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Sharks Now Tweet When Approaching the Beach

It used to be that when you wanted to warn ocean-goers about shark-infested waters, the only solution was to send a panicked Roy Scheider running …

Advertising Industry

4.6 million Snapchat phone numbers and usernames leaked

The phone numbers and usernames of more than 4.6 million North American Snapchat users have been leaked online. SnapchatDB, an unofficial site run by an anonymous individual or group, allows open access to two files — one an SQL dump, one CSV text — that show details of the photo-sharing app's …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Chromebooks outsold Macbooks to US commercial buyers by a factor of five in 2013

<i>The headline of this article has been corrected to make clear that Chromebooks only outsold Macbooks to commercial buyers.</i><p>Google’s Chromebook had a stellar year in the US. The stripped-down laptop that functions as little more than a web-browsing device vastly increased its share of the combined PC …

buyers

Spotify streaming surge boosts record labels

Overall revenues flat as CD sales continue to slide<p>A surge in online music streaming via Spotify and rival services provided a bright spot in a mixed 2013 for the record industry.<p>Figures released today by the BPI, the record labels’ trade body, show Britons streamed 7.4bn songs, double the 2012 …

How to use your phone to lose weight and get fit

Every January the treadmills and ellipticals are filled with eager gym-goers. Like clockwork, however, after a couple of weeks the gym returns to its normal state of isolation.<p>Resolutions are hard to keep and living a healthy lifestyle can be even harder. With the demands of work, raising a family …

Fitness Technology

The Top Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013

Crowdfunding is helping many startups’ dreams come true. 2013 saw a slew of extremely popular crowdfunding projects smash through goals and world records. Many great new technologies are emerging from successful fundraising rounds on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>2012 had a handful of …

Most anticipated tech of 2014 (pictures)

As August winds to a close, so do the summer tech doldrums. Manufacturers are ramping up for the big fourth-quarter buying season, and that means new products galore. Expect an avalanche of announcements in the first half of September alone, with the IFA show in Berlin followed by an Apple event, …

Gear & Gadgets

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …