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eBay Canada competes with Amazon Prime Day with site-wide 2-day sale

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eBay Canada has announced a new sale offering discounts on thousands of items to compete with Amazon Prime Day. eBay’s sales, which run today and tomorrow alongside Amazon’s one-and-a-half day annual promotion, feature discounts on products from all different categories, including home, sports and clothing. In terms of tech, though, here are some of the...

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 04:01:22 +0000
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How to block specific area and country codes on Android and iOS

Spam callers

Spam calls are becoming increasingly common in Canada. Scams come in all forms, ranging from people pretending they’re from the government, to people masquerading as your telecom provider — or even impersonating Nigerian princes (just wire them the money up front and it’ll all be okay). Scammers and spam callers often use a variety of...

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:01:51 +0000
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This robot plant-holder has legs so it can follow the sun [Sticky or Not]

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:00:38 +0000
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Otter automatically transcribes your conversations [App of the Week]

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 14:00:34 +0000
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Top Canadian mobile stories from the past week

The OnePlus 6 in 'Red'

Every week we bring you the latest in Canadian mobile news. Listed below is a quick overview of the top stories from the past seven days. Why I chose a Surface Book and not a MacBook [Read here] Redesigned Google Pay web client now available in Canada [Read here] Jabra Elite 65t and Elite Active...

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Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:18:03 +0000
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Nissan ProPilot Assist Review: Don’t let go of the wheel

Nissan ProPilot Assist warning to takeover

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Sat, 14 Jul 2018 21:07:51 +0000
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Here are the Samsung Galaxy S10+, Note 9 and lower-end iPhone 9 leaks from last week

From Apple to Samsung, a variety of smartphone leaks surfaced this past week. Here’s a breakdown of almost every smartphone leak from the last few of days. The leaks below encompass news from July 7th to July 13th. Samsung The Samsung Galaxy S10+ will reportedly have five cameras. Reports claim the phone will offer two...

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Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:03:13 +0000
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Live out your Fast and the Furious dreams with Canadian-made Absolute Drift [Game of the Week]

Three Canadian producers team up with new artists for a Samsung Studio Session

Canadian Producer WondaGurl during the Samsung Studio Session

Samsung brought together three Canadian producers and paired them with up-and-coming musicians for a two day recording session. Dubbed Studio Sessions, the recording event took placed at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studio. Samsung recorded the Studio Sessions using a Galaxy S9+. The producers included Tyler Williams, known as T-Minus. The Grammy award-winner hails from Ajax, Ontario. He...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:00:47 +0000
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Newfoundland-based company gets surprise Emmy nod for virtual reality game

Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality

Newfoundland-based studio Other Ocean Interactive has received a surprise nomination for its role in developing a VR game. The studio helped develop the virtual reality game Virtual Rick-ality, based on the hit animated series Rick and Morty. Owlchemy Labs, Adult Swim Games and the Rick and Morty creative team also share the nomination. The game-makers chose...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 22:00:48 +0000
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Patent hints Apple could have plans to improve ‘Find My AirPods’ feature

AirPods

If you’re like me, you’re always losing, but then eventually finding your AirPods — often in some strange, unheard of place like my pocket. While I should always just keep my AirPods in their charging case when I’m not using them, this is something I rarely remember to do. It looks like Apple could have...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:09:06 +0000
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MLB to release blockchain-based baseball trading game: report

MLB Crypto Baseball promo image

Major League Baseball plans to launch a digital collectibles game on the blockchain later this summer. If that has you scratching your noggin, you aren’t alone. According to a Yahoo Finance report, blockchain gaming company Lucid Sight will launch MLB Crypto Baseball. Lucid Sight reportedly has a licensing deal with MLB. According to the report,...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:25:41 +0000
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Google Chrome’s new Meltdown and Spectre safeguard is a memory hog

Google Chrome

Chome has added new protections against the Meltdown and Spectre exploits that target hardware vulnerabilities in modern processors — but the new version of the browser uses a lot more memory. In a nutshell, Meltdown and Spectre are exploits that allow for malicious programs to steal data that is being processed on the computer by...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:10:11 +0000
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EB Games offering select Nintendo Switch games for half price with the purchase of a system

