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Unable to afford a bigger house for their families, homeowners are renovating instead

When their second child was born two years ago, Rajiv Kaushik, 39, and Natalie Alvarez, 43, began scouring the market for a larger home.<p>The family's two-bedroom, semi-detached Victorian in central Toronto had soared in value since Mr. Kaushik bought it in 2007 for $540,000. But as the couple …

Real Estate

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

Smart TV

Millennials have taken the heartbreak out of the long distance relationship

Long distance relationships are challenging. But, before smartphones and social media, long-distance relationships (LDRs) were even more …

How to encrypt your iOS or Android device

Keep your personal data protected in a few easy steps.<p>The battle between Apple and the FBI has brought a renewed focus on the importance of encryption. Regardless of what your opinion on the case may be, I shouldn't have to explain the significance of protecting your personal data -- and it all …

Information Systems

The global circulation of African food

Cosmopolitan gourmets are always looking for the next new trend, supported in their quest by insatiable media, marketers, and entrepreneurs. Relatively unexplored culinary traditions around the world are drawing their attention: we can mention West Indian, Peruvian, and Brazilian cuisines among …

Near misses between drones and airplanes on the rise in US, says FAA

Reported sightings of unmanned aircrafts by piloted aircrafts have increased dramatically since 2014, with serious close shaves in Atlanta and Missouri<p>A report of drone sightings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows that despite a new registration scheme, near misses between …

Netflix's American Catalog Has Shrunk Dramatically in Just Two Years

If you’ve felt like you’re running out of options on Netflix faster than expected, you’re not imagining things.<p>Turns out, the number of titles on the …

Uber forces some riders to reset their passwords after a spike in account takeovers

The emails going out confused users who thought their accounts had been hacked or that the emails from the ride-hailing company were a phishing attempt from hackers to take over their accounts.<p>Instead, the password resets were from Uber to make sure they wouldn't be hacked in the first place.<p>Uber …

Information Systems
Travis Kalanick

A Stanford grad who raised $40 million thinks he's figured out how to get rid of Wi-Fi dead spots in your house — and it actually works

Early last year, Eero used this dream to launch a crowdfunding campaign that sold over $1 million in preorders.<p>The pitch was that Eero would use multiple devices to blanket your entire home with a smooth Wi-Fi signal that anyone could set up.<p>And after pushing back the launch from last summer, Eero …

Smart Homes

Einstein nailed it! Gravitational waves do exist

Scientists prove Einstein's theory after observing the collision of black holes.<p>Scientists just discovered Einstein's ripples in the fabric of spacetime.<p>A century ago, Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity changed human understanding of space and time. From a fixed speed of light to the …

One-Seventh Of The Global Population Now Uses WhatsApp

Only a few companies in the world can claim more than 1 billion active users and as of last night, WhatsApp was one of them.<p>Founder Jan Koum and Facbeook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both announced on Facebook that the 7-year-old messaging service had gone past the 1 billion user mark. Facebook itself also …

Apps