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Bank of Canada’s gold coins to be liquidated in federal push to balance books

Canada's first gold coins had barely been minted before Ottawa yanked them out of circulation a hundred years ago in an effort to stop gold from leaving the country during the First World War.<p>After a century of sitting in cloth bags inside the Bank of Canada vault, they are among a wide range of …

Don't be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4

With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can …

Tech companies are cooperating with US intelligence agencies more than you think

The latest bold claims made in the US National Security Agency's leaked PowerPoint presentation on its PRISM internet surveillance program suggest that the agency is able to monitor communications in realtime, despite earlier avid denials by tech companies. The government may also be accessing much …

NVIDIA's Tegra 4 not selling as fast as expected

Recent successes by mobile processor makers such a Qualcomm and the Taiwanese fab-less semiconductor company MediaTek seem to be putting pressure on the sales of NVIDIA’s latest ARM based processor the Tegra 4. Although NVIDIA has managed to attract some big clients for its new processor, it seems …

Why next-gen consoles won't run games at 4K

Back in March, Microsoft's CVP of Marketing and Strategy Yusuf Mehdi told <i>Forbes</i> that the Xbox One would support 4K gaming, saying that there was "no hardware restriction there at all".<p>However, some testing from <i>AnandTech</i> suggests that while that statement might be technically accurate, whether it's …

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The TSA Has an Instagram Account — And It’s Pretty Weird

Who knew the Department of Homeland Security had an eye for photography?<p>The Transportation Security Administration — better known as the TSA, or the …

Google reportedly paid Adblock Plus not to block its ads

Google has reportedly paid the makers of Adblock Plus, the single most popular browser extension on Chrome and Firefox, to look the other way when it comes to its web advertisements. According to the German news site <i>Horizont</i>, Google and other unnamed companies are paying to be included on a …

Hulu bidding war reportedly ends, with AT&T and Peter Chernin submitting a joint bid

The fate of Hulu has been uncertain for months as a behind-the-scenes bidding war has run its course, with companies including DirecTV reportedly offering over $1 billion for the video streaming company. Now, <i>Bloomberg</i>'s anonymous sources say another previously rumored bidder has submitted a final …

Solar plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.<p>This revolutionary solar-powered plane is about to end a slow and symbolic journey across America …

A Tale Of Two Netflix: Has The Streaming Giant Bounced Back After Qwikster?

Wall Street thought Reed Hastings was an idiot. Now Wall Street thinks Reed Hastings is a genius. Does Wall Street know anything about Netflix?<p>In the fall of 2011, <i>Saturday Night Live</i>‘s Jason Sudeikis skewered Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. In one skit, Sudeikis-as-Hastings announces 17 possible name …

Android this week: Moto X details leaked; end of HTC One S updates; HP Slate 7 price cut

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>The wait for the elusive Moto X handset shouldn’t last much longer. This week, Motorola(s goog) ran full-page newspaper ads …

Hulu bids are in, if it sells then the next owner's identity may hinge on video rights

Take two of the sale of Hulu is approaching its inevitable end, as multiple sources report the final bids have come in. Currently the site is owned by Disney, Fox and Comcast, while reported interested buyers include DirecTV, Chernin Group / AT&T and Guggenheim Digital Media. Of the potential …

New Technology Sends Ads Directly Into Your Brain

The next time you press your head against the window of a train or bus, you might hear voices. You’re not going crazy, but you are experiencing a new kind of advertising: a message that’s transmitted via sensor into your brain, which only you can hear.<p>To promote Sky TV’s new TV streaming app, Sky …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition: what's different?

Several days ago we received a Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition to play with and shared our first impressions. This week we take a closer look at what's different between this handset and its TouchWiz-equipped cousins by scrutinizing the benchmarks, battery life and camera performance. …

Zynga Details Pay Package For New CEO, But Xbox Chief Faces A 'DNA Problem' At The FarmVille Publisher

Xbox chief Don Mattrick starts his new job at Zynga in just two days.<p>The former Microsoft and Electronic Arts executive is being brought in by company founder Mark Pincus to right a sinking ship, as Zynga (ZNGA) shares have fallen drastically since the company’s 2011 IPO.<p>In a new filing with the …

HP Slate 7 price drop: competitive edge or staving off failure?

The HP Slate 7 was built for a very specific purpose and that was to compete in the cheap Android tablet market. When it first came out, it was worth $169 and, according to our own Josh Vergara, you’re essentially getting what you pay for. Is it anything groundbreaking? Definitely not, but for $169 …