Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona pedestrian, police say

Uber and other self-driving car crashes An Arizona woman was killed after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle, an incident believed to be the first of its kind. But Uber is not the only company that has experienced accidents with driverless cars. Companies like Google, Tesla and General Motors also join the list. Officials said an Arizona woman was ...

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Cuphead's composer needed to be talked into the project. Now he's up for a Juno for its big band music

When orchestral percussionist Kristofer Maddigan began his years-long journey composing the soundtrack for a video game his friends were creating, he mostly kept the passion project to himself. As a genre, video game music doesn’t get a lot of respect. “I work with a lot of people who aren’t gamers and I think if you’re not in that world a ...

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Kushner company filed false documents on rent-regulated NYC tenants

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighbourhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two years later, it sold ...

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Lightning fast wireless is on the way: here's how 5G will change life in Canada

The federal, Ontario and Quebec governments say they will spend $200 million to help fund research into 5G wireless technology, the next-generation networks with download speeds 100 times faster than current ones can handle. The so-called “5G corridor,” known as ENCQOR, will see tech companies such as Ericsson, Ciena Canada, Thales Canada, IBM and CGI kick in another $200 million to develop facilities ...

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Canadian at centre of Facebook data scandal cut political teeth with Liberals

The Canadian whistleblower at the centre of an international scandal that allegedly helped the Trump campaign capitalize politically from private Facebook information got his start in politics with the Liberal Party of Canada. But several senior Liberal officials from that time, about a decade ago, insist they have almost no recollection of then-teenager Christopher Wylie — if any at all. ...

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Elections chief says lowering voting age to 16 is an idea 'worth considering'

Canada’s elections chief says Parliament could look at lowering the voting age to 16 to boost Canadians’ lifelong participation in the democratic process. Stéphane​ Perrault, acting chief electoral officer, told CBC News that changing the minimum legal age for casting a ballot is a “fundamental policy” change only Parliament can make — but he thinks it’s “worth considering.” “Voting when you’re 16 ...

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Conservative MP questions move to send troops to Mali

A Manitoba MP and Conservative defence critic is questioning the Trudeau government’s decision to send peacekeeping troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali. A government source confirmed Friday that Canada will send an aviation task force to Mali as part of a UN peacekeeping mission and that an official announcement will be made Monday. But Selkirk-Interlake MP and defence ...

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