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Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone

Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket, launching today for Android, backed by …

Netflix Accused Of Cropping Films, But Company Says It's All A Big Mistake

If you've spent enough time watching cable television, it's a notification you've read a hundred times: "This film has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit this screen." But what if you weren't warned you were you watching an altered version of a movie?<p>A Tumblr blog …

Netflix

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Quick Key: Enables Teachers to Mark Tests With iPhone Camera

Walter O. Duncan a middle school English teacher has decided to speed up the process of grading his students’ papers, to have more time for creative …

Teaching

Google asks secret court to lift gag on surveillance

Google among nine companies identified as complicit in a broad internet surveillance program<p>Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the U.S. …

Surveillance

Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS now available in Canada

Last week Microsoft released “Office Mobile” for iOS, but only made it compatible with an iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 (plus the iPod Touch). In addition, the …

Parody Reveals Samsung Version of the “Designed by Apple” Video [WATCH]

To kick off WWDC 2013 Apple played a powerful video that illustrated the company’s mantra when it comes to developing great products in California. …

Media revenues will be mostly digital by 2015: survey

Consumer use of technology is transforming media and entertainment companies with almost 60 per cent of their revenues expected to come from digital sources by 2015, a new global survey says.<p>The rise of tablets, widespread use of smartphones, social media and faster Internet connections are pushing …

Borderless Investments: Practical Advice for Canadian Entrepreneurs Seeking Startup Funding

We wanted to uncover common elements in the fundraising strategies of “successful” Canadian high-tech startups that may have contributed to their …

Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

UW News<p>Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power …

Waterloo-based Fongo makes a bid for WIND Mobile

Things are getting interesting now. Last week it was revealed that VimpelCom, WIND Mobile’s parent-company, was seeking a buyer for the carrier. …

Mobile

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

INVESTING Canadian private equity’s $1-trillion question Subscriber content<p>Minimum wage Minimum-wage hike spurs Ontario businesses to cut benefits, hours<p>Tim Hortons slams franchisees for response to Ontario minimum-wage hike<p>The real reason for Bay Street's online trading outages: Intense investor …

Massive cyberattack threatens internet speed

A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said …

Samsung Copies Again, Introduces Its Own Version Of iTunes Store

Here we go again as Samsung, the Korean copycat giant, introduces its own version of Apple’s iTunes Store. According to <i>Patently Apple</i>, Samsung’s …

Google elbows Amazon with new same-day retail delivery in San Francisco

Google Inc. launched a same-day delivery service in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday as the world's largest Internet search company works with retailers such as Target Corp. to compete more with e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc.<p>Google has been testing the service, called Google Shopping …

How an ancient astronomical error affects Easter

How a misunderstanding of astronomy can make us wait up to a month to celebrate Easter.<p>Easter weekend brings a lot of things to mind — religion, …