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Is Google Really Evil? Or Just Smart?

Conference keynote speeches aren’t usually very controversial, and internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis marched through his opening address for PubCon Las Vegas with a lengthy succession of slides showing the rapidly changing nature of media. He spiced up the statistics by going out on a limb with …

Add Hiku to the Shopping List of Shopping-List Apps

How many times have you gone to the grocery store, only to get home and realize you forgot something? If you’re anything like me, a string of …

Apps

The Superb 'Ecstasy Of Gold' Tribute Video Won't Help Cure Your 'Breaking Bad' Hangover

10.06.13 9 Comments<p>Just when I started to come to terms with having no more <i>Breaking Bad</i> in my life, the complete “Ecstasy of Gold” is released and all the EMOTIONS are pouring back, like hydrofluoric acid into a bathtub. For the uninformed: for years, YouTube hero “narvinek” has been pairing clips …

Duhatschek: Blues blast out of the gate again

There is always a danger of reading too much into first-week results in the NHL. For proof, consider how it started last year, with the Detroit Red Wings getting blown out of the rink by the St. Louis Blues 6-0 in their opener – Jimmy Howard getting pulled, the Red Wings looking old and creaky, …

Ice Hockey

St. Louis Blues, 2013-14 (Puck Daddy Gold Medal Preview)

<i>(Ed. Note: It’s an Olympic year in the NHL. So, naturally, we decided to use the trappings of the Winter Games to p sreview all 30 teams for the</i> …

Adam Savage: Ground Rules for Success

Sam Gagner’s broken jaw is a rather ghastly sight (Photo)

Pictured here: Sam Gagner, Edmonton Oilers center, in his official 2013-14 portrait photo. Look at him … boy next door or local pastor or that one …

Google Is Launching A Company That Hopes To Cure Death

The company is called "Calico," and it will be run by Arthur Levinson, chairman and ex-CEO of biotech company Genentech.<p>Google gave exclusive access to Time magazine for a story on the new venture. Underscoring the scope of Google's ambition, the cover of Time asks, "Can Google solve death?" That, …

CEOs

#NeverForget: Why Brands Will Never Stop Advertising Against Tragedy

Twitter's outrage cycle doesn't reflect the reality of American capitalism. For better or for worse, customers don't mind if brands behave like people. Even on 9/11.<p>Yesterday afternoon, AT&T, on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, AT&T posted the above image on its social media accounts. On Twitter, the …

Public Relations

Microsoft's 'Cortana' is like Siri for Windows Phone

Microsoft is currently testing and readying a Windows Phone 8.1 update that is believed to include a new personal assistant. <i>ZDNet's</i> Mary Jo Foley reports that the Siri-like feature, codenamed "Cortana" after the <i>Halo</i> character, will let Windows Phone users interact with a handset through voice …

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

Why Warner Bros. Had To Pick Ben Affleck To Play Batman

For the fans of the Dark Knight, comic books, movies, superheroes, or entertainment in general, it's all anyone is talking about.<p>Memories of Affleck's portrayal of 2003's "Daredevil" have been fiercely flying around the Internet, leaving many fans worried and confused.<p>How could a guy who so poorly …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Ben Affleck is perfect for Batman – but as director, not star

With Daredevil and Hollywoodland, Ben Affleck has already proved his mettle with ironised superheroes. But for the Oscar-winning director to slip into the Lycra at 41 for Man of Steel may prove one reinvention too many<p>• Ben Affleck is Batman: Twitter has a dark night • Ben Affleck unveiled as new …

Latest iWatch concept imagines flexible display, iOS 7-inspired user-interface

Designer Federico Ciccarese, who we know from many past Apple product concepts, has teamed up with some friends to create his latest iWatch render. This time around his concept is a little more realistic than some of the other iWatch renders we’ve seen from Ciccarese, and even touches on some of …