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October 15, 2018 10:33 PM Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE—Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died. He was 65. Allen’s company Vulcan Inc. said in a statement that he died Monday. Earlier this month Allen said the cancer he was treated for in 2009, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, had returned. Allen and Gates founded Microsoft Corp. in 1975. Microsoft’s big break came in 1980, when IBM Corp. decided 8

October 3, 2018 11:39 AM Female scientist awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to Frances H. Arnold of the United States, and jointly to George P. Smith of the United States and Gregory P. Winter of Britain for their work on evolutionary science. Arnold is the second woman to be awarded the prize this year. University of Waterloo scientist Donna Strickland was awarded the prize 13

September 30, 2018 2:05 AM Reds rout Revolution to show they’re not done yet

Things only got worse for the home team in the 18th minute, when striker Jozy Altidore limped off for a second straight game. Altidore was included in the starting 11 after turning his ankle in a loss to the New York Red Bulls a week earlier, but quickly made way for fellow forward Lucas Janson. The loss of Altidore was mitigated by the performance from a revved-up 9

September 23, 2018 5:30 PM Reggie Watts’ musical mirth doesn’t need to be explained any more

There is a small club of people who get the chance to be a bandleader on a late-night talk show, but of them, Reggie Watts is probably the most unique. Watts, who comes to town as one of the headliners on Sept. 29 as part of the JFL42 comedy festival, is obviously very musical, but he has also been working as a comedian for years, mining what he variously 13

September 14, 2018 7:11 PM Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

U.S. President Donald Trump instructed aides on Thursday to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve the trade war, according to four people familiar with the matter. But an announcement of the new round of tariffs has been delayed as the administration 18

September 12, 2018 1:24 PM Got $1,500? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

CUPERTINO, CALIF.—Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the Apple XS, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year’s dramatically designed model , the iPhone X. It’ll cost about $1,000. A bigger 18

September 12, 2018 2:17 AM DIY ultrasounds the size of a Band-Aid closer to reality

VANCOUVER—For expectant parents, the peace of mind that comes from an ultrasound can only happen at a clinic. But new technology the size of a Band-Aid could put the power to watch their little ones at parents’ fingertips. A team of engineers at the University of British Columbia developed a new transducer, or probe, using small vibrating drums made out of a plastic-like 12

September 10, 2018 10:40 PM New cracks near sinkhole concern Nova Scotia town

“Security fencing is expected to be completed later today and security will remain on site for a period of time,” the town said in the release. “Absolutely no trespassing is allowed and trespassers will be prosecuted under the Protection of Property Act.” Oxford, a sleepy town of about 1,000 people that calls itself the wild blueberry capital of Canada 14

August 28, 2018 5:03 PM Scotiabank and Bank of Montreal make advances in productivity push

“We spent over $3.1 billion on technology last year. The number this year will be even higher than that,” Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter said Tuesday in a YouTube video discussing earnings. “That’s really important — to digitize the bank, make it easier for our employees to service our customer base — and with that should come the benefit of lower costs 30

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