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Details Unveiled For Twitter’s Native Video Player To Rival YouTube? [Update]

<b>Update</b>: A Twitter spokesperson tells us that the FAQ and terms are in reference to promoted video services for Amplify users, not the new video player that it plans to launch for consumers in the first half of 2015. Another spokesperson says there is nothing new to share at this time. Original …

4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. In the US, the company has 67 percent of the search market on desktop computers. Globally, it's a $50 billion business in revenue annually.<p>But …

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What to Expect at CES 2015

The annual CES extravaganza begins next week. While the relevance of products launched after the holidays seems questionable, it’s still home to tons of new and weird technology.<p>TNW will send three brave souls (Natt, Napier and Roberto) to the desert event to bring all the latest news from the …

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

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Osterhout Design Group packs a ton of cool tech into next-generation augmented-reality smartglasses

Move over, Google Glass.<p>Osterhout Design Group is unveiling a consumer prototype of its augmented-reality smartglasses today as it aims to transfer an expensive technology developed for the military into the consumer wearables market.<p>The San Francisco company spent six years and $60 million …

Smugglers wore hoods before leaving ship on auto pilot, migrants say

ROME — Syrian migrants told Italian investigators Saturday that their smugglers wore hoods to avoid identification before putting their cargo ship on …

Suspected Edmonton shooter co-owned house where seven were killed

Edmonton police say their investigation "on the ground" is complete as new details emerge of the gunman behind the worst mass murder in the city's modern history.<p>The probe into the gruesome slayings of eight people – including two children – centred on three locations and one suspect, identified by …

Jennifer Lawrence, Mockingjay co-stars combat Ebola ignorance in PSA

Jennifer Lawrence and a host of her <i>Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1</i> film co-stars are appealing to Americans in a new video public service …

Nine dead in related homicides in western Canada city | News Home | Reuters

CALGARY (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed in three related incidents in Edmonton in what police in the western Canadian city said was likely an act of domestic violence and the worst mass murder in nearly 60 years.<p>Investigators meet at one of three crime scenes where seven people were found …

Boy, 2, accidentally shoots and kills mom in Idaho Walmart

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Walmart and her concealed gun fired, …

Businesses scramble as anti-spam law draws near

Canada's new anti-spam law has, ironically, created quite a bit of spam.<p>Approaching July 1 when the first aspects of the law come into effect, companies have been taking advantage of their last days in which unsolicited e-mails are permitted to ask customers, prospective customers, recipients of …

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Italian coast guard rescues 970 migrants amidst rough seas

This year alone, well over 100,000 migrants were rescued at sea by Italy, and hundreds drowned in the attempt<p>ROME – The Italian Coast Guard rescued …

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What would 2014 sound like in music? Six songs that cover the year

(Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)<p>On a chilly afternoon a few weeks ago, Broken Social Scene’s Charles Spearin was pacing through one of the Canadian Opera Company’s downtown Toronto rehearsal studios, trying to explain the full tragicomic potential of Paul Calandra to the indie-rock band Zeus.<p>“Thomas …

Shooter in Edmonton mass murder had history of domestic violence

Edmonton police have revealed that Phu Lam, the shooter in Monday’s mass murder, had a long criminal history that included domestic violence.<p>Lam’s …

Bodies from crashed AirAsia plane arrive in Indonesian city | News Home | Reuters

PANGKALAN BUN/SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The first two bodies from the AirAsia plane that crashed off the coast of Borneo arrived on Wednesday in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, where relatives have gathered to await news of their loved ones.<p>Search and Rescue team members stand by as they get …

Phu Lam identified as Edmonton man who killed eight people, including two children

EDMONTON — Investigators have identified the man who killed eight people in Edmonton this week as 53-year-old Phu Lam, sources tell the <i>Edmonton</i> …

My rookie year with a new prosthetic leg

It was a warm afternoon in June, Angelena Dolezar finished work, teaching a Grade 5/6 class at Laurier Heights School in Edmonton, and drove herself to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. These 4 p.m. appointments had become routine since the 29-year-old substitute teacher's left leg was …

The little girl who may hold the secret to aging

Mackenzee Wittke, a five-year-old Alberta girl with the body of an infant, might just hold the genetic key to how we age<p>Every year, on her birthday, …

Teen’s note attributes death to lack of acceptance for transgender identity

A suicide note left behind by a 17-year-old Ohio teen who died last weekend has sparked debate about transgender youth.<p>Authorities identified the teen as Joshua Alcorn, who preferred to be known as "Leelah." WCPO Cincinnati reported that Joshua/Leelah was walking along the southbound lanes of I-71 …