Author: Mobile Syrup

Telus invests $6.5 million to bring fibre to La Matapédia regional community municipalities in Quebec

Telus is investing $6.5 million to bring its PureFibre network to 14 communities in La Matapédia regional community municipalities in Quebec.
The Vancouver-based telecom provider said on May 21st that 99 percent of local families will benefit from getting connected to the internet by 2020.
La Matapedia is a regional county municipality in eastern Quebec and the 14 communities include Albertville, Amqui, Causapscal, Lac-au-Saumon, Routhierville, Saint-Alexandre-des-Lacs, Saint-Cléophas, Saint-Damase, Sainte-Florence, Sainte-Irène, Sainte-Marguerite-Marie, Saint-Moïse, Saint-Noël and Sayabec.
“Our 2,000 team members in Quebec rural communities eagerly tackle every technological hurdle when deploying high-speed networks in Quebec’s remote areas to bridge the digital divide,” Telus’ vice-president Marie-Christine D’Amours said in a release. “Thanks to Telus’ commitment to its customers, 10,000 families and businesses in La Matapédia will have direct access to the best and fastest Internet ..

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Chatr offering 10GB of 3G data to legacy Mobilicity plan holders

A MobileSyrup reader has reached out to inform the masses that Chatr is offering some subscribers who are on legacy Mobilicity plans a $45 per month plan with 10GB of 3G data.
The offer also includes Unlimited Canada-wide calling, unlimited texting, voicemail and the company’s ‘International talk saver.’
Rogers acquired Mobilicity during the summer of 2015 and then shuttered the struggling carrier May of 2016. Rogers subsequently migrated all of its Mobilicity customers to comparable Chatr plans.
It’s unclear if Chatr is offering this plan to all prior Mobilicity customers or if subscribers with specific plans are receiving the offer.
If you have the offer, you will see an alert located in the ‘My Chatr’ section of your account page on the company’s website.
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This limited edition Game of Thrones Galaxy Fold costs $11,000

It seems that not everyone wants to remake Game of Thrones season 8.
Caviar, a Russian company specialized in throwing leather, gold, jewelry at phones to make them more expensive, has celebrated the conclusion of the famous “A Song of Ice and Fire” Saga by opening pre-orders to its Game of Thrones-themed Galaxy Fold.
But, unlike the ending that burned many of its fans’ heart, the Galaxy Fold Game of Thrones edition from Caviar will probably burn your bank account.
In case the Galaxy Fold is not flashy enough, the Caviar Game of Thrones edition, with its eye-watering price of just $8,180 USD (around $10,988 CAD), is almost four times more expensive.

The company plans to customize just seven copies of this foldable extravaganza dedicated to the number of Westeros kingdoms. However, the first copy is sent to George Martin himself, leaving only six copies for the most diehard Game of Thrones fans who have money to burn. If you are not one of the over 1 million people who petitioned HBO t..

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Ford imagines a future where robots help humanity instead of taking it over

The overly optimistic Ford motor company envisions a future where robots work alongside humans doing tasks like delivering packages.
Ford is working with Agility Robotics which was founded in 2015 as a spinoff of Oregon State University. The two companies have created a robot called Digit with the goal of delivering packages from autonomous vehicles to doorsteps.
The stylish little robot can carry boxes that weigh up to 18kg (40lbs). It can even walk up and down stairs and over uneven terrain. Digit also reacts when it’s bumped and maintains its balance.
The little robot can even fold itself into a smaller size like a Star Wars Battle Droid. As a result, it’s easy to store in the back of a delivery truck.

One of the more creative ideas that Agility Robotics implemented in Digit is the ability to connect with other robots like the self-driving car that drives it around. Since the car features even more sensors than the robot it’s capable of creating 3D maps that can then be shared with..

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LG and University of Toronto expand AI research partnership

LG is expanding its artificial intelligence research investment in the University of Toronto (U of T) to focus on business-to-business applications.
Some of these applications including solutions in supply chain optimization and manufacturing, according to LG.
“The extensive joint research with LG will secure research capacity, nurture top artificial intelligence experts and add practical values to the research done on campus,” said Christopher Yip, U of T of associate vice-president of international partnerships, at the Collision tech conference in Toronto.
The partnership will help LG become more competitive in the ever-growing AI space. Meanwhile, U of T will benefit by providing research opportunities for students at the master’s, PhD and post-doctoral levels
“This [collaboration] is ideal from the university’s perspective,” said U of T professor Chi-Guhn Lee, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, at Collision. “LG is not only interested in emphasizing the value of t..

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