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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Kalashnikovs and striptease: inside the real Russia

Head behind the scenes of Sochi, the subtropical city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics ... one of the only places in Russia that doesn’t get cold in the winter. Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have spent five years uncovering the lives of people in the area – and now, they’ve been banned …

For Game Industry, Nvidia's G-Sync Technology Is Truly Next-Gen

<i>After extensive hands-on time with Nvidia’s upcoming G-Sync enabled monitors, this much is certain: These will accomplish much more than pleasing PC gamers — they’ll mark the beginning of a decisive win for Nvidia in the desktop GPU space.</i><p>The term “next-gen” is tossed around liberally these days, …

Why Nokia Is Building an Android Phone and Why Microsoft Might Not Kill It

So, is Nokia really working on an Android-based phone, and would Microsoft really go ahead with such a device?The answer to the first one is …

Android Phones

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

Heating System

The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

3 pieces of advice I’d give my 18-year-old self if I could

<i>Once upon a time…</i><p>At 3:45pm Friday afternoon, the corner of Fermor and St. Mary’s was a busy place. The intersection is dominated by Glenlawn …

Cargo Pants

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Why is Microsoft scared of Chromebooks?

Something has Redmond spooked<p>"It’s pretty much a brick," says <i>Pawn Stars</i>’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.<p>But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …

Unarmed Man Charged With Assaulting Bystanders Who Were Actually Shot by Police

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A police shooting incident near Times Square back in September, has led to a unique legal situation …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

China Will Kick Off December By Launching A Probe To The Moon

<i>China’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe will launch in the first week of December. If it successfully lands on the Moon, it will be the first probe from any country to do so in 37 years.</i><p>The Chinese space agency will be launching its Lunar probe Chang’e-3 from its Xichang Satellite Launch Center at 1:30 am …

Why 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' May Be The Best Video Game Of 2013

First things first, I haven’t made up my mind yet when it comes to handing out my much-coveted Game of the Year award.<p>But I’ve been mulling over the many great games I played this year, and one keeps rearing its skull-and-bones-adorned banner: <i>Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag</i>.<p>I’m surprised by this. …

Large-scale trial of driverless cars to begin on public roads

The world’s first large-scale test of driverless cars will involve 100 Volvos taking to the streets of Gothenburg in 2017<p>Volvo is to introduce 100 <b>driverless cars</b> on to public roads as part of the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot.<p>The cars will drive in normal, everyday road …

Roads

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …