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How and where you can watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21

How and where you can watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21

While we won’t get a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 like our cousins to the south, we’ll still be treated to a beautiful  partial one. But you’re going to want to…

Apple discontinues iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jul 28, 2017 , Last Updated: 4:27 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO — The iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple. The company…

The curious case of the 3DS, the device too successful for Nintendo to kill

The curious case of the 3DS, the device too successful for Nintendo to kill

In retrospect, it probably wasn’t the best idea for Nintendo to name its new flagship handheld device after its least important feature. When the venerable Japanese gaming company unveiled the…

Concerns raised over secretive spyware company’s rumoured sale

A prominent digital rights group is sounding the alarm after reports that a controversial developer of government-grade spy software may be up for sale. The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab,…

Facebook wants to create news paywall

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jul 19, 2017 , Last Updated: 3:51 PM ET NEW YORK — Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they…

Latest in airport tech in action at Seattle airport security

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jul 15, 2017 , Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET SEATTLE — A robot named Tracey greeted passengers at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, providing tips to get them…

Global warming threatens some of the world’s favourite wines — for surprising reasons

Global warming threatens some of the world’s favourite wines — for surprising reasons

In the wine industry, it’s not just the grapes that are affected by climate change, but the people picking them. Scorching work conditions for the farm labourers who do the largely…

Astronomers discover smallest star known in our galaxy

Astronomers discover smallest star known in our galaxy

A team of international astronomers has found the smallest star known in our galaxy. The star — which only has the scientific designation of EBLM J0555-57Ab — is located about 600 light-years…

Dormant ancient fungi could help trees adapt to climate change, study says

Dormant ancient fungi could help trees adapt to climate change, study says

A new study from the University of British Columbia Okanagan says ancient dormant fungi could help modern tree species adapt to climate change. Biology professor Jason Pither, co-author of the…

‘Snap Maps’ lets predators track kids: Watchdogs

Cassandra Szklarski, THE CANADIAN PRESS Jun 29, 2017 , Last Updated: 12:59 PM ET TORONTO — Several child protection groups are warning that Snapchat’s new location-sharing feature could allow predators…