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If you live in Metro Vancouver, be careful when you cross these bridges

An old bridge down at the Fraser River is considered one of the most bridges in Vancouver, with its number of serious collisions on the rise. Drivers should also be careful on the Knights Street Bridge and Lion’s Gate Bridge.

Tech May 8, 2014

Kaspersky rubbishes Symantec VP's claim that antivirus is 'dead', calls it marketing stunt

Symantec VP Brian Dye thinks that antivirus software is dead, but Kaspersky Lab head, Eugene Kaspersky, disagrees. He thinks that antivirus scanners should continue to be used alongside other methods for security.

Tech May 9, 2014

Al Franken promises net neutrality fight is far from over

Senator Al Franken is not giving up on the battle for net neutrality. In a video, he lashed out at the FCC proposal of "fast lanes."

Tech May 7, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7: Enough ammo to take on Apple and Samsung?

Huawei has released a new Android phone in many markets called the Ascend P7. It mimics Apple's design for the iPhone with a slim look and feel and comes with a custom UI.

Tech May 8, 2014

Nintendo earnings nosedives: RIP Wii U?

Nintendo sees earnings in the red for the third consecutive year. It has shown the company needs to make some major changes.

Tech May 8, 2014

Willing to risk your life to get your smartphone back? Some willing to go to great lengths to recover device

Once a smartphone is stolen 68 percent of victims are unable to get the device back, report says.

Tech May 8, 2014

Move over Google, Epson is truly first and second to market with computer eyewear

The second-gen Moverio BT-200 glasses work with Bluetooth, most Android apps and offers 2D or 3D images.

Tech May 7, 2014

Google wants Chromebooks to kill PCs by bringing offline features

Google has put the PC world on watch with new Chromebook updates. Now, users can use many applications while not connected online.

Tech May 9, 2014

Evernote pairs up with LinkedIn to scan and save business card info

Every business card Evernote users photograph from now on will scan and save the card's information, as well as other information from that person's LinkedIn account. Just by photographing a business card, Evernote users will be able to see all the pertinent information on that person's LinkedIn account.

Tech May 8, 2014

Leaked emails show Google getting cozy with NSA: What's up?

Google and the NSA were pals back in 2012, but it doesn't appear if both companies collaborated on anything that has to do with spying on the general public.

Tech May 8, 2014

Navy hands out NeRD e-readers with no Wi-Fi - 99 bottles of beer on the wall

What's a Navy sailor to do marooned underwater in a submarine with no iPad, no smartphone and no books? Previously counting sheep or singing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" were the only reasonable options, but now, the U.S. Navy is handing out NeRD e-readers with hundreds of books and no Wi-Fi to sailors.

Tech May 7, 2014

Symantec says antivirus losing fight against cyberattacks, plotting new strategy

If Symantec is correct, then it would mean the Anti-virus software is dead, we'll be relying more on minimizing malware damage rather than blocking them outright.

Tech May 8, 2014

Huawei Ascend P7 debuts with iPhone-like design and customized Android OS

Huawei finally introduced a high-end smartphone worth having with the Ascend P7. With a beautiful design, quality specifications and a gorgeous customizable version of Android OS, the Ascend P7 is one of the nicest looking Android smartphones out there. will it ever come to the United States?

Tech May 7, 2014

Intel announces plans to be inside new generation of Google Chromebooks

Intel and Lenovo are taking the Chromebook market by storm, a move that would benefit Google greatly, and might just punish Microsoft even more.

Tech May 7, 2014

Why the $20 smartphone won't be the next burner cellphone

Reports claim low-end priced smartphones don't have a long consumer tail. But that may not be the case given consumer demand for apps and a market that has yet to be tapped.

Tech May 7, 2014

WeChat offers 1GB free storage. Will it be enough to lure in more users?

WeChat will be offering 1GB free cloud storage. WeChat customers can now free-up valuable space from their handsets.

Tech May 7, 2014

Google Maps get uber update: What you should know

Google Maps has been updated for iOS and Android. New features include Uber integration for faster travel with rented cars.

Tech May 8, 2014

Tumblr adds customization options to iOS, Android apps

Tumblr goes mobile second time but with new in-app customization allowing users to personalize their blog designs across all devices. Will it bring new users to the growing site?

Tech May 8, 2014

GoogleX chief: Hello Google Glass, bye jetpacks

Google's X lab chief, Dr. Astro Teller, says not to worry about privacy when it comes to the Google Glass. Cameras are already all around us and it is the world's worst spy camera.

Tech May 9, 2014

Microsoft patents own smartwatch, wants to throw Apple's iWatch out of the window

Six years after it canceled its first smartwatch in 2008, Microsoft is back in the game with a fitness-tracking smartwatch that can also make calls and send messages, says a new patent released in May.

Tech May 7, 2014

HP rolls out OpenStack Helion cloud products and services, allots $1 billion for initiative

HP is investing over $1 billion to its new cloud-based products and services called HP Helion, which integrates its various old and new cloud offerings into a unified portfolio. Read more here.

Tech May 7, 2014

Indiana University researchers make app to unmask fake Twitter accounts

Researchers from Indiana University have developed a tool that can weed out bots spamming Twitter with fake accounts. The tool is called BotOrNot and analyzes various aspects of an account using predictive analytics.

