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Food fraud: 6 of the most commonly faked products and how to avoid them

If you’re a smart shopper you may always be on the lookout for counterfeit bags, shoes and watches when heading to the mall. But what about having to …

An LTE version of Nokia’s 3310 may be coming

Back when it launched earlier this year, the Nokia 3310 only worked on 2G networks. Then in September, a new version was released that supported 3G networks, allowing it to work in the US on AT&T and T-Mobile. Now it looks like there will be another new version, this time with LTE support.<p>According …

The first real 5G specification has officially been completed

A huge step forward towards actual 5G networks<p>It’s been in development for awhile, but the 3GPP — the organization that governs cellular standards — has officially signed off on the first specification for 5G (specifically, the 5G NR standard) at a meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, according to a report …

T-Mobile

Dubai Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World's First Blockchain-Powered Government

Dubbed as the “city of the future”, Dubai, which plans to have robot cops, flying taxis and autonomous vehicles on its roads in coming years and appointed a minister in-charge of Artificial Intelligence recently, is planning yet another transformation: to become the world’s first blockchain-powered …

Real Estate

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Public Health

Trump team shrugs off softwood lumber threat from Trudeau Liberals

The Trump administration says it won't be pressured by trade threats from the Canadian government, responding Saturday to a warning that the northern neighbour could start targeting American industries in the event of a protracted dispute over softwood lumber.<p>The administration's commerce secretary …

The Next iPhone Could Put 15,000 Repair Companies Out of Business

Apple's secret iPhone calibration machine and its Touch ID sensor will allow it to monopolize the repair industry.<p>Last week, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that the next iPhone will have some significant changes. The report notes that the next iPhone will not have a home button and will instead be …

Consumer Watchdog asks California to take Uber’s self-driving trucks off the road

The DMV said Otto informed the agency that it was not operating its trucks autonomously in California.<p>The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog wants California to do to Uber’s self-driving trucks what it did to Uber’s self-driving cars: Take them off the road.<p>In a letter to the California DMV, Consumer …

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …

Many Canadians with cellphone service complaints not aware of their rights

Got a gripe about your phone or internet service that you just can't resolve with your provider?<p>Don't despair. You can take your complaint to the …

Canada

Canadians holding dual citizenship with countries targeted by immigration ban can still enter U.S.

The Trudeau government has received assurances that Canadian passport holders will not be caught up in an American travel ban that has barred …

Immigration

A 007 home theatre, 12 bedrooms and a bowling alley: This is what a $333M house looks like

The new mansion that developer Bruce Makowsky is selling for CAD$333 million comes with 150 pieces of original artwork, $40 million worth of classic …

Syrian refugee sues Facebook for ‘defamatory’ posts after selfie with Angela Merkel

<i>(Thomson Reuters Foundation)</i> – A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social networking site failed to take down a series of posts accusing him of being a militant and criminal.<p>Anas Modamani, a …

This 20-cent whirligig toy can replace a $1,000 medical centrifuge

Centrifuges, which separate materials in fluids by spinning them at great speed, are found in medical labs worldwide. But a good one could run you a couple grand and, of course, requires electricity — neither of which are things you’re likely to find in a rural clinic in an impoverished country. …

10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today

The machines haven’t taken over. Not yet at least. However, they are seeping their way into our lives, affecting how we live, work and entertain ourselves. From voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, to more underlying and fundamental technologies such as behavioral algorithms, …

Machine Learning

Can I be ticketed for not clearing the snow off my car?

<b>I was just reading about the Winnipeg guy who got a $240 ticket because he had snow on top his van. Is the charge the same here? I see idiots driving around like this all the time; sometimes you can't even tell what colour the cars are. They turn on their wipers and go, thinking the snow will blow</b> …

Neodriven is a rearview mirror replacement that can make your car semi-autonomous

And it’s built off of George Hotz’s open source plans<p>In late 2015, iPhone and PlayStation 3 hacker George Hotz teased a project that sounded like a dream: his new company would produce a $1,000 consumer product that could grant your car semi-autonomous capabilities. Eleven months and one terse …

To Improve Your Sense of Direction, Lose the Technology

Are you one of those people who get lost in walk-in closets? Do you build in extra travel time to account for getting lost? Is your sense of direction like a weather vane spinning in strong winds?<p>For the directionally challenged, getting from Point A to Point B can be a frustrating, time-wasting …

Canada will thank Donald Trump – in 2042

As our country prepares to celebrate its 175th birthday this year, let us give thanks to Donald Trump for making Canada great again.<p>As Canadians, we don't often credit former U.S. presidents for our own nation-building. But it was Mr. Trump, who came to power during our country's sesquicentennial …

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.<p>One Japanese insurance …

39 photos that show how Steve Jobs saved Apple from disaster and set it on the path to a $1 trillion valuation

So much of that success is due to the vision of Steve Jobs, the late Apple cofounder. Without him, Apple as we know it today might not even exist.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was a disaster, chewing through CEOs and delivering one bad quarter of financial results after another.<p>In 1996, knowing he had to …

Here’s how police get your private Facebook data

Your Facebook profile is a bounty of valuable information—and the U.S. government knows it.<p>It should come as no surprise, then, that the latest …

Tech 2016: BBC News Online's biggest technology stories

<b>Another year of tech news is nearly over.</b><p>It has been an eventful 12 months. Samsung smartphones exploded, GoPro drones dropped out of the air and Pebble smartwatches met an untimely end.<p>Facebook became embroiled in a fake news controversy, Yahoo revealed several mega-breaches, we identified the …

Virginia lawmaker wants to declare porn a public health hazard | The Star

RICHMOND, VA.—A Virginia lawmaker is asking the state legislature to declare pornography a public health hazard — a move he hopes will pave the way …

White House nears announcement on how it will punish Russia for election cyberattacks

Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper said a number of punitive measures were on the table, including "economic sanctions and diplomatic censure." Other methods may include covert cyber-operations, the officials said.<p>The Obama administration was apparently trying to work out exactly how …

Russia

This Mobile Ultrasound Startup Is Reshaping A $6 Billion Healthcare Market

The ultrasound market is currently valued at $6 billion globally.<p>Contrary to popular perception, the use of ultrasounds for women’s health and pregnancy follow-ups represents less than 20% of their overall use for healthcare. For example, a diagnostic ultrasound is routinely used to diagnose a wide …

You can re-use an Amazon shipping box to donate to charity — here's how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Now that the holidays are over, you probably have a few Amazon boxes kicking around.<p>It's easy enough to …

Ridiculously thin diamond wires could help make tech tiny

Diamonds are a techie's best friend?<p>They might be when they're one ingredient in supersmall circuit boards that can cram more power into your future electronics and use up a lot less space.<p>Those circuit boards haven't been created yet, but the nanowires that could make them up have, by coating …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Internet Porn Is Absolutely Killing Your Real-Life Erection, So Says Science

For those men out there spending way too much time watching porn online, you may want to pay attention here, because researchers believe that because …