David Samson

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Google's genius futurist takes 100 pills a day to help him live forever — here's what some of them do

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil takes 100 pills a day to help him reach "singularity," the point at which he believes exponential developments in technology will allow him to live forever. He stopped by our office and talked to us about food science and supplemental …

Eyefi Acquires OKDOTHIS and Leaps Into the World of Photo Sharing Apps

Eyefi is best known for its Wi-Fi-capable memory cards that allow photos to be beamed to computers and mobile devices directly from cameras. Wi-Fi is …

The “modern” workplace doesn’t just make us lonely, it can make us physically ill

Who are the people we think of as lonely? At one time, they were the outcasts—the mentally ill, the poor, the elderly, the isolated—anyone considered <i>outside</i> of society. But today, extreme loneliness has become much more pervasive, fueled by new technology and the rise of the freelance economy.<p>As …

Psychology

Airbnb says to help cities tax homesharers, ease home shortages | News Home | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbnb has moved to head off conflict with tax-raising authorities, city councils and hoteliers worldwide as a two-day promotional event in Paris, the online home-sharing group’s biggest market, gets under way.<p>Brian Chesky, Chief Executive Officer of Airbnb smiles during a session …

World Economic Forum

ARM announces Cortex-A35, its new power-efficient 64-bit core

ARM’s annual developer conference ARM TechCon is here and one of the biggest announcements coming from the event is the launch of the new ultra efficient Cortex-A35. Until now ARM’s most power efficient 64-bit processor design was the Cortex-A53, while at the high performance end ARM offers the …

Neurology

F.lux Is Available for iOS, No Jailbreak Required

iOS: F.lux, the app that changes your screen temperature based on the time of day, is one of our favorites because it makes your screen a lot more …

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

Business Technology

Google's new 'About me' tool quickly shows what personal data you're sharing

Google gets a lot of stick for its data collection practices, and that’s little surprise really. I love many of Google’s products, but that doesn’t stop me being concerned about just how precise a picture the company holds on me from all the data I’ve willingly handed over.<p>And I’m by no means alone.<p>…

Personal Data

Microsoft wants to guess how you’re feeling

Some people can tell how others are feeling just by looking at them; now Microsoft is trying to give computers that same ability. The company launched a new website today (Nov. 11) that uses facial recognition and artificial intelligence to try to determine the emotions of people in photos, and it …

Artificial Intelligence

Google acquires iOS photo editing app creator Fly Labs

The creator of popular iOS photo editing software, Fly Labs, confirmed today via a press release on its website, that the company has been acquired …

Apps

Qualcomm announces its new Snapdragon 820 processor

As mobile processors become increasingly powerful the advances in each subsequent release become progressively smaller. However, taking advantage of …

Mobile

BlackBerry Priv wallpapers, keyboard and apps ripped

The BlackBerry Priv has not even arrived at most stores yet, but <i>Xaiux</i> over at the XDA Forum has already begun pulling out various bits of software from the handset and sticking them up for download. There are no guarantees that all or any of these apps will work flawlessly with your particular …

Android News

Guide du coupon 2.0

<b>En 2011, j’ai découvert les coupons avec une émission de télé américaine. J’ai démarré le site onmagasine.ca pour le plaisir.</b><p>J’ai voulu partager dans …

Québec

Meet the BlackBerry Priv

Can the latest offering from Canadian tech giant – and the first BlackBerry to run on Android – stand out from the pack?<p>I liked just about everything about the new BlackBerry Priv, except for the most important thing about it.<p>Priv is the fourth new BlackBerry device released under the leadership of …

Best Montreal Secret Food Spots

<b>Do you get excited when you discover an amazing Montreal spot</b> not a lot of people know about? I know I do. Well, here's my personal list of our …

France

Montreal Uber Drivers Aren't Keeping It In Their Pants

<b>I've been religiously taking Uber for the last couple of months and noticed a funky recurrence.</b> A lot of Uber drivers try to flirt and even …