Duo got Meet, Duo becomes Meet, Duo Meet will replace OG Meet

Aug 4, 2022

Duo Meet sounds more like a Subway order than a video chat app Google has started the process of merging Duo and Meet. It started with putting Meet into Duo and will ultimately end with Duo becoming Meet and Meet staying Meet until Google kills it in favour of Duo Meet (which sounds like a Subway order). Confused? Well, it wouldn’t be a Google communication platform if it weren’t needlessly complicated. Google first announced this process back in June, but The Verge reports ...read more

GM to expand Super Cruise driver-assist system to more roads and vehicles

Aug 4, 2022

The expansion will be available as a free over-the-air (OTA) update on 2022 models built on the VIP architecture later this year General Motors (GM) has announced that it is expanding its Super Cruise hands-free advanced driver-assist system (ADAS) by the end of year to cover over 400,000 miles (roughly 643737 KM) of roads and highways across the United States and Canada. ADAS, which launched in 2017 with the Cadillac CT6, uses adaptive cruise control to navigate LiDAR-enabled map ...read more

The Big Three race to offer the fastest home internet in Canada

Aug 4, 2022

Both Rogers and Bell have announced plans to deliver 8Gbps symmetrical speeds Picking a provider for at-home fibre internet services can be a difficult task. Cost, location, and available speeds are some of the factors that play a role. It also isn’t helpful when Canada’s largest telecom companies come out with one announcement or another claiming to rule the game. The latest stream of announcements involves delivering upload and download speeds of 8 Gigabits per second (Gbps) ...read more

A leaked Tomb Raider script is looking pretty legit now that Square Enix DMCA’d it

Aug 4, 2022

Ever heard of the Streisand effect? It’s when someone tries to suppress information, only to wind up spreading it even further than it might have otherwise traveled. For example: Last week, I might have been skeptical if you told me a podcaster got their hands on a casting script for the next Tomb Raider game — one which reveals that a older, lonely Lara Croft may dodge lasers in a “gravity tomb” and engage in a romance with another female character. But if you also told me that the h ...read more

OnePlus 10T Review: A perfect 10T?

Aug 4, 2022

OnePlus is in its element when it designs phones that hit the price/performance sweet spot The Pros Solid 10-bit screen Great battery life/charging Top of the line haptics The Cons RIP Alert Slider Macro camera is weird feels plasticky The OnePlus 10T is the best competitor to the Pixel 6 to hit the market yet, and it blows away Google’s smartphone in a few departments. That said, missing features and extra add-ons give the Pixel an edge over the 10T in o ...read more

The best Chromebook for 2022

Aug 4, 2022

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. The best Chromebooks aren’t just laptops that run a few Google apps anymore. Chromebooks can cover a wide variety of computing needs now, and a good Chrome OS laptop or two-in-one can be more useful than a mediocre Windows or MacOS laptop. That’s why our pick for the best Chromebook of 2022 is the Acer Chromebook Spin 713, which does just about everything right. The best Chromebooks from comp ...read more

The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience coming to Toronto on Oct. 6

Aug 4, 2022

Tickets for the event start at $54 Attention, Bridgerton fans in Toronto! Netflix is bringing the exclusive Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience inspired by the series to Toronto on Thursday, October 6th, 2022. “The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience is an immersive Regency-era ball with period costumes and stunning decor. Enjoy music inspired by the Bridgerton soundtrack and be captivated by the performances around you in this interactive experience,” reads the event ...read more

Facebook’s shuttering its live shopping feature to focus on Reels

Aug 4, 2022

Facebook is shutting down live shopping, its QVC-like livestream feature that lets creators broadcast and sell products to an audience (via TechCrunch ). The feature will officially shut down on October 1st, and Facebook says it’s part of the company’s initiative to shift focus to Reels. “As consumers’ viewing behaviors are shifting to short-form video, we are shifting our focus to Reels on Facebook and Instagram, Meta’s short-form video product,” Facebook explains. Although live s ...read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Canadian pricing, charging details leak

Aug 4, 2022

Pricing ranges from $349 to $559, depending on the model More details about Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro have emerged ahead of next week’s Unpacked event, where the company is widely expected to launch the wearable alongside new foldable smartphones. Details include the Canadian pricing for the smartwatch, plus information about charging capabilities. According to leaker @SnoopyTech, the Galaxy Watch 5 models will have the following prices in Canada (as an aside, it’s ...read more

The best Chromebook deals you can get right now

Aug 4, 2022

If you’re looking for an affordable laptop alternative, Chromebooks are a great option to consider. Yet there are several kinds on the market these days, and it can be overwhelming to pick the right for you and your needs. Some are better suited for basic work tasks, for example, while some of the higher-end models can even rival some of the best laptops you can buy. Moreover, just because one Chromebook has more features than the other doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you or the best ...read more