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  1. An App that Automatically Notifies People of Your Trip Progress

    Macobserver.com - Technology 02.24 / 23:49 www.macobserver.com
    I had an interesting app cross my desk this week called I’m Coming. It’s a GPS-based app that will automatically send updates to people letting them know how far away you are. For instance, you’re driving across country to visit your family. I’m Coming will notify the people you designate on your progress. No texts to and from you while you’re driving. And your family doesn’t have to bug you or wait for you to let them know where you are. Or, y…
  2. Svalbard doomsday seed vault gets huge (and critical) seed deposit

    Slashgear.com - Technology 02.24 / 23:30 www.slashgear.com
    The so-called ‘doomsday’ seed vault located in the Arctic on the small, cold nation of Svalbard has received what is described as a large and major deposit of seeds. According to The Crop Trust, which oversees the vault, the deposit was made on February 22, and is a necessary part in ‘ensuring global food security.’ Almost 50,000 seeds from countries … Continue reading…
  3. 5 new and returning shows coming to Netflix

    Komando.com - Technology 02.24 / 23:27 www.komando.com
    Netflix was once a service that sent DVDs through the mail. Now, the company has morphed into a juggernaut of original streaming programming. Moving at a rapid pace, it can be hard to keep up with all the new and returning programs. I’ll help you keep on top of some of the most anticipated 2017 shows with this c…
  4. Security flaw reveals personal information at 3,400 websites

    Komando.com - Technology 02.24 / 23:01 www.komando.com
    When you browse the web, you expect the sites you visit to safeguard the private information you give them. But thousands of sites across the internet are leaking that info, including cookies, API keys, passwords and URLs of the sites you've visited. Sites include Uber, OKCupid, Fitbit and thousands of…
  5. Apple and Silicon Valley Struggle to Navigate Trump’s Waters

    Macobserver.com - Technology 02.24 / 22:58 www.macobserver.com
    In the weeks since his inauguration, there has been much discussion about President Trump’s relationship with the media. Rightly so. Media is not alone in feeling the affects of the chaotic political climate that we are currently experiencing. The ramifications are also clear in tech, where companies have struggled with balancing politics and business, even as the two intersect one another like never …
  6. The Thinking Behind a Female Voice for Siri

    Macobserver.com - Technology 02.24 / 22:58 www.macobserver.com
    Siri started out with a female voice exclusively, but now it can be changed to male. Alexa uses only a female voice. Cortana’s voice, for now, is strictly female. Why is that? Is it sexism? Is it for better intelligibility? John looks into the…
  7. HPE reports first-quarter revenue decline of 10.4% from last year

    Itbusiness.ca - Technology 02.24 / 22:42 www.itbusiness.ca
    Despite CEO Meg Whitman’s best efforts, Hewlett-Packard Co. spinoff Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is struggling to compete in the enterprise technology sphere, the company admitted during its first-quarter earnings call on Thursday. During the fiscal quarter ending on Jan. 31, HPE’s revenue declined by 10.4 per cent to $11.4 billion USD, missing analysts’ projections…
  8. Robotic, rolling pile of poo used to record intimate wildlife moments

    Slashgear.com - Technology 02.24 / 22:39 www.slashgear.com
    A random robot rolling around the wild would be enough to spook anyone, human or animal, but it could also be a great way to catch intimate and candid moments from the animal kingdom. To get that benefit without the side effect of startling animals, PBS is using an unusual contraption as part of its “Spy In The Wild” series … Continue rea…
  1. Dr. Sara Seager on unlocking the universe’s mysteries

    Macleans.ca - Science 02.24 / 00:27 www.macleans.ca
    A renowned Canadian exoplanet expert talks NASA's big announcement and the allure of finding another Earth The post Dr. Sara Seager on unlocking the universe’s mysteries appeared first on…
  1. Lindsay Lohan can appeal suit against 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers

    Lfpress.com - Games 02.23 / 23:24 www.lfpress.com
    New York state’s highest court has agreed to allow Lindsay Lohan to appeal her lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto, who the actress says used her likeness in the video game without p…
  2. Lindsay Lohan can appeal suit against 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers

    Edmontonsun.com - Games 02.23 / 22:04 www.edmontonsun.com
    New York state’s highest court has agreed to allow Lindsay Lohan to appeal her lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto, who the actress says used her likeness in the video game without p…
  3. Celebrity gamer dies during 24-hour live-stream of 'World of Tanks' play on Twitch

    Edmontonsun.com - Games 02.23 / 19:57 www.edmontonsun.com
    Twenty-two hours into a 24-hour-long marathon video game session, Twitch streamer Brian Vigneault, 35, got up to take a smoke break. He never returned to his…
  1. Ford offers GT buyers even lighter Competition Series model

    Autofocus.ca - Auto 02.24 / 20:57 www.autofocus.ca
    In making its flagship performance model lighter, Ford hopes to add weight to the GT's go-fast…
  2. Porsche unveils 671-horsepower Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

    Driving.ca - Auto 02.24 / 19:09 driving.ca
    Latest Porsche Panamera variant set to debut at this year's Geneva Motor…
  3. Don’t miss the new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 pace Sunday’s Daytona 500!

