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Apple: iOS 8 adoption is at 46% after 5 days

Posted September 23, 2014 by Ian Hardy

Apple made iOS 8 available to download on September 17th claiming it was the “biggest release since the launch of the App Store.” Now the company has revealed that almost half…

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Canada

Canada joins pledge at United Nations climate summit to cut emissions

Posted September 23, 2014 by William Marsden

NEW YORK — As global carbon emissions continue their record-breaking rise, Canada has joined more than 100 other countries at the United National climate summit to pledge action amid widespread cynicism about their strength and sincerity. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon opened […]

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B.C. underwater expedition may have revealed earliest site of human habitation

Posted September 23, 2014 by The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER — Researchers using a robotic underwater vehicle off British Columbia’s northern coast believe they may have found the earliest evidence of human habitation in Canada. Unfortunately, the site that could date back almost 14,000 years lies beneath hundreds of metres […]

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Cogeco to ‘discuss the future of mobile services in Canada’ on Thursday

Posted September 23, 2014 by Ian Hardy

Montreal-based Cogeco offers TV, telephone and internet services to customers in Ontario and Quebec. The company and also offers WiFi hotspots across various locations in Ontario. Coming up this Thursday…

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Canadian Politics

Justin Trudeau vows to boycott Sun News over Ezra Levant ‘slut’ comments

Posted September 23, 2014 by Ishmael N. Daro

The spat between Justin Trudeau and Sun News Network escalated Tuesday as the Liberal leader announced he would boycott the cable channel over comments made by Ezra Levant earlier this month.

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Australia

While U.S., Canada hesitate on next steps, Islamic State continues reign of terror in Syria, Iraq

Posted September 23, 2014 by Matthew Fisher

LONDON  – America’s reluctant warrior, President Barack Obama, dipped another toe in the quicksand early Tuesday. Drones, cruise missiles and – for the first time ever in combat – fifth-generation F-22 fighter jets bombed Syrian targets of the self-proclaimed Islamic […]

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Canada

BlackBerry live streaming Passport event tomorrow

Posted September 23, 2014 by Ian Hardy

“Tool not toys” was BlackBerry’s marketing campaign for the release of the Z10. With  the official launch of the Passport, the company is shifting the focus to users who love a “comeback” and…

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General

BBM updated to support iOS 8

Posted September 23, 2014 by Ian Hardy

BlackBerry has updated its popular messaging platform BBM to support Apple’s iOS 8. Now at version 2.4.1.35, this update also brings a few unknown bug fixes and resolves some issues…

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Automotive

TELUS and Mojio want to maker your old car smarter

Posted September 23, 2014 by Jane McEntegart

TELUS and Mojio have announced plans to launch the Mojio connected car solution in Canada later this year. The IoT movement promises us an entire world of internet connected devices….

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Samsung accelerating launch of Note 4 in light of iPhone 6 Plus release

Posted September 23, 2014 by Jane McEntegart

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is the company’s first crack at a phablet and it looks like initial feedback from consumers has the phablet king a little worried. According to the…

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Canada

BlackBerry Classic Q20 leaked on video, shows iconic ‘belt’ row of function keys

Posted September 23, 2014 by Ian Hardy

Not all of the attention is on the release of the BlackBerry Passport release tomorrow. Making the rounds this morning is an 8-minute video that was leaked online and showcases…

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DisplayMate claims iPhone 6 Plus has the best LCD display ever created

Posted September 23, 2014 by Daniel Bader

It seems like only a short time ago DisplayMate crowned the Samsung Galaxy S5, but the bar keeps being raised. Specifically, Dr. Raymond Soneira has conducted extensive and detailed testing…

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Apple’s A8 chip is made by TSMC on the 20nm process

Posted September 23, 2014 by Jane McEntegart

We’ve already seen the guts of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus splayed out in the cold, harsh light of day thanks to the folks over at iFixit,…

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Canada

The cost of telephone service in Canada rose 7.6% year-over-year, says StatsCan

Posted September 22, 2014 by Ian Hardy

Since the newer carriers like WIND Mobile, Eastlink, Public Mobile, Videotron and Mobilicity entered the market ,the Canadian government has been wanting to offer “everyday Canadians” more choice, better service and…

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Fashion

The iPhone Dress Is Not Nearly As Cool As It Sounds

Posted September 22, 2014 by Allison

News of the iPhone 6 is still the hot topic around water coolers, with over 10 million units sold this weekend and countless acts of people dropping phones and putting them in the microwaves. Let us all take a moment and weep for society. Anywho, fashion designer Elie Tahari got in on the iPhone action […]

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iHeartRadio Went Down This Weekend And We Rounded Up The Best Moments

Posted September 22, 2014 by Allison

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival went down this weekend in Las Vegas and as usual, showed off just how many famous friends Ryan Seacrest has on his speed dial. The performances were big, the red carpet was packed, and for once, not everyone in Vegas was at a strip club. At least not during […]

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Hilary Duff Hints at a Lizzie McGuire Reunion, There is a Higher Power

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anonymous

Hilary Duff has been busy returning to the spotlight and promoting her upcoming album, but the singer sat down with The Huffington Post and just broke the most amazing news. When asked whether or not she would be open to a Lizzie McGuire reunion Hilary said “why not”. OMFG! This is the best news I’ve […]

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Why You Will Fall In Love With Garfunkel and Oates Tonight

Posted September 22, 2014 by Melody

The brand new show Garfunkel and Oates is premiering tonight on Much, but for those who are unfamiliar with the comedic duo of Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, fear not, we are here to tell you everything you need to know about our new favourite show! Trust us when we say this is laugh-out-loud funny […]

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The Best Responses to The Nude Photo Scandal

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anonymous

It was less than a month ago when the world was shaken with the nude photo hack. Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Ariana Grande were all in shock when private photos of themselves were released to the public. Well it seems the hacker is at it again with more nude celebrity photos being […]

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Much Hooked Up Contest Winner Sarah With The Ultimate Student Housing Tech Upgrade!

Posted September 22, 2014 by Melody

Earlier this month, Much teamed up with Bell to hook up one lucky Ontario student with $2,500 worth of stuff from The Source and free Bell Internet for eight months, guaranteeing the best school year ever. We simply asked you to tell us your best housing story and you answered! After Trent University student Sarah […]

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A Gift For Every Clone On Tatiana Maslany’s Birthday

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jessica F

Today is Tatiana Maslany’s 29th birthday! Hoorah! The Canadian Orphan Black superstar turns 29. She is such a great actor who impresses us in every new episode. It seems like the only good thing about summer turning to fall is that we are closer to the new season returning to Space next spring. In the […]

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Seth Rogan and James Franco Reveal The Whole Story Behind Their Bound 2 Parody

Posted September 22, 2014 by Melody

We’ve all seen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s hilarious parody of Kanye West’s Bound 2 music video by now. Recreated almost frame-for-frame, Franco rides a motorcycle with a shirtless Rogen as they awkwardly stare at each other. The video was definitely one of the most amusing things to come out of 2013 and in a […]

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Arcade Fire + The Strokes + Bon Iver = The Supergroup Of Our Dreams

Posted September 22, 2014 by Melody

What happens when you put members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon together? The most rockin’ supergroup ever, of course! During a charity basketball game at POP Montreal on Saturday, Will and Win Butler, The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture and Justin Vernon put together a one-off performance for the game’s halftime show […]

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The Weeknd Brings The XO Love To His Hometown Show

Posted September 22, 2014 by Melody

The Weeknd brought his latest tour home to Toronto last night at the Molson Amphitheatre and his fans were there to greet him with all of the hugs and kisses. The once-protege of Drake has now cultivated his very own loyal following and it is clear that he is a star is his own right. […]

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Are Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX The Best Collaborative Duo Ever?

Posted September 22, 2014 by Melody

Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX proved that they were a winning pair this summer with their monster hit Fancy, but can the two strike success again? It appears that the Aussie rapper and British pop star have teamed up again for another collaboration so we’ll see! Azalea performed the new song featuring Charli XCX on […]

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Hip-Hop Head Leonardo DiCaprio Takes A Shot At Scenario

Posted September 22, 2014 by Jessica F

Leonardo DiCaprio is a very very complex man. He makes it hard for his long time fans ie. me, to keep a pristine picture of him as Jack Dawson or Romeo Montague or Jay Gatsby. One day he is marching in the People’s Climate March (+ 2000), the next day he is wearing a fanny […]

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CIRA Election 2014: Time To Vote

Posted September 22, 2014 by Michael Geist

The annual election for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority board of directors opened last week, with voting ongoing until September 24th. All CIRA members (anyone with a dot-ca domain is eligible to become a member) are entitled to vote. I am currently a member of the board having been elected in 2012. Over the past year, CIRA has made great strides in better fulfilling its public interest mandate, most notably by launching the Community Investment Program. The CIP provided grants to 29 organizations for Internet and technology related projects, allocating over $1 million in the process.  I was the chair of the committee and was proud of the wide range of projects and initiatives that will benefit from CIRA funding.

