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Here are the LG V35 ThinQ, BlackBerry Ghost, BlackBerry KEY2 leaks from last week

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From BlackBerry to LG, a variety of smartphone leaks surfaced this past week. Here’s a breakdown of almost every smartphone from the last couple of days. The leaks below encompass news from May 19th to May 25th. LG LG may launch up to seven different phones by the end of June. While the South Korean...

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Sat, 26 May 2018 14:04:54 +0000
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Google Assistant gets Reservations tab for hotels, flights and more

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is getting a new ‘Reservations’ section today. The section shows up under the Account section in the app’s settings. It lists current and past reservations for hotels, flights and events, and seems to pull information from Gmail. Users can click on events to get more details and even see the original source of the...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 20:58:32 +0000
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Microsoft is holding workshops about accessibility in technology across Canada

Microsoft

Microsoft has announced that it will be hosting ‘Ability Week,’ a week full of workshops focused on accessibility in technology, from May 29th to June 2nd. Workshops range from ‘Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day: Minecraft Coding workshop’ to ‘Mobility Day, Build the Robotic Finger workshop.’ The programs will be held at Microsoft stores across...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 20:50:37 +0000
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Amazon to build warehouse in Ottawa, creating 1,000 new jobs

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Amazon is planning to open a new warehouse in Ottawa that will employ about 1,000 people, according to two members of Parliament. In an interview with CBC, Orléans MP Andrew Leslie confirmed that Amazon has proposed a large warehouse at 5371 Boundary Rd., near Highway 417. The facility will be over one million square feet...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 20:48:57 +0000
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Check out these Netflix Originals coming to Canada in June

Each month, Netflix adds new original content to its platform. This June, shows like Sense8, Marvel’s Luke Cage  and The Ranch are returning. Additionally, new movies like Alex Strangelove, Kiss Me First and Brain on Fire are set to arrive this upcoming month. You can also check out completely new shows like Champions featuring Mindy Kaling and Anders Holm, and Cooking...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 20:42:23 +0000
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Health Canada expands recall of uncertified USB chargers

Health Canada is continuing to investigate potentially dangerous third-party USB chargers around Canada, adding seven more to its list of recalls. The new chargers bring the total list of recalls to 37 unique products and thousands, with hundreds of thousands of items affected. All of the chargers in this latest batch were obtained in Alberta...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 20:06:11 +0000
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Google is reportedly testing advertisements in the Google Feed

Google is adding advertisements to the Google Feed in what appears to be a limited test. According to AndroidPolice, some users have reported seeing ads in the Google Feed. However, we here at MobileSyrup haven’t started seeing any yet. The ads look like a normal card in the Google Feed, but they include a small green ad...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 19:47:48 +0000
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YouTube tutorial shows how to install clear back glass panel on Pixel 2 XL

Google’s Pixel 2 XL in its black-and-white ‘Panda’ form is already one of the most unique-looking flagship smartphones on the market. But YouTube content creator JerryRigEverything had to take things one step further. While replacing the glass panel on the back of a ‘Panda’ Pixel 2 XL for Michael ‘Mr. Mobile‘ Fisher, he decided to...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 19:25:19 +0000
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Google’s ‘Find My Device’ feature now shows IMEI numbers

The ‘Find My Device’ app is handy if you’ve lost your phone, but it doesn’t help users report their devices as stolen. Google is now trying to remedy this by adding a device’s IMEI number to the Find My Device screen. This is useful because it will allow users to be able to report their phone...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 18:03:13 +0000
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Samsung updates 2018 QLED TV lineup to support AMD FreeSync

Samsung has started rolling out a firmware update for its 2018 lineup of QLED TVs that adds support for AMD’s FreeSync tech. FreeSync is an adaptive synchronization technology that’s designed to help remove the screen tearing and stuttering associated with monitor gaming. Nvidia supports a similar feature in G-Sync. G-Sync, however, is a proprietary technology...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 17:57:45 +0000
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Seth Rogen volunteers to voice transit announcements across Canada

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First Vancouver and now the entire country — Seth Rogen says he wants to voice transit announcements across Canada. It all started earlier this week when Vancouver’s TransLink transit system announced that actor Morgan Freeman would be voicing Visa announcements in select stations and buses. Some Canadians wondered why a Canadian actor wasn’t approached for...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 17:37:26 +0000
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How to get YouTube TV in Canada

