Brandon Chong

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This is the Galaxy Note 5 in all its glory

Samsung is set to announce its new Galaxy Note 5 on August 13, and it will be hoping it can help reverse its declining profits. The South Korean …

Galaxy Note

High-resolution photos of Galaxy Note 5 leaked, 4GB RAM and Exynos 7422 SoC confirmed

Freshly leaked photos of Galaxy Note 5 depict its every minor hardware detail in high-resolution, as it is now possible to have a complete (360 …

Apple increases its presence in China with new flagship Hong Kong store

Apple is set to open its 23rd Apple Store in China this week — with Hong Kong’s fourth retail outlet opening its doors, Thursday local time, in the city’s tourist-heavy Tsim Sha Tsui district.<p>This represents another step in Apple’s massive Chinese retail expansion, which Tim Cook has said will …

British Airways Flight BA274 rerouted to Montreal after bomb threat

A British Airways flight that left Las Vegas and was headed for London made an emergency landing in Montreal because of a bomb threat early this …

American Airlines' 787 Dreamliner Nightmare

American Airlines probably thought it was making the right move when it bought seven Boeing 787 Dreamliners. After all, as I noted in my book, <i>You Can’t Order Change</i>, the $166 million 250 to 330 seat aircraft was known for using 20% less fuel — thus the profits from filling them up would be …

10 beloved planes that have been retired | CNN Travel

Canada’s golden trampolinist Rosie MacLennan aims for new heights

Rosie MacLennan was Canada's only gold medalist at the 2012 Summer Olympics, winning it by compiling the highest score ever tallied in a women's trampoline competition.<p>Three years later, she gets recognized in public and she's one of the featured faces of Toronto's Pan American Games.<p>However, …

Siri, The Sass Queen, Is Throwing Major Shade At Rihanna

♫Ooh nah nah, what's my fart.♫<p>H/T <i>Mashable</i>

Apple Music

5 Awesome Instagram Photos from Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge is officially over. The twice-a-year phenomenon concluded last night with some disappointing cloud cover, but the gorgeous colors …

Customization may be coming to the next-gen Moto G budget smartphone

One of the coolest features of Motorola's Moto X smartphone is the Moto Maker customization tool, and the Moto G is one of the best budget Android …

Android One was initially launched to lure the first-smartphone buyers, being priced less than $100. But it’s now shifting the game to a segment …

Should you always tip at bars or restaurants? How much?

If you look up the etiquette for leaving a tip, pretty much the only thing you won't find is a consensus.<p>Everyone seems to have their own set of rules and rationale for each situation. Tipping is of course standard for table-service, but many people get upset if they get prompted to leave a tip in …

When it comes to Pan Am Games, there’s bound to be an overkill of rules

<i>Bob Ramsay is a Toronto communications consultant.</i><p>At the finish line of this year's Boston Marathon stood a large sign that read: "Absolutely no weapons allowed."<p>Really? Bostonians had to be <i>told</i> that?<p>But at least they had tragic reality as a backdrop.<p>Here in Toronto, the "Conditions of Entry to a …

New tastes for Canada’s classic rail

As the Rocky Mountaineer travels through some of the world’s most remote wilderness, passengers can pair Michelin-star quality cuisine with the stunning views.<p>In a tiny, 2m-wide kitchen in the shadows of the rugged, snow-capped Canadian Rockies, French-born chef Jean Pierre Guerin was pan-searing a …

Train Travel

Could Apple Release New iPod Line Soon?

That’s right, many folks are excited about the new images that appeared recently. The image that was featured on an iTunes update depicts a new iPod, …

Samsung Continues to Lessen Android Dependence

Samsung is carefully testing and increasing its use of its own operating system, Tizen.<p>On the surface, it would appear <b>Samsung</b> (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) and</b> …

It looks like Apple still isn't fixing one of the most frustrating problems with the iPhone — storage

9to5Mac's Mark Gurman got his hands on what appear to be the internal components of the upcoming iPhone 6s. (We haven't been able to verify them ourselves, but Gurman has an extremely good track record for Apple leaks.)<p>While crawling over the hardware, Gurman made a surprising discovery — Apple …

Toronto hotels report few bookings for Pan Am Games

Drake wants to own the Toronto Raptors<p>This Toronto park is a camping paradise<p>Canada’s most famous women’s hockey player now a Toronto Maple …

iPhone set to reach record shipments as new models enter production

Apple will ship 50 million iPhone units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a new report published today which claims that companies in the iPhone 6s supply chain have started delivering finished components to Foxconn and Pegatron for final assembly.<p>If accurate, this means that the iPhone …

Flight delays, cancellations at Pearson caused by labour disruption

Travellers trying to fly out of Toronto Pearson International Airport saw their plans disrupted on Friday, when approximately 100 flights were …

Top Android news of the week: LG security flaw, Gello browser, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

This week in Android saw reports of a new browser by Cyanogenmod, leaks of the S6 Edge Plus, and word of a security flaw affecting LG …

South Korea

Latest Siri prank has more idiots calling emergency services

Siri has become an accessory to even more bullcrap from the Internet as pranksters have found another way to trick Apple’s digital assistant into contacting emergency services. And it’s only slightly less dumb than you think.<p>The prank claims that “something funny” will happen if you say “112” to …

Emergency Medicine

Blackberry Is Making an Android Phone… And It Will Probably Be a Disaster

Optimistic investors have sent BlackBerry shares on a roller coaster ride over the past few years, but reality seems to be setting in. After briefly …

Android Phones

Are phone companies adding phantom calls to your bills?

A mysterious call which appeared in a man's mobile phone bill remains unexplained by EE. Katie Morley finds it is not an isolated case...<p>How many times have you complained to your telephone provider because your bill is bigger than you expected?<p>It happens to most of us at some point and there's …

Is the seat-back movie about to die out?

Will wi-fi change how airlines keep us entertained above the clouds? Katia Moskvitch reports.<p>In 1936, just over a decade after long-distance passenger air travel started in earnest, the Zeppelin Hindenburg sported a full-blown piano, along with a lounge, dining room, smoking room, and bar. Before …

#Sunburnart would be Instagram’s dumbest trend if media scare stories weren’t totally wrong

There’s a marginally popular hashtag on Instagram called #sunburnart. People add it to photos where they’ve caught the sun and been left with an interesting pattern of burnt and unburnt skin.<p>But Time, Business Insider, People and a number of TV stations, including ABC News, have picked up on the …

Is this BlackBerry's upcoming Android phone, coming to AT&T?

Welcome to Venice<p>We've expected for a month or so that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone with a "dual curved display" that slides up to reveal a physical keyboard underneath. It is supposedly based on a device that was originally announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, and back …

Huge Leak: iPhone 6s Might Not Fix the Worst Thing About the iPhone 6

One of the things many iPhone users criticized Apple for after the iPhone 6 was unveiled last year was the company’s decision to keep 16GB as the …

Apple Music

Fears raised as "a third" of China Great Wall vanishes | CNN Travel

An Ubuntu HDMI dongle that runs Intel hardware is going on sale next week for $110

Canonical has announced that an Ubuntu-flavored version of the Intel Compute Stick will go on sale next week, priced at around $110, via online and brick-and-mortar stockists.<p>Essentially, the Intel Compute Stick is an HDMI dongle that you plug into a TV or monitor to get a PC-like experience, which …