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September 27, 2018 10:19 AM Note to readers about Star Digital Access

Importantly, we have conducted our ground-breaking investigative journalism and our robust local reporting without government subsidies. Rather, we have counted on the passion, loyalty and support of you, our readers, to help fund our journalism. Like all news outlets in recent years, though, the Toronto Star has been forced to deal with the economic 11

September 26, 2018 12:16 PM Bump stocks banned by 10 U.S. states since Las Vegas shooting

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this spring sought public comment on a proposal to reclassify bump stocks, but no action has been taken. Slide Fire Solutions, America’s largest bump stock manufacturer, closed its website in June and stopped taking orders. However, its remaining stock of the devices is now being sold by another 10

September 21, 2018 3:39 PM Amazon’s new microwave: ‘Alexa, please defrost my chicken’

SEATTLE—In a bid to control the smart home of the future, Amazon.com Inc. is offering makers of electronics a small chip that would let people use their voice to command everything from microwaves and coffee machines to room fans and guitar amplifiers. The online retail giant is hoping big manufacturers will sign up to incorporate the Alexa-enabled chips 19

August 23, 2018 2:31 AM Q&A John Cho: On extreme close-ups, live-streamed funerals and Star Trek

Maybe a little too close as Cho, 46, is depicted mostly from the vantage point of a computer webcam as he plays a father who frantically works the keyboard, diving into his daughter’s social media network after she mysteriously disappears. “It was strange, essentially shooting without looking at a human face,” he says. “I found it very uncomfortable 16

July 18, 2018 6:56 PM Rogers faces earnings test in crowded Canadian wireless market

Canada’s Big Three telecommunications companies aren’t expected to take a hit from Shaw Communications Inc.’s move into mobile offerings when they report second-quarter results, according to analysts. The telecom stalwarts are attracting an influx of contract wireless customers, following the trend over the past two years as Canada’s population rises 16

July 6, 2018 9:05 PM Netflix testing higher-priced ‘Ultra’ plans

However, the company said in a statement given to USA Today: “We continuously test new things at Netflix and these tests typically vary in length of time. In this case, we are testing slightly different price points and features to better understand how consumers value Netflix. Not everyone will see this test and we may not ever offer the specific price 35

July 5, 2018 5:03 PM App traps: how cheap smartphones help themselves to user data

Upstream Systems, a London-based mobile commerce and security firm that uncovered the GMobi app’s activity and shared it exclusively with the Journal, says it bought four new devices that, once activated, began sending data to GMobi via its firmware-updating app. This included 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identification, or IMEI, numbers 66

June 27, 2018 7:06 PM Japanese spacecraft arrives at asteroid to collect samples

The first touchdown is planned for September or October. Before the final touchdown, scheduled for April or May, Hayabusa2 will send out a squat cylinder that will detonate above the asteroid, shooting a 2-kilogram copper projectile into it at high speed to make a crater. Hayabusa2 will hide on the other side of the asteroid to protect itself during 23

June 20, 2018 7:20 PM Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives into longer-form video Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase 170

June 19, 2018 1:27 PM Indian authorities break up police test-cheating gang

Those arrested included so-called “solvers” — people paid to take a test for someone else — and agents who represent them. Police also seized small listening devices, designed to be worn inside the ear, so that answers could be dictated to test-takers. In some cases, police said cheaters would take photos of the tests and message them to people waiting 14