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Facebook hit with maximum fine under British law for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Britain's information regulator slapped Facebook with a small but symbolic fine for breaches of data protection law after millions of users' data …

Cambridge Analytica

Award-winning Palm Springs home embraces the California climate in sustainable style

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Poon Design Inc. has crafted a luxury residence that eschews the mid-century modern style for a more minimalist …

Architecture

Retired engineer faces disciplinary hearing for speaking out about amber lights

The regulatory body for Manitoba engineers has charged a retiree with professional misconduct for offering media outlets his opinion about the length …

Canada

Ship that carried hundreds of migrants to Canada now a floating toxic stew

The MV Sun Sea carried nearly 500 Tamil migrants to Canada eight years ago, but now the rusting cargo ship sits forlornly on the B.C. coast — an …

Sri Lanka

Alberta pharmacists left scrambling to replace heart drugs amid shortages

Some Alberta pharmacists say chronic drug shortages in Canada are making it harder to replace their patients' heart medications following a massive …

Pharma

Ex-Apple employee arrested for stealing Apple Car secrets

An Apple employee who downloaded blueprints for its self-driving car circuit board and then attempted to flee with them to China has been arrested.<p>Xiaolang Zhang supposedly told Apple of his plans to join a Chinese self-driving car startup, Xiaopeng Motors, shortly before booking his flight. He was …

Autonomous Cars

Six months before move-in date, condo developer backs away from Edmonton tower project

Six months before Eric Chung expected his new condo would be move-in ready, he learned the developer will not complete the building and is selling …

movein

Techies who support universal basic income are 'terrified' about the future

Journalist Annie Lowrey talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about her new book, "Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, …

Universal Basic Income

High water levels spur advisories for Pembina, North Saskatchewan rivers

Streamflow advisories are in effect after river water levels across Alberta rose dangerously high this weekend.<p>At the Pembina River near Entwistle, …

Canada

Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go to rival the iPad

Microsoft has unveiled its direct challenge to Apple’s iPad, the cheaper, smaller and lighter Surface Go 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet.<p>The Surface Go resembles other models of Microsoft’s successful Surface tablet range, but has a smaller 10in screen, is 8.3mm thick and only weighs 522g. But the biggest …

Windows 10

Edmonton home sale inventory at 10-year high

It's a good time to be looking to buy a home in Edmonton.<p>A new Royal LePage report says inventory levels are at a 10-year high across the city and …

Canadian Real Estate

Comet that may be visible to naked eye in August suddenly brightens

It's green, fuzzy, and it just got a lot brighter.<p>Comet C/2017 S3, discovered last September by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

Astronomy

‘We are trying every way to find the children’: Rescuers continue search for Thai soccer team

Thai rescue workers will drill a narrow shaft into a cave where 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach are believed to be trapped by flood waters, …

Thailand

Iranians must stand together to 'bring America to its knees': Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranians must stand together in the face of American pressure to "bring America to its knees," President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in an address broadcast on state television.<p>"We will take problems. We will take pressure. But we will not sacrifice our independence," said …

South Asia

Here's why Harley-Davidson wants to start building bikes in EU

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University of Toronto

Many drivers still reluctant to zipper merge, AMA says

Nearly a year and a half after the Alberta Motor Association campaigned for drivers to travel to the front of an obstructed lane and "zipper merge," …

Commuting

Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing

Yes, you can ‘Bing’ a picture now<p>Microsoft has launched a new “visual search” function for Bing, which lets users snap a picture of something with their phone to search for it online. The feature looks very similar to Google Lens and offerings we’ve seen from third parties that leverage the power …

Google Lens

Firefighters Are Warning to Never Leave Bottled Water in Your Car

Oddly enough, it could be a serious fire hazard.<p>A battery technician with the Idaho Power Company was on lunch break when he noticed smoke coming from beneath the center console of his truck. The culprit, he was surprised to learn, was a bottle of water. "I looked over and noticed light was being …

Santa Fe

This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like

Many seniors are stuck with lives of never-ending work—a fate that could befall millions in the coming decades.<p>CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store …

Retirement

Jogger who accidentally crossed U.S. border from B.C. detained for 2 weeks

A visitor from France says she was jogging along the beach south of White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it. So began …

Immigration

You can now explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s incredible architecture lab from your computer

For architecture fans, a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture laboratory Taliesen West is a necessary pilgrimage. Spread across 620 acres (250 hectares) in the Arizona desert, Taliesin West is where the masterful design mind gestated and developed several tenets of his revolutionary organic …

Architecture

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates.<p>Officials at Orlando International …

Flying

Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before fatal self-driving car crash, police

Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television …

Autonomous Cars

Camera directed car toward oncoming traffic after windshield replacement, man says

A Conception Bay South, N.L., man is warning people who own cars with high-tech safety systems that replacing a windshield is not the simple process …

Insurance

Ontario is scrapping its $100 smart thermostat rebate

Homeowners in Ontario have until September 30th, 2018 to get a $100 rebate off a new smart thermostat.The deadline comes after the province’s Green …

Kathleen Wynne

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins a Big Boring Contract in Chicago

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added one more entry to his over-achiever resume on Thursday: construction magnate. During a media event in a …

A Rare Bird's-Eye View of Hong Kong's Vanishing Rooftop Culture

The district of Kowloon, Hong Kong, is a crowded place—there are 124,000 people packed into each of its 18 square miles. Apartments can be amazingly …

The Powerful Groups Stonewalling a Greener Way to Die

<i>This story originally appeared on The New Republic and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Samantha Sieber’s grandfather had a traditional …

Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom

Like with cars, established companies are following in the footsteps of startups<p>One of the most exciting product announcements to happen at the Consumer Electronics show over the past few years was the Gogoro electric scooter. It’s not just that it was slick-looking, or fast, or that the company …

Electric Vehicles

Uber booking has been removed from Google Maps for Android

iOS lost the feature last summer<p>Google Maps can no longer be used to book an Uber on Android. It brings the app in line with the iOS version, which lost the feature last summer, as noted by <i>Android Police</i>.<p>Google has had the ability to show price estimates and pickup wait times for ride-sharing apps …

Android News