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Audi Cancels its 420-HP Four-Cylinder Engine “Report”

Audi Cancels its 420-HP Four-Cylinder Engine, Report

German carmaker Audi has shelved its high-power tubocharged four cylinder engine codenamed EA888 which was first seen in the Audi TT quattro sport concept car from 2014. At the media launch for the upcoming TT RS, Audi Quattro engineering head Stephen Reil said Volkswagen would not be going forward with the immensely-powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor seen in the 2014 TT ... Read More »

Greta Bossenmaier: Cyberspy chief warns of online threats

Greta Bossenmaier: Cyberspy chief warns of online threats

Canada’s cyberspy agency chief says advances in quantum computing will create new risks for cybersecurity. CSE head Greta Bossenmaier says encryption used in online banking and shopping may require a “rethink.” The immense processing power of quantum computing — designed to crunch data much faster than today’s machines — will bring tremendous opportunities for science, medicine and engineering, Bossenmaier said. ... Read More »

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Starting Price Is $42,795 In Canada

2017 Chevy Bolt EV Starting Price Is $42,795 In Canada

Official pricing information for the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV has now been revealed, bringing with it no real surprises. The starting price in the US is $37,495 and the starting price in Canada is CAD$42,795. With current conversion rates, though, that Canadian price is actually about USD$5,000 lower than the US price. In certain Canadian provinces, government purchase and financing ... Read More »

New Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain Revealed (Video)

New Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain Revealed (Video)

Despite the relatively niche segment, luxury manufacturers continue to release soft-roading variants of full-sized wagons. Following earlier reveals from Audi and Volvo, Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the dirt-road-ready E-Class All-Terrain ahead of its official debut at this year’s Paris auto show. The All-Terrain is noticeably taller than the E-Class station wagon that it’s based on. It receives a twin-slat grille that ... Read More »

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser, Deluxe now available in Canada

ASUS ZenFone 3 Laser, Deluxe now available in Canada

The Asus Zenfone 3 was announced all the way back on May 30th, 2016 and Canadians has been waiting for a specific release date announcement. While we still don’t have a release date, we do have information related to pre-orders. Starting today, Canada Computers has opened up pre-orders for the Asus Zenfone 3 to Canadian consumers. Read More »

Yahoo Reveals Massive Breach of Data from 500 Million Accounts

Yahoo confirms 500 million accounts hacked

Yahoo on Thursday reported the largest data breach in history — affecting at least 500 million user accounts — months after first detecting signs of an intrusion that the company blamed on “state-sponsored” hackers. The internet giant is urging its users to change their passwords, especially if it’s been a few years since doing so. Read More »

Huawei Nova Plus To Launch in Canada with Rogers, Virgin Mobile and Fido

Huawei Nova Plus To Launch in Canada with Rogers, Virgin Mobile and Fido

The Huawei Nova Plus will be coming to Canada soon. The Huawei Nova Plus is a mid-range smartphone. With its specs, it approaches flagship level without the high price. As such, it is a smartphone that is worth considering. Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider and one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, announced today ... Read More »

Google to unveil new smartphones and hardware, Report

Google to unveil new smartphones and hardware, Report

It’s official now, Google is replacing its Nexus line of high end smartphone with their all new Pixel flagship series. Though numerous Google Pixel (Sailfish) and Pixel XL (Marlin) leaks have surfaced over the internet, it’s time to check the official ones. The web giant has teased an unveiling set for 2am AEST October 5, and unless it’s planning to ... Read More »

BlackBerry Leaks DTEK60 Smartphone Specifications Online

BlackBerry Leaks DTEK60 Smartphone Specifications Online

BlackBerry’s rebirth has been something to behold. The Canadian icon has gone from being trapped in a terminal death-spiral, to now having a thriving software business and a range of enticing new Android-powered smartphones. The latest is the DTEK60, formerly known as Argon. The 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of ... Read More »

Opera Browser Unveils Free Unlimited Desktop VPN

Opera Browser Unveils Free Unlimited Desktop VPN

One of the benefits of using a VPN, apart from trying to skate around geofenced content, is to protect your privacy. There are plenty of VPN services out there, some of which are free, and some of which require users to pay a subscription. Now it looks like we’ll have one more option in the form of Opera. For those ... Read More »

Twitter Gives Users More Bang for their 140 Characters, Report

Twitter Gives Users More Bang for their 140 Characters, Report

Twitter has announced that photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets no longer count towards your 140-character limit. The social media site said it wanted to give users the opportunity to say more and “simplify” the service. Founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey has previously admitted the platform was too confusing for consumers. The site has also been plagued by ... Read More »