found it failed privacy obligations. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) said in a release following its investigation after global data breach, that it found the credit monitoring company had “poor security safeguards; retaining information…

Uber, Lyft could come to Halifax: report

Uber and Lyft could eventually move into Halifax, Nova Scotia, according to a municipality staff report. “It is inevitable that ride-sourcing will come to the region as it has to all major destinations in Canada,” the report reads, according to a February 5th The Chronicle Herald article. It adds that Uber has had an interest in growing in…

Halifax municipal councillor wants city to decide how to handle Uber, Lyft

Halifax city councillor Matt Whitman says he wants the municipality to figure out how to handle ride-sharing companies. Whitman said the municipality is “already behind the times” on dealing with ride-sharing companies. The councillor expected ride-sharing services would be part of a comprehensive review of Halifax’s taxi industry, which began in April 2017. A report…

Halifax-based company to produce new ‘Peanuts’ content for Apple

Apple has signed a deal with Halifax, Nova Scotia-based DHX Media to create new Peanuts content. DHX, a global children’s content and brands company, will produce original programs, including new series, specials and shorts based on beloved characters like Charlie Brown, Snoopy and others. These original programs will find a home on Apple’s upcoming streaming…

Toronto-based ModiFace launches AR-powered ‘Virtual Nail Salon’ app

Toronto-based ModiFace has launched Virtual Nail Salon, a free mobile app that uses augmented reality to demonstrate different nail polish shades. The app, which is exclusively on iOS, was developed using Apple’s Core ML machine learning technology and applied to over 10,000 annotated hand images. With this tech, the Virtual Nail Salon app can identify…

Uber aims to expand into Halifax, ‘very confident’ in demand for its services

Uber Canada says it wants to expand into Halifax, Nova Scotia, although it needs residents to help make that happen. The company has been promoting a survey conducted the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) that asks residents for their thoughts on taxi services in the area and if they would consider taking Uber or Lyft. Haligonians…

Sony announces new headphones, Bluetooth speakers and more at IFA

Sony is kicking off IFA with a slew of new products and announcements. The Japanese electronics company has new wireless headphones, two Bluetooth speakers and pricing for its Master series televisions. On the headphone front, Sony announced a successor to its excellent WH-1000XM2 headphones. The next in the line the 1000XM3s come equipped with better…

LG unveils the world’s first 8K OLED TV at IFA 2018

LG Electronics has announced the world’s first 8K OLED TV (7680 x 4320 pixels) at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. According to LG, the 88-inch 8K LG OLED TV features “over 33 million self-emitting pixels that produce the unmatched contrast ratio and true blacks that define OLED TV’s iconic picture quality.” LG says…

PlayStation sales offer games like FIFA 18 up to 60 percent off

Sony has rolled out its latest PlayStation sale. This week’s sale features everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog. Sony is offering up to 60 percent off on a number of PS4 games. Sony also is discounting FIFA 18 until July 17th. The other games are on sale until June 25th. We’ve highlighted some of the most notable games on…

Here’s how to stream the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in Canada

Canadian soccer fans have have been waiting since 2014 for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)’s next World Cup series, and now it’s finally here. This year the tournament will take place in several cities in Russia, meaning there will be a significant time difference. The first game, Russia versus Saudi Arabia, will take place…