Andrew Seymour

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Billions of Earth-like planets in Milky Way: study

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of …

Drones help Yukon prospectors find new gold deposits

A gold prospector from Yukon is using unmanned aerial drones and other technologies to survey huge stretches of land for mineral deposits, and …

Is Canada ready for self-driving cars?

Advocates say self-driving cars could hit the Canadian market in 4 years<p>A transportation advocate says driverless cars could be ready for Canadian …

Video games becoming required coursework in schools

Minecraft, Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery complement books and problem sets<p>Starting this fall, in order to graduate, every student at Olds College in …

Verizon in Canada – No Guarantees for Canadians

<i>The following guest article was submitted by Donna Ramirez of the TELUS Social and Media Relations team in response to Techvibes’ continued coverage</i> …

Telecoms

The pre-movie ads go on, and on...

As Cineplex Inc. posts its best-ever financial results, movie theatres should start the show on time<p>You’ve paid your $10 or $12 admission. Endured …

How BlackBerry got swarmed at the mall

Most people seem to think that BlackBerry Ltd.'s challenges were caused by complacent management and a failure to innovate. But the real answer can be found in the research of Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen.<p>Prof. Christensen points out that companies innovate faster than …

Apple Store

What to really expect when you're expecting

What to really expect when you’re expecting<p>Emily Oster took your questions on pregnancy advice (a lot of which is just plain wrong)<p>THE CHAT

Moto X and the era of the 'good enough' smartphone

It's a remarkable thing to go back and watch Steve Jobs' announcement of the iPhone from 2007. Though it was only six years ago, returning to it you quickly get a sense of just how revolutionary the device was. Even now-basic things like scrolling on a touch screen or having Google Maps on a phone …

Mobile

The perfect smartphone is close, and that's why sales are slowing

If you’ve been living in a cave for the past six years, you may be forgiven for missing the largest change to individual behaviour since the …

CWTA Toronto Sun Ad Touts Canada’s Wireless Prices ‘Lower’ than USA [PIC]

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), a lobby group for Canada’s wireless carriers, has taken out a full page ad in today’s …

Want lower cellphone prices? Expect lousy quality

Everybody seems certain that Canadians pay too much for cellular services. The Wireless Code of Conduct, the blocking of Telus’s acquisition of Mobilicity and new restrictions on the transfer of spectrum are recent shots across the bow of the big three wireless providers by the Canadian …

Canada

7 steps to a headache-free website makeover

There comes a time when every business' website needs a fresh start – whether launching a new product or service, changing up the team, developing a new brand identity or noticing that your website still says "© 2008″ in the footer.<p>Unfortunately, many businesses believe that a website relaunch is …

Kutoto for iPhone breathes life into the Canadian cash for task marketplace

Ever needed a light fixture repaired or an Ikea couch assembled and didn’t have the time, patience or aptitude? An emerging category of startups, …

Minuum Keyboard Hands-on

Months of waiting, teased and previewed, have paid off for impatient Minuum backers, as the one-dimensional keyboard replacement for Android is …

1 in 8 bird species threatened with extinction

Canada's birds in better shape than most, study says, but situation still dire<p>One in eight bird species worldwide faces the threat of extinction, …

Are we living in Nineteen Eighty-Four?

Colin Horgan explains why life is more complicated than even Orwell imagined<p>Over at the <i>New Yorker,</i> Ian Crouch wondered this week whether we really …

3-D printing: Creating ‘a new class of entrepreneurs’

In an industrial park on the outskirts of Tijuana, Chris Anderson is building drones.<p>The former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine readily acknowledges that just a few years ago, he knew almost nothing about the aerospace industry. But after building a small plane out of Lego parts with his kids, …

3D Printing

Pity the endangered skeuomorph, the Comic Sans of app design

Should the calendar on your phone or tablet look like the calendar on your desk? Strange as it sounds, that's the core of a heated debate amongst digital designers – and also the reason that iPhone and iPad owners will soon have a fresh look on their devices.<p>When Apple holds its Worldwide Developer …

UI Design

Yahoo’s search for the fountain of youth

In a desperate drive for youth and content, Yahoo Inc. is spending billions.<p>The company that ruled Internet search in the early days of the web is on an acquisition frenzy, highlighted by its purchase of blogging site Tumblr last week for $1.1-billion (U.S.). On the heels of that purchase, Yahoo is …

Advertising

Pebble soon shipping watches to those who preordered as Kickstarter commitments wind down

Pebble has announced that it is nearing the completion of its Kickstarter commitments, fulfilling the orders for over 80,000 backers. The company …

Netflix and the rise of binge TV watching

Watching an entire season at once can boost internet bill<p>Netflix has been giving viewers the opportunity to watch entire new seasons of TV shows in …