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Everything you need to know about the Large Hadron Collider

Lately, it seems as though every discovery made using the Large Hadron Collider threatens to overturn our understanding of the universe. But what exactly is the machine, and what does it do? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need…

The first Canadian reseller for Tesla Powerwall home battery packs is in Toronto

Tesla sells Powerwall home battery packs through authorized resellers, unlike its company stores for car sales. The first Canadian reseller is in Toronto. Mpower Energy Solutions will sell Tesla Powerwall batteries starting in late 2016.

Canadian court rules that your text messages are not as private as you think they are

The Ontario Court of Appeal denied a defendant's appeal, arguing that you give up your privacy once text messages are sent and received by the recipient. The decision has the potential to set a precedent for future cases.

Ontario considers motion to ban phone use while crossing streets

Toronto's city council requested the Ontario government to ban texting while walking, only to have that request squashed. However, Toronto could create a bylaw that adheres to the proposed ban.

No one seems to want to test driverless cars in Ontario, Canada

There may be a race going on in the automative and tech worlds to get self-driving cars on the road, but that race isn't moving to Canada. Not a single company has applied to take part in Ontario's program to test autonomous vehicles.

Goodbye, roaming fees: AT&T bids them adieu for Mexico and Canada

AT&T recently announced new Mexico and Canada roaming features that will let its customers roam in both countries for free. The new features will be available this Friday, May 20, for no additional monthly cost.

Wildfire: Website lets Fort McMurray residents see the state of their home

The government of Alberta has launched a website showing satellite imagery of the damage caused by the recent wildfire in Fort McMurray. Residents can use it to check the state of their home, though officials warned that viewing the images…

Smart home camera gives Canadian man front-row seat to fiery demise of his house

While evacuating the Fort McMurray wildfire, town resident James O'Reilly and his wife watched as their home burned down via a smart home security camera. The couple had owned the home for nearly two decades prior to its…
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Canada is using drones to discover the cause of its massive wildfire

As the Fort McMurray wildfire continues to burn, the Canadian authorities are hoping drone technology will be able to help it determine exactly how the devastating blaze started.

Google searches for ‘Move to Canada’ spiked after Donald Trump won Super Tuesday

The undeniably polarizing Donald Trump came away from Super Tuesday as the clear front-runner for the GOP nomination, but it would seem that those who didn't go to the polls on his behalf are now looking for a way to go ... elsewhere.
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How’s this for dystopian? A Canadian startup is selling bottled fresh air in China

In case you missed it, some cities in China are suffering real bad with pollution just now. The situation has become so dire in Beijing and other places that some people are now buying fresh air from Canada to get a whiff of how things used…
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Doublemint gum doubles as a cutting-edge medical sensor

The latest innovation in medical science may come from a surprising source --- chewing gum. As described in a recent paper, researchers from Canada have discovered a way to make a medical sensor out of chewing gum and carbon…