Gurvir Virk

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The guy who started DJI becomes Asia's youngest tech billionaire

As recreational drone popularity takes off, so has the wealth of DJI founder Frank Wang Tao, whose company is the world's biggest consumer drone …

Wattpad moves into video with personal storytelling app, Raccoon

Wattpad, the social publishing platform behind apps for sharing original stories and chat fiction, is today venturing into video with the launch of a new app called Raccoon. Unlike its predecessors, Raccoon will focus on non-fiction video-based storytelling, with the goal of connecting people who …

Apps

What I learned about Canada living in the U.S.

<i>Allison Young is a freelance writer from Peterborough, Ont., now living in Arizona</i><p>Twenty years ago, I was about to graduate at Queen's University and was applying for the JET Programme to teach English in Japan alongside thousands of other travel-hungry bachelor-degree holders<p>The program was …

Canada

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

Mario Kart Can Reduce Stress

Luigi might look perpetually pissed-off in <i>Mario Kart 8</i> but the player controlling him isn't. A new study suggests that video games can play an …

Retrogaming

10 things life insurance agents won’t say

<b>1. You actually have too much life insurance</b><p>Americans bought more than $1.6 trillion in individual life insurance coverage in 2013, according to the …

Retirement

Murderer turned stock picker is ‘Oracle of San Quentin’

Every day, Curtis Carroll dons blue, state-issue jail garb. Every night, he sleeps in a cement cell. At 35, he has spent his entire adulthood behind …

Stock Markets

At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence

Video games cause aggression. Lots of it.<p>Many times I’ve played a game and felt like I wanted to kill someone afterward, a statement that should delight many in the media.<p>But it wasn’t after gunning down 300 virtual souls in a Call of Duty campaign. Or chainsawing a humanoid alien in half in Gears …

Morgan Stanley

Were you fooled by your job interview?

In a job interview, you would expect the hiring manager to have a clear idea of the roles and responsibilities of the position for which she's interviewing candidates.<p>But that's not always the case. A new survey found that 43 per cent of workers surveyed said the job they accepted was different …

Client Quotes Posters by Jonathan Quintin

On Another Planet – Poster Collection.<p>If you work as a graphic designer, you probably know most of these quotes from your own clients. Jonathan …

Disney In Talks To Buy One Of The Largest YouTube Content Producers For $500 Million

Maker Studios creates content aimed mostly at millennials.<p>Re/code reports Maker receives 5.5 billion views per month on its channels.<p>Maker is home to one of YouTube's biggest stars, "PewDiePie," a 24-year-old Swedish videogame commenter, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg.<p>All together, Kjelberg has received …

Advertising

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Meet the YouTube gamer who has more subscribers than Justin Bieber

Felix Kjellberg has more than 25 million subscribers on YouTube, more than 3.8 billion views on his videos, and has made millions of dollars in advertising revenue — all for recording himself playing video games and providing running commentary. If you haven't come across Kjellberg, or PewDiePie, …

Acura NSX Prototype Headed For Goodwood Hill During Festival Of Speed

The Acura NSX may be the most over-teased and under-delivered car of this century. For years now, we've seen concept after nearly identical …

Chasing Facebook, Alibaba leads an astounding $280M round in mobile messaging network Tango

In hot pursuit of the $16 billion-plus Facebook and WhatsApp merger, China’s Alibaba is leading a massive $280 million round in mobile messaging network Tango, which brings social fun and entertainment to chatting on your smartphone.<p>Alibaba is investing $215 million in the round, while the rest is …

SecondMarket aim to open Bitcoin fund to investors

SecondMarket Inc. is racing to open up a private bitcoin investment fund to ordinary investors as soon as the fourth quarter, potentially beating a …

Cryptocurrency

How a River Otter Can Bag an Alligator for Lunch

Photos capture an amazing take-down.<p>We've barely recovered from the snake-eats-croc photos, and now this: Photos reveal a river otter in Florida attacking a young alligator, which it then ripped into for lunch.<p>The photos, shot in 2011 in Florida's Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge by a visitor …