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July 10, 2018 2:04 PM Amazon to open new fulfilment centre in Ottawa, creating about 600 jobs

OTTAWA—Amazon says it will build a new fulfilment centre in Ottawa, creating some 600 full-time jobs. The e-commerce giant plans to open the new warehouse in the capital city’s eastern suburb of Orleans. Employees at the centre will pick, pack and ship large items such as household decor, sporting equipment and gardening tools. The company says the new warehouse 5

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 28

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 60

June 29, 2018 6:08 PM Canadian hyperloop company threatens to relocate unless government supports innovation

MONTREAL—A Canadian hyperloop company is threatening to relocate its headquarters to Europe unless it gets political support at home for the implementation of its technology that would transport goods and passengers through tubes at airplane speeds. Transpod CEO and co-founder Sebastien Gendron says politicians need to step up if they are serious about 9

June 28, 2018 11:01 PM Science fiction master Harlan Ellison dies at 84

His short story, I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream, is about the last humans, eternally tortured by a malevolent, godlike computer. It was made into a computer game, with its author providing the machine’s voice. Ellison disliked computers and worked on old manual typewriters, although he denied being anti-technology. Sometimes, for promotional purposes 12

June 27, 2018 11:28 PM Man found dead in Atlanta Braves stadium cooler was Minnesota inventor

ATLANTA—A body found inside a beer cooler at the major league home of the Atlanta Braves belongs to a Minnesota inventor who was doing contract work at the stadium, police in Atlanta’s suburbs said Wednesday. Keeling had worked an overnight shift for a beverage vendor, authorities said. A co-worker found his body inside the beer cooler at SunTrust Park before 12

June 20, 2018 6:10 PM Genesis, Kia and Hyundai 1-2-3 in new vehicle quality, J.D. Power survey says

“Avoiding problems with safety and driver assistance technology is critical,” he said in a statement. “Otherwise automakers will not easily overcome consumer resistance to fully automated cars.” Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, had only 68 problems per 100 vehicles, while Kia had 72 and Hyundai had 74, according to the survey. Land Rover had 160 problems 12

June 20, 2018 5:41 PM The Mouse chases the Fox: Disney makes $71B US counteroffer for Twenty-First Century Fox

Entertainment and telecom firms bulking up to compete with tech firms, such as Amazon, Netflix Disney is offering more than $71 billion US for Fox's entertainment businesses in a counterbid to Comcast's nearly $66 billion US offer . The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing 25

June 16, 2018 12:32 PM France has technology on its side in win over Australia

French team given penalty kick as a result of video review ​​Technology twice helped France at the World Cup on Saturday in its 2-1 victory over Australia in Group C. The French team was given a penalty kick, eventually converted by Antoine Griezmann in the 58th minute, after the referee watched the replay of a foul on the sideline. Paul Pogba later 21

June 4, 2018 7:53 PM Apple announces anti-addiction features for iPhones

The most notable enhancement is called “Screen Time,” an activity report showing how much time you’re spending inside of individual apps, how often you pick up your phone and which apps are sending you the most notifications. People can set time limits on specific apps and get alerts reminding them to stop using that software as the limit approaches 13