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Proposal to Change Vanier Park Draws Fire from Kits Residents

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anonymous

Kits residents galvanize to action when there’s a proposed change to their parks and the new plan for Vanier Park, pushed forward by Bard on the Beach (BOTB), is no different. BOTB wants to remove part of Vanier Park’s lawn and replace it with a hard surface such as pavement…
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In Photos: Fighting Ebola in the Slums of Monrovia

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anonymous

In Photos: Fighting Ebola in the Slums of Monrovia

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Review: Zero Theorem

Posted September 21, 2014 by Anonymous

    Synopsis: A computer hacker whose goal is to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; namely, they send a teenager and…

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Thousands Rally in New York for the People’s Climate March

Posted September 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Thousands Rally in New York for the People’s Climate March

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Giveaways Ending Soon

Posted September 20, 2014 by Angela @ Mommy Moment

New post. Mommy Moment is owned by Jody Arsenault, from Manitoba, Canada.

We have 3 great giveaways ending this coming week to tell you about.  Here is your chance to get your last minute entries in! Just Mayo Prize Pack – Ends September 21 – CAN/US Pair of Kids Toms Shoes – Ends September 21 – CAN Barbie The Secret Room and Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave […]

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Events

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend

Posted September 20, 2014 by Anonymous

The fall real estate market is in full swing, so you’ll see lots of Open Houses this weekend. Take a look at out top choices for a condo, townhouse and house in Kits; follow the link to LiveKitsilano.com to see a full list of every open house. 3 Open Houses…
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Calvin Harris Gets Dramatic in New Video with John Newman

Posted September 19, 2014 by Jessica F

To send you off in to the weekend, may we give you one last gift; the latest video from Calvin Harris featuring John Newman, Blame. The video is in one word, cinematic. Everyone in the video is terribly attractive and all of the sets and scenery are very pleasing to the eye, as they say. […]

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Kim Kardashian May Be The Next Ms. Crawley On Downton Abbey

Posted September 19, 2014 by Jessica F

Kim Kardashain has more acting credentials listed on her IMDb page than you probably realize. She was in one episode of CSI: NY as a character named Debbie Fallon and several episodes of Drop Dead Diva as Nikki LePree. And if you have ever played Kim Kardashian: Hollywood you know she is an incredible voice […]

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Sorry Iggy Azalea, but Halloween Isn’t Until October

Posted September 19, 2014 by Anonymous

Who Dat? Who Dat? Iggy Azalea was spotted recently looking very un-Iggy like. The normally blonde rapper was photographed at the Los Angeles airport with much darker hair. Okay you can all let out a sigh of relief, because no Iggy did not dye her hair auburn. She was just wearing a wig. And now […]

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Canada

Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast: T-Rex of winters predicted for Canada

Posted September 19, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast: T-Rex of winters predicted for Canada: Please no.

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The CRTC – Netflix Battle: Could It Lead to a Challenge of the CRTC’s Right to Regulate Online Video?

Posted September 19, 2014 by Michael Geist

Netflix just concluded an appearance before the CRTC that resulted in a remarkably heated exchange between the regulator and the Internet video service. The discussion was very hostile with the CRTC repeatedly ordering Netflix to provide subscriber and other confidential information. Netflix expressed concern about the need to keep such information confidential, leaving CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais angry that anyone would doubt the ability of the regulator to maintain the information in confidence. Netflix concern in that regard was understandable given that even confidential information submitted to the CRTC is subject to a public interest test (conversely, U.S. regulators can provide guarantees of confidentiality).

As temperatures increased, the CRTC expressed disappointment over the responses from a company that it said “that takes hundreds of millions of dollars out of Canada” and implicitly threatened to regulate the company by taking away its ability to rely on the new media exception if it did not co-operate with its orders to provide confidential information.

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Scotland Woke Up to Victory for the British Union

Posted September 19, 2014 by Anonymous

Scotland Woke Up to Victory for the British Union

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Tusk May Be Hard to Sink Your Teeth Into

Posted September 19, 2014 by Ryan

  Synopsis: When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with…

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