Sunday, January 17
Huawei, Huawei P50, News, Phones

Sketchy Huawei P50 with stylus renders appear online

Somewhat sketchy and likely inaccurate renders of the Huawei P50 Pro have appeared online. The leak, first spotted by GizChina, indicates the P50 will feature a near-complete redesign when compared to the P40 series. The render shows the smartphone will sport a curved display with small bezels and a hole-punch camera cutout with two sensors. The rear features what looks like the P40 Pro’s vertical camera module turned horizontally. Further, the P50 handset will include a stylus pen similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series, if this render is accurate. The P50 is expected to launch in March 2021, whereas the Mate 40 series flagship will probably release in September or October of this year. Huawei typically focuses on camera tech...
Business

Tailgating tradition takes on new form as opera goes virtual – CityNews Toronto

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tech executive Peter Batty has been making the trip to New Mexico’s high desert almost every summer since 1996 to get his opera fix at one of the most famous venues in the United States. Not this year. Instead of tailgating outside the Santa Fe Opera, he and his wife celebrated their anniversary and the opera’s opening night on their balcony in downtown Denver. The hors d’oeuvres were out and the champagne poured as the performance unfolded online. The famed opera is offering a series of virtual performances after being forced to cancel the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Saturday night events are meant to celebrate the five originally-scheduled operas that would have been performed this summer, including the world premiere of Huang Ruo and Dav...
Local

1 dead, another injured in Burlington shooting – CityNews Toronto

One person has died and a second victim has been rushed to hospital after a daylight shooting in Burlington. Halton police were called to 484 Plains Road after 1 p.m. Friday. The severity of the second person’s injuries are unknown at this time. Officers are looking for at least one suspect who fled the scene. No further details about the shooting have been released. Police are asking people to avoid the area as they investigate. More to come
Columnists, Coronavirus

VEZINA: Best response to COVID-19 is assessing risk

It is not entirely your family member’s fault that he or she ignored public health recommendations and took their children to the beach.The longer the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, the more families are being put in an untenable, lose-lose situation, where they are effectively being told they have to choose between the health of their children and the health of their parents.There are three major parts of this problem:1. Health risk from COVID-19.2. Psychological damage risk from the COVID-19 response.3. People, in general, are not very good at understanding risk.The ways individuals treat the threat of COVID-19 are far more numerous than the ways health experts have talked to them about that threat.This is always a problem with experts explaining things to non-experts, but it gets ...
Local News

1 Child Dies, 3 Other Juveniles Transported After Being Ejected During Crash On I-15

SCIPIO, Utah – Four children were ejected from a vehicle during a crash in Millard County on Thursday, and one of them died at the scene, officials said. The incident happened on I-15 near mile marker 194 in an area that is at the beginning of a construction project, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.A Dodge Caravan traveling north was attempting to pass a semi-truck in the left lane at a transition zone of the construction area. “The Dodge Caravan quickly ran out (of) space and was faced with either driving into the barrels, or side swiping the semi,” according to a UHP statement. The driver the steered sharply to the left where the van struck a median crossover and “vaulted across it,” according to the statement. When the vehicle landed, it rolled several ...
ecodiesel, gladiator, Jeep, News

Jeep adds its EcoDiesel V6 to the Gladiator lineup

When Jeep introduced the Gladiator pickup truck for 2020, fans were treated to a product for which they had been asking for ages. Another item on their wish list was checked off today, when Jeep officially announced the Gladiator will be available this fall with a torquey diesel engine.How torquey? Try 442 lb.-ft. of twist, a sum that should be sufficient to haul Gladiator up and out of the toughest obstacles at Moab. Or at least, enough to dislodge the Oakleys off Chad’s head. This new EcoDiesel will be paired exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and will be — praise the pharaohs — offered across three trims: Sport, Overland, and Rubicon.The 3.0L V6 will also make 260 horsepower and, thanks to an engine start-stop system, is emboldening Jeep to claim this Gla...
World

