‘Die With Me’ App Will Help Relieve Your Low-Battery Anxiety

App Attack is a weekly series where we search the App Store and Google Play Store for the best apps of the week. Check out App Attack every Sunday for the latest. With all the time we spend on our smartphones, our batteries tend to have trouble keeping up. This week, we have an app […]

Canadian Engineers Fix Faulty Canadarm 2 Replacement Hand

The Canadian Space Agency says it used a “creative software solution” to fix a replacement part on the Canadarm 2, postponing the need to send astronauts on a spacewalk. The agency says scientists detected an anomaly in one of the electronic systems that controls a new hand that was installed on the International Space Station’s […]

Asian markets pull back along with dollar; China slides on regulation fears

Semiconductor stocks rise; Wynn Macau sinks after scandal Asian stocks pared gains by midday as the U.S. dollar lost some of its early momentum. China and Hong Kong shares turned lower, with declines in the mainland led by small-cap companies listed in the country’s south, following comments from a regulator about clamping down on high-priced […]

Amazon has created a new computing platform that will future-proof your home

Amazon is in a better position than any other company to dominate ambient computing, the concept that everything in your life is computerized and intelligent. Amazon’s Alexa platform continues to get better while remaining open to third parties, unlike Apple’s Siri. Buying into Alexa now will future-proof your home. Almost four years ago, New York […]

TMI? Fitness-tracking ‘heatmap’ could compromise secret military locations

Strava Fitness wearables and apps are very useful when trying to keep in shape, and members of the U.S. military have embraced the technology wholeheartedly. However, easy access to all that information online may have an unexpected downside. Strava is a social networking app geared towards athletes, where users can upload their fitness data, and […]

Here are the Trump tax cuts’ hidden stock-market winners

Companies’ financial statements show which ones have a special advantage that will boost profits There are winners under the new tax law — and then there are the really big winners. Any company that pays enough in taxes will save money because the corporate tax rate was cut to 21%. But the big winners are […]

Millennials, this retirement hack is for you

With the new tax law, there’s one retirement tool that’s never looked better: The Roth IRA. While Roths are not new, they are worth a second look following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — especially for those in the gig economy, without an employer-sponsored 401(k) plan. These workers are likely in a […]

New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp Opens To Traffic

The Gardiner Expressway’s newest off-ramp into the downtown core officially opens to traffic on Sunday. Mayor John Tory was on hand, along with Don Valley West city councillor Jaye Robinson, to mark the opening of the eastbound York, Bay and Yonge streets ramp, which will take drivers down to Lower Simcoe Street. Construction began in 2016 […]