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NAFTA 2.0 to Offer Greater Clarity, Opportunity for Canadian Tech

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) shakes hands with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, accompanied by Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, after a news conference on Aug. 16, 2017 at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (L) shakes hands with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, accompanied by Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, after a news conference on Aug. 16, 2017 at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Canada’s tech ecosystem will benefit from a long-overdue revamping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), though some thorny and complex issues need to...


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    How to Maximize and Harness the Art of Blogging

    In today’s ever-changing world the amount of information or content published via blogs is the millions on a daily basis, according to Worldometers.info. Once upon... Read more

  • The Facebook logo displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network, on Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Facebook Knows If You’re Liberal, Conservative, or Moderate

    Facebook apparently has its own determination for users’ political leanings, based on their activity on the website: liberal, conservative, or moderate. This information was made... Read more

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    Social Media Stunts Children’s Morality, Say Parents

    Children are learning more anger and hostility, and less fairness and humility through social media, concerned parents say.  More than half of U.K. parents think popular... Read more

  • Diamond Reynolds, girlfriend of Philando Castile, speaks to a crowd during a memorial on July 7th, 2016. Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota, USA, and Reynolds streamed what happened live on Facebook. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    Citizen Journalism Empowered by New Social Media Tools

      It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their... Read more

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    First Black Miss Alabama Kalyn Chapman James Makes Controversial Comments on Dallas Shooting

    The first black Miss Alabama, Kalyn Chapman James, is under fire for describing the man who shot five Dallas police officers as a “martyr.” In... Read more

  • This image provided by the State Department shows an image of a teddy bear with Arabic writing saying Islamic State "slaughters childhood," "kills innocence," "lashes purity," and "humiliates children." The Islamic State's Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have countered messages of jihadi glorification with a flood of online images and statements about suffering and enslavement at the hands of the extremist organization. (State Department via AP)

    Islamic State’s Twitter Traffic Drops Amid US Efforts

    WASHINGTON—The Islamic State’s Twitter traffic has plunged 45 percent in the past two years, the Obama administration says, as the U.S. and its allies have... Read more

  • The Facebook logo displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia on May 16, 2012. Facebook says it’s cracking down on online gun sales, with a new policy that bars private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world’s largest social network, on Jan. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Facebook’s Latest News Feed Tweak: This Time, It’s Personal

    NEW YORK—Facebook has once again tweaked the formula it uses to decide what people will see in their news feed — and this time, it’s... Read more

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi shows his dejection after being defeated by Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, 2016. (Nelson AlmeidaA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Social Media Erupts as Lionel Messi Says He Will Retire

    After missing a penalty kick and losing the Copa America final at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on June 26, soccer superstar Lionel Messi... Read more

  • Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., (C) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn. as they participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill on June 22.  (Rep. Chillie Pingree via AP)

    Social Media Boosts Democrats at House Sit-In, but Will It Impact Gun Control?

    The Democrats’ sit-in overnight on Wednesday, June 22, looked successful on social media, but is unlikely to impact gun control before the election, say experts. ... Read more

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    Navy Veteran Receives Apology Note After Being Shamed for Parking in Vets-Only Space

    A veteran who found a note on her windshield saying she should “learn to read & have some respect” after she parked in a designated veteran’s... Read more

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    Why Has Microsoft Paid $26B for Business Networking Platform LinkedIn?

    Many people will have heard of LinkedIn: the social networking site aimed at professionals looking for a platform for business networking. Many more will have... Read more

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    Social Media Is Changing Our Digital News Habits—but to Varying Degrees in US and UK

    Digital technology has dramatically reshaped the news and media industries in the past decade. We’ve left behind a world where established news brands could rely... Read more

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    Woman Keeps Homeless Man’s Cart Safe After He Collapses

    Dana Lee Calabrese of Hollywood, California, was walking to dinner on April 30 when suddenly a homeless man collapsed in the middle of the street—right... Read more

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    Facebook Unveils Global Suicide Prevention Tool, Will Review Concerning Posts

    As people mirror their lives through social media more and more, Facebook is trying to use its vast reach to help stem the tide of suicides beleaguering... Read more

  • Twitter logo in a file photo September 11th, 2013. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russian Hacker Tries to Sell 33 Million Twitter Accounts, 123456 Is Most Popular Password

    Almost 33 million Twitter accounts have been hacked and the data posted online for sale, according to leakedsource.com. The data was posted on dark web, closed-off... Read more

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    Winning Games, Losing Life

    If our society had a canary that fell silent when the air became noxious, it would be the young men trading a job and family... Read more

  • A board forbidding to play the 'Pokemon Go' app inside the "Citadelle" military area in Lille, northern France, on August 16, 2016. The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it's disrespectful to play there, to whole countries imposing a ban on the smart phone game. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pokemon No: Can a Place Declare the Game Off-Limits?

