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Your new iPhone will soon be trash, and that's the point

<i>Jonathan Sterne is a professor of communication studies</i> <i>at McGill University. He is the author, most recently, of</i> MP3: The Meaning of a Format.<p>The cable that connects your ear buds to your Apple device has been part of their advertising since the first iPod in 2001. Why would Apple remove something …

Please Kill the Celebrity Roast

The final week of August was a rough one for the conservative commentator Ann Coulter. First, the release party for her new book, "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!," was rendered sombre after her subject promised a "softening" of his stance on immigration, just as Coulter's book was touting …

Comedy

That time I wrote a Tragically Hip poem in a sad attempt to win concert tickets and it began to haunt me

To say I wrote a poem would be an overstatement. What I actually did was follow the directions of a contest and repurpose lyrics from The Tragically …

Is the refinement of T.G.I. Friday’s the nail on the family-friendly biz-cas restaurant’s coffin?

T.G.I. Friday’s, the restaurant synonymous with forced familial fun and kitschy nonsense – the only one remaining in Canada is in Niagara Falls, …

Rage at CBC commentator a common reaction during ‘anti-China Games’

China's angry Olympics took a Canadian turn after comments from a CBC broadcaster about a Chinese athlete prompted an outpouring of rage in a country where ill feeling has boiled over after a series of perceived insults.<p>Chinese state media called commentator Byron MacDonald "abusive" after the CBC …

Diana Henry: How to cook perfect steak

Mine is a steak-eating family. My mum thought it was one of the healthiest things you could consume – all that iron – and the best ‘husband food’ available.<p>Memories of family holidays now make me wince when I think that all four children often ordered steak in restaurants. My father would sometimes …

Skydiver Luke Aikins plunges toward Earth without using a parachute

If you think sky diving is scary, try doing it from twice the usual height and without a parachute. After two minutes of free falling, you must position yourself to land on a net less than half the size of a football field, spread out 200 feet above the earth.<p>On Saturday, Luke Aikins took that …

Tesla self-driving car was speeding at time of fatal crash: investigators | The Star

WASHINGTON—The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was travelling at 14.5 km/h above the speed limit just before …

Prince George Was "Too Spoilt" for His Birthday, Says Prince William

Dad does not approve of the number of presents.<p>Is it possible to receive too many gifts if you're young royal Prince George? His father Prince William thinks so. When the toddler celebrated his third birthday on Friday, he was showered with too many gifts, according to his dad.<p>While attending a …

Two Middle East locations 54 C this week — and it might be a world record for heat

The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, surged Thursday to a blistering 54 C. And on Friday in Basra, Iraq, the mercury soared to 53.9. If confirmed, …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.<p>"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential …

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Emma Watson's new film makes £47 at UK box office

Harry Potter star’s latest release The Colony, about a woman infiltrating a cult in Pinochet-era Chile, had a token cinema release and will rely on home streaming<p>Related: The Colony (Colonia) review – ripping yarn hits the wrong tone<p>Emma Watson’s first lead role post-Harry Potter has seen the …

China has built a radio telescope the size of 30 soccer fields to look for aliens

China has finished the installation of the world's largest radio telescope, according to reports from state media. The last of the telescope's 4,450 triangular panels was fitted into the dish this weekend, ahead of the telescope's planned launch in September. The Five Hundred Meter Aperture …

Pixar's most (and least) successful movies at the box office, ranked

Though each Pixar film released has made the studio a substantial net profit, not every movie has lived up to the success of some of the company's true blockbusters.<p>Referencing Box Office Mojo's and The Numbers' sales and production statistics for each film, we've ranked all 20 Pixar movies so far …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness