Jeff Lutes

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Driving Your Smartphone: Automakers Rev Up Connectivity

It’s becoming more difficult to walk – or drive — away from your smartphone.<p>By this time next year as many as 40 different vehicles will be equipped with the new Apple CarPlay technology. Dozens more will feature Google’s Android Auto – or come equipped with both. The technologies are designed to …

Canadian energy firms slash dividends as oil prices continue to fall

OPEC is resisting moves to halt the free fall in oil prices, stoking fears of deeper cuts to staffing and spending plans in Canada's energy sector as companies hunker down for a prolonged slump.<p>Lightstream Resources Ltd. and CanElson Drilling Corp. on Monday joined a growing list of companies that …

Are you suffering from stress, or anxiety?

<i>This column is part of The Globe and Mail's Your Life at Work Survey, done in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Click here to take our survey, measure your stress levels, find out your Quality of Work Life (QWL) score and determine whether you're able to cope.</i><p>Life can be filled with …

Canadian oil producers brace for ‘price war’ as oil hits five-year lows

Oil tumbled to five-year lows amid escalating fears of global oversupply, forcing more Canadian producers to slash budgets as they brace for an extended period of weak prices.<p>Oil's decline has also hammered Canadian energy shares across the board, and on Monday pushed the S&P/TSX composite index …

The Geography of Terrorism

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.<p>Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index …

Two startup accelerators merge to grow Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem

Two of Canada's top business accelerator programs announced a merger at the Toronto Stock Exchange this morning, introducing what they call the country's first pan-Canadian startup platform.<p>Vancouver-based GrowLab and Toronto's Extreme Startups will unite to provide established entrepreneurs and …

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The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2013

One of the highlights of Monterey Car Week every year is The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Held at The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, California for the past 11 years, “The Quail,” as the Gathering is known, is a one-day classic car show, gourmet food event and social happening all in one. …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Twin entrepreneurs take on frozen yogurt after conquering clothing

In the summer of 2008, when Marvin Gurman walked into Yeh! Yogurt and Café on Montreal's Boulevard Saint-Laurent – just across from Schwartz's deli – the colours, concept and feel of the place blew him away.<p>Not only was the self-serve frozen-yogurt shop right on trend with a movement happening in …