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Startup offers cheaper roaming without the chip-swapping hassle

It's a grim scene, international roaming. When a cross-border flight lands, you can tell who on the plane lives in the country you've arrived in, because they're the ones who take out their phones immediately. Unless, of course, someone on board has figured out a clever workaround.<p>Most of us face …

Stephen Harper or Barack Obama. You could spark a good debate at Christmas dinner about who had the worse year. Both leaders would much rather talk about the future. And as Chris Hall writes, given the past year, that’s entirely understandable. Read here: http://cbc.sh/Y2BZk6R Who do you think had the worse year politically: Stephen Harper or Barack Obama?

Mercedes-Benz urges Canada to use European standards

The federal government should accept European standards for new vehicles, which would open the Canadian market to more vehicles and to advanced safety features not available in Canada now, says the president of Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc.<p>The fact that Mercedes and other offshore-based auto makers …

South Sudan rebel leader sets out conditions for talks

JUBA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sought urgently on Monday to nearly double the size of the U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan, while rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir both indicated they were ready to talk to try to end a deepening conflict …

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Ten (vetted) ways to make some extra cash online

Recently, someone gave me critical feedback about one of the ads on my blog. The feedback was very pertinent, saying that the ad looked “scammish” and gave a bad impression of my blog. The ad was about an easy way to make online, to the tune of $2,000 to $3,000 a week. Unfortunately, we all know …

Analysis: How South Sudan leaders squandered nation-building effort

JUBA/NAIROBI (Reuters) - At a well-attended investor conference in South Sudan’s capital in early December, President Salva Kiir declared that the world’s newest country was “at last safe” and open for business.<p>South Sudan's President Salva Kiir wipes his face during a news conference in Juba …

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'Revenge porn' ban introduced in California

California this week became the first state to ban so-called revenge porn — sexually-explicit photos intended for private use that get posted online …

Samsung Galaxy S III mini and Galaxy S4 mini now available in Canada

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S III and S4 mini are now available in Canada across several carriers. Both of these are excellent entry-level …

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There are smarter ways teens should use social media, this 16-year-old expert says. Here’s how

'Who are you tweeting <i>now</i>?" is a query often posed to me while my fingers rapidly navigate the illuminated screen of my iPhone. As a 16-year-old from Pickering, Ont., my response – that I'm actually learning and being productive – surprises most people.<p>Teenagers lust for social streams, such as …

Microsoft is trying to convince HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android devices... wait, what?

According to a Bloomberg source, Microsoft has been trying to convince HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android devices — think the HTC One with Live …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Android 4.2.2 firmware leaks online, packs Galaxy S4 features

Samsung promised that they’ll be bringing some of the features in the Galaxy S4 to the previous flagship Galaxy S III. <i>SamMobile</i> has leaked firmware …

White sand beaches and baby blue water in Zakynthos, Greece. Photo by Clark, Matador member: http://bit.ly/10Vkvuv

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

Dramatic Timelapse Photography Showing the Futuristic Side of Dubai

Much has been said about Dubai’s ultra-modern architecture and the crazy pace of the city’s development. Construction projects that range from the …

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How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding …

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