Twitter is rolling out verified NFT profile pictures
Twitter on Thursday began rolling out a feature that will let some users set NFTs that they own as their profile picture to signal their investment in the emerging digital art space. The move makes Twitter one of the best-known tech platforms so far to launch a feature for the flashy NFT trend.
Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight amid climate change, cybersecurity and pandemic
News/Science: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists revealed their annual Doomsday Clock announcement, leaving the hands of the metaphorical clock the closest to midnight in its 75-year history.
Scientists want Ottawa to scrap carbon capture tax credit
News/Science: More than 400 Canadian climate scientists and other academics are pleading with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to scrap her plan to create a tax credit for companies that build carbon capture and storage facilities.
This coral reef has only just been discovered, and it's undamaged by climate change
News/Science: Scientists have discovered a pristine, three-kilometre-long reef of giant rose-shaped corals off the coast of Tahiti, in waters thought to be deep enough to protect it from the bleaching effects of the warming ocean.
Calgary clean energy tech accelerator gets $3M from feds
News/Canada/Calgary: A group of energy and clean tech entrepreneurs along with the University of Calgary and the local and federal governments are hoping Calgary’s ample and available downtown office space will make the city synonymous with clean energy innovation.
The 5G-airline snafu: Everything we know
The attempt to roll out amped up mobile service across the United States has been a bit of a mess. The aviation industry and transportation regulators are worried about new 5G antennas interfering with a key type of aircraft altimeter that's essential for landing planes in bad weather. But wireless carriers and telecom regulators have said there's nothing to fear.
Microsoft deal to deliver $390 million payday for Activision's embattled CEO
Activision Blizzard Inc's Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick has gone from defending his handling of sexual harassment and discrimination claims at the video game maker to preparing to walk away with a windfall of at least $390 million.
'Everything about the Gulf of St. Lawrence was warmer in 2021': federal scientist
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Warming ocean temperatures — especially in deep water — set more records in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2021, according to climate data released Tuesday by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
AT&T delays launching 5G near some airports after airlines ask Biden to intervene
AT&T announced Tuesday that it would delay activating 5G on some towers around certain airports. The wireless technology's rollout near major airports had been scheduled for Wednesday, but airlines warned of dire consequences for transportation and the economy.
Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard in $68.7 billion deal
Microsoft on Tuesday announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard in a blockbuster deal worth nearly $70 billion. It's one of the biggest acquisitions in the tech industry in recent years, one that will boost Microsoft's standing in the growing gaming industry but could be complicated by recent concerns about Activision's toxic culture.
30,000 shipments of nuclear waste would move through Ontario cities, farmland under draft plan
News/Canada/London: A proposed transportation plan by Canada's nuclear industry would see up to 30,000 shipments of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel rods travel through some of Ontario's most densely populated communities over four decades, starting in the 2040s.