More cases of new Covid variant found in the U.S., threatening to worsen nation’s outbreak

A man receives a nasal swab COVID-19 test at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles…

Tesla reports 499,550 vehicle deliveries for 2020, slightly missing target

Employees work at the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 20, 2020. U.S. electric car…

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $432 million. Here’s what to do if you win

mphillips007 | iStock Unreleased | Getty ImagesThe Mega Millions jackpot has surged higher.After no ticket matched…

How airlines transport Covid-19 vaccines

Airlines are joining the fight against the coronavirus. The long wait for a vaccine may be over,…

Pompeo says Russia ‘pretty clearly’ behind cyberattack on US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Russia was “pretty clearly” behind the grave cyberattack against the…

Hack against US is ‘grave’ threat, cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities expressed increased alarm Thursday about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and…

US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose again last week to…

NDP to remove MP from shadow critic roles after she travelled to Greece to see sick relative | CBC News

NDP MP Niki Ashton revealed Friday that she travelled to Greece to visit her "ailing grandmother" despite…

U.S. Congress overrides Trump veto of $740B defence bill — a first by legislators | CBC News

Congress on Friday overrode U.S. President Donald Trump's veto of a defence policy bill, a first…

Australia changes word in national anthem to reflect Indigenous history | CBC News

Australia has changed one word in its national anthem to reflect what the prime minister called…

Kenney orders MLAs not to leave Canada unless on government business after minister’s vacation | CBC News

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney took responsibility for not being clear about travel rules for MLAs after…

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Friday | CBC News

The number of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases has surpassed 20 million, according to data from Johns…

Fredericton teens who met after near-fatal crash remain friends a year later | CBC News

Fredericton teen Hanna Bordage had always dreamed of being a doctor because of her love of science…

2 teens arrested after death of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett | CBC News

Two teen suspects sought in connection with the death of Calgary Sgt. Andrew Harnett have been arrested…

Here’s what to look forward to in space for 2021 | CBC News

A January meteor show and a space mission to find out whether life ever existed on…

New year, old trade wars: lumber, dairy disputes set for arbitration | CBC News

Two of the thorniest trade disputes between Canada and the U.S. — on softwood lumber and dairy…

Wilma Pelly, actor most beloved for playing Elsie Tsa Che on North of 60, dies at 83 | CBC News

Canadian actor Wilma Pelly, who was best known for her role as Elsie Tsa Che on North of…

Masked rapper MF Doom dead at 49 | CBC News

MF Doom, a masked rapper who awed hip-hop fans and fellow musicians with intricate wordplay, has…

Brexit now a reality as U.K. completes economic separation from European Union | CBC News

Britain has completed its economic break from the European Union after the Brexit transition period expired,…

Microsoft says hackers got further into its systems than the corporation previously thought | CBC News

Microsoft said Thursday in a blog post that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens…

Vaughan Tim Hortons worker quit university due to financial constraints. His customers sent him back | CBC News

When customers at a Vaughan, Ont., Tim Hortons found out that their favourite employee, Vishnu Gopansothilingan,…

Tam cautions Canadians on their alcohol intake in year-end message | CBC News

On a day frequently marked by celebrations involving large amounts of alcohol, Canada's chief public health officer is again asking…

Alberta approves NHL games for Edmonton and Calgary, feds waive 14-day quarantine rule for players, staff | CBC Sports

Alberta is the first province to officially say the NHL can play games in its arenas…

Ontario’s finance minister resigns after returning from Caribbean vacation | CBC News

Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips has resigned after returning from a controversial Caribbean vacation while the…

Drones, dogs deployed as Norwegian rescuers hunt for 10 people missing after landslide | CBC News

Norwegian rescuers deployed drones and dogs to negotiate unstable clay soil in a search for 10…

How P.E.I.’s farming and fishing industries are adapting to the new normal | CBC News

For good and ill, fishing and farming on P.E.I. are already different because of climate change.Peaches…

Goodbye, 2020: How New Year’s celebrations looked different this year | CBC News

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New…

DFO has a new plan for northern cod stocks. It doesn’t include more fishing | CBC News

