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Best Buy Top Deals for the week: Canon printers, Lenovo touchscreen laptop, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ and more

Mar 3, 2023

Get the Sennheiser HD 458BT Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones for $129.99 (save $70) Best Buy Canada’s Top Deals for the week are live now with discounts on laptops, headphones, printers, security cameras and more. The sale starts Friday, March 3rd, and ends on Thursday, March 9th. Check out some of the deals from the sale below: GoPro HERO11 Black Waterproof 5.3K Sports Helmet Camera: $579.99 (save $70) Logitech MK850 Bluetooth Optical Ergonomic Keyboard Mouse Co ...read more

BetterHelp shared customer data while promising it was private, says FTC

Mar 3, 2023

Online counseling company BetterHelp has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it improperly shared customers’ sensitive data with companies like Facebook and Snapchat, even after promising to keep it private. The proposed order, announced by the FTC on Thursday, would ban the same behavior in the future and require BetterHelp to make some changes to how it handles customer data. According to the regulator, the sign-up process for the company’s ...read more

Star Trek: Discovery’s upcoming fifth season will be its final voyage

Mar 3, 2023

Star Trek: Discovery both carved out a foothold for the franchise in the streaming space and gave people a compelling reason to sign up for Paramount Plus back when it was still CBS All Access. But with its upcoming fifth season, the series will be coming to an end. This evening, CBS Studios announced that Star Trek: Discovery’s fifth season, due out sometime in “early 2024,” will be its final one and that the show’s cast and crew are gearing up for a year of “celebrations and ap ...read more

CIRA introduces new Net Good program

Mar 3, 2023

The not-for-profit is also looking to fund programs focusing on local internet issues The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has launched a new program to address ongoing internet challenges in Canada. Net Good focuses on investing in three areas: infrastructure, online safety and policy engagement. The program will further support solutions that improve internet performance and make it more accessible and resilient. CIRA, a not-for-profit responsible for managing th ...read more

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 5 is reportedly being tested for 200,000 folds: report

Mar 3, 2023

The Z Fold 5 is also being tested for 300,000 folds on the upper end Samsung’s upcoming flagship foldable might be upgraded with improved hinge technology. According to a report from The Elec , the Galaxy Z Fold 5’s new foldable waterdrop hinge is undergoing testing over the next month as Samsung moves to finalize its design. Further, The Elec indicates the handset is being tested for 200,000 to 300,000 folds. Two hundred thousand folds is normal wear and tear, while 300,00 ...read more

Nintendo of Canada offering Mario Switch bundle, game discounts for MAR10 Day

Mar 3, 2023

Get a free Mario game with the purchase of a Switch, among other promotions Nintendo of Canada has revealed a bunch of new Mario promotions to celebrate March 10th, AKA “MAR10 Day.” To start, Canadians who buy a Nintendo Switch ($399 CAD) with red Joy-Cons will be able to get a free digital download code ($79.99 value) for one of the following games of their choice: Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. Free stickers based on April’ ...read more

Metroid Fusion is coming to Nintendo Switch Online next week

Mar 3, 2023

Now that Game Boy and GBA titles are part of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription, Nintendo is starting to roll out some classics: and next week that will include Metroid Fusion. It’ll be available to subscribers starting on March 8th. The side-scrolling adventure originally hit the GBA back in 2002, and it represented an interesting evolution of Super Metroid’s 2D design. Here’s the basic set-up: In Metroid Fusion, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasi ...read more

Here’s what’s coming to Apple Arcade this March

Mar 3, 2023

Human Fall Flat+ is coming to Apple's gaming subscription service Apple Arcade is a gaming subscription service designed specifically for Apple devices, including the iPhone, the iPad, the Apple TV and even the Mac. As Apple does every month, the tech giant has revealed several new Arcade Originals coming to the subscription service this month. While this is a slower month than usual, there still are several titles worth checking out: Kimono Cats from HumaNature launches on Marc ...read more

Bing Chat now lets you select if it responds creatively or precisely

Mar 3, 2023

By default, Bing Chat offers a balanced blend of response styles. Microsoft’s Bing Chat will now let users pick a tone for the chatbot’s responses. The ChatGPT-powered Bing gives users three ‘conversation style’ options: precise, balanced, or creative. The precise style should favour accuracy and relevancy, and produce factual and concise answers, whereas the creative style will allow more “imaginative” responses. Balanced, of course, tries to strike a balance between ...read more

Your next Canadian hotel stay might include the services of Amazon’s Alexa

Mar 2, 2023

Canadian businesses can now access Alexa Smart Properties for Hospitality. The program gives businesses in the hospitality field, including hotels and vacation rentals, the opportunity to add an Amazon Echo to rooms for guests to use. This makes it easier for guests to request a variety of services — whether that be housekeeping or ordering room service. Hotels can also configure Alexa to control in-room settings, such as thermostats, lights, and blinds. “Alexa Smart Properties for Hospital ...read more