Eric Kangasniemi

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Camera Shootout: iPhone 5 vs HTC One

The folks over at <i>iMore</i> have put our beloved iPhone 5 up against one of the best Android smartphones in the market, the HTC One, in a camera shootout. …

3-D printed guns and the end of the Internet’s Wild West

When I first started using computers in the early nineties, I was amazed that you could use the shiny new technology to print greeting cards right in your own home. Now, in a clear sign of just how far our tools have come, you can "print" a working hand gun.<p>The weapon in question is the Liberator, …

Gamers make awesome drone 'pilots,' study says (be afraid)

Video game players may be the ideal candidates to operate military drones, suggests a study.<p>Problem is, they're so conditioned to non-stop action while playing games that they're prone to boredom in real-life scenarios, said associate Prof. Missy Cummings, who has studied how to improve drone …

Is it OK to be on your smartphone during a meeting?

An associate of mine is ranting.<p>"I couldn’t believe how many people were looking at their cellphones during the meeting! It’s so rude!"<p>Please note …

Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 commercial highlights new features, shocks the elders

When Samsung launched the Galaxy SIII they targeted Apple enthusiasts by saying the iPhone lacks features and is for your mom and dad. The bashing …

Solar plane lands in Arizona on journey across U.S.

A solar-powered airplane landed in Phoenix early Saturday morning after a 19-hour flight from California on the first leg of an attempt to fly across …

Acer announces Iconia A1, a 7.9-inch iPad mini and Nexus 7 competitor under $200

Acer is taking on the Nexus 7 and, more importantly, the iPad mini, with its latest tablet. Dubbed the Iconia A1, it comes with a 7.9-inch screen at …

This Retro Handset Takes your iPhone Back in Time [Deals]

Want to reminisce about the olden days of talking on a phone? You can now with the Coco Retro Handset. This retro phone plugs into any 3.5mm jack and …

Wearable tech gets in the game (pictures)

Jawbone has just announced an iOS Platform, called UP, which is set for integration with multiple apps -- and soon to have an open API -- with the goal of organizing your adventure sports and athletic data.<p>Updated:May 1, 2013 Caption:James MartinPhoto:Jawbone<p>Bundled along with the Jawbone UP is a …

Wearable Tech

U.S. researchers squeeze light through nanochannels

Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology say they have designed a way to funnel light through ultra-small channels that has …

Survey says 1 in 3 Anglo-Canadians check social media daily

One in three anglophone Canadians says not a single day goes by without checking into their social media feeds.<p>It's one of many social networking …

Donald Trump Says Apple Needs a Larger iPhone or Will Lose Customers

Donald Trump says some of the funniest things. Today, he has declared on Facebook Apple should increase the size of its iPhone screen as they are …

Jony Ive Reportedly Pushing Flat Design with iOS 7

With iOS 7 just around the corner, people have been talking about how Jonathan Ive will influence the highly anticipated mobile operating system. …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

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SpaceShipTwo makes powered test flight

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the …

Original Apple iPhone will be labelled ‘obsolete" on June 11th

Steve Jobs officially introduced the iPhone at Macworld on January 9th, 2007. This ‘revolutionary’ smartphone came with a 3.5-inch touchscreen …

Will gesture controls replace your mouse and keyboard?

In February, Waterloo, Ont.-based startup Thalmic Labs launched an armband that lets you control your computer or tablet with a wave of your hand or …

Super-powered battery breakthrough claimed by US team

<b>A new type of battery has been developed that, its creators say, could revolutionise the way we power consumer electronics and vehicles.</b><p>The University of Illinois team says its use of 3D-electrodes allows it to build "microbatteries" that are many times smaller than commercially available options, …

Motorola's future products are "phones-plus" and "phenomenal"

There’s been a rumour for the past couple months that Motorola will release a new flagship smartphone this year, potentially called the “X Phone.” …

Margaret Wente: Who’s stealing our jobs? Computers

I actually feel a little sorry for the Royal Bank of Canada. The villain of the week has been portrayed as a callous rule-bender throwing hard-working Canadians out of work to maximize its obscene profits. The online outrage boiled over. The CEO grovelled. The government pledged to look into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Catalyst Capital Group wants to merge WIND Mobile and Mobilicity

WIND Mobile is up for sale. Mobilicity is currently in talks with TELUS for a possible acquisition. Public Mobile is also looking to exit and is …

Aviation authorities dismiss alleged airplane hijack hack

Earlier this week, a story about how an airplane's navigation system could be commandeered with a simple Android app made headlines and caused quite a bit of commotion. The tale was based on findings published by security researcher Hugo Teso. Teso claimed that he had developed an Android app that …

Google beats Bing in malware test

It’s funny how Microsoft’s ‘Scroogled’ campaign seems to do more harm than good for them. First, their campaign to get users to complain about Google via twitter blew up in their face, and now there’s news regarding just what a Bing search will get you. The one thing you don’t want when doing a …

CyanogenMOD 10.1 M3 builds now available for download, bring Android 4.2.2 to the masses

For a long time, CyanogenMOD has been the salvation for many users on aging Android hardware, cutting through the bloated, slow OEM experience to …

CBC Radio

TELUS in Talks Acquire Mobilicity; Public Mobile Hires Bankers to Find Buyer

Earlier this week the trio of newer wireless entrants WIND Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile exited the CWTA over allegations the lobby group …

Lower Cost iPhone to Launch Alongside ‘iPhone 5S’ in July, Says Analyst

After attending an industry trade show this week in China, Topeka Capital analyst Brian White concluded that Apple intends to present the low-cost …

Do You Text A Lot? Then You’re Shallow, Says University of Winnipeg Study

How many text messages do you send in a day? According to a University of Winnipeg study, students who send more than 100+ texts per day are more …

What does TELUS want with Mobilicity? It's all about the spectrum

Earlier today it was revealed that TELUS is in talks with Mobilicity to purchase its assets and AWS spectrum, which the new entrant spent $243 …

iPad 5 Likely To Get A Thinner, Lighter LED Backlight Apparatus

According to <i>NPD DisplaySearch</i>, next generation Retina iPad a.k.a the iPad 5 is expected to feature a redesigned LED backlight apparatus which may …