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Wendy’s restaurant has its own phone now, with Wendy inside

Wendy’s restaurant has its own phone now, with Wendy inside

If you're looking for a unique smartphone, the restaurant chain Wendy's might have what you seek. They've suggested they're releasing a total of 20 Wendy's Phone devices that they'll be sending to fans that take part in an event hosted by Wendy's Canada - and it would appear that it's all legit. Wendy's really, truly has it's own smartphone.

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PNW experts warn angry coyotes possibly high on drugs are biting people

PNW experts warn angry coyotes possibly high on drugs are biting people

Officials in Vancouver have issued a warning that angry and mostly fearless coyotes have been attacking people and dogs in the city's Stanley Park. Numerous people have been aggressively bitten by the coyotes, which are commonly found in North America but generally aren't a risk to humans. Among other things, experts say these coyotes may be consuming drugs.

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Millions of dehumidifiers recalled after ‘incidents’ cause $17m in property damage

Millions of dehumidifiers recalled after ‘incidents’ cause $17m in property damage

Around 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled in the United States, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced, in addition to hundreds of thousands of other units that were sold in Canada and Mexico. The recalled units were sold under various brand names, according to the agency, including popular ones like Honeywell, Haier, and Whirlpool.

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CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

CDC tells Americans to avoid travel to Canada even if fully vaccinated

A significant portion of the US has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and many more will be added to the numbers in the next few weeks. This, naturally, raises questions about travel and what a vaccinated person can safely do following the vaccination waiting period. According to the CDC, a trip to Canada shouldn't be on your list -- even if you're fully vaccinated.

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Researchers warn US is fueling Canada’s growing COVID-19 conspiracies

Researchers warn US is fueling Canada’s growing COVID-19 conspiracies

A new study from McGill University has found that misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine originating from the United States may be fueling conspiracy theories and other issues in Canada. Social media appears to be a driving factor in this cross-border information exchange, with Canadians who report frequent Twitter use experiencing high exposure to American news sources.

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This iPhone survived a month under ice: Why yours probably wont

This iPhone survived a month under ice: Why yours probably wont

Canadian news (CTV News) reported an epic tale of extreme iPhone survival this week. Ice Fishing on Waskesui Lake in Saskatchewan one Angie Carriere dropped her iPhone 11 Pro down the fishing hole. About a decade ago, even the newest model smartphones in the world would've been an immediate lost cause. Here in 2021, there's more room for hope.

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SpaceX gets regulatory approval to offer Starlink Internet in Canada

SpaceX gets regulatory approval to offer Starlink Internet in Canada

SpaceX has finally received approval from Canadian authorities to offer its Starlink satellite Internet service in the country, a decision that comes amid a recent expansion of the beta program in the US. With this approval in place, SpaceX will be able to offer rural Canadians access to high-speed broadband, something that will slowly expand into other countries, as well.

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AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 desktop CPU release round-up

AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 desktop CPU release round-up

Today we're taking a look at the full AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU collection with Zen 3 core architecture. This includes the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, and the monstrous AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. These units work with 6 core, 8 core, 12 core, and 16 core configurations respectively, and they'll cost anywhere from around $300 all the way up to approximately $800 USD (for the CPU alone).

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Canada just gave some people permission to use magic mushrooms

Canada just gave some people permission to use magic mushrooms

For the first time in decades, Canada has granted special permission that allows some people to consume psilocybin, the active ingredient found in magic mushrooms. This psychedelic has been increasingly studied for its potential to help resolve anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. One study, in fact, found that psilocybin helped terminal patients accept their mortality.

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Google Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto, COVID-19 to blame

Google Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto, COVID-19 to blame

Just over two years ago, Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs announced they'd be attempting to develop a smart future neighborhood in the area known as Quayside, on Toronto's waterfront. Today it was announced that Sidewalk Labs will no longer be moving forward with the project. The Waterfront Toronto board chair Stephen Diamond released a statement on the subject this afternoon. "Waterfront Toronto has been informed that Sidewalk Labs is withdrawing from our planned redevelopment of Quayside on Toronto's waterfront."

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Nintendo Switch Suite costs $500 a night

Nintendo Switch Suite costs $500 a night

A special limited time experience is appearing at Hotel X Toronto in March in which the "Nintendo Switch Suite" is made available. Hotel X Toronto's teamed up with Nintendo of Canada to benefit Starlight Children's Foundation with proceeds from a transformed Presidential Suite. The suite is designed "for social gaming with friends" and will cost guests approximately $500 per night.

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Alzheimer’s app aims to ease detection for seniors

Alzheimer’s app aims to ease detection for seniors

There's a new app out in the world that'll allow the smartphone in your hand to detect early signs of Alzheimers Disease with relative ease. The creator of this app is Killarney Secondary School graduate Kai Leong, who made clear this isn't solution meant to compete with full-grown medical setting gait lab detection, only make for an easy, inexpensive, early detection system.

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