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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack named Canadian Car of the Year (Photo)

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack named Canadian Car of the Year (Photo)

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has named the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack as this year’s Canadian Car of the Year at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The winning vehicles were crowned following an intensive week of back-to-back testing by automotive journalists gathered from across Canada. Despite having driven a few dozens of new and significantly ... Read More »

Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard; Report

Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard, Report

Britax has recalled more than 600,000 strollers after discovering an issue that could cause child seats to disengage from the device. The recall affects Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Britax has received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground, resulting in 26 reports of ... Read More »

OPP: Innisfil man dies in head-on snowmobile collision

OPP: Innisfil man dies in head-on snowmobile collision

Barrie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a two snow machine collision, that occurred at 1:46 pm Saturday, Feb. 18 just off Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club Trail B near Line 15 north in Oro-Medonte Township. A Red Yamaha snowmobile traveling southbound near OFSC Trail B collided head on with an Arctic Cat travelling north bound off the trail. The ... Read More »

BlackBerry to fight severance lawsuit, Report

BlackBerry to fight severance lawsuit, Report

BlackBerry may face a class-action lawsuit seeking more than $20 million in damages for allegedly misleading employees who accepted a transfer to Ford Motors as part of a strategic partnership. A notice of claim filed by local law firm Nelligan O’Brien Payne says Ottawa’s David Parker worked for BlackBerry for 14 years before being among more than 300 employees from ... Read More »

YouTube to stop 30-second unskippable ads, starting next year

YouTube to stop 30-second unskippable ads, starting next year

If those 30-second unskippable ads on YouTube have you down, then good news: they won’t be around for much longer. In an announcement today, Google said that it will stop showing unskippable 30-second ads before YouTube videos beginning next year. The advertising focus for YouTube will switch over to a 6-second unskippable “bumper ad” format in the coming year, which ... Read More »

Bugatti Chiron 2017: Again with the Overkill (Video)

Bugatti Chiron 2017: Again with the Overkill (Video)

Bugatti is reading its Veyron replacing Chiron for first deliveries soon, as it reveals each car takes six months to build. Bugatti will produce only 500 examples of the all-new Chiron “super sports car,” as the company calls it, and sell them for $2.6 million each. Even at that price, Bugatti has already taken about 180 preorders. The Chiron looks ... Read More »

Looking for a job? Facebook could be the new LinkedIn

Looking for a job? Facebook could be the new LinkedIn

Facebook is now allowing companies to post jobs on its platform in the U.S. and Canada. Page administrators will also be able to receive applications through Messenger. Even though Facebook is not the first place you look for a new job, it could give competition to LinkedIn, considering its much larger user base. “We know that finding the right talent ... Read More »

BlackBerry patent lawsuit filed against Nokia, Report

BlackBerry patent lawsuit filed against Nokia, Report

Two former smartphone kings, Nokia and BlackBerry, have become embroiled in a lawsuit involving patents relating to networking gear. In a 96-page lawsuit, reported in ArsTechnica, the company claims Nokia infringed 11 BlackBerry technology patents “related to LTE- and UMTS/UTRAN-compliant products and services”. These include “a number of transmit antennas found in a base station” and a “scattered pilot pattern ... Read More »

Google Home And Amazon Echo could get voice calling services

Google Home And Amazon Echo could get voice calling services

According to a recent report both Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices could be used to make phone calls in the future. Amazon Echo and Google Home would effectively become the modern equivalent of speaker phones. It isn’t an alien concept but it’s still an awkward behavior for many in practice. Even more so in this case, as you will ... Read More »

Aston Martin’s AM-RB 001 will use a 6.5L V12 engine (Photo)

Aston Martin's AM-RB 001 will use a 6.5L V12 engine (Photo)

Aston Martin has confirmed that the AM-RB 001 hypercar will use a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 developed by Cosworth. The giant venture that has led us to see a brilliant hypercar by Aston Martin and Red bull is getting more exciting than ever. The upcoming hypercar by the companies named Aston Martin AM-RB 001 will be using a Cosworth 6.5 liter ... Read More »

Nokia 3310 set for a relaunch, ‘the most reliable phone ever made’, to be re-launched at MWC 2017

Nokia 3310 set for a relaunch, 'the most reliable phone ever made', to be re-launched at MWC 2017

Nokia 3310 set for relaunch in new package? While most of us now carry around all-singing all-dancing iPhones and smart devices, the hugely popular Nokia mobile is set to return in all its near-indestructible glory. The news comes from notable phone leaker Evan Blass, who reports over at VentureBeat that HMD Global — the Finnish company that licensed the rights ... Read More »

Novel tech to keep long-distance couples in ‘touch’ (Video)

Novel tech to keep long-distance couples in 'touch' (Video)

A long-distance couple plan to have a romantic dinner Tuesday for Valentine’s Day, but it won’t be in-person, it will be done with the help of a robot and technology created at Simon Fraser University. It’s all about feeling connected, says Neustaedter, an associate professor in SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). Student researchers in his Surrey campus-based ... Read More »