Ethan Narine

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Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, are a popular way to stay safe online. When you connect to a VPN, all outgoing network traffic is …

Who killed Sears Canada?

It was once Canada's largest and most successful department store chain. Now, it's in liquidation. Customers are angry. Pensioners are worried. And 16,000 are out of work with no severance pay. Marina Strauss reports on the slow death of Sears Canada.<p>Calvin McDonald has many vivid memories of the …

How to create a simple REST web-service with Node, AWS Lambda and the Serverless Framework

In this article I will explain how to create a REST web-service that is written with Node.js and deployed to AWS Lambda <b>λ</b>. I’m also going to use the …

Allen-backed AI2 incubator aims to connect AI startups with world-class talent

You can’t swing a cat these days without hitting some incubator or accelerator, or a startup touting its artificial intelligence chops — but for some reason, there are few if any incubators focused just on the AI sector. Seattle’s Allen Institute for AI is doing just that, with the promise of …

3 Hottest Technologies That Will Change Your Business By 2020

Consulting firm KPMG has just released a report covering the top technologies that will drive business transformation over the next three years. Here are the top three.<p>KPMG recently conducted its annual survey of 800 global technology industry leaders, from startups to Fortune 500. The results are …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Is Wrong Again. AI Isn’t More Dangerous Than North Korea.

Elon Musk’s recent remark on Twitter that artificial intelligence (AI) is more dangerous than North Korea is based on his bedrock belief in the power …

How to Increase Your Conversion Rate With Intuitive Website Design

Websites that make me jump through hoops drive me nuts.I don’t know about you, but I prefer to get from point A to point B via the shortest path …

The 10 best perfumes for men

Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $5 Billion Gift

Bill Gates made his largest single gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft Corp. shares that accounted for 5 percent of his …

Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult'

Damore is currently on tour of media outlets favored by conservatives. In addition to the WSJ, he has given interviews to Bloomberg, spoken at length with two YouTube personalities popular with alt-right and right-wing audiences, Stefan Molyneux and Jordan B. Peterson, and he did a photoshoot with …

A car fitted with Apple's self-driving car tech has been spotted driving in Silicon Valley

A Lexus vehicle vehicle outfitted with sensors was spotted driving around Silicon Valley, and images of the vehicle were shared with Bloomberg.<p>The sighting comes weeks after Apple was issued permits to test self-driving cars on California's roads.<p>The hardware shown in the photos isn't developed by …

Square chief teases a smart debit card

Square Cash's virtual payment card might not be quite so virtual in the future. Company chief Jack Dorsey has teased a strange, all-black Visa debit card that <i>Recode</i> suspects is really a physical Square Cash card. A Square spokesperson declined to comment, so take this with a grain of salt, but …

FinTech

Sketchy drawings depict bezel-less iPhone 8 with Home Button, camera and speaker integrated behind screen

A sketchy series of images has been circulating this morning, supposedly showing an iPhone 8 prototype design with mockup renders and technical measurement drawings.<p>The drawing is impressive, depicting an iPhone front dominated by screen with just 4mm of bezels on every side. However, the original …

You can now run retro Macintosh apps in your browser

Apple fans looking for a dose of Mac nostalgia can now relive the early days of the Macintosh’s black-and-white software from the comfort of the internet.<p>The team behind the Internet Archive created a new emulator that allows visitors to try a curated collection of applications, games and operating …

Here’s what the driverless semi trucks of the future will look like

While Google, Ford, Apple, and others slug it out to see who the future king of driverless transportation will be, shipping companies are patiently …

iPhone 8 could be delayed because of this cool feature

A shiny new iPhone is expected on the device’s 10th anniversary—but a new report hints there could be delays.<p>One of the features expected in the …

Netflix is all set to hit a major milestone this weekend

Nearly 10 years after Netflix began offering online streaming of movies and TV shows, the company says it's all set to hit the 100-million …

Create an error-free Android app, with Firebase crash reporting

Every Android app you release into the wild is going to encounter a range of hardware and software, including different versions of the Android operating system. No matter how much time and effort you invest in testing your app, you’re never going to be able to test your app in <i>every</i> situation it …

6 cool cave homes that stay comfortable in summer and warm in winter

Cave homes have come a long way since prehistoric times. Far from primitive, many modern cave dwellings are surprisingly luxurious, comfortable, and …

Mega asteroid to buzz Earth on Wednesday

Here's one less thing to worry about. A giant asteroid is hurtling toward Earth, but the folks at NASA say there is no chance it could hit us.<p>The space rock the size of the Rock of Gibraltar, per AFP, or six NFL football fields, per CNN, will make a harmless fly-by on Wednesday.<p>"Although there is …

Here's how Google’s rival to Microsoft Office, G Suite, came together

It still has only a fraction of Microsoft’s market share, but Google is trying to catch up.<p>As of 2015, Google held 3 percent of the enterprise productivity suite software market, with an estimated $397.4 million in revenue, according to research firm Gartner. Microsoft, with almost $12.7 billion in …

Apps

A rising star at Microsoft says employees sent him hate mail for suggesting the company might be falling behind

At Microsoft, Soltero has worked to bring a more Silicon Valley mentality of adding new features and iterating on apps quickly, making him a key player in CEO Satya Nadella's master plan to reform the company's culture to stay relevant in the post-iPhone world.<p>Not everyone at Microsoft is so …

Microsoft tries to reboot mobile strategy by ditching Intel for tablets

Software giant moves to close “app gap” with next generation of tablets and laptops powered by Qualcomm<p>The Microsoft Surface line of convertible tablet PCs has created an entirely new consumer technology product line. So much so that even Apple was forced to roll out an imitation in the form of the …

New report suggests Apple is working on a foldable iPhone

The iPhone 8 won’t be the first smartphone out there to feature a curved display, but it may convince more smartphone manufacturers to build similar …

Facebook plans to invest $20m in affordable housing projects

The tech company, long criticized displacing low-income residents in Silicon Valley, will partner with advocacy groups to amid massive campus expansion<p>Facebook has agreed to invest $20m in affordable housing initiatives after facing intense criticism for failing to help low-income residents in …

Silicon Valley

Intel's Apple Victory Could Be Short-Lived

Image source: Apple.<p>Following years of speculation, <b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ: INTC) finally made its way back into <b>Apple</b>'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone this year, an incremental negative to previously exclusive modem supplier <b>Qualcomm</b> (NASDAQ: QCOM).<p>Over the past few weeks, there has been a bit of controversy over the …

Twitter Names Keith Coleman Head of Product

Bloomberg’s Tom Giles and Selina Wang discuss Twitter’s hiring of former Google product manager Keith Coleman as product chief. They speak with …

The CEO of troubled $2 billion startup Zenefits is leaving, less than a year after taking over

"It's time to find the next leader," Sacks told The Times. He will remain with the company as its chairman.<p>The news was reported earlier by The Information, and The Wall Street Journal said that Sacks is considering taking a job with the presidential transition team of Donald Trump. Sacks is a …

Tesla's Shares Are On A Slippery Slope

In the space of two months early this year Tesla’s shares almost doubled from $141.05 on February 9th to $269.34 on April 7th. However from a technical perspective they did not trade higher than the September 2014 intra-day high of $291.42 or July 2015’s $286.65. As can be seen in the chart below …