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Future Shop stores lost out to fulfilled online shoppers

Consumers see online reviews as more objective and unbiased, say retail experts<p>Electronics stores are suffering from the rise of the pampered, …

The right time to save for retirement

(Illustration by Drew Shannon)<p>You’ve probably seen some of those studies hectoring Canadians about not saving enough for retirement. Often they draw …

'Boyhood,' 'Budapest' Pace Oscar Nominees on Home Video

15 Jan, 2015 By: John Latchem<p>Movie fans looking to check out the Best Picture nominees for the 87th Academy Awards before the Feb. 22 ceremony are …

Canadians Hit With Misleading Copyright Notices From Loophole-Exploiting U.S. Firm

Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system is less than two weeks old and, despite its good intentions, has already been misused. Rightscorp, a …

Nike confirms it's working on 'Back to the Future' shoe for 2015 release

In an instance of life imitating art, a Nike exec confirmed that the company is working on getting its Marty McFly "Back to the Future" shoe — with …

The 15 Most Important British Sweets Every American Must Try

If you've ever been to Britain (or have a Brit or two in your life), then you've heard all about the "sweets" you have to try, which, admittedly, are pretty different from American candy.<p>And with the recent Cadbury Egg recipe-changing incident in the UK, what better time to try these sweets than …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Groundhog Day

Box Office Mojo Site Disappears Into IMDb

BoxOfficeMojo.com has vanished with the site redirecting to Amazon.com’s IMDb. The Box Office Mojo site was acquired by Amazon in late 2008. Reps for …

Film Industry

Obama: "The World Has Always Been Messy... We’re Just Noticing Now Because Of Social Media"

The president downplays concerns of terrorism and crises, saying, "I promise you things are much less dangerous now than they were" in previous decades.<p>A day after saying "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants, President Barack Obama on Friday sought …

33 Months in Jail for Fast & Furious Movie Pirate

Why anyone would want to watch a movie that’s been recorded by a man with a camcorder from the back of a cinema is beyond me, but the fact remains people do it, people upload it, people download it and, well, people watch it.<p>One man, 25-year-old Philip Danks from Walsall, England, has just been …

9 Amazing Projects Made in Microsoft Excel

It's easy to underestimate the power of Excel.<p>Many associate the Microsoft tool with headaches from crunching numbers and tedious charts. But there's …

Check out this amazing gallery of Adventure Time mash-ups

<i>Adventure Time</i> is a show fully-versed in pop culture rhythms and references. Even when it’s not invoking something specific, the show glees in the …

7 Hilarious Email Signatures to Inspire Your Sign-Off

There's prime real estate at the bottom of every email you send. Signatures — those few lines tacked onto the end of your messages — are often a …

Scarlett Johansson Looks Back On The Roles That Prepared Her For "Lucy"

From The Avengers to Lost in Translation, Johansson's done a lot of homework to ready her for her latest movie.<p>Since her feature film debut in 1994's <i>North</i> at age 9, Scarlett Johansson has played dozens of dynamic female characters, from anhedonic teens to New Jersey princesses. Basically, the only …

Netflix Doubles Profits, Expands To New Countries In Bid For Global Dominance

Netflix is getting closer to world domination as it doubles profits, builds a global subscriber network and rapidly expands across borders.<p>Check out …

Wallace Shawn: I wish people knew me as a radical playwright instead for “The Princess Bride”

The beloved character actor and playwright on sex, power, Ibsen, and his disturbing new “Master Builder”<p>Wallace Shawn would no doubt prefer it if you knew him as a radical playwright, the American successor to Chekhov and Ibsen, rather than as the lovable character actor of “The Princess Bride” and …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Word Lens, The Real-Time Translation App, Is Now Free

Android/iOS: Word Lens, the app that can translate the words and language it sees in real time, is free to download today.<p>Google has purchased Word …

Apps

The Most ’90s Thing That Could Ever Exist

The zeitgeist summed perfectly in one technological artifact, which is a VHS tape promoting Windows 95, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.<p>Wow.<p>Just. Wow.<p>This image is bouncing around on Twitter thanks to Jehan Ranasinghe, who dug this thing up, presumably with a time machine, and then …

Yes, you can die from a broken heart, finds British study

Can you really die of a broken heart?<p>English scientists don’t rule it out, after studying 30,447 people between 60 and 89 years of age.<p>“We often used …

Liam Lacey’s 10 films to watch for at Cannes (including three from Canada)

The Captive<p><i>D. Atom Egoyan (Canada)</i><p>With his sixth Cannes film, Atom Egoyan becomes the Canadian director with the most entries in the history of the world’s most prestigious film festival. <i>The Captive</i>, a genre thriller co-written by David Fraser that’s set in Niagara Falls, stars Ryan Reynolds as a …

Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

Kids

Bitcoin-mining malware reportedly found on Google Play

Fake wallpaper apps turned phones into bots for the power- and computationally intensive process of producing crypto-currency, a mobile security firm warns.<p>Researchers have identified more malware at the Google Play store that secretly harnesses users' devices to perform the arduous computational …

Phone Thefts Soar as Kill-Switch Debate Heats Up

Smartphone thefts rarely make national news anymore—unless the victim was seriously hurt or killed during the robbery.<p>But the crime spree has not gone away. It seems to have gotten worse.<p>About 3.1 million Americans had their phones stolen last year, according to a just-released national survey by …

Mobile

Puppies Learning Things For The First Time

Why the joint bank account is a must for married couples

Marriage advice from a personal finance columnist: Have a joint bank account with your spouse.<p>It's the easiest, most sensible way to manage day-to-day spending and saving, and it will save you trouble if your spouse dies before you.<p>"Our recommendation is to have a joint account and to run things …

Personal Finance

LOL: The Wolf of Wall Street Honest Trailer

The best thing about the <b>Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers</b> are that the crew behind them actually like the movies they’re parodying. Their latest …

Movies

Amazon nixes the idea of accepting Bitcoin

Even though the fledgling cryptocurrency is gaining momentum, the e-commerce giant has no plans to start allowing it.<p>While some online retailers have either accepted or are warming to the idea of allowing Bitcoin payments, Amazon apparently isn't there yet.<p>The head of Amazon payments Tom Taylor …

Cryptocurrency

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being dubbed one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has …

Marvel Studios Have Movies Planned Through 2028!