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GUEST COLUMN: Trudeau’s got it wrong about Canada’s obligations to illegal crossers

<b>By Mitch Wolfe, Special to Postmedia Network</b><p>Prior to his first meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford laid all the …

migrants

Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why

The women, on the other hand, were fine.<p>Around 7,000 years ago - all the way back in the Neolithic - something really peculiar happened to human …

Anthropology

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Environmental trauma is one possibility, explained Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at The Rockefeller …

Evolution

‘Pay as you go’ auto insurance rolls out in Ontario

Ontario motorists who log less than 9,000 kilometres a year can save on their auto insurance premiums under a "pay as you go" program billed as the …

GOLDSTEIN: Justin Trudeau’s climate of intolerance

If any more proof is needed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s brain is an irony-free zone, he provided it in his speech to the graduating class of …

Essential Phone Launches In The UK, Canada, France And Japan

The Essential Phone has been available in the US for some time and now the company is launching the handset in more countries. The device is …

Essential Phone camera update improves photo capture speed and burst mode

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone wasn’t the hit many hoped it would be, but it brought a lot of good things to the table. One of those good things, however, definitely wasn’t the camera. At launch, the camera was pretty bad, but Essential has made it much better through updates, and now another update …

Essential updates camera app with faster shooting

Essential has been working tirelessly to improve the Essential Phone since launch. Nine months later, the phone experience is almost unrecognizable. …

Essential Phone is already receiving the May 2018 Android security patch

That was fast. Just minutes after Google published the May 2018 Android security patch for Pixel and Nexus devices, the Essential Phone has already received its update.<p>The update is small, coming in a just 91.5MB, and is listed as build OPM1.180104.166.<p>Essential has been notorious for rolling out …

Essential Phone and several Sony Xperia phones already picking up May’s Android Security Patch

One of the biggest things I’ve been looking at with Android smartphones, especially in the past several months, is security updates. When OEMs are open about not even trying to deliver these on a monthly basis, I’ll completely write-off those devices. However, there are some shining exceptions is …

Developer Overview

Welcome Essential Community members to the Android P Beta for Essential Phone (PH-1). From here, you can:<p>• Download system images for your Essential …

How to install Android P beta on the Essential Phone

At Google I/O 2018, Google released the first beta version of Android P for its Pixel smartphones, along with seven other OEM devices. Those devices include the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential Phone.<p>If you’re looking for how to …

A quick look at Android P beta on the Essential Phone

The Android ecosystem has had an update problem ever since its inception, but things seem to be changing thanks to Project Treble. In a surprising move, Google’s already released the first Android P beta for its Pixel smartphones and seven other OEM devices. Those devices include the Sony Xperia …

Israel Bombs Gaza Tunnel, Closes Key Crossing After Attack

(JERUSALEM) — The Israeli military said Saturday it was shutting down its main cargo crossing into Gaza after Palestinian protesters caused extensive …

UK, France, and Japan residents can now get an Essential Phone

• You can now buy products from Essential.com and have them shipped to the U.K., France, and Japan.<br>• Canadian residents can also now shop at Essential.com.<br>• However, there will likely be heavy fees associated with shipping your purchases.<p>The Essential Phone is about a year old, and in that time has only …

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Chatbots

The Historical King Arthur

The legends surrounding King Arthur and his knights have charmed and intrigued people for centuries and their popularity continues in the present …

Essential promises that its second phone’s camera will not be hot garbage

• In a recent interview, Essential confirmed the Essential Phone sequel will feature an improved camera experience.<br>• Released in August 2017, the Essential Phone has been knocked for its subpar cameras.<br>• Updates have somewhat improved matters, but the camera performance remains lackluster.<p>On one hand, …

Neanderthals were capable of ‘turbo breathing’, according to new study of their facial features

Since Neanderthals were recognised as a separate human species a century and a half ago their distinctive facial features have been a point of puzzlement and fascination.<p>Their wide noses, prominent brow ridge and jutting-out faces have prompted a number of theories as to what caused their evolution.<p>…

Cloudflare's free DNS service speeds up web browsing and helps protect your privacy

It almost sounds like an April Fool's prank, but it’s not. Yesterday, on the day that many tech firms like to release joke announcements, Cloudflare …

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

Understanding quantum computers: The basics

Theoretical physics isn’t the easiest field in science to translate into laymen’s terms. Until recently it’s solely been the domain of geniuses like the late Stephen Hawking and fictional characters such as <i>The Big Bang Theory’s</i> Sheldon Cooper. As companies like Google, IBM, and Intel work to build …

Joe Oliver: Yet more proof foreign radicals (yes, radicals) are sabotaging Canada’s economy

The latest proof is in, although the facts have been obvious for many years. Foreigners are financing and organizing opposition in Canada to natural …

Cloud Architecture 201: Why Cloud Security is more than Network, Access, and Identity Management

By: Todd Jobson | Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect; MBA<p><b>Outline :</b><p><b>The foundation of effective "Layered" Cloud Security ? (Network, System/OS,</b> …

When Justin Trudeau invited guests to see Come From Away on Broadway, a couple of hundred didn’t even bother to RSVP

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau famously came from away to see a Broadway musical about Newfoundland hospitality — but not all those he invited were as eager …

Canada's PM Trudeau: Our Trump tariff exemption has nothing to do with NAFTA talks

Canada's exemption from President Donald Trump's tariffs have nothing to do with talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canadian Prime …

BONOKOSKI: Trudeau Liberals set out to kick the blind in the Dewey Decimals

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is about to celebrate its 100th birthday, and so it was with great anticipation that Diane Bergeron, …

Essential Phone 2 — How Essential can have a much more successful Year 2

One of 2017's most polarizing devices was the Essential Phone. There was a lot of hype for the startup headed by Android father Andy Rubin, and while …

Best Cases for Essential Phone

The Essential Phone was the first phone released by Andy Rubin's new company in 2017 and while it didn't blow away the competition it did offer us …

Essential Phone’s camera app keeps getting better

• Essential has released another upgrade to its camera app.<br>• The upgrade includes a selfie flash, stability fixes, and a tiny planet mode in beta.<br>• Tiny Planets produces entire 360-degree photos in a flat image, but this iteration of it requires Essential’s 360 Camera accessory.<p>Essential has just …