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Bell doubles network speed to 42Mbps
Bell Mobility has recently made a move which will surely spark competition among Canadian cell phone data operators such as Rogers and Telus ..
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  • Updated Nov 18th, 2010 by Tech Staff
Senate kills climate bill
If there was any doubt to who the federal conservatives really work for that was erased on tuesday as the now conservative stacked un-elected senate ..
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  • Updated Nov 18th, 2010 by Cobalt_Kid
GM revs back to the NYSE, record-breaking IPO
In good news for recovery of the North American automotive industry, GM has returned to public trading on the New York Stock Exchange in the biggest-ever IPO.
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  • Updated Nov 18th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Samsung Galaxy Tab coming to Telus and Bell
With a Tablet market almost exclusively dominated by the Apple iPad, Canadians will soon see a likely competitor coming to the Telus network in late 2010 (mid-December) or as late as early 2011.
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  • Updated Nov 18th, 2010 by Tech Staff
Text messaging a top safety concern while driving
The CAA or the Canadian Automobile Association has now decided that text messaging has become a larger problem behind the whell than drinking alcohol.
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  • Updated Nov 16th, 2010 by Editing Staff
White BlackBerry 9780 and Torch coming to Rogers
Rogers stores in the Toronto area have started to receive dummy BlackBerry units in a chic white colour, signaling the arrival of the new coloured phones.
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  • Updated Nov 12th, 2010 by Tech Staff
Mobilicity to sell phones in 7-Eleven stores
New-comer to the Canadian wireless scene, Mobilicity has struck a deal with 7-Eleven convenient stores to sell their phones at select locations in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.
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  • Updated Nov 11th, 2010 by Tech Staff
BlackBerry Playbook priced below $500
Research in Motion has been in a bitter battle with rivals, especially Apple over market share in the mobile phone market. The investors don't seem too distraught, though.
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  • Updated Nov 11th, 2010 by Tech Staff
The Top 10 Windows Phone 7 apps
Windows Phone 7 has made a huge splash in the mobile phone scene with the release of the first handsets in North America.
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  • Updated Nov 9th, 2010 by Tech Staff
RockMelt enters limited beta
A brand new Internet browsing experience is born with the limited beta launch of a new social media browser called RockMelt.
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  • Updated Nov 8th, 2010 by Tech Staff
Man gets 6 years for homophobic, debilitating attack
37-year-old Shawn Woodward has been sentenced to six years in jail for an unprovoked attack on 62-year-old Ritch Dowrey, which was considered a hate crime and a homophobic attack.
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  • Updated Nov 8th, 2010 by Editing Staff
The Queen joins Facebook
Queen Elizabeth II may be 84 years old but she is not averse to embracing modern technology.
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  • Updated Nov 7th, 2010 by Blackleaf
Second Ontario woman caught for 'cancer scamming'
Do you remember the woman who was recently convicted of fraud over $5000? Well, as horrible as it may sound, there was just another Ontario woman ...
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  • Updated Nov 7th, 2010 by Editing Staff
BlackBerry Bold 9780 coming to Canada
Canada's RIM will be launching its new BlackBerry Bold device next week through Telus Mobility for C$499.99 without a contract, according to leaks uncovered by Mobile Syrup.
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  • Updated Nov 7th, 2010 by Tech Staff
Asian, 20, disguised as elderly white male on flight to Vancouver
In strange news, a 20-year-old Asian man tried entering Canada as an elderly caucasian male. He was spotted by staffers as an older looking man with younger looking hands ...
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  • Updated Nov 5th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Cancer faker pleaded guilty to Fraud
A woman who caused outrage among many Canadians by faking her cancer has pleaded guilty to a single count of fraud over $5,000.
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  • Updated Nov 2nd, 2010 by Editing Staff
Americans going to the polls, worth voting?
Each year as Election Day approaches you are bombarded with messages telling you to go to the polls and vote; maybe this year you will read at least this one message about why you shouldnt.
