Category Archives: Tech

Pfizer-BioNTech releases brand new name for COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty® is registered as a new drug and has a new brand name that most people have not seen or heard before but it is the same vaccine that Canadians have been using throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Richard Branson launches into space onboard history-making Virgin Galactic Flight

Richard Branson is still expected to go to space on Virgin Galactic’s first fully crewed space flight today, although the launch has been delayed by 90 minutes due to overnight weather.

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Big Dream art project to send 100,000 dreams around the world and into space

The Big Dream art project is the ultimate example of dreaming big. The project will consist of crowdsourced dreams encapsulated into one giant work of art to be projected at landmarks around the globe on a symbolic day of peace and sent into outer space with an astronaut. This has to be the largest group show in history and will likely be the largest number of people collaborating on a work of art.

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Law firm tops up university scholarship with tech funds

If you’re interested in law and need some extra financial assistance, a Canadian law firm is offering a scholarship that could help. The firm is increasing the scholarship fund to help offset technology costs associated with studying during the pandemic. They even extended the application deadline.

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Marvel test-runs content on SiriusXM and Pandora

Before Marvel signed their podcast agreement with SiriusXM and Pandora to create new content for extended play across their services, they did a limited run of their programming on the two networks.

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Hito Steyerl shapes a future out of free plots instead of free ports

In Hito Steyerl: This is the Future, the first major solo exhibition in Canada for German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, she actively confronts viewers with her critique of the world. She localizes the global and makes the political personal. And she articulates her message so that it is too loud, too bright, and too exciting to ignore.

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Marvel boldly enters into sweeping podcast deal with SiriusXM and Pandora

Marvel Entertainment is creating new digital audio content exclusively for SiriusXM and Pandora streaming platforms and services. The new creative collaboration with Marvel will provide subscribers, listeners and fans of the comic book franchise with never-before-seen breadth and depth of content in the world of podcasts.

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Learn the new web accessibility guidelines in a free online course

If accessibility in technology moves society one step closer toward inclusivity, then this course represents a giant leap toward equal access. It’s available to anyone, anywhere in the world, who develops content for the web – for free.

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Encore+ YouTube channel partners with imagineNATIVE to launch Indigenous films collection

I just watched Savage (2009), a short film written and directed by Lisa Jackson, inspired by the choreography of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, complete with zombies, a lullaby sung in Cree, and a lesson on the Canadian residential school system. In only a few minutes I felt emotions from comfort, fear, anger, to an intense sadness – a range that would usually take a good two hours to produce. The film was posted to Encore+ only three days ago as part of a new partnership which makes Indigenous media more accessible to Canadians and audiences around the world.

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