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The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

How to receive a $25 Loblaw card after bread price-fixing arrangement

Loblaw Companies Ltd. is offering customers a $25 gift card as a goodwill gesture after admitting the company participated in an industry-wide bread price-fixing arrangement.<p>"This conduct should never have happened," said Galen G. Weston, CEO, during a conference call with analysts Tuesday.<p>"The …

A super cool steampunk flash drive would make a great gift (hint, hint)

Flash drives aren't a new invention — almost everyone has one and most are plastic and standard looking. Boring.<p>Except for one: this steampunk themed …

End the scourge: This Halloween, only the righteous can stop the Kerr’s Molasses Kiss

It is now two years since the National Post first published the above video.<p>After tens of thousands of views and an avalanche of support, it is more …

Two smarter ways to determine how much you can safely withdraw funds in retirement

If you want to see a group of financial experts brawl, ask them how much it's safe to withdraw from your investment portfolio each year in retirement.<p>One of the most common answers is to suggest some variation of the 4 per cent rule. Under this guideline, a retiree would take out 4 per cent of his …

Your photos just had a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what happened

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

A laptop bag for people who don't want to be losers

How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences.<p>So why do you have to drive me crazy? Why do you take the …

Microsoft gets rid of passwords with phone sign-in

Passwords are the worst, and Microsoft feels your pain.<p>Redmond has a new way to sign into your Microsoft accounts with just your phone—no password necessary.<p>"With phone sign-in, we're shifting the security burden from your <i>memory</i> to your <i>device</i>," Alex Simons, director of program management for …

Canadian breakfast products that are both hearty and healthy

Okay, that's quite enough eggnog: Maybe, in these early days of 2017, you've vowed to adopt some better dining habits, to eat healthier, eat healthy-like, eat healthy-ish.<p>You could ingest seaweed (touted as a food trend) or perhaps some crickets (same), but neither of those seems particularly …

The Lost Ancestral Peanut Of The South Is Revived

A tiny pink peanut is not a white rhinoceros. Nor is it a green turtle or a Bengal tiger. But until a few years ago the Carolina African runner peanut — at one time, the South's most praised peanut, packed with flavor and rich with oil — was much like the rhinoceros and turtle and tiger. That is, …

How To Recognize A Fake News Story

9 helpful tips to stop yourself from sharing false information.<p>If you’ve been looking at Facebook lately, you may have seen that Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump, a town in Texas was quarantined due to a deadly disease and Germany just approved child marriage. To be clear, none of these events …

Mozilla launches Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iPhone

The makers of Firefox are today introducing a new mobile web browser for iOS users that puts private browsing at the forefront of the user experience. Called Firefox Focus, the mobile browser by default blocks ad trackers, and erases your browsing history, including your passwords and cookies.<p>The …

Software

New performance tests show just how dominant the iPhone 7 really is

Remember a few short years ago when Android smartphone makers first began touting the specs of their smartphones as a big advantage of Apple’s iPhone …

Google's new PhotoScan app is an incredibly easy way to digitize old, printed photos

Google Photos is arguably the best photo service for storing your photos and videos, and now Google's got a new app called PhotoScan that makes it …

Logitech’s G810 Orion keyboard makes a strong case for its Romer-G mechanical switches

Mechanical-keyboard enthusiasts are intense about their love of loud, clicky keys — and most know exactly the kind of mechanical switch that they like (Cherry MX Blue for me). But Logitech believes this space has room to grow, along with introducing different kinds of switches from companies that …

Laid-off couple: 'Can we retire now? Can we stay retired?'

When they bought their seasonal dwelling on a small lake in 1987, Betty and Blair's dream was to sell their suburban house and retire to cottage country once they stopped working. Well, that day came sooner than they expected. However, everything worked out fine just the same, thanks to soaring …

Emergency response: what to do if your phone gets lost or stolen

By David Nield<p>The smartphone shows no signs of being a less essential bit of gadgetry anytime soon, and they've become so intertwined with our daily …

20 Best Camping Gadgets For The Great Outdoors

Soto Pocket Torch<p>Don’t let a little wind get you down. This powerful wind-resistant burner reaches temperatures up to 2300 degrees F and features an …

Everyone is deleting pronouns from the beginning of their sentences — here's why

<i>Hope all is well with you</i>, I write, conveniently erasing myself as the subject of the sentence.<p><i>Agree with Bob's critiques. Would love to read a post on this. Can do in an hour. Look forward to reading</i>.<p>Wherefore the shyness, the equivocation? Was I too busy to report for duty as a grammatical …

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy https://t.co/ZcVcD8jI2O

That’s Like, Just Your Opinion, Man

Opinion Schminion<p>Yellow is my favourite colour. The episode of The Walking Dead last night was the worst one ever. These are subjective opinions. All …

The Cleverest Logical Fallacy You’ve Never Heard Of

What would you say if I told you I could mathematically prove that the summation of 2n as n approaches infinity is -1? I can only imagine what you’re …

"Attacks on #atheism are usually personal, moralistic, and atrociously argued." - @sapinker https://t.co/qDHEx6moTw

In the Name of Christ: A Short Travel into Christianity’s Bloody Past, Part 2

In my previous post, I briefly detailed the murder of Hypatia and the Christian crusades of the Middle East, all done for what appears now to be …

"Offence" is the last straw the faith-heads clutch when they run out of rational arguments. - @RichardDawkins https://t.co/2o9siRTBtn

How language can affect the way we think

Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For …

“Man created God in his image: intolerant, sexist, homophobic and violent.” https://t.co/zYNQrkFOEC

What is the best example for absurdity in religion? https://t.co/AbkqlNoctW