Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bob McDonald, the asteroid, flies through space

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Bob Mcdonald headshot

Bob McDonald is now flying through space, between Mars and Jupiter — Bob McDonald the newly named asteroid, that is.


Argentina zoo rejects moving polar bear to Winnipeg

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



CORRECTION Argentina Last Polar Bear

Argentina's last captive polar bear will remain in the country despite a petition by hundreds of thousands of people asking that he be moved to Canada.


Apple's new iPhone 6 expected to go bigger

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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More reports say Apple will soon release the next generation of its smartphone — the iPhone 6, which is expected to have a larger screen.


Yahoo buys mobile ad placement firm Flurry

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Earns Yahoo

Yahoo Inc has announced it will buy mobile ad placement firm Flurry in an effort to beef up its share in mobile advertising.


Facebook lets users save items to browse later

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Facebook has a new bookmarking feature that will allow users to save links and pages from the social networking site, so they can look at them when they have more time.


Toyota Sienna minivan drivers can scream at kids using built-in mics

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Behind The Wheel 2014 Toyota Sienna

The latest version of Toyota's Sienna minivan has a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats.


'Like shooting Google Earth at high resolution': Search for Calgary family goes high tech

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Helicopter

The search for evidence into the disappearance of five-year-old Calgary boy Nathan O'Brien and his grandparents now involves more sophisticated technology — a specialized helicopter normally used in the oilfields.


Monday, 21 July 2014

Netflix passes 50 million member milestone in 2nd quarter

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



TV Orange Is The New Black

Netflix announced it has more than 50 million members in 40 countries worldwide as it released its second-quarter earnings today.


Beef's environmental costs are exceptionally high

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Interested in eating more sustainably? A new study compares the environmental impact of beef, dairy, pork, poultry and eggs.


Global heat record broken for June, following record May

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.


Video gamers play for $10.8M US purse at The International 4: Dota 2 championships in Seattle

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Gamers at the International 4: Dota 2 Championships

Four days of intense competition and fierce rivalry will come to an explosive finale as professional players of Defense of the Ancients 2 digitally slaughter each other in Seattle's Key Arena.


Scientists swarm to study Newfoundland's healthy honeybees

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off.


How sandstone arches like the Hopewell Rocks stay aloft

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Double O Arch Arches National Park

Scientists have figured out how nature sculpts elegant arches, pillars and alcoves from seemingly soft and weak sandstone - and how those natural marvels manage to stay in tact.


Internet can stoke rare child-abusing compulsion, experts say

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Lacey Spears with son

The case of a U.S. mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son to death appears be an example of how social media feeds into the psychiatric disorder known as Munchausen by proxy, in which caretakers purposely harm children and then bask in the attention and sympathy, experts say.


BlackBerry hires Marty Beard new COO

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



BlackBerry

Blackberry Ltd. announced this morning that it has hired Marty Beard as the company's new chief operating officer.