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Add Wi-Fi and HomeKit compatibility to your Roomba with this clever retrofit

Here at DT, we’ve tested just about every major robotic vacuum in the biz, and regardless of the make or model, we consistently have the same gripe …

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50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>It turns out, director Sophie Hyde did shoot</i> …

Press play to shop: Interactive videos to become part of shopping landscape

Sport Chek wants you to buy the coat off Jon Montgomery's back.<p>Mr. Montgomery is one of the Olympians appearing in a new ad for the Canadian Tire Corp. Ltd.-owned sportswear and equipment retailer. The ad, one of two unveiled Monday on YouTube, is an experiment – a "shoppable" video. Digital tags …

Meet the man trying to shake up luxury retail in Canada

Richard Baker jumps out of his chauffeur-driven SUV in front of the Hudson's Bay store at Bloor and Yonge Streets in Toronto. He takes one look at the concrete-encrusted building and deems it "ugly." Baker, the majority owner of Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC), suddenly produces an architect's rendering of …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Online Brokers 2013: The best, and cheapest, online brokers in Canada

The best reason to be a do-it-yourself investor is to cut costs, and the online broker that helps you do that best is Virtual Brokers.<p>Cost is a huge category in the 15th annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers, and VB aces it. Now you understand why this tiny firm that hardly anyone knows …

Canadian geothermal firm finds hot opportunities abroad

<i>This is part of an eight-week series on clean energy.</i><p>For Vancouver-based Alterra Power Corp., today's big geothermal energy opportunities lie outside Canada. Publicly traded renewable energy specialist Alterra operates two geothermal plants in Iceland with a total capacity of 172 megawatts and a …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

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How to minimize tax on capital gains – and make the most of capital losses

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In some cases, it may be worth millions. Two years ago, Christie's auction house in New York sold a photograph of the Rhine River by German artist Andreas Gursky for a record $4.3-million (U.S.). I'm not exactly sure, but I'm guessing it would have been …

The ultimate mortgage checklist: 63 steps to negotiating the best deal

Here's what you need to consider ClickTap to see more<p><b>The Rate</b><p>1. Is the rate you're quoting me the lowest I can possibly get, given my qualifications and mortgage preferences?<p>2. If I find a lower rate for a similar product elsewhere, will you match it?<p>3. How many other lenders did you check when …

Five mental mistakes that sabotage investors

In my column last week, I discussed "yield on cost" and showed why investors shouldn't use this measure to justify hanging on to a stock.<p>Today, I want to explore a handful of other common mental errors that investors make. Some of these errors are based on emotion. Others are based on flawed math. …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Ten ways to make your content so valuable, it goes viral

To have something go viral and cut through all the nonsense that's overflowing on the Internet these days, it must be interesting and shareable – i.e., a <i>linkable asset</i>. But how do you create such valuable content?<p>Investing in your content is essential to create a community of engaged followers. …

11 Knockoff Startups We Like Better Than The Originals

In many cases, success is about finding a niche and working to do the very best job possible within that space.<p>Back in June, Valleywag had an article about the "Stupid Startup Clone War." In it, the writer laments that so many companies in the tech startup scene are merely "half-baked" takes on …

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I’m a new mom heading back to work. Have any tips?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>In a couple of months, I'll be returning to a full-time job in the public sector. I'd love to have some tips about how to play it cool and look professional returning to work after a year's [parental] leave. I really want to show my boss that having a baby doesn't mean I'm any less of a …