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This $300 Device Lets You Steal A Mac Encryption Password in 30 Seconds

If you’re worried about someone messing with your Mac when it’s unattended, patch!<p>If you're paranoid, and you know what hackers can do when they can get their hands on your computer even for just a few moments, you probably already know that you shouldn't leave your laptop unattended.<p>Now, if you're …

5 Common Mistakes People Make In The Shower

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Canada moves to expand voting rights to expatriates

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada moved on Thursday to expand the ability to vote to citizens that have lived out of the country for more than five years, making good on part of the Liberal government's campaign promise to reform election laws.<p>The bill, introduced by Minister of Democratic Institutions …

How to Write Email with Military Precision

In the military, a poorly formatted email may be the difference between mission accomplished and mission failure. During my active duty service, I learned how to structure emails to maximize a mission’s chances for success. Since returning from duty, I have applied these lessons to emails that I …

Will Creatine Boost Your Gains? Here's Everything You Should Know

Before you take creatine, learn all about the benefits and possible side effects.<p>If you’ve ever set foot on a weight room floor, you’ve probably heard guys touting the muscle-building benefits of creatine. Maybe you’re even thinking about experimenting with it yourself.<p>Nobody should put anything in …

This New iPad App Makes Futuristic 3-D Scans of Your Home

When you attach Occipital’s Structure sensor to your iPad, you get a sense of what Geordi La Forge would look like if he was a tablet. The somewhat …

This $5 Device Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute

A new plug and hack device can steal your cookies even if your computer is locked.<p>Next time you go out for lunch and leave your computer unattended at the office, be careful. A new tool makes it almost trivial for criminals to log onto websites as if they were you, and get access to your network …

Apple could be developing its car OS in Canada

More details about Apple’s software team for its not-so-secret car project are emerging. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has hired quite a few engineers in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. The company also opened an office there and could be developing its car operating system from …

Operating Systems

Uber’s self-driving truck company just completed its first shipment: 50,000 cans of Budweiser

Robot truckers, this Bud’s for you<p>In the early morning hours of October 20th, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer pulled into Colorado Springs, Colorado, bearing 50,000 frosty cans of Budweiser beer. Normally, this would not be a noteworthy occurrence, but this truck was driving itself, marking the first …

Tractor-Trailer

Billion Dollar Tech Trends for 2017

Here are some of the emerging technologies that will make billions of dollars starting next year.<p>Companies worldwide will spend $3.5 trillion on IT in 2017, market research firm Gartner predicts.<p>Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed …

10 Easy ways to make money while you're unemployed

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share29<p>+11<p>Shares 44<p>Job hunting is a time-consuming task, but learning how to make money fast doesn’t pay a cent until you actually land a …

Personal Finance

Trudeau faces off with hecklers for 30 minutes at Canadian Labour Congress youth conference

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was heckled, harangued and hectored for 30 minutes Tuesday morning by an angry group of young people attending …

Canada

Iceland’s Pirate Party looks likely to take the country’s election next weekend

If you’re worn out and depressed with the US election campaign, ponder what’s going on in Iceland for a moment. The country’s Pirate Party, founded less than four years ago by a group of activists, anarchists, and hackers, is poised to upend Icelandic politics with an Oct. 29 general-election …

Europe

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Top 10 Hacks for Having $1 Million for Retirement.

Spend less than you earn, especially when you start earning more, and you are halfway to being rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hopefully everyone answered yes to that question about becoming a millionaire. But for many of us that may sound like a pipe dream.<p>The …

Personal Finance

How would Canada's Parliament look under Germany's system?

What exactly would Canada’s House of Commons look like if we adopted the German (mixed member proportional) electoral system?<p>Two witnesses among the …

Elon Musk's Artificial Intelligence Project Just Got a Free Supercomputer

An Elon Musk-backed artificial intelligence research group just got a brand new toy from chip maker Nvidia.<p>Nvidia (nvda) said on Monday that it had …

9 Apps All Young Adults Should Have on Their Phones

So you’ve graduated college, moved into your own apartment, and snagged a full-time job. As a fully responsible adult human, you’re still a work in …

Apps

How Lockheed Martin Plans To Set Up A Base Camp In Mars' Orbit

The journey to Mars, told in GIFs<p>NASA's goal is to put the first boot prints on Mars in the 2030s. There's a lot of work to be done before then, and many small steps to take in between.<p>The space agency has come under fire for not thoroughly plotting its roadmap to Mars. Lockheed Martin wants to …

Space Exploration

Should you spend everything on a home down payment?

<b>Question from Devin, 31, in Kenora, Ontario:</b> Kenora has high housing prices that may just be starting to plateau a bit. I’ve been looking at houses but so far what I’ve seen seems overpriced for what you get. I’m paying just under $950 a month for a small two-bedroom apartment with a nice deck and …

Which is stupider: “The Purge: Election Year” or the total insanity of the real world?

<b>Donald Trump; "The Purge: Election Year" (AP/Universal Pictures)</b><p>An election-year chapter of the gruesome action series paints a happier picture of democracy than the real world<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 2, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>There are two versions of an election year available at the moment, one real and one …

James DeMonaco

Waterloo gets Canada’s first LPWAN network for IoT

The birthplace of the Blackberry phone is now home to Canada’s first low-power wide area network (LPWAN).<p>The Waterloo Region Record reports that the startup Eleven-X launched the network that will accelerate the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the region. Waterloo, Ontario, is …

Welcome to the First Presidential Election Since Voting Rights Act Gutted

As a young civil rights activist, Congressman John Lewis was brutally beaten marching for the right to vote in Selma, Alabama. Lewis’s heroism …

Google Fiber buys Webpass to speed up broadband deployment in cities

Google Fiber will soon have a new tool in its toolbox to bring ultrafast 1Gbps broadband service to millions of people in cities throughout the US.<p>On Wednesday, Webpass, an internet service provider that uses point-to-point wireless to deliver high-speed broadband to apartment buildings and …

Nextdoor — a private, localized social network — is now used in over 100,000 US neighborhoods

The company is rolling out a business model and international expansion<p>Two years ago, I wrote a story about Nextdoor, a private social network that requires users to register with proof of both their identity and address. Once accepted, you belong to a neighborhood and can see and speak with any …

Toronto police chief to apologize for 1981 gay bathhouse raids

Watershed moment for gay rights in Canada saw 286 men arrested on charges of prostitution and indecency and led to mass protests against police harassment<p>Toronto’s police chief is set to make a historic apology on Wednesday for a string of raids on gay bathhouses in 1981 – a watershed for gay …

4 new GO train stations coming to east end, will also service SmartTrack

Four new joint GO train and SmartTrack stations are coming to the east end, the second transit pledge in as many days that the city will have to find …