Tag: Testing

StatCan study testing wastewater suggests Canadians’ drug use varies by city

MONTREAL—A pilot project that analyzed wastewater in five major urban centres suggests Canadians’ may use drugs differently depending on which city they call home. For example, the analysis by Statistics Canada showed cannabis levels are much higher in Montreal and Halifax than in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton. But the findings reported Monday showed methamphetamine levels…

Waymo takes its self-driving cars to Florida for testing in heavy rain

Waymo If we’re ever to see fully autonomous cars tootling along our streets, they’re going to have to be able to handle extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, and fog. Much of the testing on public roads today is happening in places like Arizona. The mostly bright and dry weather there allows autonomous-car companies…

Avis is testing A.I. tech that scans your rental car for damage

One of the most annoying parts of renting a car is the post-trip inspection. When you’re in a hurry to catch a flight, checking the car for damage at the rental lot can seem to take forever. It’s also possible that you’ll be billed for damage that wasn’t your fault. Avis Budget Group hopes artificial…

'Jeopardy!' superstar testing his gambling skills in the World Series of Poker

“Jeopardy!” star James Holzhauer may have put down the buzzer, but now he’s picking up his poker chips and heading to the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas to test his luck in the World Series of Poker. Holzhauer, 34, will participate in two events on Monday, the $ 1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em Super Turbo Bounty tournament and the $…

Raptors are testing themselves more than opponents

Full disclosure: I did not pay rapt attention to that entire game last night, there was an inevitability to it that didn’t keep me glued to the TV. Morgan was doing the Game Centre thing after I’d had a Raptors and U Sports women’s writing doubleheader which meant my mind could drive so there’s not…