Canada new home prices edge up in Nov, lifted by Ottawa

OTTAWA – Canadian new home prices edged up in November, boosted by gains in Ottawa even as prices were unchanged in a number of other markets, including the major city of Toronto, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday. The 0.1 percent increase from October was shy of economists’ expectations for a 0.2 percent gain. […]

Ford Ups Electric Vehicle Plans to $11 Billion by 2022

Ford Motor Co will increase significantly its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022, Chairman Bill Ford told reporters on Sunday at the Detroit auto show. This is up from a previously announced target of $4.5 billion by 2020. The investments will be made in full electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. “We’re […]

At CES, Spectre Haunted Tech Executives in Public and Private Meetings

Intel, AMD and other chip makers forced to confront chip vulnerability amid rain and a blackout in Las Vegas Despite being drenched and briefly thrust in to darkness, the largest annoyance for many top tech executives at CES was the shadow of Spectre. The world’s largest electronics show immediately careened toward the twin maladies dubbed […]

Little Horse’s Story Brings Stampede of Attention for Therapy Group

In popular video ‘Ember’ the Norwegian Fjord Horse pines to be a champion A stocky little horse dreams of greatness, and eventually becomes a special kind of champion. That story line, in a promotional video produced for a small Vancouver Island therapeutic riding program, has propelled its star, Ember the Norwegian Fjord Horse, to attain […]

Could glowing plants replace light bulbs?

The connection between people and plants has long been the subject of scientific interest. Recent studies have found positive effects. A study conducted in Youngstown, Ohio, for example, discovered that greener areas of the city experienced less crime. In another, employees were shown to be 15% more productive when their sparse workplaces were decorated with […]

2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt

The Bullitt is back! Ford’s on-again, off-again special-edition Mustang honoring the celebrated Steve McQueen movie Bullitt returns this summer, just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of the film. This is the third time Ford has offered a Bullitt-brand special edition, following previous versions in the 2001 and in the 2008­–2009 model years. Modeled […]

Intel and Micron Dissolve 3D NAND Partnership

For many years, chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and memory specialist Micron (NASDAQ: MU) worked together to develop NAND flash memory technology. NAND flash is a type of nonvolatile memory — that is, a kind of memory that retains the information stored on it even when it’s not connected to power — that’s commonly used […]

Vancouver Lifeguard Calls it a Career After 58 Years of Service

‘Glen’s just a guy that everyone’s always admired,’ says Park Board Commissioner After 58 years watching over Vancouver’s pools and beaches, lifeguard Glenn Schultz has hung up his whistle. At age 75, Schultz retired at the end of last year. “I have had a great career in aquatics, in a job I love, but there […]

Mercedes CEO: ‘Stay tuned’ for an electric G Wagon SUV

Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class Wagon isn’t changing for the future in the ways you might expect. Yet. From a preview event at Detroit’s crumbling, historic Michigan Theater for the North American International Auto Show, chairman Dieter Zetche was joined onstage by Arnold Schwarzenegger to talk about the iconic SUV’s improvements. Given where Schwarzenegger used to hold office […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Ice Hotel Opens in Lapland

“Game of Thrones” fans who have long dreamed of visiting its mythical Seven Kingdoms can now get the ultimate Westeros experience thanks to a new hotel in Lapland, Finland. HBO Nordic (which, along with CNN, is owned by Time Warner) has teamed up with Lapland Hotels SnowVillage to construct a “Game of Thrones” themed hotel […]