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  • Updated Nov 2nd, 2010 by John Dennehy
Facebook developers sold user IDs to data brokers
In another blow to Facebook and the ever increasing privacy concerns surrounding the social web site, fewer than 12 facebook developers have been banned from the site for six months.
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  • Updated Nov 2nd, 2010 by Editing Staff
iPhone glitch causes Europeans to sleep-in
Certainly strange, but not uncommon for many gadgets: An iPhone bug caused countless Europeans to come in late for work this morning after the alarm clock on the device failed to compensate for the switch from daylight savings time.
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  • Updated Nov 1st, 2010 by Tech Staff
Sony addresses Playstation phone
For days, rumours have run rampant online with photos of a new 'Playstation phone' but Sony has remained silent on the topic until today when a top executive remained vague on the topic of a gaming phone.
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  • Updated Nov 1st, 2010 by Tech Staff
Toronto resident wins $21 million in 6/49 lottery
Somebody in Toronto should be looking forward to a very lucky halloween treat after a single person or a group purchased a lotto 6/49 ticket worth over $21 million.
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  • Updated Nov 1st, 2010 by Editing Staff
BlackBerry Playbook coming in early 2011
With the recent debut of the HP Slate 500 and other devices, the tablet market might not remain dominated by the Apple iPad for very much longer.
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  • Updated Oct 31st, 2010 by Technology Staff
Khadr to serve 8 years, may return to Canada in 1 year
Canadian-born child soldier Omar Khadr has been sentenced by U.S. military court to 8 years in custody after a plea bargain saw him plead guilty for war crimes.
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  • Updated Oct 31st, 2010 by Editing Staff
iPhone may become Contract-Free, Reprogrammable SIM Card
It's currently difficult as an iPhone user to switch carriers in the US and Canada because the phone is locked-down, or SIM-locked to one carrier.
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  • Updated Oct 28th, 2010 by Andem
HP Slate 500 coming Friday, worthy iPad opponent
It's the moment consumers have been waiting for: the release of a worthy iPad competitor.
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  • Updated Oct 28th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
CanWest becomes Shaw Media
In a process that took over a year, Canadian media giant CanWest has emerged from creditor protection with a new owner, Western cable provider Shaw.
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  • Updated Oct 28th, 2010 by Andem
Broadband Internet in rural areas to cost $7 Billion
Canada's pricetag for universal broadband access is C$7 Billion says MTS Allstream.
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  • Updated Oct 27th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Limewire ordered shut down
The well-known file-sharing client Limewire has been ordered shut down by a U.S. federal court today after the music industry in America filed a lawsuit.
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  • Updated Oct 26th, 2010 by Tech Staff
Canada third least corrupt nation in Corruption Index
Somalia tops the list of The Corruption Perception Index (CPI)'s annual list of the most corrupt states.
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  • Updated Oct 26th, 2010 by Editing Staff
The Donor vs. The Child
When it comes to Sperm Donation, those who give, those who receive and those who will come to be, who's rights are above all others?
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  • Updated Oct 26th, 2010 by Praxius
Rob Ford voted in as Toronto's mayor
Outspoken candidate and city councillor Rob Ford has just been voted to the Mayor's office after record turn-out with his promises to eliminate wasteful spending ...
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  • Updated Oct 26th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Canada Savings Bonds A Lacklustre Approach to Saving
Canada Savings bonds were a way of ensuring your money but now, it is just a cheap way for government to issue debt
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  • Updated Oct 23rd, 2010 by Mike L.
Barack Obama to appear on MythBusters in December
In an effort to increase interest in science and engineering, US President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear on Discovery on December 8, 2010.
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  • Updated Oct 19th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Apple Revenue tops $20 Billion
Apple's sales top $20 billion dollars this quarter but falls short in iPad sales
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  • Updated Oct 18th, 2010 by Mike L.
