Pride and passion: Sask. families celebrate 100 years on the farm

190 honoured with Information Services Corporation’s Century Family Farm Award Norm Rebin’s family has lived on the same patch of land near Blaine Lake, Sask., for more than 100 years. The Rebins are one of 190 families recently honoured with a Century Family Farm Award through the Information Services Corporation, given to families who have […]

Nova Scotia heritage museum fast forwards to the future with modern technology

Memory Lane Heritage Village wants visitors to enjoy exhibits while making use of free car charging The artifacts in a Lake Charlotte, N.S., heritage village may be rooted in the mid-1900s, but the museum’s outlook definitely reaches into the 21st century and beyond. Memory Lane Heritage Village on the province’s Eastern Shore depicts coastal life […]

2018 Timbersports champion Stirling Hart brings win to Canada

Stirling Hart of Maple Ridge, B.C., is 2018’s World Timbersports Champion. He co-owns a forestry company out of Whistler, but he identifies more as an athlete than a lumberjack. “Lumberjack sports, it’s where we came from … But, like any good major league sport, it’s evolved over time. So now what you’ve got is still […]

AT&T Is Making a Big Bet on Targeted Ads

AT&T (NYSE:T) recently agreed to acquire digital ad exchange AppNexus for what is estimated to be $1.6 billion to $2 billion. The purchase will enable the telco to integrate AppNexus’ network, which automatically matches advertisers with online publishers, into its wireless services, DirecTV, and newly acquired Time Warner properties. AppNexus’ top investors include advertising giant […]

Better Buy: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) vs. Square (SQ)

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) and Square (NYSE:SQ) are two of the biggest names in financial technology. Both companies provide the same value to merchants; they help them make more sales. PayPal excels in the e-commerce space while Square has built up a network of brick-and-mortar merchants. But both are increasingly moving into each other’s territory. Both stocks […]

1 High-Yield Dividend Stock to Buy in July

The market gave income-seeking investors a gift in June by selling off units of MPLX (NYSE:MPLX), a midstream master limited partnership (MLP). For the month, the pipeline company inexplicably lost about 5% of its value, pushing it down about 4% for the year. Because of that, it trades at an attractive valuation and now yields […]

Is Cara Therapeutics, Inc. a Buy?

It’s been a very good week for Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA). The biotech stock soared after Cara reported positive results from a phase 2/3 clinical study of intravenous (IV) CR845 in alleviating post-operative pain. Success for CR845 in post-operative pain no doubt has investors more eager than ever to see how the drug performs in […]

This crash course in machine learning could be your ticket to a new career

Machine learning is a close cousin to AI, wherein computers can progressively improve they way they perform certain tasks just by analyzing data and patterns. You don’t need your own server farm stocked with a fleet of GPUs to make it work. All you need is a working knowledge of Python and tools like TensorFlow […]

Microsoft relaunches the classic mouse that changed gaming forever

When it debuted in 1996, the original Microsoft IntelliMouse was nothing short of revolutionary. Gamers in particular loved it because of its ergonomic design, responsive buttons, and the introduction of the scroll wheel. Although today’s gaming mice tend to feature industrial designs, garish colors, and multiple programmable buttons, the latest IntelliMouse promises a new generation […]

German student comes up with an amazing ‘mobile airbag’ for your phone

We’ve all been there: A minor fumble, and seconds later your $500 (or more!) smartphone crashes to the floor. A good case and a screen protector might protect you from the worst of the damage, but those things can only do so much. That’s where this inventive “mobile airbag” comes into play. Conceived by Philip […]