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Apple releases statement on Apple Watch Series 3 LTE issues

Apple Watch Series 3

The new Apple Watch Series 3, which starts shipping this Friday, is overall a reasonably solid update to the tech giant’s lineup of smartwatches. Cellular connectivity is the device’s marquee feature. Unfortunately, many early reviews of the Series 3 indicate that the wearable experiences significant connection issues. The new watch apparently attempts to connect to...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:38:58 +0000
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BlackBerry partners with Delphi to work on systems for self-driving vehicles

Delphi self driving vehicle

Delphi and BlackBerry have announced a partnership to develop a software operating system for self-driving cars. Delphi — a global supplier of technologies for the vehicle market  — will utilize its turnkey self-driving system called the Centralized Sensing Localization Planning platform (CSLP) while BlackBerry QNX will provide an operating system that is certified to dish...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:40 +0000
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Shaw registers ‘Shaw Mobile,’ ‘Shaw Mobility,’ and ‘Shaw Wireless’ trademarks

Shaw

Shaw Communications purchased Wind Mobile for $1.6 billion (CAD) back in March 2016. At the time, the carrier gathered 940,000 wireless subscribers across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. Following the acquisition, Alek Krstajic, Wind Mobile’s EVP and president, stated, “with Shaw’s long-term commitment, customer focus and breadth of product offering, we are better positioned to...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:00:48 +0000
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LG confirms the mid-range Q6 will launch at Canadian carriers on September 28

LG has confirmed its display-focused Q6 smartphone is coming to Canadian carriers on September 28th. MobileSyrup first leaked the news that the handset would arrive at Bell for $449.99 earlier this month. Now, LG has released a full list of carriers, comprising Telus, Koodo, Bell, Virgin Mobile, Freedom Mobile and Videotron. Though LG has yet...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:31:47 +0000
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Bose’s Google Assistant-powered QuietComfort headphones are real

The black and silver Bose QC35 II headphones.

The Google Assistant is available in smartphones, smartspeakers, and, now personal headphones. Bose has announced that its QuietComfort 35 II (QC35) headphones will be the first consumer-grade headphones to feature the Google Assistant. The QC35 II wireless headphones are available today and cost $449.99 CAD. Listeners can access the Google Assistant by pressing and holding...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:07:32 +0000
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It looks like Google Home Mini just earned its FCC certification

Alleged images of the leaked Google Home Mini

Earlier this week, we got our first look at Google Home Mini courtesy of DroidLife. On Wednesday, the website once again delivered, digging up what appears to be Mini’s official FCC listing. While the Federal Communications Commission doesn’t call the upcoming smart speaker Google Home Mini, instead referring to it as “A4RH0A,” it’s very likely they’re one...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:26:25 +0000
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BlackBerry Mobile ‘Krypton’ potentially appears in first leaked images

BlackBerry log on device

After making its way through FCC and Wi-FI Alliance certification without leaking, it appears images of ‘Krypton,’ BlackBerry Mobile’s next device, have finally made their way online. A user on BBM Channels posted the two images you see in this post, showing the back of the upcoming device. One word of caution: the person who...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:50:53 +0000
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Minecraft cross-play between Xbox One, PC, mobile and VR is now available

Minecraft cross-play

Minecraft‘s ‘Better Together’ update is now live, allowing cross-play between Xbox One, PC, mobile, as well as the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR virtual reality versions of the game. Developer Mojang also says the update will also allow for saved data, purchased content and world progress to be shared between Minecraft games on different platforms....

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:02:13 +0000
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American engineer creates iPhone 7 with a headphone jack

the iPhone 7's fingerprint sensor

An American engineer has taken it upon himself to make an iPhone 7 with a headphone jack. Scotty Allen spent fourth months in China, used seven custom circuit board designs, disassembled three iPhone smartphones and spent thousands of dollars in order to bring his dream to fruition. With his final product, Allen was able to...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:41 +0000
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Apple TV 4K Review: Steps to a 4K HDR future

Apple TV 4K

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:59:49 +0000
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Google’s ‘big bet on hardware’ sees it acquire some HTC employees and IP for $1.1 billion

