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Tesla battery could power big change in electricity use

Those in the Canadian electricity business are still trying to figure out what Tesla's bold battery announcement will mean for the industry.<p>Tesla …

Marissa Mayer’s year-long shopping spree at Yahoo

For all the talk about her maternity leave and her views on telecommuting policies, Marissa Mayer's time as the CEO of Yahoo Inc. is now being defined by something else entirely – an acquisition frenzy.<p>This month marks Ms. Mayer's one-year anniversary as the latest head of Yahoo, a former …

Gen Y money: Job hunting? You need to spend smart to look smart

<i>Welcome to our Gen Y money blog, where a recent grad chronicles her real-life journey to becoming a financially independent adult.</i><p>One of the best interview tips I've heard is that your potential employer might not remember if you look good, but they <i>will</i> remember if you <i>don't</i> look good.<p>Investing in …

Galaxy S6 smartphone: Samsung’s make-or-break launch?

The Galaxy S6 smartphone may just be Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.'s most important product launch ever. Or launches, rather.<p>With profits at its mobile division falling off dramatically, the South Korean giant is betting that two phones – a traditionally flat Galaxy S6 and a new S6 Edge model with a …

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Autonomous Cars

Price gap between condos, houses swells to record level

For many first-time homebuyers, condominiums have been the easiest way to get a foothold into the housing market, a pit stop on the way to a dream home.<p>But a flood of new high-rise condos and fierce bidding wars for urban detached houses has caused a widening gulf between the price of condos and …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling …

What's a VPN, are they legal and does Netflix care Canadians use them?

Netflix Chief Streaming and Partnerships Officer Greg Peters (L) and Sony Electronics President and COO Mike Fasulo (R) speak Sony at a press event at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2015 International CES on January 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (David Becker/Getty Images)<p>Rumours, since …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Elon Musk the showman takes center stage at Tesla

It had all the trappings of a Hollywood premiere: the red carpet entrance, the elaborate stage surrounded by open bars, thumping techno music, a throng of well-dressed onlookers.<p>The thousands of invited Tesla fanatics had been lured by two weeks of hype set off by a single, cryptic tweet from the …

Potholes and Tesla's Model S: Never the twain shall meet

On a day dominated by the initial public offering of the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba’s and the first sales of Apple’s new iPhone 6, Tesla …

Your smartphone is your enemy

Your smart phone isn't your friend. It's the enemy, keeping you chained to work in the 21st century sweatshop that is the daily reality for many executives, managers and professionals. The flexibility it gives you is deceptive, an excuse for the organization you toil for not to be more efficient …