Brendan Harris

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Why Jeb Bush may be wrong about a longer work week

Jeb Bush and Carlos Slim appear to have very different opinions on whether workers should have a longer (or shorter) work week. But where do job …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Coupe

We're searching for superlatives.<p>As the technological leader of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the big coupes have sent us searching for superlatives for decades. The new S-class coupe is awesomer than ever. See? We’re still searching.<p>Built on a shortened version of the all-singing, self-driving S550’s …

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I ditched my wedding ring for a silicone band

QALO wants to save your flesh and your cash with these medical-grade silicone rings. I spent a week with one. Is it time to ditch the traditional gold band?<p>When my wife and I were shopping for wedding rings, my eye wandered toward anything that wasn't a traditional gold band. When the girl behind …

My thoughts on meeting Warren Buffett

<i>Linda Chew is enrolled in the two-year, full-time MBA program at Columbia University in New York. Originally from Vancouver, she is a graduate of the commerce program at Queen's University in Kingston. Linda began her career at Deloitte LLP, where she spent four years in its Toronto and Vancouver</i> …

Ferrari's Proposed F1 Race-Car Concept Is Gorgeous

Ferrari just surprised the automotive world with a Formula 1 concept car that nobody was expecting. It’s just two renderings right now, but <i>gosh</i> it’s handsome.<p>The #ferrarif1concept (because everything needs a hashtag these days) is a blue-sky daydream at what a Formula 1 racer might look like if it …

Six things they don’t tell you when you start your own business

After working in the glossy world of corporate life, a business professional who goes it alone might at first find the change a shock.<p>Here are a few of the things nobody thinks to mention until you've already set up shop.<p><b>1. Being an entrepreneur is lonely.</b> Because the company is a startup, there's …

Canadian downloaders should expect a copyright notice in the mail

Have you recently downloaded a song, or a movie, or a TV show, from a site or service that didn't ask for money, and may or may not have been of dubious legality? You might be getting a notice in your inbox.<p>Millions of Canadians could receive copyright infringement notices in the coming days as …

The apocalypse will be live: CNN's mythical end of the world video is real

The video CNN planned to air at the end of the world has leaked online thanks to the work of a former intern at the network, who posted the video on Gawker Media’s Jalopnik blog on Monday.<p>The video had passed into CNN lore by the time Mike Ballaban, now an editor with Jalopnik, worked as an intern …

What You Need to Know About Ford's Big, Happy 2014 Sales Figures

From C-Max to shining Focus, America is once again Ford country. Ranked by single brands, Ford’s 2,386,468 sales topped every other nameplate in 2014, just as it has for the past five years.<p>Add in Lincoln—which was up 16 percent, the best performance since 2008 (thank you, McConaughey)—and FoMoCo …

Dodge Viper GTC offers 8,000 colors, 24,000 stripes

Unsurprisingly, the "C" is for "custom".<p>Have you been on the fence, contemplating picking up a Dodge Viper but waiting until you had a mind-boggling array of custom choices and touches to hyperventilate over? Find a calendar, circle February 1, and then brace yourself for an onslaught of options. …

Rosenberg: Oil unlikely to hit bottom for months

<i>David Rosenberg, a guest columnist for Inside the Market, is chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc.</i><p>The debate continues to rage over whether the sustained move down in the oil price is reflective of demand or supply forces. The truth is that it is both, but I would peg it …

Ford Lines Up Eight Modified Mustangs for Drift-Filled Celebration of Awesome

Two things are true: First, that Ford is still knee-deep in its celebration of the Mustang‘s 50th birthday, and second, that we want every single Mustang featured in this Mustang video. Somewhat refreshingly for a homegrown ad, the video is entirely devoid of stock, from-the-factory cars. Instead, …

This is the mid-engine Corvette test mule

It's unreal, yet totally real, and it's happening.<p>This is the mid-engine Corvette that all of you called BS on when that that story broke back in October.<p>Well, it's obviously not the final car, but it's officially our favorite cobbled-together test mule <i>ever—</i>C7 passenger cell, with flared-out Holden …

Divorce reveals Canadian wireless resellers' challenges

While new entrant carriers who build their own networks face steep hurdles competing with Canada's dominant cellular providers, a recent divorce ruling shows the market for wholesale wireless services can be just as challenging.<p>Unlike home Internet services, which the Canadian Radio-television and …

Why Ferrari engineers don't like turbos

No turbos on the Bella Macchina, Signore<p>"We don't like the turbo," said the man with the Italian accent. Before I could stand up and cheer, he continued, "but it's the right way to reduce emissions without sacrificing performance."<p>Oh. A rare moment of honesty, then a graceful slingshot into the …

Bre-X lawyer Joe Groia to challenge Law Society’s ‘incivility’ ruling

More than 14 years after the launch of the hard-fought trial of the geologist at the centre of the massive Bre-X Minerals Ltd. gold scandal, the prominent Bay Street lawyer who defended him is still fighting his profession's regulator over whether he broke its rules on "civility."<p>Joe Groia, who …

We Sample Ford's Sync 3 Interface and It Doesn't Suck

Ford recently announced that it was shoving the MyFord Touch infotainment interface into a burlap sack with a bunch of rocks, tying that bag shut, and throwing it into the nearest lake. We were happy to hear the news, as the replacement, the Blackberry QNX-based Sync 3, couldn’t possibly be worse. …