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Canada’s biggest telecom operators ranked high in 5G gaming performance, an Opensignal report that measured 5G network performance of 106 network operators found. The Big Three Canadian carriers–Bell, Rogers and Telus–all placed within the top-30 in Opensignal’s 5G Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2021. Opensignal’s gaming performance category measures latency, jitter and packet loss during […]

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Announced at the Lenovo Tech World event on Sept. 8, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon and Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro are the first Lenovo laptops that will ship with Windows 11. Name Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Pro Dimensions and Weight Thinnest point: 14.9mm Weight: 1kg (2.37 lbs) Thinnest […]

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Among the announcements Western Digital made at its HDD Re/Imagine event on Sept. 1, OptiNAND stood out. At first glance, it appears that Western Digital is simply adding a NAND component into its hard disk drives, but it goes a little bit deeper than that. Although SSDs have seen massive jumps in density and performance […]

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Moving to the cloud has presented challenges for companies forced to do so faster than planned during the pandemic.  For many businesses, it saved the day, but not without cost. “In the race to make everything work, we may have inadvertently introduced some things like technology sprawl, and we did that at a time when […]

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Today, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it will not be going forward with large telecom incumbents’ request to appeal their case against the CRTC’s mandated wholesale rate correction from nearly two years ago.
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Really good op-ed in the New York Times about how vulnerable the GPS system is to interference, spoofing, and jamming — and potential alternatives.

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act included funding for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Transportation to jointly conduct demonstrations of various alternatives to GPS, which were concluded last March. Eleven potential systems were tested, including eLoran, a low-frequency, high-power timing and navigation system transmitted from terrestrial towers at Coast Guard facilities throughout the United States…

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A water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, was attacked last Friday. The attacker took control of one of the systems, and increased the amount of sodium hydroxide — that’s lye — by a factor of 100. This could have been fatal to people living downstream, if an alert operator hadn’t noticed the change and reversed it.

We don’t know who is behind this attack. Despite its similarities to a Russian attack of a Ukrainian power plant in 2015, my bet is that it’s a disgruntled insider: either a current or former employee. It just doesn’t make sense…

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