YouTube TV

YouTube TV launched in the U.S. in specific regions back in February, 2017, before eventually expanding to a wider range of cities across the country later that year. Google has secured deals with the five major networks in the U.S., including ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC, as well as approximately 40 cable channels...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 16:21:42 +0000
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Nest thermostat purchase now gets you a free Google Home Mini

Nest Thermostat E

Google is offering free Home Mini’s to users who buy either version of Nest’s smart thermostat. Users can buy either the $299 Nest Thermostat E, or the slightly more expensive 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $329. To take advantage of the deal users simply have to be 13 years of age or older and not...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 16:10:43 +0000
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Pay What You Want and Learn How to Code

Learning how to code is paramount in programming fields. However, committing to coding courses can be expensive. On top of that, there are numerous languages in use today, so choosing the right languages to learn can be complicated. If you have no coding experience and want exposure to the most widely used languages, the Pay What You Want: The Coding 101 Bundle is for you.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000
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Google quietly changes code of conduct, being evil is fine now

Google HQ

“Don’t be evil” was Google’s unofficial motto for a long time. The phrase was featured prominently in the search giant’s code of conduct. The keyword here is ‘was.’ Google removed the motto from much of its code of conduct sometime between mid-April and early May. While the code of conduct page indicates it was last...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 15:58:35 +0000
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Valve says Apple is blocking Steam Link from App Store due to ‘business conflicts’

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Apple rejected Valve’s Steam Link app due to “business conflicts” according to a statement from Valve. A tweet by the official Steam Database Twitter account alleged that Apple revoked approval for the app. The tech giant cited “business conflicts” as the reason. It’s not clear yet what these “business conflicts” are. It could have something...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 15:41:25 +0000
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YouTube on Android gets expanded mini video player from iOS app

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For a while now, YouTube users on iOS have been able to play a miniature version of videos in the bottom of the app, while also being able to pause the video within the mini-player. Now, Google has begun rolling out a similar feature to Android users. In this mode, videos can be viewed in...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 15:25:23 +0000
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New leak shows massive full-screen display Vivo phone in the wild

While there has been a lot of speculation that Vivo’s June 12th event would feature the Vivo APEX FullView, it’s now looking like we’ll see a similar phone with a different name. A new leaked photo shows an all-screen phone with a pop-up camera similar to the design to the Apex FullView. This has led...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 15:22:14 +0000
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OxygenOS 5.1.5 for OnePlus 6 adds slow-motion video capture, Switch app and more

OnePlus 6

The OnePlus 6 went on sale only earlier this week, but already OnePlus is issuing a new OTA update for its latest flagship. OxygenOS 5.1.5 updates the OP6 with Android’s May security patch. In addition, it unlocks the phone’s slow-motion capture capabilities (480 frames per second at 720p and 240 frames per second at 1080p), adds additional...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 15:08:52 +0000
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Best Buy Canada discounts MacBooks and iMacs up to $200 off

MacBook pro

Apple sells its products at a very high price, and while they are usually worth it, the price is often unattainable for many consumers. Even when Apple does offer sales you can count on them to only be around $30 CAD off. That’s why this Best Buy MacBook and iMac sale is quite exciting, as...

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Fri, 25 May 2018 14:57:31 +0000
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News for Canada

Justice minister's tweet on Boushie verdict inspired a wave of angry e-mails and letters

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Hundreds of Canadians sent e-mails and letters to federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould after she posted a comment to Twitter in the wake of a jury verdict in the death of Colten Boushie. Many accused the minister of political interference after she wrote, "We can and must do better."


Sat, 26 May 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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'It's the Wild West out here': Gulf Islanders raise alarm over too many whale-watching boats

Watching Whales near Saturna

Some residents of the southern Gulf Islands are worried too many whale-watching boats are chasing too few killer whales — stressing the already at-risk species.


Sat, 26 May 2018 10:00:00 EDT
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Ontario woman hit with 20-year-old bylaw ticket for dog that wasn't hers

Stacy Majchrowski

A Toronto woman was left scratching her head after receiving a $243.25 collection notice for an off-leash dog bylaw infraction dating back 20 years. The dog wasn't even hers and its owner has long since died.


Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:00 EDT
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New Coast Guard rescue boat station to be crewed by Inuit post-secondary students

Coast Guard Training

The Canadian Coast Guard is about to open something it's never had before — an Inshore Rescue Boat Station in Canada's vast North, crewed almost entirely by post-secondary students from Inuit backgrounds.


