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Xbox One S drops to its lowest ever price for Black Friday

Microsoft is unveiling its Black Friday discounts today, and there’s a number of deals if you’re interested in an Xbox, Windows laptop, or a Windows Mixed Reality headset. Microsoft is discounting the Xbox One S 500GB model down to just $189 with a free game. That’s $10 cheaper than Sony’s 1TB PS4 …

The Most Underrated Movies of 2017 (So Far)

While certain movies out there are shoe-ins for Oscar glory, others went sadly overlooked both critically and at the box office. So while we’ll …

David Einhorn: Value investing may be dead

Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn wonders whether value investing is a "viable strategy."

Sigourney Weaver Leads a Resistance in Experimental 'Rakka' Film

In the year 2020, an alien race has taken over Earth and killed a majority of humanity, either through experimentation or other mysterious means. The …

Science Fiction

It's Humans Versus Aliens in Neill Blomkamp's New Sci-Fi Project

The acclaimed director of Elysium and District 9 has a new kind of sci-fi story to share.<p>Teasing a new sci-fi studio called Oats Studios since April, Neill Blomkamp's ready to show us what he has in store for his future sci-fi ambitions. A new trailer, released today, for a short film currently …

RANKED: The 11 best movies of 2017 so far

Box-office performance doesn't always dictate if a movie is good. Some of the titles below didn't make a huge killing at the multiplex, but there's a good chance that you'll be talking about them long after this year is over. And the early part of 2017 has had some surprising bright spots.<p><b>From</b> …

The Entire History of Japan in 9 Quirky Minutes

If you peruse our collection of Free Online History Courses, you'll find plenty of enriching history courses from top-notch universities, all …

From ‘Wonder Woman’ To ‘Blair Witch’: The Comic-Con Movie Trailers, Ranked

The days of waiting a seeming eternity for the release of San Diego Comic-Con trailers are clearly in the past, as this weekend saw a slim barrier between the time a new preview was showcased in Hall H and its debut on the internet. The influx has left us all a little weak in the knees thanks to …

Horror

Want To Be More Marketable? Add These 11 In-Demand Tech Skills To Your Resume

Tech skills pay more. According to a labor-market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies, 78% of well-paying “middle-skill” positions call for basic proficiency with technology.<p>But I get it: you have a full-time job, volunteering every other weekend, a puppy to train, plans with friends…you’re …

Project Management

The future of energy in 4 charts

It's not just climate change that's spurring countries around the world to reassess their energy infrastructure.<p>As a new World Energy Council report …

Ten TSX stocks that show good value

Alain de Botton: Why you will marry the wrong person

It’s one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong …

Vitol: world's biggest energy trader emerges from the shadows

Company’s CEO Ian Taylor has kept a low profile but is finally breaking cover to lobby against EU plans to tighten regulation of commodity trading<p>“The biggest company you’ve never heard of” is a label regularly bandied around but is well-deserved by the global trading firm with a name more suited …

Oil

Too many gaps to recommend fracking in Newfoundland: panel

There are too many science, technology and risk-assessment gaps to green-light fracking in western Newfoundland, says a panel that studied the contentious oil-extraction process. In a report released Tuesday, it recommends the province continue its freeze on fracking applications until major …

5 superfoods you’re probably not eating

One in three Americans will be suffering from type 2 diabetes by 2050. The solution? More moringa and mung beans<p>By some estimates, the state of American health looks pretty grim. And much of it is directly tied to poor diets.<br>Based on current trends, one in three American adults—about 146 million …

The Ontario Liberals are doing every possible thing wrong with their climate plan

Here’s an interesting problem in applied economics: If you’re a provincial bureaucrat running a cap-and-trade system to control carbon emissions, …

Cap and Trade

Here's Why the Japanese Diet Is Keeping People Alive So Long

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the …

Nutrition

Fmr. McDonald's USA CEO: $35K Robots Cheaper Than Hiring at $15 Per Hour

As fast-food workers across the country vie for $15 per hour wages, many business owners have already begun to take humans out of the picture.<p>“I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry -- it’s cheaper to buy a …

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Bermuda is the most rad beach vacation ever

Bermuda's locals like to describe their island homeland with a joke: "It's 68,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock."<p>But that description isn't at all accurate. Most of them are also clinging to their golf clubs.<p>This outcropping of coral and sand of finely ground seashells 650 miles east of the Outer …

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

Woodworking