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The Wireless Code of Conduct now applies to all Canadians: Here's what you need to know

At the risk of sounding grandiose, today is D-Day in the Canadian wireless industry. Unless you’ve been living under a rock (I hate that expression, …

Mobile

‘People don’t love Marineland anymore’: Ontario law leaves orca floating alone in Niagara Falls

Canada’s lone, landlocked killer whale floats alone.<p>Kiska exists in the confines of a pool at Marineland in Niagara Falls. She’s birthed calves in …

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

Why tomorrow's PlayStation 4 update is a bigger deal than people assume

Tomorrow's PlayStation 4 update is a big frickin' deal.<p>This is partly due to the fact that Sony is finally keeping its promise by adding the suspend/resume feature that was promised when the system was announced. Why is this a big deal?<p>"Supported by nearly all of your PS4 games, you can jump in and …

WWII Pilot Gives the Most Fascinating AMA You'll Ever Read

Fighting Germany was just the beginning.<p>As the granddaughter of a World War II veteran, stumbling on Carl Estersohn's Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend was like finding lost treasure. I never got a chance to ask my grandfather what the war was like, but reading this man's story somehow …

World War II

Twitch Plays Pokémon finally captures every last original monster

Twitch Plays Pokemon has reached new heights of impressiveness and absurdity with all 151 original Pokemon now captured by the thousands of gamers controlling a single game of Pokemon on the streaming platform.<p>This edition of the social experiment began earlier in the year, offering a slight twist …

Microsoft clarifies its rules for content creators on YouTube and Twitch

Microsoft is offering clarification of its rules for streamers using Xbox game content on services including YouTube and Twitch, with a company statement posted to Major Nelson's blog.<p>In the wake of new Game Content Usage Rules introduced last week, Microsoft has clarified the update was primarily …

Music Videos

Minecraft's longest marathon lasted 24 hours and other Guinness World Records

<i>Minecraft</i>'s longest marathon play session took place in Vienna, Austria, lasted 24 hours and 10 minutes, and allowed Martin Fornleitner to claim his place in the <i>Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition</i>.<p>Fornleitner (pictured above) holds one of a dozen <i>Minecraft</i>-related records in the latest …

Minecraft

Here's why the Xbox One is getting another temporary price drop

It's been just 12 days since the long-running Xbox One $50 sale stopped and already Microsoft is announcing a second, similar deal.<p>Starting Friday, Jan. 16, the Xbox One without Kinect will receive a $50 price drop.<p>While Michael Nichols, corporate vice president of marketing for Xbox, told Polygon …

Four ways to become a happier gamer, and person, in 2015

2014 was the year I got serious about happiness.<p>It was a strange thing to look at my life and realize how rarely I was happy. I'm making a good living as a writer, which has always been my dream. I have a wonderful family, and we all have our health. It felt like I had hit all the necessary …

100 games to look forward to in 2015

Which games will you be playing in 2015?<p>As the year begins, Polygon has picked out a selection of games coming in the next 12 months. We've tried to choose games that are either due this year, or seem likely to arrive. We've focused on a selection of noteworthy console and Windows PC games, though …

Sony giving PS Plus subscription extensions, 10 percent discount over PSN outage

Sony is giving PlayStation Plus subscribers who were impacted by the PlayStation Network's downtime this Christmas an extension to their subscriptions, Sony Entertainment Network VP Eric Lempel said on the PlayStation Blog today. The company will also give all PSN users a one-time use 10 percent …

Minecraft creator Notch buys Beverly Hills mansion for record-setting $70M

Markus "Notch" Persson recently set a new record, this one outside of the gaming community: The <i>Minecraft</i> creator just bought a sprawling mansion in Beverly Hills, California, for $70 million.<p>It is the "highest price ever paid for a home in Beverly Hills," according to a press release from John …

‘SantaBomb’ storm is coming to the Toronto area for Christmas

A strong storm that Twitter users are calling "SantaBomb" is projected to touch down in the Greater Toronto Area right before Christmas and will bring rain, strong winds and possibly snow.<p>The storm's timing is stoking fears that last year's Snowmageddon – the 2013 ice storm that essentially shut …

Weather

How to decide which game console to buy

Most people make the decision to buy a video game console based on the titles that are exclusive to it. But what happens when there aren't many of those, and when the ones that are available are lacklustre?<p>Such is the case this holiday season. The usual crop of third-party sequels – from Call of …

Remote Controls

Last-minute North Pole bid surprised federal bureaucrats, internal emails suggest

New documents suggest that Canada's last-minute decision to stretch its claim to the Arctic seabed all the way to the North Pole took federal bureaucrats just as off-guard as it did the rest of the world.<p>Hundreds of pages of records released under Access to Information legislation seem to show …

Canada

Six of the best: unreleased games consoles

From the forerunner of Sony’s PlayStation, to a portable laptop and a failed attempt to offer download-only PC titles<p><b>1 SNES CD</b><p>The story of the SNES CD system is a long and complicated one. It started in 1988 with Nintendo partnering with Sony – then yet to be established as a console giant – to …

Ford is opening teen eyes to the dangers of distracted driving

It happened on a road he drove every day. Who knows what the text was about; our young friend didn't live past the bend. Four years later, the card from his funeral with his handsome Grade 12 school portrait is still tacked to the corkboard as a constant reminder of who we lost. His cheery smile …

Autonomous Cars

The Galaxy Note 4 is a gigantic phone, but a great gaming device

They say the best camera is the one you have on you, and that truism also works for video game systems. The best portable gaming experience is the one you always carry in your pocket.<p>The industry is moving towards larger phones with bigger screens, and that's an interesting development when it …

Celebrate Halloween With Grand Theft Auto Online

Double the items, double the fun.<p>Just in time for Halloween, several in-game bonuses and events will be available this weekend in GTA Online.<p>Running …

Google Street View of Quebec woman's breast leads to damages award

A Montreal woman has won a small-claims lawsuit against Google for its "flagrant abuse of her right to a private life, the protection of her image …

Google Street View

Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

A simple hack turns an itsy-bitsy Lego brick into a working pinhole camera that turns out photos minifigs can enjoy.<p>The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, …

Lego

Man charged after Ottawa police officer punched in the face

Man charged after incident involving pistol, stun guns being fired near Bank Street and Heron Road<p>A 39-year-old man is facing four charges after …

Rogers CEO comes out swinging at ‘cry baby’ BCE over app dispute

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Guy Laurence took a shot at BCE Inc. Thursday, calling his rival a "cry baby" for complaining to Canada's broadcast regulator over special hockey-viewing features available only to Rogers customers on its mobile app.<p>Mr. Laurence made the comment during a conference …

Business (Canada)

White House dismisses need for tougher security on Canada-U.S. border

The White House signalled its satisfaction Thursday with existing Canada-U.S counter-terrorism co-operation, brushing off suggestions that the terrorist attack in Ottawa should prompt tougher controls on the northern border.<p>"We do have a very important counter-terrorism partnership with the …

Obama Administration

Harper vows to strengthen national security laws after Ottawa shooting

In an emotional gathering following a dramatic and horrifying day on Parliament Hill, MPs returned to the floor of the House of Commons to wish each other well and to express the unanimous desire that Canada will not be intimidated by violence.<p>Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged MPs to get some …

Anderson Cooper to photo-seeking reporter in Ottawa: ‘Learn how to behave’

On a day when all eyeballs were on our nation's capital, many took pride in recognizing how our homegrown news coverage outshone our panicky, all-caps neighbours to the south.<p>Where some American news outlets reported inaccurate information in a sea of conflicting reports and rapidly-changing news, …

Anderson Cooper

Foreign scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom

Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and …

Canada