HTC U11 Canada

The rumours were true. HTC has announced a $1.1 billion USD ‘Cooperation Agreement’ that will see Google acquire the company’s intellectual property and a specific number number of employees joining Google as part of the tech giants hardware division. According to the terms, Google reached a “definitive agreement” with HTC that will see the company...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:33:28 +0000
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Microsoft’s reported Andromeda OS is a modular platform that replaces old Windows 10 OS variants

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Microsoft Windows is reportedly working on a new modular platform called Andromeda OS that will be available across all of its devices, according to Windows Central. The publication states that the new platform is part of Microsoft’s goal of making Windows 10 a more flexible operating system (OS) that will work across multiple products. Windows...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:04:27 +0000
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Hidden Nintendo Switch ‘Golf’ game may be a tribute to Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata with Mario and Luigi

Earlier this week, modders from the wiki site SwitchBrew.org discovered the retro NES game Golf deep within the system directory of the Nintendo Switch. Originally released in 1984, the sports simulation game was programmed by the late Satoru Iwata, who would later go on to serve as Nintendo’s President and CEO between 2002 and 2015. Iwata passed away...

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:04:48 +0000
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VICE News Tonight to stream on Bell Media’s Much

Vice News header

Bell Media and VICE Media (Vice) have finalized a partnership for VICE News Tonight. The 30-minute news program will air Monday to Thursday at 9pm ET on Much, starting October 16th, 2017. The program will also stream on Much.com. “There is simply a DNA match between the millennial-focused Much and Vice News Tonight, and the...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:58:09 +0000
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Huawei Mate 10 Lite leak reveals 18:9 display, quad camera setup

Huawei’s Mate 10 Lite is expected to debut on October 16th, but fans are getting their first glance at the new device via eminent tipster Evan Blass. The Mate 10 Lite is set to be the least expensive of the forthcoming Mate series (which includes the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro), but Blass says...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:44:00 +0000
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Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

Amazon.com logo on building

Amazon is reportedly working on a pair of smart glasses powered by Alexa, the company’s digital assistant, according to the Financial Times. The upcoming smart glasses will reportedly look like a regular pair of glasses and use bone-conduction technology that allows the user to hear Alexa without the use of speakers or headphones. The glasses won’t...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:49:19 +0000
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It seems like you can’t actually turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth through the Control Center in iOS 11

iOS 11 control centre on iPhone 7

In what’s perhaps the strangest bit of Apple news to come out today, it seems that using Control Center to turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth doesn’t actually work in iOS 11. Not exactly. According to a report from Motherboard, toggling off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in Control Center doesn’t completely turn off those transmitting features. Apparently,...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:58:46 +0000
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How to enable Do Not Disturb While Driving on iOS 11

The Government of Ontario is working on introducing new distracted and careless driving legislation to promote road safety, but in the meanwhile, those who have iPhones can guarantee the safety of themselves, their passengers, and everyone on the road right now. Apple’s iOS 11 comes with a new feature specifically designed to reduce the instance...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:00:38 +0000
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Asus ZenFone 4 Max is now available in Canada for $299 unlocked

Asus ZenFone 4 Max colours

Asus has announced that ZenFone 4 Max is now available in Canada. The phone is part of the ZenFone 4 Series of devices revealed last month and has since been released in Asian markets. The ZenFone 4 Max’s key specifications include: 5.5 inch display 3GB of RAM 32GB of internal storage (expandable via a microSD card) 5000...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:30:49 +0000
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Toys “R” Us Canada receives creditor protection, will continue operating during restructuring

American toy company Toys “R” Us will continue operating normally in Canada while the U.S. headquarters undergoes financial restructuring. Toys “R” Us filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. on September 18th, 2017. The company argued that the move would allow it to deal with its growing $5 billion USD debt, while also borrowing...

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:35:35 +0000
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News for Canada

Residential school runaway remembers harrowing journey that killed his two friends

Bernard Andreason, then and now

In 1972, three boys left Stringer Hall in Inuvik hoping to reach home. The 130-km journey to Tuktoyaktuk took two weeks, and left only one survivor.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Canada's plan to push for new peacekeeping pledges called 'hypocritical'

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Canada intends to push other countries at an upcoming peacekeeping meeting to pledge more troops and commitments to international operations — despite the Liberal government's continued reticence about where it will deploy its own promised peacekeepers.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Uncertain future of the North Atlantic right whale linked to its tiny prey

