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Send messages to your favourite businesses using Google Maps

A Google Maps update is rolling out to some users, and it allows people to send messages to businesses. Once Maps updates there is a new section in the left-side menu that allows you to see your conversations. To start a conversation select a business from Maps and companies that have set up the feature using...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:00:44 +0000
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Second-gen Google Glass Enterprise Edition gains FCC certification

Google looks to be working on another Google Glass wearable. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved a rough sketch of an upcoming smart glasses, spotted by 9to5Google.  The FCC documents don’t reveal very much about the ‘Glass Enterprise Edition 2’ device, though it’s clear that this will be a new Google Glass Enterprise...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:14:27 +0000
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Microsoft’s November Xbox One system update now available

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Microsoft has announced that the November Xbox One system update is now available for download. The biggest addition in the November update comes in the form of keyboard and mouse support. Now, you can use your PC peripherals in Fortnite and Warframe. Support for additional games like Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Vermintide 2, War Thunder and Warface will out...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:43:28 +0000
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Pocket Casts receives Material Design revamp, dark mode in new beta

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Pocket Casts has released an Android beta for the app’s upcoming version 7.0 update. Despite its recent acquisition by a U.S. public radio group, Pocket Casts remains dedicated to fast updates that adhere to Material Design. The 7.0 update is a great example, taking on several of the new Material Design elements Google added this...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:42:32 +0000
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Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant receives iOS facelift

Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant is now in version 3.0, and along with some new features, it’s gotten a visual overhaul on iOS. If you use other Microsoft products and software, Cortana has been updated to work better with Teams, Skype, To-do lists and more. Cortana itself has also received an update to make it more...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:21:48 +0000
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Huawei interested in handsets with 10x zoom, foldable displays, 5G in 2019

Huawei has big plans for 2019 and is reportedly planning on including an assortment of new features alongside the company’s upcoming handsets. According to an interview conducted by AndroidPIT with Walter Ji, Huawei’s Europe consumer business group president, upcoming devices will attempt to be the first to deliver features in a few categories. To begin with, Huawei wants...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:51:23 +0000
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Pixel 3 issue reportedly causing text messages to disappear [Update]

Here comes yet another reported issue with Google’s recently released Pixel 3 handsets. First spotted by Android Police, users have turned to Reddit to address a concern regarding the Pixel deleting entire text message conversations and group chats. Other users have noted that they are receiving messages in the wrong threads. If you are experiencing...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:49:33 +0000
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Samsung unveils new Exynos 9820 processor with AI capabilities

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Samsung unveiled the newest member of the Exynos processor family, the 9820, with the company’s first neural processing unit (NPU). The South Korean electronics giant is following the AI trend set out by competitors like Apple and Huawei. Similar to its competitors, Samsung says its NPU can recognize scenes and objects through your phone’s camera...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:29:08 +0000
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Google Assistant learns new tricks, including alarm-based routines

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Google unveiled a handful of new tricks and tips for Google Assistant, including Google Clock integrations and better media controls on smart displays. The update that seems the most useful is linking alarms to Google Assistant Routines. Routines are step-by-step chains of actions that Google Assistant can carry out through a key activation phrase. With the...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:23:25 +0000
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Uber introduces new rewards program for loyal customers

Uber is launching a rewards program for loyal customers. Customers who use Uber’s ride-hailing service and Uber Eats can earn points on every dollar they spend. Those points unlock four reward tiers with perks and benefits users can enjoy: Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Uber plans to bring its rewards program to its other mobility...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:04:43 +0000
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Sonos unveils Black Friday deals, $30 discount off Sonos One speaker

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U.S.-based audio hardware company Sonos has unveiled its 2018 Black Friday deals, offering discounts on the company’s Sonos One speaker, Sonos Beam soundbar and Sonos Sub wireless subwoofer. Between November 22nd, 2018 and November 26th, 2018, consumers will be able to purchase the Sonos One for $219 CAD, the Sonos Beam for $439 CAD and...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:49:09 +0000
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eBay Canada goes live with early Black Friday tech deals