Nintendo Switch with Splatoon 2

EB Games Canada is currently offering select popular Nintendo Switch games for half price with the purchase of the console. Until July 15th, purchase a Nintendo Switch for $379.99 CAD — the new lowered price for the system — and get one of the following games for $39.99 (regular $79.99): The Legend of Zelda: Breath...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:02:48 +0000
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Eevee is the focus of the next Pokémon Go Community Day

Niantic has announced that the normal-type Pokémon Eevee is going to get the game’s Community Day spotlight in August. This is a pretty important community event since it’s the first Community Day that’s being stretched out to cover two days. The event will take place on August 11th and 12th, there will be a three-hour time...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:42:38 +0000
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SkipTheDishes delivering free ice cream cones in Toronto this weekend

SkipTheDishes ice cream truck

This Sunday, July 15th is National Ice Cream Day, and to celebrate, SkipTheDishes will deliver 20,000 free ice cream cones to Toronto this weekend. To take advantage of the offer, Torontonians can stop by the brand-new SkipTheDishes ice cream truck at the Harbourfront Centre on both Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. The truck,...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:58:00 +0000
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CRTC establishes network quality framework for basic internet service rollout

CRTC site on phone

Canada’s telecom watchdog has established a preliminary network quality framework for its eventual rollout of broadband internet as a basic service. According to a July 13th, 2018 decision, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has determined that internet access can only be defined as high-quality if it falls within a “round-trip latency threshold of...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:44:15 +0000
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Koodo offering existing subscribers $15/3GB bring-your-own-tablet plan

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Telus flanker brand Koodo has added a new plan that offers 3GB of tablet data for $15 per month to existing subscribers who bring their own tablets to the carrier. While the plan costs $15 per month, there is an additional one-time $30 connection fee which includes the cost of a SIM card. The bring-your-own-tablet...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:12:38 +0000
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NES Classic Edition is available again at select stores and online

NES Classic Edition

The NES Classic Edition is available again. Best Buy Canada has the console in stock online and in select stores in limited quantities NES Classic Edition will be available online at approximately 10am PST. Limited quantities, no rainchecks. Also available in select stores, use the Reserve In Store button online to get yours today. https://t.co/QofmJpAKYF...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:02:00 +0000
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Twitter officially adds a bottom navigation bar to Android app

Twitter's bottom navigation bar on a Pixel 2 XL

Twitter announced Friday that it was rolling out a new bottom navigation bar for Android users. While a small change overall, it’s a welcome one. The bottom navigation bar essentially takes the four tabs that ran across the top of the app and placed them along the bottom. The tabs — Home, Search, Notifications and...

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:24:35 +0000
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News for Canada

Thousands of France fans pour onto Montreal streets after 4-2 World Cup victory

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It may not be the Champs Elysées, but Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal was swarming with red, white and blue Sunday afternoon as France poured in the goals and, finally, won the World Cup 4-2.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:15:01 EDT
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Ex-NHL goaltender Ray Emery drowns in Hamilton harbour

Ray Emery

Hamilton police have confirmed that a man who drowned in Hamilton harbour was former Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:12:30 EDT
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Canada's diversity not reflected on the silver screen, say actors, screenwriters of colour

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A McGill University study found nonwhite actors are disproportionately underrepresented in Hollywood films — a phenomenon also seen in Canada, according to industry professionals.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:00:00 EDT
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Rescue team frees 1st entangled whale since 2017 death of volunteer Joe Howlett

Whale caught

Campobello Whale Rescue Team freed a young entangled whale Saturday off Brier Island, N.S., its first emergency response on the water since fellow rescuer Joe Howlett's death last year.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:15:43 EDT
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Parties on Canadian streets after French World Cup win

Montreal celebrations World Cup

Elated French fans burst out of bars and into the streets of Montreal on Sunday, dancing and singing as they celebrated their soccer team's victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. In Toronto, ecstatic fans paraded downtown, cheering and waving French flags.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:55:37 EDT
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Ray Emery remembered by hockey community

