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Edmonton photographer finds the beauty under the scars

Joy Zylstra hates to have her picture taken.<p>Mostly because of her burns.<p>But on this day she's rocking to metal music, while a photographer takes …

Breast Cancer

Competition coming to Edmonton puts masons to the test

Masonry enthusiasts and trade experts are preparing to compete in a regional bricklaying competition in Edmonton that judges technique and …

AIRS

When reading Wikipedia’s 1992 Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics you can easily substitute “Internet” for “computer” and it’s amazing what you …

GoldenEye returns as a cool mod on Valve's Source engine

GoldenEye 007 superfans have released the latest version of an impressive recreation of Rare's seminal shooter.<p>GoldenEye: Source is a free PC …

The five best apps for syncing your Android phone’s notifications to Windows

Getting a text message on your Android while you’re doing serious Windows desktop work just plain sucks. Your phone’s vibrations and chimes do a …

A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a human

The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day's work for a top human bricklayer.<p>To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. …

Volkswagen Golf R - Ape to Gentleman

You don’t have to look far to find a good hot hatch car these days- Mercedes, Audi and Ford are all at it. But there’s one brand with history and …

Swiss Army Knives

17 Things That Were Acceptable in the '90s But Aren't Okay Today

FYI: Pushing fully clothed people into pools is not funny anymore.<p>We love to get nostalgic about the '90s. It was a decade of simpler times, after all, when we weren't glued to our smartphones, and clothes that didn't quite fit were cool.<p>We were reminded of just how much things have changed when …

Justin Timberlake

BauBax's New Clothing Line Will Charge Your Phone in Your Pocket

The company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its line of wireless charging apparel that includes outerwear and pants.<p>We’ve all been there: You’re in an unfamiliar city, your phone battery is in the red, there are no outlets in sight, and you forgot your portable charger at the hotel. You are …

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How To Make Your DIY Smartphone Projector With A Shoebox

We all know how difficult it is to get ourselves to the gym and to actually work on our physical wellbeing; how difficult it is to follow a diet plan …

Wellness

Turkish Man Creates Glasses That Conceal Phone Screen from Anyone but the Wearer

Don’t you hate it when you’re using your smartphone on public transportation and notice strangers looking at it over your shoulder? Those people are …

Watch this Chinese smartphone survive drills, water, hammers, cars, cement, and more

Looking for a low-cost, good-performance smartphone that's basically indestructible? Meet the BV6000 and the psychopaths at Blackview trying to …

IPhone 7

22 Painful Gaming Memories Only '90s Kids Will Have

Best decade in gaming history? Maybe, but we had to put up with a lot of crap.

In Fort McMurray, let’s build resilience, rather than a repeat disaster

<i>Glenn McGillivray is managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.</i><p>With the Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada has hit the big time.<p>The size of the event and the amount of insured damage caused may put it up there with some of the large flood and moderate hurricane and earthquake …

Facial Recognition Tech Will Soon End Your Anonymity in Public

Nearly 250 million video surveillance cameras have been installed throughout the world, and chances are you’ve been seen by several of them today. …

Privacy

Motor Mouth: Hysteria over ‘high driving’ is all half-baked

Our own <i>National Post</i> recently scandalized its famously conservative readers with a headline claiming that “about half of Canadians who drive while …

Buying a used car? Consider getting it lab tested

When shopping for a pre-owned vehicle at most licensed retailers, consumers are inundated with ads and dealer displays indicating that every used …

Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but the files can be deleted

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.<p>The company quietly records many of the …

Digital Storm crams a 10-core CPU and GTX 1080 inside an all-in-one

Digital Storm just went into full-on beast mode for the all-in-one category. Provided you're willing to pony up the requisite funds, Digital Storm's …

Caustic ash keeps about 2,000 people from going home to Fort McMurray on schedule

As their neighbours start returning home this week, about 9,000 Fort McMurray residents will remain displaced for several more months as caustic ash …

Energysquare is a wireless phone charging pad that doesn’t use induction

Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out there. Instead, Energysquare uses a conductive surface as well as a sticker on the back of your phone. The company is …

Tech Trends

Facebook is using smartphones to listen to what people say, professor suggests

Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.<p>The app might be using people’s phones to gather data …

26 Pictures Literally Every Parent Will Relate To

Stop trying to make “sleep” happen. It’s not going to happen.<p>Note: Not all images were submitted by Community members.

New free app and site makes watching online videos like regular TV channels

One of the many reasons cord cutting has grown so popular in recent years is the abundance of video content available online. It would take 1,000 …

The 8 biggest new features in Android N

Android’s lack of splitscreen multitasking felt especially pressing last year with the underwhelming release of the productivity-focused Pixel C tablet, and now N is putting things right. The splitscreen feature works on phones, too, and is accessed by holding down the task-switching button. It’s …

Batteries

Colombia claims largest ever seizure of cocaine

Colombian police said on Sunday they seized their largest domestic haul ever of illegal drugs: eight tons of cocaine from the Usuga Clan, the country's leading organised crime ring.<p>"Congratulations @PoliciaColombia: operation in Turbo seized the greatest amount in our history," president Juan …

See stunning before-and-after satellite images from fire-hit Fort McMurray communities

New satellite images show the devastating impact of wildfires on several Fort McMurray communities.<p>Entire streets of houses can be seen flattened in …

Fort McMurray wildfires: Photos from Friday, May 6

Today, thousands of people are being moved — by air and in vehicle convoys — out of the northern work camps to Edmonton and Calgary.<p>The Alberta …