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Dec 8th, 2017 by Hoid last post
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Tesla moves closer to mass-market electric car by 2017
Tesla moves closer to mass-market electric car with Nevada gigafactory, Canadian supercharger stations Tesla vehicles may still be niche toys for the wealthy, but the announcement of a massive new battery factory and the launch of a network of charging... (by mentalfloss)
Dec 1st, 2017 by Hoid last post
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Tesla Mega Battery
Tesla completes the 100 megawatt battery in 60 days. He said if it took over 100 days Australia could have it for free. Australia now has a lithium ion battery hooked to a wind farm that stores enough energy to power 30,000 homes for an hour. It will... (by Hoid)
Nov 30th, 2017 by tay last post
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Crave TV User and Bell Fight over Privacy
CraveTV does not protect your email and password https://twitter.com/SpyMaster356/status/935995427995795456 Hey @CraveTVHelp and @Bell, why is your account login page not served over HTTPS? This one here:... (by tay)
Nov 27th, 2017 by Yana_Yelina last post
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Here’s Why You Should Add Second-Screen Functionality to Your Tennis App
Second screening is a hot trend, and marketers take advantage of this trend to promote their video content. https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-23f212bfd1ff75ee97314a193894fb22.webp If you want to keep up — think big. By adding advanced... (by Yana_Yelina)
Nov 18th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Cool App Idea
I thought of a cool idea. A Phone App that sends a Handyman to your front door within an hour. He could change a high ceiling light bulb for a senior...assemble an Ikea product for you...take a look at that noisy fridge...paint...etc. You'd call the... (by Hoof Hearted)
Nov 15th, 2017 by spaminator last post
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Getting Firefox 4 plugins working with Firefox 5
Getting Firefox 4 plugins working with Firefox 5 Posted via Canadian Content So it's been a couple of weeks since Mozilla released Firefox 5.0 and you're still waiting for your beloved plug-ins to become available? Some popular toolbars are still not... (by Tony The Bot)
Nov 10th, 2017 by AdrianB last post
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European search engine available here now
https://info.ecosia.org/what https://www.ecosia.org/ (by tay)
Oct 30th, 2017 by DaSleeper last post
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New spin.......old scam...
E Mail nterim Assistance General Manager, (Operations, Maintenance, Transportation) Ontario International Airport 1923 East Avion Street Ontario, CA 91761 Hello Good Friend, (by DaSleeper)
Oct 28th, 2017 by MHz last post
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Adware Tracking Cookies
My SuperAntiSpyware keeps showing me hundreds of Adware Tracking Cookies on my computer. I delete them and a day later I get hundreds more. Is it this site that is causing this? I have no clue. Anybody else experiencing this as well? (by Hoof Hearted)
Oct 28th, 2017 by Jinentonix last post
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Melanie Joly Can’t Seem to Quit the Idea of an Internet Tax
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly seemingly put the prospect of an Internet tax to bed when she launched her Creative Canada report last month. Throughout the year-and-a-half consultation, there were persistent rumours that an Internet tax was being... (by tay)
Oct 28th, 2017 by Hoid last post
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Walmart self check out
I am pro Walmart self checkout. If I have two or three things I can get out of there way faster doing it myself. Same at Home Depot. I should get a discount for performing the work they otherwise have to pay someone to do. But I don't get a discount. ... (by Hoid)
Oct 28th, 2017 by Hoid last post
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SAUDI ARABIA Saudi Arabia becomes first country to grant citizenship to a robot
http://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/styles/ph3_660_400/public/2017/10/25/1020991-741033153.jpg?itok=6MxiiO2y LONDON: A humanoid robot took the stage at the Future Investment Initiative yesterday and had an amusing exchange with the host to the... (by Danbones)
Oct 17th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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NASA Breaks Record With Ion Thruster That Could Take Humans To Mars
NASA Breaks Record With Ion Thruster That Could Take Humans To Mars http://cdn.iflscience.com/images/17d478ce-bb9c-55e8-b5b6-f5951f83aba5/extra_large-1508163803-cover-image.jpg Scientists have announced a breakthrough with an ion thruster that could... (by B00Mer)
Oct 13th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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"The Float" uses the same tech Tesla is using for its Hyperloop!
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Oct 12th, 2017 by lone wolf last post
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Disqus Breach
Got an email about a breach with Disqus. They told me to change my password which I did. Anybody else know anything about this and what it means? (by Hoof Hearted)
Oct 12th, 2017 by MHz last post
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China’s “Minority Report” Style Plans Will Use AI to Predict Who Will Commit Crimes
China’s “Minority Report” Style Plans Will Use AI to Predict Who Will Commit Crimes https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Predpol-minority-report.jpg Crime Prevention Authorities in China are exploring predictive analytics, facial... (by B00Mer)
Oct 12th, 2017 by MHz last post
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Russia Is Building an AI-Powered Missile That Can Think for Itself
Russia Is Building an AI-Powered Missile That Can Think for Itself https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/GettyImages-535117319-1400x600.jpg TRULY SMART BOMBS Today’s most advanced weapons are already capable of “making decisions” using... (by B00Mer)
Oct 12th, 2017 by MHz last post
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Bionic Contacts: Goodbye Glasses. Hello Vision That’s 3x Better Than 20/20
Bionic Contacts: Goodbye Glasses. Hello Vision That’s 3x Better Than 20/20 https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/eye-2340806_1920-600x315.jpg A CLEAR PROBLEM Most of us take our vision for granted. As a result, we take the ability to... (by B00Mer)
Oct 12th, 2017 by MHz last post
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In Ten Years, Robots Could Replace More Than 4 Million Workers
In Ten Years, Robots Could Replace More Than 4 Million Workers https://img.rt.com/files/2016.12/original/585d8878c3618844388b4632.jpg BOTS FOR BUSINESS Robots could replace human workers in up to four million jobs in Britain over the next decade,... (by B00Mer)
Oct 8th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Has Vancouver's booming tech sector turned us into Silicon Valley North?
Has Vancouver's booming tech sector turned us into Silicon Valley North? https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/clo08_a.jpg Vancouver tech companies have come out on top in a new ranking of Canadian businesses. But, despite the wave of... (by B00Mer)
Oct 7th, 2017 by Durry last post
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Loss internet connection
Dear ! I have just run this program earlier and after the desk top reboot I could not connect to the internet. I have run a check on my computer found the the IP address show 0.0.0.0.0. what has happened? I have called the service provider the... (by pariahsmile)
Sep 19th, 2017 by Danbones last post
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Technology
https://preview.ibb.co/h0YDjQ/21462715_1551820701523079_7426650465192864875_n.jpg (by B00Mer)
Sep 13th, 2017 by TechHunt2195 last post
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Cloud Computing in Aviation
Many airlines today are inclined to hosted or outsourcing Revenue Accounting service to reduce capital and operating expenses by automating business processes, and adopting “as-a-service” cloud delivery models. When such a new airline signs contract,... (by TechHunt2195)
Sep 9th, 2017 by Hoof Hearted last post
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Fabulous Study! AI Can Predict If You Are Gay Or Straight From a Photograph
AI can tell if people are gay or straight with one photo of their face (by Hoof Hearted)
Sep 8th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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Should a person be legally required to register a prepaid smart device?
Given how easily one could anonymously buy a smartphone and a SIM card and then pay with cash or an anonymously purchased prepaid credit card, it would seem that the law has allowed a gaping loophole in which organized crime can operate. That said,... (by White_Unifier)
Sep 3rd, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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Sublime submarines: How sea warfare could look in 2067
Fish-shaped torpedoes and dissolving parts could be examples of how submarine warfare could look in 50 years' time. Young British scientists and engineers from UKNEST, which promotes science, engineering and ... (by Blackleaf)
Aug 22nd, 2017 by EagleSmack last post
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Ford May Soon Be Fully Committed to Electric Vehicles
Ford May Soon Be Fully Committed to Electric Vehicles https://c1cleantechnicacom-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/files/2015/12/Ford-Fusion-Energi-6.jpg A CHANGE OF PLANS Ford’s plans for electric vehicles could take a turn for the better under its new... (by B00Mer)
Aug 15th, 2017 by tay last post
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Section 8 of the Charter, Smartphones, Child Porn, Privacy
'The question is simply, do you have a reasonable expectation of privacy in your device at the Canadian border?'— Rob Currie, Dalhousie University law professor The details of the Manitoba case have become increasingly familiar to lawyers across the... (by tay)
Aug 9th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Six Life-Like Robots That Prove The Future of Human Evolution is Synthetic
Six Life-Like Robots That Prove The Future of Human Evolution is Synthetic https://preview.ibb.co/hUoVhF/da26676c3fa928bfe41d9e7b4da48cb3161a35c3_1200x829.jpg Humanoid robots have come eerily close to overcoming the uncanny valley. With the right... (by B00Mer)
Aug 9th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Robots Are Beginning To Learn The Same Way As Humans
Robots Are Beginning To Learn The Same Way As Humans The robot uses trial and error to perfect complex tasks. WL-x4h6Jyqk What could go wrong?? http://www.hdwallpapers.in/walls/t_800_terminator_genisys-wide.jpg (by B00Mer)
Aug 8th, 2017 by Walter last post
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Chromecast or Roku
I am getting rid of my satellite TV dish, too many stations I will never watch, and have narrowed my choices to Chromecast or Roku to replace the dish. Any reviews from current or erstwhile users of these two streaming systems is appreciated. (by Walter)
Aug 6th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Luxury Off Road Tank
Luxury Off Road Tank This is a must have on the Christmas list.. The Ripsaw Luxury Off Road Tank will let you do almost anything you can imagine even in the harshest terrain. If you ever played Mass Effect, you probably remember Mako. This iconic... (by B00Mer)
Aug 5th, 2017 by Bar Sinister last post
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The World Invested $264 Billion in New Renewables in 2016
The World Invested $264 Billion in New Renewables in 2016 http://assets.inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/06/solar_wind_1-889x592.jpg HERE COMES THE SUN The future of energy looks sunny. According to the latest Renewables Global... (by B00Mer)
Aug 4th, 2017 by Cliffy last post
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The World in 2030 & 2040 - do we survive?
