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  • Research finds Facebook audience growth slowing in Canada

    January 8, 2014 8:09 PM 11

    TORONTO — Facebook may be the world’s biggest social network, and particularly popular in Canada, but there are still plenty of Canadian holdouts who refuse to join or have logged off permanently, suggests recently released research. One in three Canadian Internet users told pollsters that they did not use Facebook in the previous month, according to a report

  • A stylish, roomier Toyota Corolla for 2014

    January 8, 2014 6:25 PM 10

    Curved TVs, wearable devices at CES Plus, there’s so much legroom now — 42.3 inches in the front seats and 41.4 inches in back — that car buyers looking for a family sedan might want to consider the new Corolla. In fact, while Toyota press materials refer to the 2014 Corolla as a compact, the car now is listed by the federal government as a mid-size

  • Snowden affair continues to chill cloud spending

    January 8, 2014 6:01 PM 10

    SEATTLE – More evidence that the Edward Snowden affair is having a chilling effect on corporate use of cloud services comes via survey results released this morning by Vancouver, British Columbia-based web hosting company, Peer 1 Hosting, Last August, Forrester analyst James Staten made the bold prediction that cloud vendors worldwide might lose up to $180 billion

  • 2013 Honda Civic vs 2014 Toyota Corolla

    January 8, 2014 3:12 PM 9

    Who will be crowned king of the compacts? When it comes to compact cars, two models have dominated the segment over the past several years the same way sequels and reboots have taken over the movie industry. The Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla are in a constant battle for sales supremacy. Last year Honda unveiled an all-new Civic that handily outsold

  • ASUS announces ZenFone smartphone series

    January 8, 2014 3:00 PM 9

    In an attempt to cater for smartphone users of various tastes and preferences, the ZenFone will be available in a number of striking colours and in 4-, 5-, and 6-inch variations. The new smartphone series will feature ASUS' ZenUI, a new user interface that features simplified icons and menus, a selection of themes designed to match the device colours

  • Shares of Canadian gaming firm TransGaming up nearly 100% after Samsung deal

    January 8, 2014 2:07 PM 12

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced on Tuesday that it plans to include games from Canadian company TransGaming Inc. on its new line of Smart TVs – sending shares in the Toronto-based cloud-gaming developer up nearly 100%. Since 2011, TransGaming has operated a service called GameTree TV which streams family-friendly casual video games over the Internet

  • Latest from CES: How do you get linked home devices to play nice?

    January 8, 2014 2:06 PM 5

    LAS VEGAS -- Booths showcasing connected home devices spanned several hundred square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center at the Consumer Electronics Show. But the fact remains that not all of these devices can play nicely together. Proprietary software, different frequencies and different software can make settling on an affordable solution as easy as it is to untie

  • Using RapGenius Tool, Manjoo Reaffirms Call for Snapchat Boycott

    January 7, 2014 10:32 PM 19

    In my column today, I called on users of Snapchat to boycott the app until the company provides a more thorough explanation of how it delayed patching a security flaw that allowed millions of users’ phone numbers to be made public. My call sparked a spirited discussion on Twitter about whether the Snapchat hack was really so bad, and whether I was justified

  • Over 3 million Xbox One consoles sold in 2013

    January 7, 2014 10:25 PM 7

    Microsoft today shared Xbox One sales figures that it has sold over 3 million console before the end of "Epic" 2013. 2013 can definitely be considered as “Epic” year for Microsoft as they managed to sell over 3 million Xbox One consoles to consumers in 13 countries since its debut. The numbers are directly coming from Microsoft. In fact, Yusuf Mehdi

  • Big data is the frontier to win, BlackBerry CEO says

    January 7, 2014 6:27 PM 8

    LAS VEGAS - Your next smartphone is unlikely to be built by BlackBerry, but CEO John Chen is determined that the company will have a role to play in the data and communication platforms that mobile devices will use in the future. Speaking to a group of about two dozen reporters during a special Q & A session at the Consumer Electronics Show, Chen discussed