The question of whether life exists on Mars may finally be answered in 2021 when a British-built rover starts drilling deep into the Red Planet’s surface looking for signs of alien habitation.
VICTORIA — New policies for ride-hailing services in British Columbia will allow companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate a limitless number of vehicles beyond geographical boundaries that are in place for the taxi industry.Chair Catherine Read of the Passenger Transportation Board says the boundaries
For years, cord-cutting has threatened traditional cable and satellite providers like a slow approaching storm. Now, the floodgates appear to have burst open. Cable and satellite providers just suffered their worst single-quarter subscriber drop in history, with about 1.3 million customers ditching their
Bell Canada says it will cut roughly 200,000 households from a rural internet expansion program after a federal regulator lowered wholesale broadband prices that major telecom companies can charge smaller internet providers. The Montreal-based company said Monday that the final rates set last week by
TORONTO — The Walt Disney Company is swooping into the Canadian market with its powerful new streaming platform Disney Plus in November, and analysts say the menu of Marvel superheroes, Pixar characters, and Disney animated classics could give viewers another reason to drop cable altogether.The company
Emmy-nominated composer Hildur Gudnadóttir created a radioactive "Chernobyl" score by recording sound at a decommissioned power plant in Lithuania.
Sony Interactive Entertainment clinched a deal to acquire longtime PlayStation games developer Insomniac Games in its entirety, the company announced Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed "due to contractual commitments," according to Sony. Insomniac Games is the developer
A lack of rain is causing potato yields to be down on P.E.I. this summer, says the chair of the P.E.I. Potato Board.Jason Hayden said potato farmers are harvesting about two-thirds of what they normally get at this time of year."It's extremely dry and a very light crop," he said. "
Twitter has suspended thousands of accounts which it believes to be part of a covert Chinese government campaign designed to "undermine the legitimacy" of Hong Kong's protest movement.
Officers' Square will undergo an archeological impact assessment to protect possible artifacts in the downtown park, but what does that mean exactly? "It's to protect them for New Brunswickers, protect them for posterity," said Darcy Dignam, president of the Association of Professional
Parents often say their children bring them joy but most research suggests kids cause financial worry, stress and anxiety.However, the latest research suggests children do actually make people happier – but only once they’ve left home.Researchers led by Christoph Becker at Heidelberg University in Germany
Aggressive spider colonies are more likely to survive and reproduce after hurricanes than more docile ones, according to new research. Scientists studied colonies of Anelosimus studiosus, known as the communal spider or tangle web spider, which live throughout North and South America.They found the temperament
GATINEAU, Que. -- Islamic extremists are infiltrating Canadian political parties, Maxime Bernier told reporters Sunday, alleging that political party leaders are playing footsie with them to get votes.The leader of the People's Party of Canada was responding to questions about whether he shares views
Hackers can figure out a person’s password by simply listening to them type on a keyboard, cyber security according to a new study. Using the microphone found on a smartphone, the new method is so effective that it can be carried out in a noisy public space where multiple people are typing, researchers
A controversial extension on the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has been withdrawn from St. John's city council, just hours before council was set to vote on the matter. In the agenda for Monday's council meeting, city staff recommended council refuse the proposed design of the annex
Book snobs who insist that reading literature is superior to listening to an audiobook may want to look away now.
Funding for plans to connect Nunavut to Greenland with fibre optic cabling was made clear Monday in an announcement by Canada's Minister of Rural Economic Development in Iqaluit. Bernadette Jordan promised $151 million in federal funding for the high speed internet project. The Government of Nunavut
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. wireless carriers have long said they may slow video traffic on their networks to avoid congestion and bottlenecks. But new research shows the throttling happens pretty much everywhere all the time.Researchers from Northeastern University and University of Massachusetts Amherst conducted
Wireless headphones give a great sense of freedom. But when it comes to the smallest headphones, the ones that are small enough to just pop into your ears, that sense of freedom is at its best.Some in-ear headphones have a neckband to connect the two earphones, but others are what’s called true wireless
More than a decade ago, Chinese physicist Pan Jian-Wei returned home from Europe to help oversee research into some of the most important technology of the 21st century.At a conference in Shanghai this summer, Mr Pan and his team offered a rare peek at the work he described as a "revolution."
Xumo, the free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service, is now available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, the company announced on Monday morning. This is Xumo’s largest pay-TV partnership to date and is now available in more than 35 million households in the U.S.Comcast subscribers with an Xfinity
A key investor in a 67-acre development in London’s King’s Cross has expressed its concern over the controversial use of facial recognition technology in the area.
The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride). But today most people consume way too much salt, increasing the burden of cardiovascular disease around the world. Health professionals have been trying to tackle this problem for
Sonos's brand new speaker appears to have been revealed in full, weeks before it is supposed to be announced.The smart speaker company's latest product, which appears to be known as the "Sonos Move", is a bluetooth speaker that can be carried around the house as well as being part of