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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 »

Two dead in plane crash west of Calgary, Police

Two dead in plane crash west of Calgary, Police

Two people have died following a plane crash, just west of Calgary on Monday night, says police. Mount Royal University (MRU) has confirmed two instructors were the sole occupants on board one of the school’s planes when it went down. Police received the first report of the crash at 5:55 p.m. from another aircraft, after someone on board witnessed the ... Read More »

Researchers have a plan to make tomatoes great again

Researchers have a plan to make tomatoes great again

Progress in the long-running battle to improve the flavor of the supermarket tomato has been achieved with help from an unlikely-seeming source: Chinese geneticists. “Consumers complain that the modern tomato has little flavor. [It’s] like a ‘water bomb,'” said the study’s co-principal investigator Sanwen Huang, the deputy director general at the Agricultural Genome Institute at Shenzhen at the Chinese Academy ... Read More »

Atlantic Canada bracing for major snowstorm, Report

Atlantic Canada bracing for major snowstorm, Report

‘Intense’ snowstorm brings parts of Atlantic Canada to standstill. A wide swath of the Maritimes was shut down Monday by a massive, slow-moving blizzard that churned out a swirling mass of snow and ice pellets as it trudged across the region — and then refused to move on. The heavy snow and powerful wind gusts — at times topping 120 ... Read More »

RCMP warn online dating site users of Valentine’s Day scam

RCMP warn online dating site users of Valentine's Day scam

People searching for love are being duped by con artists in what is being described as the most common crime used by online scammers. The RCMP is asking Canadians to be wary of opening their hearts — and wallets — to potential online scammers. In 2016, 748 victims lost over $17 million to scammers pretending to be in love. Scammers ... Read More »

Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Ava Is Her Exact Duplicate (Photo)

Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Ava Is Her Exact Duplicate (Photo)

Reese Witherspoon shares photo posing with her daughter, breaks the Internet. Reese shared the snap of the two of them ahead of the premiere of HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgaard. And even she appeared to be commenting on the similarity with her #MatchyMatchy hashtag. Ava, meanwhile, also joined ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Alzheimer’s May Be Linked to Defective Brain Cells Spreading Disease, Says Study

Rutgers researchers say neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells sick. In a study published in Nature, Monica Driscoll, distinguished professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, School of Arts and Sciences, and her team, found that while healthy neurons should be able to sort out and rid ... Read More »

BREAKING: Evacuations ordered below damaged California dam

BREAKING: Evacuations ordered below damaged California dam

Emergency officials issued evacuation orders for a northern California town Sunday afternoon as a major dam’s emergency spillway gave signs of collapsing. Nearly 200,000 people were ordered to be evacuated as California authorities try to fix America’s tallest dam that could unleash uncontrollable floods if it fails. The mandatory order comes after water resource officials deemed the emergency spillway for ... Read More »

IBM: Watson powers the cognitive SOC

IBM: Watson powers the cognitive SOC

IBM has announced Watson for Cyber Security aimed at Security Operations Centres (SOC). It claims to be delivering cognitive computing to the SOC. Over the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cybersecurity, ingesting over 1 million security documents. Watsoncan now help security analysts parse thousands of natural language research reports that have never before been accessible ... Read More »

Apple releases watchOS 3.2 Second beta for Apple Watch

Apple releases watchOS 3.2 Second beta for Apple Watch

Apple had released the second beta versions of iOS 10.3, tvOS10.2, and watchOS 3.2 to developers for testing. The watchOS 3.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software Update after installing the proper configuration profile on the iPhone. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 ... Read More »

Rare books stolen from Heathrow Airport: Impossible heist’ in west London

Rare books stolen from Heathrow Airport: Impossible heist' in west London

Rare books stolen from Heathrow Airport in Mission Impossible-type heist. Antique books reportedly worth more than £2 million have been stolen in an audacious heist. The gang made off with over 160 publications after abseiling into a warehouse during the “Mission: Impossible-style” break-in near Heathrow Airport, the Mail on Sunday reported. Scotland Yard said “a number of books” were stolen ... Read More »