North Atlantic Right whale

The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:45 EDT
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IBM contract cost for failure-plagued Phoenix payroll system jumped to total $185M

Phoenix Graphic photo

The massive 1,700-page contract between the federal government and IBM to implement the troubled Phoenix federal pay system provides new insight into the fiasco, showing dozens of amendments to the deal and costs that jumped by tens of millions of dollars at a time.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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'They should have put this bus up years ago': New routes aim to make notorious Highway of Tears safer

Highway of Tears bus

Two new subsidized bus routes on B.C.'s Highway 16 aim to reduce hitchhiking and provide safe, affordable transit along the notorious stretch known as the Highway of Tears, where more than a dozen women have gone missing or been murdered.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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CETA in effect today as Canada-EU trade pact comes into force

CANADA CETA

Canadian companies have much greater access to one of the world's largest markets starting today, as a major trade deal between Canada and the European Union is now in force.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:18:57 EDT
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After woman goes public, Montreal police arrest man accused of posting her personal info in escort ads

Melissa

Montreal police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for posting a woman’s personal information in three online ads for an escort in late August.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT
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Justin Trudeau to highlight Indigenous reconciliation in UN speech

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use his speech to the world's largest gathering of diplomats to highlight one of Canada's greatest domestic challenges — seeking reconciliation with the country's Indigenous people.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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Fast-food restaurants closing as Quebec unemployment rate nears all-time low

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Fast-food restaurants in communities across Quebec are having trouble finding staff, with some reducing their hours and others being forced to shut their doors altogether.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 EDT
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1 in 7 Manitoba search warrants in study has serious flaws

Police takedown

One in seven search warrants in a Manitoba study was so flawed that it should never have been issued, says an unpublished copy of the study that was obtained by CBC News.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT
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Body found in Quebec ends police search for missing man in Amber Alert case

Chemin de la Rouge

Quebec provincial police have found a body in a wooded area near the town of Arundel, 20 kilometres south of Mont-Tremblant, where they've been searching for 71-year-old Yvon Lacasse, who was last seen Sept. 14.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:43:00 EDT
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'Far worse off than when they went in': Inmate speaks out about Newfoundland and Labrador's largest jail

Calvin Kenny

Calvin Kenny knows he likely won't get much sympathy, but says policies and procedures need to change at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:30:00 EDT
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National Bank IT error exposed customer contact information online

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Hundreds of National Bank customers may have had their personal contact information and date of birth exposed online to other customers, the bank confirmed to CBC Toronto.


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT
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4 in 10 Canadians think science is a matter of opinion, poll suggests

GMO Monsanto protest, Toronto

Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as “worrisome.”


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:13:46 EDT
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Canada running to keep up with fast-moving developments in self-driving car technology

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Calling it a disruptive technology with huge potential, Canada's transport minister says when it comes to self-driving cars Canada is doing its best to try and keep up with the pace of innovation.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:00:00 EDT
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'The landscape has changed': residents return as Waterton Lakes National Park reopens to the public

Waterton Lakes national park

Residents in Waterton Lakes National Park returned to an intact townsite but a changed landscape more than a week after a raging wildfire in southwestern Alberta forced an evacuation of the park.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:35:00 EDT
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Alberta's United Conservative leadership candidates face off in first debate

UPC leadership candidates Doug Schweitzer, Jason Kenney, Brian Jean, Jeff Callaway

United Conservative Party leadership candidates squared off for their first debate in Calgary on Wednesday night, with candidates offering their views on the carbon tax, defeating the NDP and balancing Alberta's budget.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:20:51 EDT
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Retired Mountie who smuggled narwhal tusks headed to U.S. prison

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A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks has been sentenced to five years and two months in U.S. prison.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:06:28 EDT
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'It's been coming down in bucketfuls': Jasper ski area sees unprecedented early-season snowfall

Marmot Basin

While the early snowfall in parts of north and central Alberta likely ruined more than a few late-summer plans this week, it’s already got some winter warriors thinking about heading to the slopes.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:00:22 EDT
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Teen killer remains in adult jail in 'shocking' case of segregation

Halifax provincial court

A judge has urged Nova Scotia corrections officials to move an 18-year-old convicted murderer out of an adult jail where he’s been held in virtual isolation for a year after he attacked guards at his youth facility.


Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:22:33 EDT
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