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Our Canadian CEO of the year you’ve probably never heard of

Tobi Lütke wears his pink hard hat with pride. "I like it," he says. "I'm the only person with a pink hard hat in the entire house."<p>By "house" he means "building." Lütke moved to Canada from Germany 12 years ago, at 22, and he will, to his chagrin, misplay a word now and then. In fact, at this …

ArsTechnica Pits the iPhone 6 Plus Camera Against a $3400 DSLR

A recent shoot out between an iPhone 6 Plus camera and a full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mark III prosumer DSLR carried out by <i>ArsTechnica</i> has revealed that …

Samsung Electronics heads for annual profit fall after weak third-quarter guidance

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is heading for its first annual earnings drop since 2011 after it revealed its July-September profit would be the lowest in more than three years and said short-term prospects for smartphones were uncertain.<p>Visitors walk past the Samsung stand at the …

Ferrari Chairman rage quits, calls the brand 'American'

Marchionne to run the show.<p>Bloomberg reports Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has resigned from the automaker after 23 years at the helm. He'll serve until October 13.<p>Montezemolo quit after disagreeing with parent company Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne over Ferrari's future. Marchionne …

Thirteen things to consider before buying a franchise in Canada

Fall seems to be the season where I'm the busiest, either drafting franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents (FDDs) for franchisor clients or reviewing these documents on behalf of prospective franchisees. Indeed, many franchisors go into full swing in the autumn, marketing their …

Panasonic, Fujitsu in broad agreement to form chip company: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp and Fujitsu Ltd have reached a basic agreement to form a company this autumn as part of their plan to combine their chip design and development operations, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.<p>The logo of Panasonic Corp is seen behind trees outside …

Exclusive: NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought - study

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency’s ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers.<p>A sign marks …

App Development Creates 64,000 Canadian Jobs, Generates $1.7B in Revenue

There are 18 million app users in Canada, while this number rises to 2 billion on a global scale, an independent study published by the Information …

First Amputee Has Touch Restored With Bionic Hand

The researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) recently developed a completely new sensory feedback channel which allowed a Danish 36 year-old amputee, Dennis Aabo Sørensen, to feel objects in his hand in real time. …

Apple security flaw could allow hackers to beat encryption

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A major flaw in Apple Inc software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said on Friday, and experts said Mac computers were even more exposed.<p>A woman speaks on her iPhone as she walks …

Apple Confirms It Has Acquired 3D Sensor Maker PrimeSense

Apple has confirmed it has acquired Israeli 3D sensor maker PrimeSense, whose technology has been used in Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, in particular …

Canada’s math, science lag bad for economy, report says

Canadians scored “significantly below the average” on a numeracy test compared with 24 countries, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and …

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Who Is Bidding on Wireless Spectrum?…The List Goes Public [u]

Players interested in acquiring spectrum space during the forthcoming wireless spectrum auction submitted their application by last Tuesday. And the …

Learn to Build iOS Apps: Xcode Fundamentals Course on Sale for 84% Off [Deals]

If you hope to one day become a developer to build and design iOS apps, the following offer in our <i>Deals Store</i> may interest you. On sale is The …

NSA's spying powers don't mean encryption is obsolete

Like many privacy-conscious Canadians, I'm troubled by recent reports that suggest the U.S. National Security Agency has cracked most online …

Quick Key Launches: Teachers, Mark Tests with iPhone Camera Today

For teachers still working in paper-based classrooms, Quick Key Mobile has finally launched and it aims to change the way you mark your tests and …

Dolphins display memory better than elephants

Forget elephants. Dolphins can swim circles around them when it comes to long-term memory.<p>Scientists in a new study repeatedly found that dolphins …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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Teen takes 'idiotic' language war to YouTube after Quebec says company name — Wellarc — sounds too English

As a 17-year-old fresh out of high school, Xavier Ménard knew that launching his own business would not be easy. But he never thought the first …

Students hijack US$80m yacht with GPS spoofing - Roadshow

<b>Students from the University of Texas created a custom GPS spoofing device that allowed them to take over a superyacht's navigation system, changing</b> …

Cyber insurance in demand after recent data breaches

When Brian Rosebaum started pitching cyber insurance to companies in 2006, he was met with blank stares from risk managers and resistance from …

Why Britain’s anti-porn mega-filter is great (no, really)

So British Prime Minister David Cameron is keen to ban online pornography. Please sir, can I have some more? Seriously.<p>Against the odds, I'm pulling for the filter to actually work. That said, I'm not optimistic about this plan – which will require Internet service providers to enact default …

Why opt-in porn filters haven’t arrived in Canada

The controversial British plan to block access to pornography websites unless Internet customers explicitly opt-in has been discussed in Canada but Internet service providers have thus far fought it off, according to the head of an industry group.<p>On Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron …

UK's Anti-Pornography Plan Is Scary, Pointless Grandstanding

The U.K. Prime Minister today proposed a sweeping set of internet filtering--some would say censorship--laws. They will go nowhere.<p>U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced this morning that "By the end of this year, when someone sets up a new broadband account, the settings to install family …

Lady Gaga Goes Nude for ‘V Magazine’ by Inez and Vinoodh

A nude photo of Lady Gaga from a shoot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for <i>V Magazine</i> has hit the web. Miss Gaga is smiling and looking …

Cellphone SIM cards contain 'significant' security flaw

A German cryptographer has uncovered a security bug in mobile phones that could enable hackers to remotely attack at least half a billion phones.<p>A …