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Senators question bilingualism commissioner nominee's independence from PMO

Senators spanning Canada’s political spectrum expressed doubt Monday evening that Madeleine Meilleur can serve as official languages commissioner …

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Eric Trump: My father started with 'just about nothing'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Eric Trump on Friday defended his father's self-made real estate mogul narrative, saying the Republican presidential nominee was the epitome of the American dream for having "gone from just about nothing" to become a successful real estate mogul in New York.<p>The younger Trump's …

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Trump campaign plans $140 million ad buy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign is planning for what it says will amount to $140 million worth of advertising from now until Election Day.<p>The total, if executed, would include $100 million in television airtime and $40 million in digital ads, according to senior communications adviser …

Government

Obama used a pseudonym when emailing Hillary Clinton while she was at the US State Department

President Barack Obama used a fake name while communicating with Hillary Clinton while she used a private email server during her time as US secretary of state, FBI documents released Friday revealed.<p>The documents offer some details about the agency's investigation into Clinton's use of a private …

Government

Best Apple design details you've never noticed

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Often times, it's what sets Apple's products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Smartwatches

Watch an 18-rotor electric helicopter take its first manned flight

E-Volo has been talking about the prospect of using many-rotor electric helicopters (aka multicopters) as semi-affordable personal transport for years, and it now looks like this isn't just a far-fetched dream. The company recently completed the first manned test flight of the first certified …

A fleet of self-driving trucks just spent a week cruising through Europe

Nearly a dozen trucks just completed a week of mostly-autonomous driving across Europe today. The trucks departed from one of three bases in European countries and completed their respective journeys in Rotterdam.<p>One of the trucks, made by Volkswagen, traveled more than 2,000 kilometers (1,242 …

The LG G5 Is the Most Revolutionary Smartphone in Years

<b>LG</b>'s latest flagship smartphone, the G5, went on sale last week. At first glance, it appears to be a traditional, high-end Android flagship. But it's packing a feature its competitors can't offer. Indeed, the G5 may legitimately be the most revolutionary new smartphone in years.<p>It's a bit of a …

Tesla is about to repeat a huge mistake — and this time it could be even worse

That's epic, and the frenzy to get in on the latest Tesla — at $1,000 a pop, and with a potential wait of several years before your car can be delivered — has led to some hyperventilating about what the electric-car maker has accomplished.<p>Yes, 325,000 deposits on an as-yet-constructed automobile is …

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This Is The Biggest Threat To Apple's iPhone

BTIG’s Apple analyst, Walter Piecyk, cut his revenue and EPS estimates on the company last week due to concerns that the iPhone replacement cycle is lengthening. UBS’ analyst, Steve Milunovich, brought up the same concern in a March 14 report but note that he kept his March quarter iPhone estimate …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge touch enhancement update

Samsung has begun rolling out a new update to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagships, which is landing in a number of different regions around the world. There are a selection of improvements bundled into the package, including tweaks to the way that touches are handled and a new camera feature …

Phones

Google’s Alphabet has a new Japanese robot

Latest robot from Alphabet-owned University of Tokyo spin-out Schaft can traverse uneven terrain and stairs, and carry up to 6okg<p>Google’s Alphabet has a new walking robot that wouldn’t look out of place in Interstellar or science-fiction homes of the future.<p>The reportedly as-yet-unnamed robot was …

Robotics

iPhone 5c hackers think they’re close to cracking iPhone 6

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, a.k.a. the mobile forensics firm which helped the FBI hack the iPhone 5c at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case, is reportedly “optimistic” about hacking the more secure iPhone 6.<p>The story in this instance involves an Italian father, Leonardo Fabbretti, …

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Autonomous Cars

Google axes free Fiber option in Kansas City

Google's fiber-optic broadband service, Google Fiber, has grabbed headlines for offering gigabit Internet for as low as $70 per month, but it also …

These Are the Best Windows 10 Laptops You Can Buy

Some computer operating systems drive more buzz and industry-wide upset than others. The release of Windows 10 came with a retooled version of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Smart umbrella tells you when it's going to rain

Everything is connected these days, so why not an umbrella? Oombrella is an upscale parasol that alerts you if it's going to rain before you head outside and reminds you not to leave it behind. That's a neat idea, but is it worth a $75 (€64) bet on Kickstarter? Clement Guillot (above), the …

Ford's self-driving car can operate in complete darkness

Ford said Monday that it has successfully tested one of its self-driving Ford Fusions in complete darkness — no headlights and no street lighting whatsoever. It was so dark you actually needed night vision goggles to even see the cars.<p>"The purpose for doing the testing at night was to test a …

Autonomous Cars