By 2030, China will have almost tripled its gross domestic product (GBP), India will have overtaken Japan as the world's fourth biggest ... RbsUc_rwttQ (by B00Mer)
Aug 3rd, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Step Into the Future at the Worlds Fair Nano
Step Into the Future at the Worlds Fair Nano https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/AdobeStock_159145789.jpeg Imagine this… All of your favorite Carl Sagan disciples and TED Talk hosts gather together to build an interactive theme park.... (by B00Mer)
Jul 29th, 2017 by bill barilko last post
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The all new Range Rover Velar
JSEvMHw2xoE Think I need to go for a test drive today.. Tuff choice Range Rover or Tesla https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/model3 (by B00Mer)
Jul 29th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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U.K. Government Will Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars in 2040
U.K. Government Will Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars in 2040 https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/tower-bridge-980962_1920-1400x600.png A KINGDOM UNITED AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE As part of a $3.9 billion initiative (£3 billion) to improve air... (by B00Mer)
Jul 26th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Need a Bridge in a hurry?
Troops from the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Lithuania, the Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland, and the 15th Mechanized Brigade conduct a water crossing operation utilizing M3 Amphibious Rigs in Rukla, Lithuania, during Saber Strike... (by B00Mer)
Jul 25th, 2017 by captain morgan last post
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UN Report: Robots Will Replace Two-Thirds of All Workers in the Developing World
UN Report: Robots Will Replace Two-Thirds of All Workers in the Developing World https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Robots-Will-Take-Two-Thirds-of-All-Jobs-In-the-Developing-World-UN-Says.jpg LABOR-COST ADVANTAGE? From recent... (by B00Mer)
Jul 25th, 2017 by B00Mer last post
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Google Wants to Make the Internet Faster.
Google Wants to Make the Internet Faster. https://futurism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/IDI_014-1400x600.jpg CONGESTION CONTROL As technology continues to advance at unprecedented speed, it sometimes seems as though the internet can’t seem to... (by B00Mer)
Jul 22nd, 2017 by tay last post
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Coal vs renewables.
Lets debate coal vs renewables. I say that coal is our future. We already have hundreds of years worth of coal mapped out, and thats only what we have found already. As we mine for it, we'll uncover more. It seems like every time there are market or... (by JamesBondo)
Jul 20th, 2017 by Cliffy last post
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Social Media Driving Americans Nutso
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-23/social-media-is-driving-americans-insane I only check in on this forum plus my emails every now and then. That's about it. I don't even own an IPhone...never texted a message before either. I know, I'm... (by Hoof Hearted)
Jul 5th, 2017 by Curious Cdn last post
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Sex Robots
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/05/sex-robots-promise-revolutionary-service-but-also-risks-says-study Hmmm... My only question. Do you use Vaseline, or WD-40? ;) (by Hoof Hearted)
Jun 29th, 2017 by White_Unifier last post
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Facebook Surpasses 2 Billion Users
The Beatles- "All the lonely people, where do they all come from?" I don't do Facebook. It's the one place you get to meet everyone you've purposely ignored your whole life...all on one page. I only have a small circle of friends in real life. I... (by Hoof Hearted)
Jun 5th, 2017 by Murphy last post
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Anyone on a VoIP plan?
My prepaid Telus plan costs me CAD 100.00/year for a local mobile number with 400 local anytime minutes and 400 texts. My Telus data add-on costs me CAD 10.00/month for 100 mb of data. My Skype plan costs me CAD 4.00/month (with a 15% discount if I... (by White_Unifier)