Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Billboard message lands job seeker a Google interview

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Fred Brumwell really wants to work for Google, so he rented a billboard near Google's offices in Kitchener, Ont., to get the company's attention.


Polar vortex chills linked to melting sea ice

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Global warming could send more frequent winter 'super chills' through parts of North America, Europe and Asia, a new study suggests.


Nude celebrity photo leak casts iCloud over Apple launch

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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For Apple Inc. , which is preparing to launch its next iPhone or iWatch or possibly iWallet, the timing of the nude celebrity photo hack is a significant embarrassment.


Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Home Depot says it's working with financial institutions and law enforcement agencies to investigate 'unusual activity' amid reports that hackers have stolen credit card info from customers at the home improvement retailer.


U.S. military wants multi-purpose sensors in Canada’s Arctic

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Several conversations with high-ranking U.S. military officers point to a common desire: multi-purpose sensors in Canada's Arctic that would sniff out a wider range of potential threats than just intercontinental ballistic missiles.


32 new whooping cranes is good news at Wood Buffalo Park

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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A biologist at Wood Buffalo National Park says the iconic bird is continuing its long, slow recovery from the brink of extinction, with a total of 32 new birds that made it through the summer.


Earthquake hazard linked with deep well injection in Alberta

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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There is growing evidence of a correlation between oil and gas production and movements below the ground, Alberta scientists say.


Attention turns to FBI, Apple after celebrity nude-photo hack

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Attention turns to the FBI and Apple today after the hacking of nude celebrity photos, including those of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and model Kate Upton.


Uber taxi app banned in Germany

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Uber taxi app

A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.


Monday, 1 September 2014

Russia's 'space sex geckos' found dead upon return to Earth

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Russia space sex geckos

Five geckos launched into space on board a satellite for an experiment on sexual reproduction in zero-gravity environments were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, Russia's space agency said Monday.


Neanderthals created cave art, researchers discover

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported on Monday in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct species.


Surprising number of workers choose to be paid in bitcoin

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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A small but growing — and surprising — number of workers are rejecting Canadian dollar salaries for bitcoin, according to an Ontario payroll firm.


Vanadium battery technology could transform power grids

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



Vanadium battery

Batteries made of the metal vanadium have the potential to transform electrical grids and our ability to make use of green energy such as wind and solar power, CBC's David Common reports.


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Smog rules should be up to 20 per cent stronger says U.S environment agency

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Technology News .



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The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 per cent.


Friday, 29 August 2014