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The ‘S’ Is Now for ‘Sinister’: Meet the Brabus-Tuned Mercedes-AMG GT S

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

TED Talks

Turn any television in your house into a huge touchscreen with this $130 gadget

The way we interact with screens has changed drastically over the past few decades. We rarely go more than a day without touching the display of a …

Gear & Gadgets

These Nike Roshe x Air Jordan VI "Infrared" Customs Are Straight Fuego

A sneaker customizer just might've created one of the best customs of the year.<p>Combining the Air Jordan VI and the Nike Roshe One, talented IGer and …

Huawei Watch lands at FCC ahead of launch

One of my personal highlights of Mobile World Congress in February was Huawei’s first Android Wear smartwatch, the Huawei Watch, which was announced as a last minute decision at the event. We’ve already heard that it wasn’t likely to be released until September or October but the Huawei Watch paid …

Mobile

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Samsung's latest video looks oddly familiar...

If you look at Samsung's design legacy over the years, it should come as no surprise. Nor should the massive replication errors in hardware, …

Video of TTC officers’ brawl puts training practices into question

Videos of a pair of TTC transit enforcement officers raining blows on two men they are trying to arrest are raising questions about the appropriate use of force – and shining a light on the complicated rules in place.<p>The incident took place at Union Station two months ago but became public only …

Toronto

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Engineering

Thousands of Uber accounts are allegedly being sold on the dark web

Company says it's found no evidence of a breach<p>Thousands of Uber users account credentials could have been compromised, and are up for sale from unscrupulous sellers. At least two separate vendors on dark web marketplace AlphaBay are hawking active Uber accounts, <i>Motherboard</i> reports. Once purchased, …

New rumor claims Apple will launch three iPhone models this year, including 4-inch iPhone 6C

A sketchy new rumor from the sometimes-unreliable Digitimes claims that Apple will be releasing three new iPhone models this year. While many Apple watchers are expecting to see the release of two new “S” models—the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus—the new report also says the company will release a third …

Mobile Technology

Ontario education funding to remain at $22.5B

Funding for Ontario schools for the 2015-16 year will remain stable at $22.5 billion, but Education Minister Liz Sandals says more money is being …

Apple may release three different iPhones this September

Whispers about three new iPhones set to arrive this September are emanating from Apple’s Chinese supply chain — suggesting that we may be set to receive the expected iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, alongside a 4-inch iPhone referred to currently as the iPhone 6c.<p>Check out details about internal components, …

Apple Pay

Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard much about Project Ara, Google’s effort to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece.<p>Google showed off the device a bit back at I/O and, alas, things got a bit crashy during the presentation.<p>In a new video released today, the …

Toyota's three-wheeled electric ride tested

The streets of one French city will soon be filled with funky vehicles that resemble hulked-up mopeds. But before you make fun, consider that while …

Study tip: Don’t take notes with a laptop

Research reveals students who use longhand remember more and have a deeper understanding of the material<p>“More is better.” From the number of gigs in a cellular data plan to the horsepower in a pickup truck, this mantra is ubiquitous in American culture. When it comes to college students, the belief …

Generation lost-at-sea

<i>Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at</i> tgam.ca/essayguide.<p>The quarter-life crisis: It's a thing. Lena Dunham had one, Britney Spears had one and now I'm having one.<p>A few weeks ago I turned 25, and assuming I make it to 100 I …

Scarlett Johansson

Apple is only letting its best employees sell the $10,000 Apple Watch in stores

But Apple's sales techniques for its high-end Apple Watch Edition, which starts at $10,000, will be different from how it sells the Sport version ($350) and standard watch ($550).<p>Apple is only letting its most expensive employees that have the most experience sell its high-end watch, which can cost …

Northern lights to dazzle in skies across Canada

Skywatchers across Canada could be treated to a dazzling light show overnight Tuesday and Wednesday, owing to a pair of solar belches that cast a …

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

Avoid A Retirement Full Of Hindsight

New and current retirees often admit, in hindsight, their desire to start saving more; and wish they had begun doing so at an earlier age. Regrets over saving may be well chronicled but the most important retirement advice seems to come only later in life and, unfortunately, after relationships, …

Retirement

This startup founder wants you to be able to go on a vacation without packing a suitcase

Clothing that you pre-rented from Rent the Runway.<p>That's one of the ultimate visions of CEO Jennifer Hyman.<p>Hyman founded Rent the Runway in 2009 to give women a way to save money by renting — not buying —designer dresses for special events.<p>The site has since swelled to 5 million shoppers and was …

Former Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson calls Nazem Kadri 'difficult'

Ron Wilson was grinding his axe against the Toronto Maple Leafs again on Friday. This time, he slammed suspended forward Nazem Kadri for being …

6 things to expect from Apple’s Watch event today

Monday's event may be the biggest that Apple holds this year. Not only is Apple expected to unveil final information on the Apple Watch and detail a release plan for it, it may also discuss a new MacBook, an update to iOS, and a whole lot more. Below is everything you can expect to see on Monday — …

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …