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April 17, 2018 2:18 PM Apple Music-like news subscription service planned: Report

Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium subscription offering, according to reports. A new, simplified subscription service covering multiple publications could spur Apple News usage and generate new revenue in a similar manner to the $9.99 per month Apple Music offering. That streaming 12

April 16, 2018 8:26 PM Netflix original shows lure more new subscribers than expected

Netflix Inc.'s blitz of new programming attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer's massive spending will fuel growth around the world. Shares of Netflix jumped more than seven per cent in after-hours trading on Monday to $330.30 US. They are up 65 per cent this year. Wall Street 14

April 9, 2018 6:53 PM Apple launches red iPhone 8 after being overshadowed by iPhone X

This is the second year in a row that Apple has rolled out a red version of its latest iPhone. Apple Inc. announced new versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in red, keeping its entry-level iPhones fresh after being overshadowed for months by the iPhone X. The new colour scheme is part of the “PRODUCT(RED)” initiative, a program that gives a percentage 11

March 31, 2018 11:00 PM Tesla says vehicle in fatal Model X crash was on autopilot

The crash in California is the latest accident to involve a self-driving vehicle. The crash happened in Mountain View, in California’s Silicon Valley. The driver was Walter Huang, 38, a software engineer for Apple. “None of this changes how devastating an event like this is or how much we feel for our customer’s family and friends,” Tesla said on its website 15

March 31, 2018 10:48 PM Tesla says vehicle in deadly California crash was on autopilot

Driver did not have hands on steering wheel for 6 seconds before crash, says electric car maker The vehicle in a fatal crash last week in California was operating on autopilot, making it the latest accident involving a self-driving vehicle, Tesla has confirmed. The electric car maker said the driver, who was killed in the accident, did not have his hands 14

March 16, 2018 2:00 PM Bitcoin pop culture moment fades as craze attracts regulators

The 2018 lull shows just how quickly investment fads can come and go. Online searches for “bitcoin” fell 82 per cent from December highs, according to Google Trends. Tweets that mention the coin peaked Dec. 7, at 155,600, and are now down to about 63,000, BitInfoCharts says. And the number of bitcoin transactions is off 60 per cent from its record on Dec. 13, according 15

March 16, 2018 10:30 AM From monstrous elites to gods, there are plenty of new books for sci-fi fans

From monstrous elites to gods, monsters, dangerous inventions and noir novels with Raymond Chandler touches, there are plenty for science fiction fans. Patently Absurd marks a joyful return to the city of Retropolis and the future that never was, the location of Bradley Schenck’s previous novel Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom. Specifically, the six linked 15

March 1, 2018 8:21 PM Apple hauled before parliamentary committee to explain battery scandal

'Canadians need to stick up for their rights,' said NDP MP Brian Masse Apple Canada is being forced to testify in front of a parliamentary committee later today about its role in the iPhone battery scandal. The company admitted in December that it secretly slowed down the software on older phones — something it argued was necessary to avoid unexpected 37

February 21, 2018 2:17 AM Rebuilding Rangers deal Holden to Bruins

Defenceman Nick Holden bound for Boston as Big Apple fire sale begins days before NHL trade deadline. The rebuilding Rangers traded defenceman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for defenceman Rob O’Gara and Boston’s third-round pick in the June draft, in the first of what should be at least a few deals general manager Jeff Gorton makes before Monday afternoon’s 23

February 13, 2018 5:57 PM Toronto's new property tax subclass is a limited gesture but a first step toward the city we want

So it’s finally here, not exactly as hoped, ever so slightly diminished and on a short, one-year leash, but the city’s newly minted creative co-location property tax subclass is a landmark acknowledgement by our local government of what we’ve all watched helplessly for a decade or more: that the vast chasm that yawed open between what the market would 23