Adam Pettifer

14 Added | 1 Magazine | @AdamPettifer | Keep up with Adam Pettifer on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Adam Pettifer”

Transformers: The Last Knight review – chuck this mess on the scrapheap

I would hazard a guess that Michael Bay would sooner lose his own testicles than hand over the reins of the <i>Transformers</i> franchise. In fact, given the swilling testosterone that sloshes around these battling space robot movies, the two are perhaps inextricably linked. Bay has effectively been waving …

Movies

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli's trial: You can't look away

NEW YORK — Any other securities and wire fraud trial would probably attract little more than a glance from courthouse spectators, let alone the larger American public.<p>But the proceeding set to start Monday is not just any trial: It's the Martin Shkreli legal show!<p>A year-and-half after his arrest, …

Corruption

Winners and losers of the 2017 NHL draft

The trade fireworks we expected didn't happen. But which teams made out best after two days of drafting, and which want a do-over?<p>We thought this …

Ice Hockey

Not-so-new Canadian: How welcoming is N.L. for immigrants?

On a mid-April Sunday, 18 years ago, I looked down upon St. John's from Signal Hill and wondered to myself, "What have I done?"<p>The snow covering was …

Canada

The World’s Most Dog-Friendly Tent

Pilot text messages are saving you from flight delays

Using a new text-based communication technology called Data Comm, the FAA is helping speed up departures across the country.<p>"Here is my new routing, from Newark to Newel, J60 to PSB, Q71 to GEFFS to HVQ," Capt. Gregg Kastman calmly rattles off, pointing at a monochrome computer screen to his left …

Air Traffic

Apple could sacrifice iPhone 8 gigabit data support: Report

Smartphone wars: iPhone 8 will reportedly miss out on next-generation gigabit networks, because of how Apple sources components. Meanwhile, the …

Mobile

Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation's sleek marble building is on the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. After passing through a guarded gate, visitors climb the steps to the entrance and a big door with tinted glass slides open.<p>"Hello, sir. Nice to meet you, sir," says David Kim, a researcher at …

Biotechnology

CBC head hits back at Harper, says broadcaster is crippled by broken funding model, not low ratings

WINNIPEG — The head of the CBC is hitting back at Conservative Leader Stephen Harper over comments the national broadcaster is floundering because of …

Justin Trudeau: Ready or not

He’s surged to within striking distance of 24 Sussex. Now it’s going to get ugly.<p>Last Friday morning, on the day after the campaign’s first …

Trudeau bucking Conservatives’ ‘not ready’ line of attack

In retrospect, the Conservative line against Justin Trudeau heading into this election campaign – the one in which Stephen Harper's Conservatives invested many millions of advertising dollars – may not have been quite as brilliant as everyone thought.<p>The point of the Tories' "not ready" attacks …

Why NASA Didn't Just Send Over A Rover To Look For Water On Mars

Mars is basically a pretty arid place, so it's pretty astonishing that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter was able to spot signs of liquid water on the planet's surface.<p>But even more astonishing in a way is that one of the places where signs of water was spotted is a mere 50 kilometers from where …

Mars Rover

Google makes Android Marshmallow official

Google officially launched Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Tuesday at an event in San Francisco, showing off many new features — particularly the …