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Google Celebrates Rubik’s Cube 40th Anniversary

Since its inception in 1974, the Hungarian Ern? Rubik game has continued to attract generations of people across the world. And to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Google created an interactive copy of the cube to play on its home page. For some, it is entertainment, for others a real uphill battle. Hungarian Ern? Rubik, a… Keep Reading

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Texting While Driving Now Top Canadian Driver Safety Concern

A Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) survey in Canada found that texting while driving is now the top traffic safety concern of Canadians, surpassing even impaired driving. For more than ten years, Canadians considered impaired driving as the number problem, but now it seems they found something worse to worry about – people who text on… Keep Reading

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Veterans Affairs Canada Releases Remembrance Day iPhone App

Capitalizing on last year’s entry into social media, Veterans Affairs Canada has released a Remembrance Day iPhone application called “We Remember”. The department launched a Facebook page last fall called Canada Remembers, and a YouTube channel showing videos with a remembrance theme, after receiving $2.5 million in funding from the Privy Council Office. Now their… Keep Reading

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Microsoft Predicts 5 Million Sales of Controller-Free Kinect System

X-Box 360 peripheral system will be sold in Canada for the holiday season, but won’t understand Canadian English accents. Microsoft reports it is predicting potential sales of 5 million of its new controller-less Kinect gaming systems over the upcoming holiday season, which would add $750 million to the company’s fourth quarter earnings. Unfortunately, although voice… Keep Reading

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Texting, Internet Use at Bedtime Affects Mood In Teens

Over fifty percent of teens and children who surf the net or text message at bedtime not only have greater difficulty falling asleep, but have mood, behavior and cognitive difficulties during the daytime. This according to a study by US researchers and presented at a conference in Canada this week who additionally reported that on… Keep Reading

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3D Laptop Display Panels to be Available in 2011

Stereoscopic 3D has recently been making inroads in gaming and television as well as experiencing a resurgence in feature films. 3D projectors and 3D HDTVs were shown at the CES Las Vegas show this year along with Sharp’s glassless 3D display for the Nintendo 3DS. Many Japanese cellphone displays have also become 3D-enabled and feature… Keep Reading

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Twitter to Display Ads on User Pages

Today Twitter is to begin displaying ads to individual stream users as the company expands its ad platform, Promoted Tweets. Similar to the existing Twitter Search promoted ads, the new advertisements will be targeted primarily by using keywords so it serves only ad topics that are relevant to the users. However these ads will be… Keep Reading

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Astronaut Checks into Foursquare from Outer Space

The first of its kind “NASA Explorer” badge was awarded to astronaut Douglas Wheelock on Friday by the location-centric social network innovator Foursquare. Wheelock accomplished this feat by checking in to the service from outer space while on a flight mission at the international space station some 220 miles above Earth. “Check-ins from around the… Keep Reading

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New Tool for Celebrity Stalkers Announced

Finding out exactly what your favorite celebrities are up to in this modern age of Facebook status updates and Twitter tweets has just gotten easier with JustSpotted, a tool with the ability to track celebrities in real time. The app aims to give hardcore fans a look into their favourite celebrities’ personal lives and has… Keep Reading

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Apple Releases Anti-Sexting Technology

“Sexting”, the act of sending sexually explicit text messages via mobile phone , could very well be a thing of the past when Apple’s recently-awarded patent hits the market. The technology, which allows a phone’s administrator to prevent an iPhone from sending out or receiving an SMS harbouring a specified range of content, will either… Keep Reading

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