Category: covid-19

ESP32 Turned Open Source COVID-19 Contact Tracer

Over the past few months we’ve heard a lot about contact tracers which are designed to inform users if they’ve potentially come into close proximity with someone who has the virus. Generally these systems have been based on smartphone applications, but there are also hardware solutions that can operate independently for those who are unable […]
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Uber Eats reveals Canadians’ top comfort food amid COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives drastically, but the one constant that hasn’t shifted is food cravings. Canadians are continuing to feel hunger for specific food during the quarantine, according to Uber Eats Canada. The takeout and delivery service collected data on what food Canadians are ordering through its service. These are the top […]
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COVID-19: MTN CIO urges Ghanaian IT experts to be vigilant about Cyber-criminals

The Chief Information Officer of MTN Ghana, Bernard Acquah has advised IT experts to update their system software and applications regularly to patch any weaknesses that may be exploited.  According to him the fight against cyber security threats in 2020, calls for the vigilance of System administrators with regards to the timeliness of patch deployments […]
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d2h offering launches bouquet of services amid Covid-19 lockdown

d2h, a leading DTH brand of Dish TV India Limited, has announced several exciting offers and packages for its customers. After the ‘Friends and Family Recharge’ service, the DTH operator is now offering it’s improved ‘You Promise We Resume’ plan. It brings five days extended recharge credit window to customers at a nominal cost of […]
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The Heart & Stroke Foundation goes virtual with its Ride for Heart event

The Heart & Stroke Foundation goes virtual with its ‘Ride for Heart’ event

“This year’s Ride for Heart will look different. What hasn’t changed is our shared commitment to push Heart & Stroke’s important work forward,” said Heart & Stroke Foundation chief marketing officer, Geoff Craig, in a recent statement. “With the support of people across Canada who will get active during the Virtual Ride for Heart. We will […]
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Microsoft Bing partners with GoFundMe to help small businesses affected by COVID-19

Microsoft Bing partners with GoFundMe to help small businesses affected by COVID-19

Microsoft Bing today announced its partnership with GoFundMe to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. Any small business owner having a Bing Places for Business account can now easily set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to get financial support from the community. To maximize the reach of fundraiser, Microsoft Bing will promote the GoFundMe fundraiser on […]
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Uber Canada providing $6 million in free rides, meals and deliveries to health care workers, others in need

Uber Canada providing $6 million in free rides, meals and deliveries to health care workers, others in need

Uber is providing over $6 million CAD in free rides, meals and food deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors and other people in need across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. To start, the company says it’s contributing to AdvantAGE, BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, Breakfast Club of Canada, CBI Health and Montreal’s Children Hospital. Uber didn’t […]
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Telus offering high-speed internet for $9.95 a month to B.C. students in need

Telus offering high-speed internet for $9.95 a month to B.C. students in need

Vancouver-based national carrier Telus is providing high-speed broadband internet for $9.95 a month to elementary and high school students in need in B.C. The carrier is working with local school boards across the province to offer its Internet for Good program to students in need. Previously, eligibility for the program was focused on families that […]
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Here are all the free TV and sports offerings to watch during COVID-19 quarantine

Here are all the free TV and sports offerings to watch during COVID-19 quarantine

In response to the spread of the coronavirus causing COVID-19, several Canadian companies have rolled out free TV channel and sports offers to customers. Meant to help parents keep kids entertained, or to help people entertain themselves while quarantining or self-isolating, here’s a roundup of all the offers available. MobileSyrup will update this page with new […]
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Toronto District School Board launches digital resources for e-learning during COVID-19

Toronto District School Board launches digital resources for e-learning during COVID-19

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has rolled out a suite of free digital resources that families can use to teach their kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. On its website, the TDSB breaks down each resource by subject and the age group it’s intended for, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Altogether, there […]
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Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets early digital release due to COVID-19

Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets early digital release due to COVID-19

Paramount Pictures has revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog is making its way to digital platforms early amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Twitter, the studio confirmed that the Sonic film will land on digital on March 31st, roughly six weeks after it hit theatres and more than a month-and-a-half before it debuts on Blu-ray. Because coronavirus […]
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Here are all of the movies streaming early in Canada due to COVID-19

Over the past week, many major film companies have had to drastically alter their film release slates amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since this has led to the indefinite closure of theatres in Canada and other countries, studios have instead opted to bring some of their recent movies to digital platforms early. Altogether, there are more […]
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Telus commits $10 million to support public healthcare amid COVID-19 outbreak

Telus commits $10 million to support public healthcare amid COVID-19 outbreak

Telus announced that it is committing $10 million to help support public healthcare capacity and community response amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from the Telus Friendly Future Foundation and will go toward purchasing new medical technology and equipment, including ventilators. It will also support food security, outreach to isolated seniors, and virtual education […]
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Alibaba Foundation & Jack Ma Foundation To Donate Medical Supplies To Africa To Help Fight Covid-19

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the world, including to countries in Africa, the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation have announced donations, including: 20,000 testing kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 protective suits each, to every one of the 54 African nations. In total, 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks and 60,000 protective suits will be […]
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