    The global Pokemon Go craze has prompted a slew of complaints, from memorial sites arguing it’s disrespectful to play there to whole countries imposing a... Read more

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    Iowa Football Player Recounts Moment He Looked Up From Pokemon GO and Saw 4 Police Guns Pointing at Him

    An Iowa football player says he was “fearing for his life” when he came face to face with five police officers—four of them with guns... Read more

  • Eric Lee displays the game Pokemon Go on his cellphone on July 13, 2016 in San Gabriel, California where he and friends were playing at the San Gabriel Mission, one of a number of landmarks across communities in southern California which can serve as gathering point for people playing the game. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pokemon GO Causes Havoc as Players Trip Over Augmented Reality

    The booming success of Pokemon GO might be a relief to parents who want their kids to get outdoors more. But the mobile video game... Read more

  • Pokemon Go is displayed on a cell phone in Los Angeles on Friday, July 8, 2016. Just days after being made available in the U.S., the mobile game Pokemon Go has jumped to become the top-grossing app in the App Store. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Pokemon Go Creators Say Coding Error That Gave Company Access to Emails Will Be Fixed

    The developers behind Pokémon Go are fixing a bug that gave the game far too much access to users’ Google accounts. Currently, the bug appears during the user... Read more

  • Brothers Jeffrey (L) and Stephen Wang check their cellphones as Tony Luu approaches, all playing Pokemon Go in San Gabriel, Calif., on July 13, 2016. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pokemon GO Can Be a Dangerous Exercise for Distracted Players

    The booming success of Pokemon GO might be a relief to parents who want their kids to get outdoors more. But it might not be the... Read more

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Crowds line up to view the new Nintendo game console Wii U at the Nintendo booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Wii U will have HD graphics, a controller with a 6.2 inch touchscreen and  be compatible with all other Wii accessories.    (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Nintendo Pushes Back Launch of Newest Gaming Console

    Nintendo has pushed back it’s release of its newest gaming console.  In their 2015/2016 financial report, the iconic gaming company mentioned that March 2017 will... Read more

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    ‘Final Fantasy IX’ Is Now Available on Steam

    “Final Fantasy IX” is now available on your PC. Get your wallets out, it’s time for some classic role-playing! “All Aboard the Hilda Garde everyone!” said... Read more

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    Rumors of a Sony PlayStation 4.5 Circulate. Good Idea or Bad?

    Sony Corporation might possibly be working on an upgraded edition of the company’s latest console, the PlayStation 4 (PS4).  According to Kotaku, game developer sources have... Read more

  • The Sony Playstation Virtual Reality headset.

    Sony Announces Pre-Order Date for PlayStation VR and Its Premier Bundle

    Sony Corporation released a launch bundle for its PlayStation Virtual Reality (PS VR)—and it’s available for pre-order. On March 18, just three days after it picked October 2016... Read more

  • Cross-network compatibility has long been desired by video game fans. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    UPDATE: Microsoft Enables ‘Cross-Network’ Play for Xbox Live

    Microsoft has made a big announcement that could pave the way for the future of gaming.  In a statement released on March 14, Director of [email protected] Chris... Read more

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    J.J. Abrams Confirms ‘Half-Life’ and ‘Portal’ Movies Are in Development

    Sci-fi Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he is producing films inspired by the video games “Half-Life” and “Portal” and that they are “in development.” In an... Read more

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    Diablo III Players Discover New ‘Cow Level’

    Blizzard brought back the “cow level” in the latest “Diablo III” patch, but it’s for a limited time only. In the original “Diablo,” there was a joke... Read more

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    Secret ‘Mortal Kombat’ Arcade Menus Discovered 20 Years Later

    The first three “Mortal Kombat” arcade games have secret menus, according to a YouTube user—20 years after the games were released. The uploader, YourMKArcadeSource, who goes by... Read more

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Tristan, aged 2, holds a 'Nerf Rapidstrike CS-18' toy gun in Hamleys toy shop on June 27, 2013 in London, England. The gun, which retails for 50 GBP and has a range of 75 feet, is included in Hamleys' predictions for the top selling toys for Christmas 2013.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    This New Nerf Gun Can Shoot at 68 Miles Per Hour

    At the New York Toy Fair, the toy company Hasbro unveiled its latest line of foam dart guns, including the Nerf Khaos, which has a... Read more

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    Crash Bandicoot Is Being Revived by Sony, Reports Say

    It appears as though Sony will revive the Crash Bandicoot video game franchise. The company hasn’t made a formal announcement, but NECA Toys’ toy director... Read more

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    5 Windows 10 Games That You Should Definitely Try

    Windows 10 app store has a decent range of games that are really good for almost any user who wants to play occasionally. The good... Read more

  • The Nintendo logo is seen on the final day of the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles, California June 13, 2013. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nintendo to Launch New Portable Game Console Later This Year

    Nintendo is expected to launch a new portable gaming device in 2016, according to a statement from IHS senior principal analyst Hiroshi Hayase on Thursday. This console... Read more

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    What to Expect of the Online Global Gambling Industry in 2016

    The online gaming business has quickly grown over the past few years into a successful multi-billion-dollar industry. The activity of wagering money or something of... Read more

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    Nintendo NX Survey Leaked Online, People Freak Out Over 900p Resolution

    There’s been scant details about the Nintendo NX, the next console from the company, but in the lead-up to the E3 conference in June, more... Read more

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