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has released its plan to boost northern cod numbers —…

Moms are welcoming the first wave of ‘coronial’ babies — but experts say to expect fewer births | CBC News

Nearly 10 months after Alberta's first presumptive COVID-19 case was confirmed, mothers across the province are…

Dildo, N.L., was hoping to cash in on a post-Kimmel boom — then came the pandemic | CBC News

Sulagna Sanyal and Rajesh Menon opened the first Indian restaurant in the coastal Newfoundland village of…

The dark side: 2020 was a boom year for horror on-screen — and that’s no accident | CBC News

Horror landed in 2020 both instructing and judging, as well as thriving. It's a boom time…

B.C. mom describes ‘surreal experience’ meeting new son after waking up from COVID-related coma | CBC News

A B.C. mom who gave birth while in an induced coma because of COVID-19 says she…

Vancouver party host spends Christmas in jail after repeated fines for violating COVID-19 public health orders | CBC News

A 24-year-old Vancouver man spent Christmas night in jail after repeatedly hosting parties that violated COVID-19 public…

Valve’s Steam Data For December Points To A Huge Dip For Linux Gaming Marketshare

Valve just published their Steam Survey numbers for December 2020 and it's a huge letdown for…

Linux 5.11 Gets New Framework To Help Avoid Burning Your Skin On Hot Devices

While the Linux 5.11 merge window has been over for one week where new features are…

OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 RC Released With Linux 5.10, Completed AArch64 Port

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 was released last February while now we are closing in on the release…

The Linux Kernel Made Terrific Strides In 2020

The Linux kernel in 2020 saw lots of new features added and other functionality improved while…

KDE In 2021 Should See Production-Ready Plasma Wayland, Other Improvements

KDE developer Nate Graham who has made a lot of contributions to KDE in recent years…

Some Linux/Open-Source Letdowns Last For Years

New Year's Eve two years ago I wrote about the open-source / Linux letdowns of 2018.…

Mesa Enjoyed A Record-Setting Year With Intel G3D Default, RADV ACO, Faster Performance

2020 was easily the best year yet for Mesa with this collection of open-source OpenGL/Vulkan drivers…

Panfrost Gallium3D Seeing Some Work Towards Clover OpenCL Support

The Panfrost open-source Gallium3D driver matured into good shape over the course of 2020 with providing…

Happy New Year! A Look Back At The Most Popular Phoronix Content Of 2020

After 219 Linux hardware reviews / benchmark featured articles and 3,206 original news articles on Phoronix…

Linux 5.12 Should See ACPI Platform Profile Support To Alter System Thermal/Power Levels

Thanks to the ongoing upstream improvements being pursued by Lenovo as part of their effort to…

OpenBenchmarking.org Enjoyed A Major Overhaul In 2020, Significant Growth

This month marks ten years since OpenBenchmarking.org initially went online as part of Phoronix Test Suite…

GNOME In 2020 Saw Many Optimizations, GTK 4.0 Released, GNOME 40 In Development

The GNOME desktop environment saw many enhancements in 2020 including a number of significant performance optimizations.…

Rust 1.49 Released With 64-bit ARM Linux Support Rated Tier-1

Rust 1.49 was released today for ending out 2020 with this popular programming language. Most notable…

Intel Media VA-API Driver Update Adds EU Fused Dispatch For 8K Video Processing

Yesterday Intel released an updated open-source Media SDK for leveraging media acceleration on their graphics hardware.…

Linux To Report MIPS Vulnerabilities But They Often Go Unreported Or Dead Vendors

The Linux kernel with the likes of ARM and x86 hardware leverage kernel infrastructure for reporting…

Linux 5.10-ck1 Released With Updated MuQSS Scheduler

Con Kolivas took some time out of his New Year's Eve to release Linux 5.10-ck1 as…

Fedora Had A Super Year From Lenovo Preloads To Btrfs To Many Other New Features

The Fedora project had a pretty terrific and exciting year especially with everything happening in the…