Rogers wireless customers across Canada are reporting a massive outage Monday for both voice and data services. The outage reports are largely stemming from Ontario, but it’s also impacting provinces from B.C to Prince Edward Island. Rogers apologized for the service interruptions, saying their team is “quickly working to restore services as soon as possible.” “We know how important it is to stay connected and are working hard to restore services for customers who are experiencing interruptions with wireless voice and data – residential and business wireline internet services are not impacted,” the telecommunications giant said in an emailed statement to Global News. “We sincerely apologize and thank our customers for their patience.” The communications company said the outage is also affecting Fido customers. There is still no word on when Rogers’ service will be restored. Some police in Ontario issued a warning saying if people call 911 they should not hang up because their communicators cannot call back.
Anyone born before the turn of the century has witnessed the world’s most recent revolution — a technological one, embedded in a virtual reality, but no less real. Many of us watched the rise and fall of dial-up internet, the replacement of the floppy disk and CD-ROM with digital downloads, and we saw our archaic Nokia and flip phones replaced by smart devices. With all of these developments in a brief 25 years, we can only wonder what happens next, right? Elon Musk‘s Neuralink Corp. released a three-minute video on April 8, revealing a 9-year-old macaque monkey playing video games via two of the company’s implantable brain chips, possibly answering that question with: brain-computer interfaces. A Neuralink voice-over explained that the company “records from more than 2000 electrodes implanted in the regions of the monkey’s motor cortex that coordinate hand and arm movements,” Reuters reported. “Using these data, we calibrate the decoder by mathematically modelling the relationship between patterns of neural activity and the different joystick movements they produce.
Content warning: Graphic video may disturb some readers U.S. regulators warned consumers to stop using Peloton Interactive Inc.’s Tread+ exercise machine if there are young children or pets at home after injuries beneath the machines. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it is investigating at least 39 incidents involving small children and a pet being injured beneath Peloton Tread+ machines.
As the large batteries arrive, here’s what makes them great and not so great On any given day, go for a drive in southwest Alberta and expect to hear the wind whistling through your windows as it blows across the prairie. Lethbridge is one of the windiest cities in the country so it’s no wonder this region is a hotbed for the growing wind energy industry. Wayne Oliver looks after more than 400 wind turbines in the area. He’s also responsible for a new battery project that could fuel the sector’s growth even further. “It’s performed very well, it’s exceeding our expectations,” said Oliver. Also, the facility “is profitable right now.” TransAlta’s $16-million WindCharger project consists of three Tesla lithium-ion battery storage groupings, capable of holding 20 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity. That’s enough power to fully supply the nearby town of Pincher Creek, with a population of 3,600, for about 90 minutes.
As part of a recent fiery interview given by liberal author Naomi Wolf to conservative radio show host Eric Metaxas, Wolf slammed the globalist, billionaire Bill Gates for his role in steering the global political situation into a medical tyranny. Naming Gates as part of a “hellish amalgamation” alongside the World Economic Forum and China, she claimed the threefold alliance was issuing a “directive” to governments across the world, in order to enforce restrictive lockdowns and promote a “bio-security state in which the freedoms and liberties of the West will be suspended.” Whilst Western media, governments and corporations widely hail Bill Gates as a benevolent donor and world influencer, Wolf suggested that there was a more sinister aspect to the wide-reaching influence he enjoys. As censorship of conservative voices has grown exponentially in recent months, Wolf linked Gates to the uniform reporting seen in the global media with regard to topics such as COVID-19, Joe Biden and COVID injections.
Ever accidentally walked into someone while texting? Google is bringing out a feature to help Android users who have this problem and it’s aptly named “Heads Up.” The feature is being tested on the beta version of the Google Digital Wellbeing app. You can also use this app to keep track of your smartphone use and make sure you’re not using it too much. The Heads Up feature will work by sending you a notification if it can sense you walking with your smartphone unlocked. It will warn users to be aware of their surroundings. The warning may come in the form of a pinging noise if your phone isn’t on silent. It’s also expected to pick up whether you’re walking, jogging or running. The Google support page explains: “The app uses sensors in your phone that detect movement to understand whether or not you’re walking, while the location is used to understand whether you’re walking indoors or outdoors.” You don’t have to share location data to use the feature. If you do grant location permissions, the feature can take into account whether you’re indoors or out. Google added: “While we have tested this feature to be as accurate as possible, do not rely solely on this feature to keep safe.