Tech May 8, 2014

Apple iOS 7 bug leaves email attachments unencrypted, says security expert

A researcher finds an Apple iOS 7 bug that leaves email attachments unprotected. Apple says it will release a security patch in an update. Other researchers believe the bug doesn't pose much threat.

Tech May 7, 2014

Symantec declares death of antivirus, creates team to rescue hacked businesses

Symantec's anti-virus software such as Norton is "dead," as per company executive. Since cyberattacks are evolving, companies providing defenses against such have finally evolved as well, creating better defenses ahead.

Tech May 7, 2014

Activision is risking $500 mn on Destiny: Our take

Activision is not intent on letting Destiny fail, hence the reason why the company is willing to spend $500 million on development and marketing in 2014 alone.

Tech May 6, 2014

Google Classroom tool threatens to send rival education apps to detention

Google is looking to enter the education sector. New Google Classroom tool should help it push out rivals.

Tech May 6, 2014

Tesco dreams of own smartphone but do we need Hudl?

Tesco is looking to enter the smartphone market. It comes after their Hudl tablet didn't quite live up to expectations.

Tech May 7, 2014

Google Glass too expensive? Try Epson smartglass Moverio BT-200 for $700 instead

Epson has an answer to Google Glass with its own augmented reality glasses. The company has announced it is starting to ship the Epson Moverio BT-200 for $699.99.

Tech May 7, 2014

Want to join NSA? Decode the tweet

The NSA is looking for new employees to help protect America, and the agency is doing this through Twitter. Can you land the job? Decode the messages and find out.

Tech May 7, 2014

Is Google in cahoots with the NSA? Email leak reveals a close relationship

Google may not be as good-hearted as previously thought. Newly leaked emails between Google executives and the NSA hint at a close relationship between the two back in 2011. Is Google's "Don't be evil" motto a sham?

Tech May 7, 2014

Google Maps update integrates Uber but is the move uber cool?

Google Maps is integrating Uber. The move has a number of positives, but some say it isn't a safe bet.

Tech May 7, 2014

Google Classroom app connects teachers and students - The dog ate my homework-NOT

Google in making great inroads with education in America. A new app for education, called Google Classroom, is designed to help students and teachers communicate about assignments and grades. Will Google take over the classroom one app at a time?

Tech May 6, 2014

Manage your bookmarks with Google Stars - New preview leaks

Google wants to help organize your life with a new bookmark management tool for Chrome called Google Stars. The new service is expected to debut at Google I/O, but now a preview of Google Stars has leaked.

Tech May 6, 2014

Lenovo debuts Chromebooks for the shopper, student consumer

PC maker delivers on promise to push out cheaper laptops for the education market. They should hit stores just as back-to-school shopping begins.

Tech May 6, 2014

Tesco set to launch own smartphone, springs from Hudl tablet success

The success of the Hudl tablet inspired Tesco to go ahead with producing a second version plus a new budget Android smartphone. Its CEO reveals some details over a radio program.

Tech May 6, 2014

NSA's encrypted tweet deciphered in six seconds, recruits code breakers

NSA coded tweet deciphered in six seconds. Were you hired? NSA is looking to hire code-breakers, tweets a simple code that an online tool called Quipquip can solve in six seconds.

Tech May 6, 2014

UN: There will be three billion Internet users by end of 2014

By the end of 2014, the world will have three billion Internet users, based on latest data released by the United Nations International Telecommunications Union. If you are reading this, you are part of the statistics.

Tech May 7, 2014

Lenovo unveils a ballerina: N20p Chromebook with 300-degree hinge

Joining the bandwagon of Chromebooks is Lenovo with its own lineup, the N20 and N20p models. The latter has a multi-mode design that allows the keyboard to flex back 300 degrees.

Tech May 7, 2014

Microsoft Surface Mini unveil? Invite for NYC 'small gathering' on May 20 hints

Microsoft is set to launch the Surface Mini in New York on May 20, technology journalists believe. The last time it held a Surface event was to unveil the Surface 2 in the Big Apple as well.

Tech May 7, 2014

Now we have computers that can solve word problems. Need help with math or physics homework?

Researchers from MIT have come up with a new type of computer system that can automatically find the solutions to word problems. The new system may have applications in the fields of math, education and physics.

Tech May 7, 2014

Qualcomm partners with Nuance, Toq smartwatch now comes with voice-to-text feature

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch truly became smarter after all, with the release of voice-input, letting you dictate messages and converts it to text. But reviewers say there’s more work to be done.

Tech May 7, 2014

Google Wallet soon on Google Glass? Send money using voice.

Google Glass wearers may soon be able to make purchases with a simple voice command and a few gestures, as TechCrunch reports Google Wallet will soon be coming to Glass.

Tech May 6, 2014

Checking emails after office hours ups level of stress. Now, drop that smartphone, tablet

A new study shows that emailing outside normal working hours increase a worker's stress levels. It could be due to a physical toll or a productive stress that some actually desire.

Tech May 7, 2014

Google Play Music now available in Canada. Here's what to expect.

Google Play Music has been finally launched in Canada, nearly three years after rolling out in the U.S. See what the music service offers in the midst of a tight competition.

Tech May 7, 2014

Apple biometric earpods are not happening. Why? It's a hoax!

The rumors that Apple was working on earpods with biometrics isn't happening after all and turned out to be bogus. The earpods were supposed to rely on the lightning port and come with integrated heart rate as well as blood pressure.

Tech May 6, 2014

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