Sat, 26 May 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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The story behind one woman's 'rampage of social media terrorism' that targeted her exes

Emerson

An agreed statement of facts at Alexa Emerson's sentencing laid out the means and methods behind her campaign of terror that targeted her ex-boyfriends, their families, friends and employers.


Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:00 EDT
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How a 9/11 Truther may be influencing which Ontario election videos you see

Steeper33

He's a YouTube user who puts salacious titles and grabby headlines on otherwise innocuous videos, but he gets more views than many professional news organizations.


Sat, 26 May 2018 04:01:00 EDT
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DND doubles financial compensation for military who lose money on moving

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About 12,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces are ordered to move each year. The federal Home Equity Assistance program now offers up to $30,000 to cover losses when their house fetches less than they’ve put into it. Previously, the Treasury Board capped it at $15,000.


Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:00 EDT
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Evacuation order issued for 14 properties as wildfire burns north of Kamloops

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An evacuation order has been issued for more than a dozen properties near Allie Lake due to "potential danger to life and health" from a wildfire burning in the area.


Fri, 25 May 2018 22:23:21 EDT
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Garden gnome returns home after epic trip, complete with 157-photo scrapbook

Joe Butcher

Over a year ago, Joe Butcher's hand-painted gnome disappeared from his front yard. This week, he reappeared, and brought gifts.


Fri, 25 May 2018 23:43:37 EDT
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Bombay Bhel bombing: Witnesses describe bloody scene, 2 men fleeing after explosion

Toronto Mississauga Explosion Injured Woman

One witness says he heard a huge explosion, before coming upon a chaotic scene of broken glass and bloodied diners at a Mississauga Indian restaurant, while another spotted two men running away from the scene.


Fri, 25 May 2018 11:30:51 EDT
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New minor planet named after B.C. First Nation

Tsawout orbit

After more than 10 years of work with a telescope, a Victoria astronomer honours the Tsawout First Nation with their own minor planet.


Fri, 25 May 2018 15:55:26 EDT
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MSVU drops valedictorian after learning he sexually assaulted girl

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A spokesperson for Mount Saint Vincent University confirmed Friday that Ricardo Gorski had been slated to deliver the May 18 valedictory address until the school was informed of his background and confirmed he had been convicted of sexual assault.


Sat, 26 May 2018 12:05:59 EDT
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The Trudeau government gets another chance to do election law reform right

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Andrew Scheer's suggestion that the Liberals' new bill is an attempt to "rig the next election" may be over the top, but it's down to the Liberals to meet him halfway.


Sat, 26 May 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Saskatchewan man pleads guilty for 2017 crash that killed 3 Edmonton women

Eva Fatu Tumbay (left), Glorious Blamo (centre) and Jeanette Wright (right)

A Saskatchewan man has pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal negligence causing death for a crash that killed three Edmonton women.


Fri, 25 May 2018 23:23:35 EDT
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No guarantee Ottawa can come to terms with Kinder Morgan over Trans Mountain, says Jim Carr

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Canada's natural resources minister says there's no guarantee that Ottawa can reach a deal with Kinder Morgan to keep the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project alive.


Sat, 26 May 2018 04:00:02 EDT
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All evacuees from eastern Manitoba fires airlifted to Winnipeg

Manitoba fire Little Grand Rapids First Nations

All evacuees from Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations are in Winnipeg Friday, the Canadian Red Cross said, as 25,000-hectare fire continues to burn just a few kilometres away from their communities.


Fri, 25 May 2018 09:27:14 EDT
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Officer-cadet from Royal Military College Saint-Jean to be expelled for defiling Qur'an

Royal Military College Saint-Jean stock

Canada's military plans to dismiss three cadets from its premier officer training academy in Quebec after a video was made of a student at the school masturbating over a copy of the Qur'an.


Fri, 25 May 2018 13:14:22 EDT
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Securing millennial vote key to winning Ontario election

Securing millennial vote key to winning Ontario election

For the first time, millennial voters will outnumber baby boomers. CBC News spoke to some of those potential voters to see what issues they're focused on.


Fri, 25 May 2018 22:07:00 EDT
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Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says

Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism.


Fri, 25 May 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Trudeau's decision to vote in Ontario election angers Quebec MP

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to vote in the upcoming Ontario provincial election while representing a Quebec riding federally has offended at least one Conservative MP from Quebec.


Fri, 25 May 2018 15:44:32 EDT
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