Ray Emery Ottawa Senators

Former teammates, coaches and executives who played and worked with former NHL goaltender Ray Emery have been expressing condolences online following the 35-year-old's death on Sunday.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 17:14:46 EDT
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Almost every part of Canada's largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Wood Buffalo beaver dam

An exhaustive federal study of Canada's largest national park concludes almost every aspect of its environment is deteriorating.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:35:49 EDT
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'Abandoned by my country': Former hostage in Syria says Canada let him down

Carl Campeau

In 2013, Syrian rebels abducted Canadian lawyer Carl Campeau while he was working for the UN, and kept him hostage for eight months. Neither the UN nor the Canadian government would pay ransom for his release. Although he managed to escape, he continues to live in fear and feels abandoned both by his country and his employer.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 09:00:00 EDT
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Man denied exemption to union dues on religious grounds, after board rules his objections are political

Bible

Robert Alan Bogunovic told the B.C. Labour Relations Board his religious and political views had become irreconcilable with his membership in the B.C. Teachers Federation. The board says it was more of a political disagreement.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 11:00:00 EDT
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3 family members charged after alleged kidnapping, assault in Kingston, Ont.

Kingston Police cruiser, Aug. 18, 2017

Investigators say three family members have been charged after a woman was allegedly kidnapped and abused for nearly a year.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 22:56:05 EDT
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Compass Minerals and Unifor reach tentative deal in Goderich salt mine strike

Goderich salt mine

Compass Minerals and the union representing striking Goderich salt mine workers have reached a tentative deal, days after both sides returned to the bargaining table.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:15:40 EDT
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Wait-list for Peace Tower flag now exceeds average Canadian lifespan

Mitchell Mader

All Mitchell Mader wanted was a meaningful piece of Canadiana when he signed up to receive one of the 250 Canadian flags flown throughout the year atop Parliament Hill's Peace Tower, but it's unlikely he'll live to see the day it arrives.


Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDT
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Woman dead, man injured after driver hits pedestrians in Burlington, Ont.

Burlington fatal, June 14

A woman was killed and part of a man's leg was amputated after a driver slammed into pedestrians and crashed into a former restaurant patio in Burlington, Ont., on Saturday morning, Halton police said.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:16:25 EDT
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Indigenous pipeline protester arrested near Kamloops, B.C., released by RCMP

Arrest still

A woman who was arrested after a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning has been released from custody.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 17:20:55 EDT
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Flesh-eating disease leaves Langley, B.C., man fighting for life

Erke

In the beginning, the only sign that something was seriously wrong with Rob Erke was the pain and a small bump on his left shoulder — there was no wound, no scratch, no insect bite.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:00:00 EDT
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'Constant anxiety': Sexual assault survivor describes effects of long delays in justice system

Tanya Busch

According to experts, delays in processing sexual assault charges are common throughout the system.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 07:00:00 EDT
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Calgary MLA Prab Gill resigns from UCP caucus after investigation into ballot stuffing allegations

Progressive Conservative Prab Gill

Gill won the riding of Calgary-Greenway in a 2016 byelection following the death of former Progressive Conservative MLA Manmeet Bhullar.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 22:08:05 EDT
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Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes recalled for possible salmonella contamination

Europe's Best berries

There's been a recall issued for Europe's Best brand Field Berry Mixes due to possible salmonella contamination.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:19:16 EDT
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Trudeau to shuffle cabinet Wednesday, source says

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet next Wednesday as his government readies for the next election amid shifting federal-provincial relations, CBC News has learned.


Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:53:58 EDT
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Western researcher studies the distinctive southwestern Ontario accent

Michael-Iannozzi

Most of us are quick to detect the distinctive accents of people from other regions, but did you know that residents of southwestern Ontario have their own unique accent? Michael Iannozzi , a PhD student at Western University, is studying what distinguishes the dialect of this region.


Sat, 14 Jul 2018 06:00:00 EDT
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