Space station air leak caused by man-made drill hole, reports say

A hole that caused an air leak and pressure drop at the International Space Station last week was caused by a man-made drill hole not a micrometeorite strike — and may even have been punctured deliberately as an act of sabotage, an investigation has found. Astronauts successfully patched the two-millimetre hole with tape and sealant […]

Nubia’s wearable smartphone is a preview of our flexible OLED future

The most interesting prototype at IFA this year was the Nubia Alpha, an Android-based device the company bills as a “wearable smartphone.” The Alpha tries to realize one of the enduring gadget dreams: having a smart device with a display that wraps around the user’s wrist. I checked it out at IFA in Berlin this […]

How Location Tracking Actually Works on Your Smartphone

As the recent revelation over Google’s background tracking of your location shows, it’s not as easy as it should be to work out when apps, giant tech companies and pocket devices are tracking your location and when they’re not. Here’s what you need to know about how location tracking works on a phone—and how to […]

VPN And Antivirus: Comparing Cybersecurity’s Largest Markets

“Our mobile phones have become the greatest spy on the planet,” Former McAfee CEO John McAfee once declared. Mobile phones are the most exposed because users generally tap into the nearest open and free Wi-Fi (e.g., a hotspot at Starbucks, Denny’s, the Mall, etc.) so they don’t use up their allotted mobile data from carriers […]

2 Reasons Why Tilray, Inc. Stock Skyrocketed in August

Tilray’s shares have been blasting higher ever since the company went public in July. What happened Shares of the Canadian marijuana grower Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) gained a jaw-dropping 184% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What sparked this monstrous move higher? Tilray’s shares burst higher last month in response to two key […]

Are These Canada’s Best Unsung High-Yield Dividend Stocks?

Banking, gold, and real estate sound like cliched choices for Canadian dividend stocks, but the fact is that the three picks below pay some of the best dividend yields on the TSX at today’s prices. Great choices for RRSPs, RRIFs, or TFSAs, the following three stocks should make welcome additions to any domestic investment portfolio. […]

Cover your plants: Frost advisory issued for many parts of Alberta

Environment Canada advisory applies to much of northern and central parts of province While it’s technically still summer, a frost advisory has been issued for much of the central and northern parts of the province. Environment Canada is advising people in affected areas to cover their plants tonight as a ridge of high pressure is […]

UK’s Royal Mail heads into Canada as part of overseas expansion

Britain’s Royal Mail Plc (RMG.L) expanded into the Canadian market on Monday with the purchase of parcel delivery firm Dicom Canada for C$360 million ($275.7 million), adding to a series of recent bets on markets in Europe and North America. Britain’s former postal monopoly has been struggling with a fall in letter volumes and has […]

Hungry and homeless: B.C. wildfires are forcing bears out of critical habitats

After a wildfire, one rescue worker says she often treats bears suffering from dehydration and malnutrition. Angelika Langen has been rehabilitating bears at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers, B.C., for 27 years. But this summer proved especially difficult, after a number of animals she’d been treating died unexpectedly. With each death, she could […]