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eBay Canada doesn’t want you to wait until Black Friday and wants you to “Stop Comparing, Start Shopping.” Following its competitors — Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Staples — eBay Canada is offering some decent discounts on some of the latest tech. In addition, the massive online retailer is reminding Canadians that it price matches,...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:13:28 +0000
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Apple updates 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16, 20 graphics chips

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While Apple executives used the Cupertino computing giant’s October 30th, 2018 hardware event to wax poetic about the new MacBook Air, Mac mini and iPad Pro devices, the company also quietly announced that it would update its 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with new graphics options. As of November 14th, 2018, users can purchase 512GB 15-inch...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:07:21 +0000
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Samsung patent shows a dual-folding smartphone tablet hybrid

Samsung has patented a device that folds not only once but twice. According to the South Korean electronics giant’s patent application, the company’s smartphone mockup features one large display that can fold in thirds, allowing one part of the panel to fold in one direction and the other part of the screen to fold in...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:48:14 +0000
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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Camera Review: Impressing everyone

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:34:14 +0000
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Pixel 3’s low-light Night Sight camera mode now available to use

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners in Canada and the world over can now take full advantage of Night Sight, Google announced today. The camera mode, first shown off by the search giant at its fall hardware event in New York City earlier this year, allows Pixel 3 and 3 XL users to take...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:12 +0000
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Get this must-have 10-course Mac software bundle for $33 CAD

This 10-course bundle comes with everything you need to have a great holiday season and document it on your Mac. Whether you’re a creative professional or a budget-conscious student looking to try something new, this is an Apple deal you’ll want to consider.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:00:00 +0000
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Google ‘Squoosh’ apps makes reducing image file sizes a breeze

Google has released a new web app called ‘Squoosh’ that compresses image files while still maintaining most of the quality. The tool was revealed at Google’s Chrome Dev Summit and is aimed at helping developers optimize files to improve webpage load times. Google prioritizes quick loading web pages over slower ones. The most surprising thing...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:53:54 +0000
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Samsung’s Android 9 Pie update may bring adoptable storage feature

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Samsung may finally bring a three-year-old Android feature to its devices once the company’s Android 9 Pie update rolls out. Google first introduced adoptable storage — a feature that allows microSD cards to act as internal storage — to Android Marshmallow in 2015. However, not all hardware manufacturers were on board with the feature. Samsung...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:12:47 +0000
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Google One storage plan options rolling out to Canadian users

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Mountain View search giant Google has formally rebranded its Google Drive cloud storage plans to Google One in Canada. While the company’s online cloud storage platform Google Drive remains unchanged, users now have the option of purchasing 200GB of storage, as well as a new 2TB plan that costs the same $13.99 CAD per month as...

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:53:34 +0000
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News for Canada

Why Calgary passed on the 2026 Olympics — and what's next for the Games nobody seems to want

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Calgary voters have sent politicians a clear message: They want no part of the city's beleaguered bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Beyond the boosterism of those connected to the Olympic movement, there never seemed to be an overwhelming amount of genuine excitement among everyday Calgarians.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:19:18 EST
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Inuit lives must be protected over polar bears, Nunavut community says

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Government officials must do a better job of controlling the polar bear population along the west coast of Hudson Bay, according to residents left scared and angered by a pair of recent and deadly attacks.s.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Kevin O'Leary suing Elections Canada over fundraising limits

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Failed Conservative leadership contender and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary is suing the federal elections commissioner and Elections Canada over fundraising rules that limit how much of his own money he can spend to clear up outstanding campaign debts — rules O'Leary says infringe upon his Charter rights.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:06:52 EST
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Elizabeth Warren scandal highlights lack of Indigenous data in DNA banks

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Problems are inherent in using genetic databases to unearth Indigenous ancestry, but efforts are underway to help Indigenous students acquire skills that would help them move into advisory and leadership roles within genomic research.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Probe of Conservatives' handling of sexual assault claim against ex-MP nearing its end

