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Honda Canada Recalls a Large Number of Odysseys

Honda Canada Recalls a Large Number of Odysseys

Honda Canada is recalling over 50,000 Odyssey minivans between the model years of 2011-2016. Honda Canada explained today the problem stems from the mechanism that controls tilting and sliding in the van’s second row seats. Sometimes when the seats are tilted forward to allow access to the rows behind them they don’t lock back into place properly. Honda is also ... Read More »

One-third of Canadians still texting at red lights, CAA poll

A third of people say they still text while driving, CAA poll

One third (33 percent) of Canadians admit they have texted while stopped at a red light in the last month, reveals a poll from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). The media release said that is despite evidence showing the mind could still be distracted and not on the task of driving for up to 27 seconds after interacting with your ... Read More »

New Infiniti QX50 Concept With ProPilot to Debut in Detroit

New Infiniti QX50 Concept With ProPilot to Debut in Detroit

Next year’s Detroit Auto Show will mark the global debut of the new Infiniti QX50 Concept, representing the brand’s vision for a next-gen mid-size premium SUV. In terms of design, the QX50 Concept is an evolution of the 2016 QX Sport Inspiration, while attempting to show how the brand’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design language could be adapted for a future production ... Read More »

Canada declares high-speed internet a basic service, Report

Canada declares high-speed internet a basic service, Report

Canada joined a handful of other nations Wednesday in declaring high-speed internet as basic a necessity as electricity, clean water, and sewage. But bringing ultrafast internet to the most northern parts of its provinces could cost the country tens of billions of dollars. “The future of our economy, our prosperity and our society — indeed, the future of every citizen ... Read More »

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review: A Little Old, a Little New “Video”

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review: A Little Old, a Little New (Video)

This is a brand new, 2017 Forester 2.5i Premium with the All-Weather package! The All-Weather Package is a staple of most Subaru’s, adding heated side mirrors, a windshield wiper deicer and heated front seats. The 2017 model year marks the 20th anniversary of the wagon-ish Forester’s introduction, and a fitting time to introduce a mid-cycle refresh. Minor tweaks to the ... Read More »

Ford GT Production has Officially Begun (Photo)

Ford GT Production has Officially Begun (Photo)

The first road-going 2017 Ford GT is finally here, and it’s just as wonderful as you’d expect. According to Ford, Multimatic in Markham, Ontario finished the first 2017 Ford GT today, marking a major milestone in the company’s reborn supercar program. And Ford Executive Vice President of Global Product Development and Chief Technical Officer Raj Nair was on hand to ... Read More »

China’s TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

China's TCL now officially makes BlackBerry phones

It’s not exactly the most shocking news of the year to find out Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL has signed a licensing agreement with BlackBerry that will see the former design and produce phones for the latter. TCL, who designed the DTEK50 and DTEK60, will be able to produce, market, and sell BlackBerry branded phones, as well as provide customer service. ... Read More »

Winnipeg police arrest 10 as part of Checkstop campaign

Winnipeg police arrest 10 as part of Checkstop campaign

The second week of the Winnipeg police festive checkstop program has turned up 10 more impaired driving charges. In total, 1,860 vehicles were stopped by police during the week, with one of the impaired driving arrests being made for drug use. Four 72-hour driver’s license suspensions were also handed out, as were 38 tickets for various other offences. Read More »

Facebook will be flagging fake news, Report

Facebook will be flagging fake news, Report

Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday. Facebook is making a bid to stem the “fake news” phenomenon in which critics have suggested the social-media giant has played no small part. The company said it would partner with ABC News, Snopes.com, FactCheck.org and PolitiFact, and use ... Read More »

Synaptics to debut an under-the-glass fingerprint sensor, may debut in Galaxy S8

Synaptics to debut an under-the-glass fingerprint sensor, may debut in Galaxy S8

Synaptics announced today that it has developed an optical fingerprint sensor, the FS9100, “capable of high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass and enables clean, button-free industrial designs.” The successful rollout of this technology would help bring true edge-to-edge smartphones closer to reality. According to Les Santiago, Research Director for IDC, “By bringing optical sensing technology with the right ... Read More »