Canada’s ventilator supply soared to 27,000 during COVID-19 pandemic – National |

A team of researchers, scientists, industry, and an astrophysicist worked to develop low-cost, easy-to-manufacture ventilators domestically in Canada during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the efforts included a Montreal-based competition that brought in global competitors and involved scientists and engineers around Nobel Prize co-winner Art McDonald. McDonald’s Italian colleague Cristiano Galbiati […]

U.S. tech industry urging hard line on Canada’s online bills ahead of Biden visit – National |

A coalition of US high-tech industry groups is urging President Joe Biden to take a stand against Canada’s approach to digital services. They argue that Ottawa’s proposed digital services tax unfairly targets US companies and is incompatible with international efforts to establish a global standard. The group also complains about two federal bills: the Online […]

ChatGPT comes for radio

NPR is set to lay off 10% of its workforce this week in order to cover the network’s anticipated $30m budget shortfall, according to The Verge’s podcasting newsletter Hot Pod. The email noted that many employees had taken to Twitter to offer support to their colleagues, while some urged public radio fans to donate to […]