    Auto123.com - Auto 02.24 / 18:45 www.auto123.com
    The new 2017 Chevy Camaro ZL1 will pace the NASCAR Daytona 500 race this Sunday, February 26th. Catch it with Jeff Gordon behind the…
  4. 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon to have Drag Mode

    Auto123.com - Auto 02.24 / 17:00 www.auto123.com
    We’ve already shown you the first six teasers for FCA’s new ultimate performance halo car. Now, here’s the seventh, which focuses on the car’s Drag Mode…
  5. Next-gen Ford Fiesta ST debuts ahead of Geneva Motor Show

    Driving.ca - Auto 02.24 / 15:43 driving.ca
    Ford's Fiesta ST pocket rocket debuts with a Top Gear-style…
  6. 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in pictures

    Auto123.com - Auto 02.24 / 13:07 www.auto123.com
    The 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto is bustling with major new launches and exciting automotive surprises. Check out our photo gallery for details and great…
  7. GM to build, test thousands of autonomous Bolt EVs in 2018

    Autofocus.ca - Auto 02.24 / 12:25 www.autofocus.ca
    American automaker purportedly plans to build thousands of self-driving Bolt EVs in 2018 in an effort to edge out…
  8. Ludicrous: Tesla remove its cars' performance restrictions

    Autofocus.ca - Auto 02.24 / 11:08 www.autofocus.ca
    Automaker's new software update lets owners okay excessive wear on their motor in order to pull off 2.28-sec zero-to-100 km/h…
  1. Watch 8BitDad Unbox the Nintendo Switch

    Megatechnews.com - Gadgets 02.24 / 20:54 www.megatechnews.com
    The post Watch 8BitDad Unbox the Nintendo Switch appeared first on MEGATechNews. The official launch of Nintendo's bold new machine that serves both as a mobile gaming device and a home console is still a week away, but Zach Rosenberg from 8BitDad was lucky enough to get an early unit. And he got his grubby hands all over the thing to unbox the Nintendo Switch live on […] The post Watch 8BitDad Unbox the Nintendo Switch appeared first on…
  2. iPhone 7 Plus Catches Fire While Sitting Unused

    Megatechnews.com - Gadgets 02.24 / 20:27 www.megatechnews.com
    The post iPhone 7 Plus Catches Fire While Sitting Unused appeared first on MEGATechNews. Holy exploding phones, Batman! When it comes to smartphones, it seems like seven isn't necessarily a lucky number. Brianna, an unlucky iPhone 7 Plus user, recently experienced her iPhone exploding in true Galaxy Note 7 style - smoking, sizzling, kerbang, the works. She posted the immediate aftermath to Twitter and Apple launched a prompt investigation. […] The post iPhone 7 Plus…
  3. LG G6 OFFERS ULTIMATE USER CONVENIENCE AND ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY WITH FULLVISION DISPLAY

    Vancouvergadgets.ca - Gadgets 02.24 / 20:11 vancouvergadgets.ca
    LG Electronics (LG) will feature its new mobile UX 6.0 in its upcoming G6 smartphone specifically customized to maximize the advantages of the device’s expansive FullVision® display. LG G6 will feature a QHD+ FullVision display with an 18:9 screen aspect ratio that almost entirely fills the front of the smartphone. The dimensions of the phone [...] LG G6 OFFERS ULTIMATE USER CONVENIENCE AND ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY WITH FULLVISION DI…
  4. How good is Freedom Mobile’s LTE network?

    Whatsyourtech.ca - Gadgets 02.24 / 19:20 whatsyourtech.ca
    By Ted Kritsonis The carrier formerly known as Wind Mobile rebranded as Freedom Mobile at the same time it launched its own LTE network in November 2016 in Toronto and Vancouver, so how good is it three months…
  5. Canadian App Combines Most Popular Mobile Activities: Watching, Sharing and Texting

    Whatsyourtech.ca - Gadgets 02.24 / 15:55 whatsyourtech.ca
    by Lee Rickwood In their desire to build on today’s most popular mobile activities, developers at a Canadian tech start-up are re-creating one of the oldest media e…
  6. Smartphone Apps Reduce Risks for Lone Workers

    Whatsyourtech.ca - Gadgets 02.24 / 11:13 whatsyourtech.ca
    by Lee Rickwood Work is hard enough these days, whether you’re toiling away in a crowded office, an empty basement or a remote l…
  7. Reviewing the ZTE Axon 7 Mini

    Whatsyourtech.ca - Gadgets 02.23 / 22:49 whatsyourtech.ca
    By Ted Kritsonis There is something noteworthy about a brand without serious recognition trying to create products that take design seriously. ZTE has been fighting that uphill battle with its smartphones in North America, and its flagship Axon 7 has helped the cause. Its smaller Mini sibling comes at an aggressive price, but with trade-offs to get it…
  8. Whatever happened to Google Glass?

    Vancouvergadgets.ca - Gadgets 02.23 / 21:35 vancouvergadgets.ca
    In 2012 Google Glass launched and like everyone else in the tech world we were glued to social media networks and online mentions of the technology. Wearable tech has always been a thing but Glass seemed to make it so real that everyone was going to have one. The wearable tech scene and industry probably [...] Whatever happened to Google…