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Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hall

When university courses resume this September, Canadian students may find themselves learning the meaning of two new letters: HB.<p>The standard pencil, for many years alien to digitized lecture halls, is coming back into fashion on campus as a growing number of professors across North America ban …

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There’s an Uber for Everything Now

Apps do your chores: shopping, parking, cooking, cleaning, packing, shipping and more<p>The fabulously wealthy may call their servants by ringing a little bell. In the lifestyles of the geeky and lazy, one can now summon a household staff just by tapping on a smartphone.<p>I’ve got a maid, masseuse, …

Apps

Apps that monitor kids' smartphone use popular in South Korea

Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's …

New York Creates 'Texting Zones' to Stop Car Accidents

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced "texting zones" to the state’s highways this week in order to prevent accidents caused by motorists who send …

Vegas eRace: Gamer Bono Huis beats professional drivers to win $200,000

<b>(CNN) —</b> Twenty professionals. Ten gamers. At stake -- a $1 million prize pot.<p>Since its inaugural season in 2014-15, Formula E has delivered street racing to some of the world's biggest cities, and that trend continued Saturday.<p>Except for one small difference: It was in the virtual world.<p>The Las …

Motorsport

Heavy smartphone use linked to lower intelligence | Waterloo Stories

What’s the name for the largest part of the human brain?<p>Are you pulling out your smartphone to get the answer from a search engine?<p>If you are - odds …