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Behind the curtain: Read e-mails between Ontario Liberal staffers over gas plant cancellations, prorogation

Behind the cancellation<p>On July 10, 2012, the government reveals the tab for scrapping the power plant in Mississauga midway through construction: $190-million.<p>The next day, Liberal staffers react to a statement by then-Energy Minister Chris Bentley over who made the controversial decision to pull …

Google adds 'rainbow' search bar to mark gay pride celebrations

Google has added a colourful feature to searches for gay-related words to mark pride celebrations in Canada and around the world.<p>Users who type in several terms – such as "homosexuality," "lesbian," "transgender," "marriage equality" and "Stonewall" – see a rainbow search bar.<p>The hidden message, …

Facebook’s mobile news plan paints a fat target on Yahoo

It's not surprising to learn that Facebook is developing a news service for mobile platforms. The driving forces are coming from several vectors.<p>The shift from desktop browser to mobile app is well underway, but mobile is still green-field enough to warrant a land-grab attempt.<p>Facebook's natural …

Humanity takes millions of photos every day. Why are most so forgettable?

These days sure seem like a golden age of photography, don't they? All these slim iPhones and stout digital SLRs sporting near-infinite memories and built-in photo processing, with first Flickr and Facebook and now Instagram and Snapchat giving more and more practised photographers a place to …

Bell and Sonim launch three new rugged PTT phones including "Intrinsically Safe" BOLT 2 IS

Bell and Sonim have jointly announced the exclusive Canadian availability of three new rugged HSPA+ push-to-talk phones: the entry-level XP1520 BOLT …

Minuum beta for Android available today for supporters

After a very successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo, specifically raising 874% above their original goal, Toronto-based Whirlscape will …