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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Back to the Future

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Microsoft misses estimates and writes down $900M on Surface RT

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Microsoft (s msft) took a big $900 million write down — 7 cents a share — because it apparently didn’t think it could sell …

Video on Instagram hands-on

Facebook's Video on Instagram is undoubtedly riding on Vine's coattails, but is it any good? We gave the app a quick shakedown on both Android and iOS, and it's safe to say the answer is "yes." Basic video browsing and capture are about as seamless as on the Twitter-owned Vine service, with a few …

iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram

Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from <i>MacRumors</i> turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blurrycam snaps purport to show an iPhone 5S which is nearly identical to its predecessor -- the only …

Sprint Vital review: a decent mid-range phone that faces tough competition

A year or two ago, mid-range devices were nothing to gush about at neighborhood barbeques. Fast-forward to 2013, however, and smartphones listed at those middling price points are much more desirable. After all, a large number of them would have been considered high-end flagships -- had they …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind

Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifically for them -- is available to buy. The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a 6.3-inch woolly mammoth of a …

Evernote for iOS gets related notes, shortcuts and Skitch integration

Many habitual Evernote users have giant stacks of notes that can be difficult to sift through. Mercifully, Evernote's updated iOS app has come to their rescue: it now lets users create shortcuts to favorite notes and surface related notes. It's easier to mark up those scribbles, too -- the update …

2013 Macbook Air update fixes flickering screen and WiFi, available now

If you've been experiencing unstable WiFi as well as flickers while Photoshopping on your new mid-year MacBook Air, Apple's got you covered. The tech giant reports that the patch addresses the aforementioned issues cropping up in "rare instances," as well as a bug that causes audio levels to jump …

Evernote Updates iOS App With Shortcuts, Related Notes and Skitch Support

Evernote today updated its app with new features to make it easier for users to organize their notes, including Shortcuts, related notes and Skitch integration.<p>Shortcuts allows users to "shortcut" important or favorite notes, notebooks and tags so they're available for easy access. These Shortcuts …

Dogfight With Your iPhone And Mac – ‘Sky Gamblers: Cold War’ Gets Its Wings In Both App Stores Today

If you like flight simulators, especially those of the more arcade variety, the <i>Sky Gamblers</i> series is a great place to start.<p>Originally published by Namco Bandai Games, the last couple of installments have come directly from California-based developer Atypical Games. Sky Gamblers: Cold War is, …

Cold War

If the iPad mini 2 doesn't go Retina, what other upgrades would you like to see? [Poll]

Let's just say, for the sake of argument, that the next-generation iPad mini ships without a Retina display. Let's just say, for the sake of …

Chinese Woman Electrocuted by iPhone 4 Likely Used Unauthorized Charger

Ma Ailun, the 23-year-old Chinese woman who was killed via electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone last week, was most likely using an unauthorized third party charger, reports the <i>South China Morning Post.</i><p>Knockoff chargers often use low cost supplies and fail to meet standards for the …

LG Shipments Indicate Retina iPad Mini Could Arrive As Early As October

Over the past couple of months, there have been multiple reports indicating that Apple may be delaying its rumored Retina iPad mini until early 2014, with Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> citing Retina panel shortages as the primary reason.<p><i>DigiTimes</i> now reports that LG Display has made some progress …

VLC for iOS returns to App Store, plays all your video formats for free

The renowned open source video playback app VLC has just returned to iOS after a very public withdrawal back in 2011. The app plays all of the file types supported by its desktop counterpart, including .mkv and .avi, as well as network streams, and includes Dropbox integration, support for …

DigiTimes changes course, claims Retina iPad Mini will launch in fall

It looks like DigiTimes is reversing course on its earlier report and now reporting the Retina iPad Mini will be released in October, basing that information off of the timeline for LG’s new Retina displays that would ship with the new device.<p>The sources also added that LG is reportedly making new …

Point Grey road closure would affect property values, real estate expert says

Vancouver’s most expensive oceanside mansions could get even pricier if council green-lights a proposed closure of Point Grey Road, while neighbours …

In conversation with Glee’s Cory Monteith

The Victoria native went from dropout to teen idol<p><i>Cory Monteith, a Canadian actor who was best-known for his role on the television program</i> Glee<i>, was</i> …

The shuffle: What has Harper accomplished?

Paul Wells on what Harper has tried to do — and what he’s taken care not to<p>So the dust has settled on Stephen Harper’s most elaborate cabinet shuffle …

Man, 22, charged in triple homicide in west Toronto

Victims are believed to be two women and a man aged 49 to 76<p>TORONTO – Toronto police say a 22-year-old man has been charged with three counts of …

Bicycles: the new conservative enemy

The rise of bike-sharing programs has created an unlikely new target in the culture wars<p>In the 1980s, the conservative humourist P.J. O’Rourke wrote …