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Here are the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, Huawei Mate 20 and HTC U12 Life leaks from last week

From BlackBerry to Huawei, a variety of smartphone leaks surfaced this past week. Here’s a breakdown of almost every smartphone leak from the last few days. The leaks below encompass news from August 11th to August August 17th, and with the Note 9 out of the way, there are a lot less leaks this week....

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Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:09:03 +0000
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Prince’s discography from 1995 to 2010 is now available to stream online

Prince’s estate and Sony Legacy Recordings have released 24 Prince albums to music streaming services. The artist formerly known as Prince was a notable holdout from music streaming services, but all of that changed when his Warner Bros. music catalogue became available to stream in 2017. Now 24 albums from the Purple One’s time under...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 23:12:58 +0000
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Hydro Ottawa warning customers to not click on scam text messages

Ottawa-based electricity distribution company Hydro Ottawa is warning customers of a text scam that claims to offer a refund if clicked. Hydro Ottawa informed customers of this new scam in an August 15th, 2018 tweet. WARNING, don’t fall for this texting #scam. Customers should absolutely not click on it. If you receive this text, delete...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:22:18 +0000
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Google Goggles receives first update in years, tells users to get Lens

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Do you remember Google Goggles? Many, like me, had forgotten about them until now, when Google pushed out the app’s first update since 2014 to shut it down. The app, which first came out in 2009, was one of Google’s first attempts at object identification in photos. I certainly remember having the app on my...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 20:07:42 +0000
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There are a few changes coming to Microsoft’s Android launcher

Users who are enrolled in the Microsoft Launcher beta will start seeing a new minimal design in the launcher’s feed, as well as additional Cortana features. The beta needs to be on version 4.13 for users to view the new updates. The most visual aspect of this new version is the changes to the ‘Launcher...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:13:28 +0000
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‘Save to Inbox’ feature mysteriously vanishes from Inbox

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Google’s email test bed, Inbox, is shedding a feature. After the recent 1.76.207204234 app update, the popular Save to Inbox feature vanished. The feature, which allowed users to save websites to their inbox as a sort of read-it-later service, is gone. Instead, when someone shares a link to Inbox, it just drops it into an...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:56:32 +0000
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Play multiplayer Super Nintendo games in your browser with SNES Party

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While retro console emulators over the years have dabbled with online multiplayer features, they’re often convoluted and not exactly easy to setup. SNES Party, a new unofficial (somewhat illegal, depending on who you ask) way to play Super Nintendo (SNES) games with friends over the internet, aims to solve the above problem. What makes this...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:55:15 +0000
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Elon Musk ‘New York Times’ interview offers insight into CEO’s mind

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk was recently interviewed by the New York Times to talk about the events of his past year. He also spoke to the toll that steering his electric vehicle company through turmoil after turmoil has taken on him. Musk explained that his work schedule — sometimes up to 120 hours a week...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:15:02 +0000
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HTC U12+ in Solar Red is now available in Canada

When HTC’s U12+ came out earlier this year, it was only available in two colours in Canada: ‘Translucent Blue’ and ‘Ceramic Black’. Starting today, it’s also available in a new ‘Solar Red’ colour. The Solar Red variant features 64GB and 6GB of RAM. The red variant costs $1,099 CAD, the same price as the blue...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:12:44 +0000
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OnePlus 6T will reportedly launch in October

OnePlus’ next flagship smartphone will launch in October, according to a new report from CNET. The phone will likely be called the OnePlus 6T. This launch date isn’t unusual for the company, as it typically operates on a tic-toc release cycle. OnePlus drops a new phone every second release, that’s followed with an update on that...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:18:24 +0000
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Samsung is working on a new Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset: report

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Samsung could be working on an updated version of its Odyssey Windows Mixed Reality headset, according to a recent FCC filing. The upgraded headset, rumoured to be called the Odyssey+, looks similar to its predecessor save for a few differences that likely aim to make the headset more comfortable to wear for long periods of...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:10:46 +0000
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Koodo doubles data and minutes available in Booster add-ons in new promotion

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Koodo has launched a new promotion aimed at its pre-paid customers. For a limited time, the Telus flanker brand is offering double the data and minutes on all of its ‘Booster’ add-ons at no additional cost. Boosters allow prepaid customers to add additional Canada-wide minutes, long-distance minutes and/or data to their talk and data allotments. For...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:27:57 +0000
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This $39 Learn To Scrum Bundle Will Streamline Your Workflow

A popular method stemming from Agile methodology is Scrum, which allows teams to efficiently work on a project during work stages known as sprints. Learning how to implement Scrum in the workplace is a valuable skill which will stick with you throughout your career, and the Complete Learn To Scrum Bundle will teach you how for $51.91 CAD [$39 USD].

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00:00 +0000
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Vancouver-based Solo offering $1,000 off its vehicle if you’ve made a deposit on another EV

Meccanica, a lesser known Vancouver-based electric vehicle manufacturer, is offering drivers $1,000 USD towards its Solo car. Anyone who has already placed a deposit on another electric vehicle can apply to buy a Solo and the company will give them $1,000 towards the vehicle. The Solo is a one-seat, three-wheeled car that aims to offer drivers...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:52:24 +0000
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Qualcomm reportedly developing Snapdragon 865 5G system on a chip

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Noted leaker ‘Ice universe‘ has taken to Twitter to reveal that U.S.-based silicon manufacturer Qualcomm is reportedly working on a new 5G system-on-a-chip (SoC). According to Ice universe, the new chip, the ‘Qualcomm SDM865 mobile platform’ — presumably the as-of-yet unannounced Snapdragon 865 — will be a “complete 5G SoC.” Qualcomm is developing the SDM865,...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:16:17 +0000
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Google admits it still tracks your location even with ‘Location History’ turned off

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Google has updated the information help page for Android’s ‘Location History’ tracking feature with text that confirms the tech giant’s mobile operating system continues to track users even when the feature has been turned off, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Google says that apps like Google Maps, along with services such...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:43:01 +0000
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Northwestel expresses concerns over CRTC basic internet service expectations

Bell-owned northern Canada telecom service provider Northwestel has filed a submission to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) expressing concerns about the Commission’s network quality framework for the eventual rollout of internet as a basic service. According to Northwestel’s August 16th, 2018 submission, the northern carrier is worried that it won’t be able to...

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:38:32 +0000
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Google to release Assistant Smart Display later this year: report

Lenovo Smart Display

Google will launch its own Assistant Smart Display later this year, according to Nikkei. The publication says the upcoming device is “likely to be similar to the Amazon Echo Show.” Like the Smart Displays already available in the U.S., it will allow users to watch YouTube videos, check their calendars, navigate Google Maps and more....

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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:38:40 +0000
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News for Canada

Majority of B.C. — and 3 other provinces — under special weather statement due to wildfire smoke

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Smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning across B.C. has left virtually all of the province in a haze.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:30:44 EDT
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Heroes for a nation: 2 Fredericton police officers honoured at regimental funeral

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Just over a week after they were killed in the line of duty along with two civilians, Fredericton police Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were honoured in a regimental funeral before over 1,000 family members, friends, first responders and dignitaries, following a street procession that attracted hundreds on a rain-swept day.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:00 EDT
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Despite 'Good Samaritan' law, many drug users too scared of arrest to report overdoses

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The government introduced the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act in May 2017 to provide some amnesty for drug users - but a year after the legislation was passed, many people are still too scared to call for help because they fear arrest.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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CRTC's unlocked phone rule has sparked a crime spree, Bell and Rogers say

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Bell and Rogers say new rules mandating that Canadian carriers sell unlocked phones have triggered a rise in phone thefts. But their submission to the CRTC is short on numbers and details.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Bison destroyed after wandering out of Banff National Park

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One of two bison that wandered out of Banff National Park earlier this month has been destroyed.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:09:31 EDT
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Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont.

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Some scientists believe human activity and technology have pushed us into a new geological epoch called the Anthropocene. What they still need to figure out is exactly when this turning point began. A team of researchers believes Crawford Lake west of Toronto has preserved the answer.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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3 N.W.T. plane crash victims were tourists from Alta., Sask.

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The three people who died in Thursday’s deadly plane crash near Fort Simpson, N.W.T., were tourists from Alberta and Saskatchewan who were on a day tour of the Nahanni National Park Reserve, according to the owner Simpson Air.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:41:43 EDT
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12-year-old girl found dead in California was from Waterloo, reports say

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Officials have identified a 12-year-old Canadian girl as the victim of a deadly boat accident in California.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:43:48 EDT
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Alberta's new normal could be a 'constant state' of drought: expert

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Farmers and ranchers across the prairies have been facing off against hot and dry weather conditions for the past year, and a drought researcher says simulations show it's time to start treating these conditions as the "new normal."


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 07:30:00 EDT
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RCMP commissioner 'not sure' handgun ban is the answer to gun violence

Seized handgun

There are growing calls across the country for a handgun ban after a recent spate of shootings, but the new head of the RCMP isn't convinced.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:00:00 EDT
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Calgary police officer seriously injured when hit by suspected stolen truck

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Police later found the truck in the southwest community of Evergreen.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:02:19 EDT
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Feeling the burn: B.C. tourism industry hit hard by wildfires

Tracy Calogheros

Caravan Theatre has been filling seats and delighting audience on its 80-acre farm for forty years. But over the last two years, audience numbers are slipping.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:00:00 EDT
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Boarding ships and air attacks: Operation Nanook begins in Labrador Sea

Boarding party HMCS Charlottetown

We take you on board an annual exercise that tests the military's ability to operate in the Arctic.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:30:00 EDT
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Time to let Tina Fontaine rest, cousin says, 4 years after grim discovery

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A family member of Tina Fontaine's is planning to let her memorial site be.


Sat, 18 Aug 2018 01:24:22 EDT
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B.C. judge refuses to recuse herself for crying in court

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A B.C. provincial court judge has ruled not to recuse herself from presiding over a sexual interference case after a defence lawyer accused her of not being able to deliver a fair sentence because she cried during a victim impact statement.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:12:20 EDT
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Sign vandalized after MP Maxime Bernier calls out Winnipeg park for 'extreme multiculturalism'

Jinnah Park sign

Days after Conservative MP Maxime Bernier singled out a Winnipeg park named after a Pakistani leader in an attempt to demonstrate that multiculturalism has gone too far, the park's new sign was vandalized.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:29:01 EDT
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Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

NASA B.C. fires

The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:59:40 EDT
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Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

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​Canadians are generally supportive of current immigration levels, a survey of public perceptions commissioned by the federal government suggests — but they are also worried and confused when it comes to the issue of asylum seekers.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:20:28 EDT
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'Anti-colonial vandals' deface Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Montreal

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An anonymous group issued a news release saying the act is a response to the city of Victoria, B.C., removing its statue of Canada's first prime minister.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:31:14 EDT
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Judge lifts publication ban on details of deadly Fredericton shooting

Justice building, Fredericton

A New Brunswick judge has lifted a publication ban on previously reported details about the Fredericton shooting a week ago that claimed the lives of two city police officers and two civilians.


Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:24:51 EDT
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