Potash Corp Fight Continues
Potash Corp is the largest potash producers in the world and the market is starting to heat up. Recently, rumours of a potential take-over have flared up in which multiple buyers were interested
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  • Updated Oct 18th, 2010 by Mike L.
Ontario school bans Wi-Fi
Some parents in the Barrie, ON area suspect wireless Internet may be to blame for illness in children attending school.
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  • Updated Oct 18th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Canada's cell phone plans are among the most expensive
The New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative has published a report which lists Canada as the most expensive place to own a cell phone.
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  • Updated Oct 18th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
Thumbs down to KFC's double down
Kentucky Fried Chicken has introduced its chicken sandwich in Canada and health experts are giving it a big two thumbs down.
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  • Updated Oct 18th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Brazilian astronomers propose new model of our galaxy
Brazilian astronomers have proposed a new model to explain the structure of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The new model suggests that our galaxy may have one more arm than previously thought and that these arms are more straight than curved.
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  • Updated Oct 15th, 2010 by WN Staff
Commuters preview Toronto's new subway cars
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has today made their new subways part of headline news which will offer transit users up to 10% more space in a city with a severely congested public transit system.
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  • Updated Oct 15th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Dell Streak coming to Rogers Wireless
According to documents leaked to the Internet, Rogers Wireless will be launching a new Android-based device to its portfolio of smartphones/tablets.
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  • Updated Oct 15th, 2010 by Mobile Editing Team
Sony marks the beginning of a new era; Internet TV powered by Google
On Tuesday, Sony officially launched several high-def television sets and a Google-TV-powered Blu-ray player in its entry into the Internet TV market, expected to gradually expand over the next year.
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  • Updated Oct 13th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
Canadian spammer fined $1 billion
Montreal man Adam Guerbuez has been ordered last week to pay more than $1 billion in fines to Facebook after a Quebec Superior Court upheld a California decision in 2008 for spamming over 4 million profiles.
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  • Updated Oct 6th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Canadians' personal data vulnerable, commission finds
So you think the government keeps your personal data safe? 'Think again' says a new report by federal privacy watchdog as the carelessness of the federal government is revealed.
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  • Updated Oct 5th, 2010 by Editing Staff
WestJet signs code-share agreement with Cathay Pacific
Canada's WestJet has signed a new code-share agreement with Cathay Pacific, a Oneworld alliance member, to make it easier for Asian passengers to reach Canadian cities served by WestJet.
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  • Updated Oct 4th, 2010 by Editing Staff
US, Japan warn against travel to Europe
The US State Department has issued a travel advisory for Europe, based on information suggesting an imminent Al-Qaeda attack. The advisory implores all Americans in Europe to be aware of their surroundings and take adequate safety precautions when travelling.
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  • Updated Oct 4th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Canada to issue electronic passports, valid for 10 years
Come 2012, Ottawa will start issuing electronic passports. The news comes after Public Works and Government Services started fishing for suppliers this summer.
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  • Updated Oct 4th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Microsoft launching Windows Phone 7 on Oct 11
With Google's Android operating system expect to dominate the mobile phone market in 2011 and beyond, Microsoft is expected to launch its mobile operating system on 11 October 2011.
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  • Updated Oct 4th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
Millions raised for Breast Cancer across Canada in Run for Cure
With around 20,000 people from all sectors of society coming out to run or support the annual CIBC Run for the Cure this Sunday in Montreal, fundraisers there raised almost $2.1 million for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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  • Updated Oct 3rd, 2010 by Editing Staff
Mobilicity offers BlackBerry Curve 3G
A new Canadian wireless carrier, Mobilicity, has added a new smartphone to its line-up. The BlackBerry Curve 3G, manufactured by Canadian RIM can now be purchased full-price and cheaper than you'd expect from the big 3.
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  • Updated Oct 3rd, 2010 by Christian Ericssen


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