Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

Why Rocket Doctor and other Ontario virtual care sites face a crash

During the pandemic, Rocket Doctor appeared to be on an upward trajectory. About 250 physicians in Ontario were using the company’s cloud-based system to provide virtual appointments. On weekends doctors saw 600 to 1,000 patients and the virtual spots would be booked by Friday afternoon. The emergency department at Georgian Bay General Hospital was using … Read more

This new iPhone 14 feature lets you make emergency calls via satellite

This new iPhone 14 feature lets you make emergency calls via satellite

Apple has unveiled a new safety service that connects users who are off-grid in remote areas with emergency call centers by connecting through satellite. The service, rolled out Tuesday, is available in Canada and the US to users of all iPhone 14 models. “There are always places that you will never be able to fully … Read more

Portable generators recalled in Canada after US finger amputations

Portable generators recalled in Canada after US finger amputations

Health Canada is recalling Generac and DR brand portable generators following dozens of reports of finger amputations in the US The agency says there have been 37 reports of injuries, including 24 reports of finger amputation and five of crush injuries by American users of the affected portable generators. There are no reports of injuries … Read more

Eli Lilly stock dives after Twitter Blue troll promises free insulin

Eli Lilly stock dives after Twitter Blue troll promises free insulin

Billionaire Elon Musk’s changes to social media giant Twitter are already costing some companies billions in total stock value. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (LLY) dipped 4.37 per cent Friday to US $352.30 — erasing over US $15 billion in market cap — after a Twitter Blue verified account impersonating the brand promised free insulin. The … Read more

I fled Twitter for Mastodon. Here’s what I found

I fled Twitter for Mastodon.  Here’s what I found

Apparently, Twitter runaways like me always stick out like a sore thumb. “The thing that shouts, ‘Hey, I’m a Twitter person!’ is when they’re here to broadcast, they’re not here to have a discussion,” Mark Shane Hayden of Calgary says with a gentle chuckle. “That’s where I’m like, ‘Oh, this person’s got to decondition themselves.’ … Read more

Is Waterloo Wi-Fi device that ‘sees’ through walls a threat?

Is Waterloo Wi-Fi device that ‘sees’ through walls a threat?

A half-pound drone bought at Best Buy and $20 of hardware put together by a team of University of Waterloo researchers has proven to have Superman-like powers. Nicknamed Wi-Peep, the device can “see” through walls, surreptitiously identifying the locations of smart watches, phones, laptops and the like, with speed and accuracy. And while it seems … Read more

Has Apple has lost its way when it comes to the iPad?

Has Apple has lost its way when it comes to the iPad?

I had been waiting with bated breath, checking websites daily, all in anticipation of when Apple would announce its latest iPads. The reason? I had decided it was time to give up on the idea that an iPad could be a laptop replacement, and get rid of my old one in favor of something newer, … Read more

How the James Webb telescope images were brought to life

How the James Webb telescope images were brought to life

Erik Rosolowsky was like a kid at Christmas when the James Webb Space Telescope started sending him long-awaited photos of a distant galaxy. And the first person he wanted to show his new present to was his Uncle Mike. Rosolowsky, an associate professor of physics at the University of Alberta, was among the first Canadian … Read more

Regulating vehicle sales will make life even more unaffordable for Canadians

Regulating vehicle sales will make life even more unaffordable for Canadians

Canadians are facing a cost-of-living crisis due to soaring prices for everything from transportation to housing, clothing, and food. Nearly three in four Canadians report that rising prices are affecting their ability to meet day-to-day expenses. Now life is about to get even more expensive for Canadians with the federal government’s plan to regulate vehicle … Read more

Now Amazon wants to track you while you sleep with Halo Rise

Now Amazon wants to track you while you sleep with Halo Rise

Imagine yourself tucked snugly into bed. It’s autumn now, so the warmth of your duvet is welcome coziness. To add to the comfort, there’s a small, glowing device just next to your lamp — tracking your movements as you sleep. That, in effect, is the Halo Rise, a new device from Amazon designed to observe … Read more