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New York Met opera cancelled after person's ashes tipped into orchestra pit

Police say performance halted and theatre evacuated after ‘individual from out of town’ spread the ashes of his friend and mentor<p>New York City’s Metropolitan Opera was forced to cancel its Saturday afternoon performance of Guillaume Tell after an audience member sprinkled an unidentified powder, …

Derren Brown's New Book 'Happy' Slams Self-Help Industry: ‘The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k’

Illusionist is happy, but he's not happy with self-help books.<p>Derren Brown rubs his eyes. It’s no illusion. He’s just tired. The 45-year-old has a …


Note-Taking App 'Google Keep' Gains Intelligent Organization Feature

Google has announced a smart new organizational feature for its note-taking and to-do list app, Google Keep.<p>The app can now intelligently categorize users' notes by topic, such as food, books, and travel, and entries can be searched by keyword using topic shortcuts which appear in the search …

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YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically

Would you pay to avoid ads on YouTube?<p>The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year. According to multiple sources, the world’s largest video-sharing site is preparing to launch its two separate subscription services before the end of 2015 — Music Key, …

Music Industry

Why This Is the Most Important New Technology in Decades

The cloud, we keep hearing, is coming. But if you’re in the enterprise tech market, you might be forgiven for wondering when this mythical cloud is …

What you need to know about Prince Charles' secret 'black spider' letters

LONDON — After a court battle stretching back years, a batch of 27 letters written by Prince Charles to government officials have been released to …

Prince Charles

Sony a7S unboxing: A full-frame wonder

Sony’s FS7 was only part of our upgraded camera gear. In addition to the brutish beauty, we also picked up Sony’s wonderful full-frame a7S, which has …

Facebook owns the four most-downloaded mobile apps in 2014

Image copyright PhotoAtelier/Flickr Creative Commons.Mobile analytics firm App Annie released a report on app trends on Wednesday that sorts out what …


A perfect reflection and the heel-toe express. At Stanley Park. #Vancouver Photo by: Kenneth Rowley http://flic.kr/p/qQGw9y

Mobilicity still searching for AWS-3 spectrum funding, asks judge for another creditor extension

Mobilicity is seeking another stay from creditors, based on files submitted to the Ontario Superior Court. The current protection period is set to …

Osamuyi Okpame

Comment period for internet “fast lanes” closes today, FCC sees record submissions

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The great debate over the “open internet” or “net neutrality” or “fast lanes” — or however you describe the FCC’s proposal to …

The Audiophiliac's round up of the top 10 best desktop, hi-fi and sound bar speakers

The Audiophiliac picks a fine selection of awesome speakers and one killer subwoofer.<p>I cover a lot of high-end, audiophile-oriented gear in this blog, but I also love finding great-sounding cheap stuff. Sure, the brands may be unfamiliar, but each speaker is a stand-out winner. Since this list …


On Android tablets, Intel wrestles its prices in line with ARM's -- report

The storied maker of PC chips may not hit its 40 million tablet goal this year, says a report. But it's certainly trying.<p>Intel has managed to get the cost of Android tablets that run its chips competitive with the price of ARM-based systems, as it continues to pour money and resources into spurring …

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Mounties at Wreck Beach are establishing a more visible presence this summer, beginning with an RCMP tent set up this long weekend. http://cbc.ca/1.2641970 Do you welcome the police tent at this clothing-optional beach, and would you want to see one at any other B.C. beaches? (Rhiannon)

Daily Hive

On Sunday, July 27, the highly anticipated Brewery & The Beast returns to Vancouver for its second annual Festival of Meat. Hosted at Concord Pacific …

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'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'. How Nina Simone helped immortalise a US civil rights anthem http://bbc.in/1aN4DWA

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Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

To This Day

Mobile app alert: 4m songs free download

A security company is warning it has found an Android 'master key' that could give criminals unrestricted access to any Android-based phone. http://www.t3.com/news/security-firm-finds-android-master-key