The best burns Twitter’s lawyers deployed to deny Elon Musk’s claims

Aug 4, 2022

So I don’t know entirely what’s in Elon Musk’s counterclaims against Twitter — they are still under seal — but I did get an inkling today, when Twitter dropped its response. It’s spicy! Rather than let Musk get his complaints out first, Twitter went ahead and released a blow-by-blow response, the better with which to dunk on Elon along the way. I do love this: The Counterclaims are a made-for-litigation tale that is contradicted by the evidence and common sense Usually legal docum ...read more

Best Buy’s new Happy Hour sale with customer-voted products goes live today

Aug 4, 2022

Best Buy Canada is holding a ‘Happy Hour’ sale with items that have been voted by shoppers on a limited-time discount. The sale starts today, Thursday, August 4th at 3pm ET/12pm PT, and will end the same day at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Check out the winning offers below: JBL Free II In-Ear Bluetooth Truly Wireless Headphones – Black: $79.99 (save $140) Nespresso Vertuo Next Premium Coffee Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aeroccino – Rose Gold: $169.99 (save $130) LIFX 1m (3.3 ft.) Smart LE ...read more

The best noise-canceling headphone deals

Aug 4, 2022

With more people working from home than they used to, owning a good pair of noise-canceling headphones has become more appealing than ever. However, they can be expensive and difficult to shop for due to the range of available models, many of which cater to different lifestyles and priorities. Some are better suited for long-haul flights, for instance, while others are ideal for multitasking and marathon listening sessions. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the best deals on noise-cance ...read more

Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Aug 4, 2022

The monkeypox outbreak is a public health emergency in the United States, Xavier Becerra, the secretary of health and human services, said today. The disease has been spreading in the US since May, and cases have been rising around the world. “We urge every American to take monkeypox seriously,” he said in a press briefing today. The decision to declare a public health emergency follows the World Health Organization’s declaration in late July that monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency ...read more

Microsoft gives Xbox Series S devs more memory to improve graphics performance

Aug 4, 2022

Microsoft is giving Xbox Series S game developers more control over memory on the console. A new Xbox software development kit has been released to developers recently, and it frees up more memory for developers to access for Xbox Series S games and boosts performance in certain titles. “Hundreds of additional megabytes of memory are now available to Xbox Series S developers,” says Microsoft’s Game Dev team in a video detailing the updates. “This gives developers more control over memor ...read more

Iqaluit residents without internet and cellular services for the past 24-hours [updated]

Aug 4, 2022

Northwestel says it has restored internet and cell services in Iqaluit, Nunavut, 24 hours after the outage was reported. According to the Nunatsiaq News , wireless services provided by Northwestel (owned by Bell) were impacted at 11am ET on August 3rd. City residents took to Twitter this morning to confirm services were still out. @Bell_Support Iqaluit without internet. Not only one person, but ALL CITY. When will it be fixed? @Bell — Korbinian Rösberg (@24TXT) August 4, 2022 Nunatsia ...read more

Biden administration declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Aug 4, 2022

The monkeypox outbreak is a public health emergency in the United States, Xavier Becerra, the secretary of health and human services, said today. The disease has been spreading in the US since May, and cases have been rising around the world. “We urge every American to take monkey pox seriously,” he said in a press briefing today. The decision to declare a public health emergency follows the World Health Organization’s declaration in late July that monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency ...read more

Bell partners with Ontario government to expand fibre internet footprint

Aug 4, 2022

The partnership will benefit 117,000 homes Bell has entered a partnership with the Government of Ontario to give 117,000 homes in the province access to its fibre internet. Bell will invest $650 million under Ontario’s Accelerated High Speed Internet Program (AHSIP). The government is investing $484 million. Under the AHSIP auction, Bell won lots in Bracebridge, Carleton Place, French River, Hastings Highlands, Huntsville, Kenora, Madoc, McKellar, Mississippi Mills, Nipissing, ...read more

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker sequel is releasing in October 2024, and Lady Gaga is joining the cast

Aug 4, 2022

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. | Screenshot: Joker The sequel to 2019’s Oscar-winning Joker is planned for release on October 4th, 2024. Deadline reported the news Thursday, and director Todd Phillips confirmed the release date in an Instagram post. Joaquin Phoenix, who won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of the character in the first movie, is returning, and Lady Gaga will be joining the cast. View this post on Instagram ...read more

BCE reports wireless service growth in Q2 report, CEO addresses Rogers outage

Aug 4, 2022

The company added 110,761 new mobile phone net subscribers this quarter BCE increased its operating revenue by nearly 3 percent, its second quarterly report for 2022 reveals. The increase is due to growth in its service revenue, partially powered by figures in wireless and residential internet services. However, overall product revenue decreased by 4.6 percent year-over-year, reflecting lower equipment sales. Wireless The company’s wireless service revenue increased by 7.8 perce ...read more