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More than 10 months after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer first ordered an investigation, it appears the third party probe into Rick Dykstra's candidacy in the 2015 election could soon be coming to a close.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:55:24 EST
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Domino's Pizza ordered to pay ex-delivery driver $28K in Ont. case highlighting contractor rights

Juan Jose Lira Cervantes

A Domino's Pizza franchise in Mississauga must pay a former delivery driver $28,144.54 in lost wages and other benefits for violating several parts of the Employment Standards Act, Ontario's Ministry of Labour has ruled.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Prince Charles at 70: Why he's been 'banging the drum' to make a difference, but says he won't meddle as king

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Prince Charles, who turns 70 today, has spent his lifetime doing charitable work, but his history of sharing strong opinions has left some observers uneasy about how he will serve as king.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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NASA wants Canadian boots on the moon as first step in deep space exploration

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The head of the U.S. space agency said today he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long — part of a first step toward the farther reaches of space.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:12:10 EST
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Philanthropists donate $3.5M to help bring almost 700 refugees to Canada

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It all happened so fast. Tuesday afternoon, Jennifer Basu and a group of friends met at Vancouver International Airport to welcome the refugee they’d sponsored to come to Canada.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 EST
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Canopy Growth shares stumble 8% after cannabis producer posts quarterly loss

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Canopy Growth Corp. reported a loss of $330.6 million in its most recent quarter as it ramped up spending in quarter that ended just before legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:33:54 EST
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Inuit lives must be protected over polar bears, Nunavut community says

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Government officials must do a better job of controlling the polar bear population along the west coast of Hudson Bay, according to residents left scared and angered by a pair of recent and deadly attacks.s.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 04:00:00 EST
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Canada's first successful heart transplant was 50 years ago this week. Here's how it happened

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Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital is marking the 50th anniversary of Canada's first successful heart transplant. "We showed that it can be done," remembered a doctor involved in the landmark surgery.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 06:00:00 EST
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'I feel accomplished': Sheshatshiu wrestler brings home gold from England

Josh Dyke

Josh Dyke won gold for his weight class last weekend at the British Juniors wrestling championships in Peterborough, England.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:30:00 EST
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Man shot to death in north end is Toronto's 89th homicide this year — tying grim record set in 1991

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The shooting death of 22-year-old Yohannes Brhanu overnight Wednesday in north Toronto marks the city's 89th homicide this year, matching a grim record that has stood unbroken for nearly three decades.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 05:51:08 EST
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Sask. eHealth exec got free PGA golf trip from vendor doing business with province

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A former Chief Information Officer with eHealth acknowledges that last year he received an all-expenses-paid trip to Charlotte, North Carolina where he and two other eHealth employees attended the PGA Championship.


Wed, 14 Nov 2018 07:00:00 EST
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10 people die from illicit drug overdoses every day in Canada, study suggests

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An average of 10 people died from an illicit drug overdose every day in Canada in the two years leading up to March 2018, according to a federal analysis aimed at giving a better picture of those at greatest risk from the burgeoning overdose crisis.


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:50:18 EST
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Calgarians vote against 2026 Winter Olympics bid

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The majority of Calgarians do not want the city to proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the unofficial result of a non-binding plebiscite.


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:29:52 EST
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Canadian war vet denied access to N.S. veterans hospital

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A Canadian war veteran is being denied access to a Halifax veterans hospital, even though there are empty beds in the facility, because he wasn’t Canadian at the time of his wartime service.


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:30:11 EST
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Ottawa offers $5M to help Saskatchewan fight addictions

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The federal and provincial governments have announced a partnership aimed at helping those struggling with addiction in Saskatchewan.


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:58:38 EST
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Teacher with criminal history arrested after altercation with student

Derek William Stephenson Cole Harbour High school teacher

RCMP have arrested a Halifax-area teacher accused of assault and mischief after an Oct. 3 incident involving a student. The administration at a Cole Harbour high school knew he had a criminal history and had vouched for his character following at least one of his earlier brushes with the law.


Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:38:00 EST
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