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants – CityNews Toronto

SAN DIEGO — The Honduran woman was nine months’ pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found her in the Southern California mountains with her longtime partner and their 9-year-old son. What happened next illustrates how difficult it has become to seek asylum in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Alexy, 32, and his son Samuel were whisked to the border in the wee hours of June 28 and returned to Mexico. Two days later, after giving birth at a hospital in Chula Vista, California, 25-year-old Karina was returned to Tijuana in similar fashion with her newborn son, a U.S. citizen by birthright. In normal times, the family would probably have been released in the United States with appointments in immigration court to argue for asylum. Inst...
Cannabis Business, Money News, Toronto & GTA

Second Cup opens its first weed shop in Toronto

Would you like a side of THC with your Americano?Second Cup announced it opened its first cannabis dispensary in midtown Toronto on Friday, with six more locations across Ontario by the end of the year. As part of the restructuring, a number of its venues will be transformed from coffee shops into weed retail locations.The new company, named Hemisphere Cannabis Co., opened its initial location at 1703 Avenue Rd. at Fairlawn Ave.“It’s no secret that we’ve been exploring opportunities within the cannabis space since early in 2018, and we’re thrilled to finally be celebrating the launch of Hemisphere Cannabis Co. in Canada,” said Steven Pelton, CEO of parent company Aegis Brands. “With Hemisphere, we’ve created an environment that’s entirely focused on matching customers with...
Baseball, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays players react to threat of $750G fines if leave summer bubble

Toronto Blue Jays players reportedly could be facing a $750,000 fine if caught breaking quarantine.And some players aren’t too happy about it, as their tweets in reply to the news getting out indicated.“Here is what’s going to keep #BlueJays players in their stadium/hotel bubble this summer,” TSN‘s Scott Mitchell tweeted on Friday.“Per multiple sources, players have been told penalty if seen outside ballpark is $750,000 fine and potential jail time.”New Jays first baseman Travis Shaw, who was signed as a free agent, was the first to reply, though some tweets were later deleted.“We were told two weeks, not all summer, all summer is a bit much,” Shaw tweeted.“All summer isn’t gonna happen. Not an option.”Outfielder Randal Grichuk tried to bring some clarity from the player’s side. ...
News

Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series teased sporting race car-inspired looks

Mercedes-AMG is about to release the ultimate evolution of its GT sports car: the Black Series.The looks have been revised greatly, now featuring a tonne of goodies inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car and making the road-going version more aggressive than ever. Up front, the grille now extends all the way to the large front splitter, and there are now vents on top of the front fenders for better cooling. Dive planes flank the massive grille, while a hood scoop now sucks in as much air as the engine can take.Around the back, the AMG GT doesn’t seem to have changed too drastically — except for that massive rear wing. In addition to the huge wing and front splitter, larger side sills have also been added to shape the air even further.On the inside, we can see a roll cage behi...
Apple, Mac, Mac Mini, News, Tablets & Computers

Apple reportedly plans to release 13-inch, 14-inch and 16-inch ARM-based MacBooks

While we’ve known for a few weeks now that Apple is shifting its entire laptop and desktop line to ARM-based proprietary processors over the next two years, until now it’s been unclear what the first Macs to feature the silicon would be. According to a research note from often-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that was first reported by MacRumors, Apple will enter mass-production of a new ARM-based 13.3-inch MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter of 2020. Next, Apple plans to release an ARM-based MacBook Air towards the end of the year, according to Kuo. Following this, a new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by Apple’s proprietary silicon is coming in the third quarter of next year. In the past, Kuo has stated that Apple’s MacB...
HGTV, Homes, New Homes and Condos

It pays to know your ‘Clutterbug’ personality

When organizing expert Cass Aarssen first started helping families to declutter and establish home storage systems, her motto was: If it doesn’t stay organized, I’ll come back free of charge. It didn’t take long to realize her mistake.“It was a terrible motto because I kept having to go back and reorganize for free over and over again because it just wouldn’t stick,” said Aarssen.  “It was a sink or swim moment for my business … and then I had to adapt.”What she did next set her profession on an entirely different course. Recognizing some people need their things in plain sight and others out of sight, some are meticulous and others not so much, she started to classify people according to four distinct organizing styles, or what she calls “Clutterbug” personalities.Bees are visua...