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  • Kid's Science Fair Project Saves Birds From Windows

    Kid's Science Fair Project Saves Birds From Windows

    Charlie Sobcov, an eight grader from Canada fell in love with birds on a trip to Costa Rica four years ago. He learned about decreasing bird populations due to global warming and another killer: windows. He found out that 500 million birds are killed by impact with windows annually in the US, Canada and Mexico. Read More

  • Unmanned aerial drones to patrol US Canada border

    Unmanned aerial drones to patrol US Canada border

    The good ‘ol United States of America is going to employ Predator drones on the US Canada border within a few days. The unmanned arial drones have been used for years on the southern Mexican border, but they are now needed to keep a watchful eye on Canadians seeing that the US has a booming jobs market. After all, we need to keep Canadians from defecting as it’s common knowledge that… Read More

  • Pomegranate NS08 smartphone features HD projector, shaver, coffee maker, harmonica, and voice translator

    Pomegranate NS08 smartphone features HD projector, shaver, coffee maker, harmonica, and voice translator

    We spend most of our time searching for the ultimate convergence devices and I truly believe that I’ve found the one to beat. It’s the Pomegranate NS08 from Nova Scotia, of all places. The millimeters-thin touchscreen phone handles voice, web browsing, and e-mail with ease but also tackles tough tasks that no phone to date has attempted. Read More

  • Nokia E71 available on Rogers for $49 with 3-yr contract

    Nokia E71 available on Rogers for $49 with 3-yr contract

    I have to say, as interesting a phone as the E71 is, I’m not sure a three year contract is something I’d be willing to agree to. I mean, who does anything for three years? Well, laying out only $50 for all the capabilities of the E71 — full HTML browsing, GPS, tons of stuff available for the S60 OS — is a pretty good deal if you’re already into that Symbian thing. Of… Read More

  • Canadian CrunchDeal: Buy one Zune, get one free

    Canadian CrunchDeal: Buy one Zune, get one free

    Fresh off the his and hers Dodge Rams CrunchDeal comes a similar deal for his and hers Microsoft Zune players – if you live in Canada, that is. Pick up a manly 16GB Zune at $179 from Best Buy Canada (online only) and you’ll have a soft and sensual 4GB lady Zune added to your cart for free. Not bad… not bad at all. Microsoft Zune 16GB Portable Media Player [BestBuy.ca via… Read More

  • Cellphone jammers come under scrutiny in Canada

    Cellphone jammers come under scrutiny in Canada

    We can jokingly say things like “buy a cellphone jammer to silence those annoying people on the bus” but that would be irresponsible. Quite irresponsible, it turns out, as criminals are now using such devices to impede law enforcement efforts. It happened last month in Canada. Two Mounties had pulled over a car, and as they approached to car their radios went out. It turns out that the… Read More

  • Skyfire browser now open to Canadians

    Skyfire browser now open to Canadians

    A quick recap for those who haven’t been following the mobile browser scene for a while: Skyfire, currently available for Windows Mobile 5/6 and S60, is the only mobile browser supporting full Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, Quicktime, and other processor intensive multimedia formats. It pulls this off where others fail through a bit of proxy voodoo; rather than forcing your handset to… Read More

  • Easy walkthrough for Canucks looking to tether their iPhones

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1863410&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 It doesn’t get much more easy to relate to than this, folks. This endearing team, Mr. Chow and Mr. Lau, will show you a super easy way to tether your iPhone after jailbreaking it. Of course, most people who know to jailbreak their phones… Read More

  • TELUS rolling out 3.5G in Canada by 2010

    TELUS rolling out 3.5G in Canada by 2010

    Even as some US carriers are just rolling out their 3G network, TELUS has announced that they will have their HSPA (“3.5G”) upgrades up and running with a “full national” launch in early 2010. This comes as part of a network sharing agreement with Bell, allowing them to get things up and running faster and cheaper than if they had to front it alone. It’s no cheap… Read More

  • Canada banning fees for text messages! Well, not quite

    Canada banning fees for text messages! Well, not quite

    Bloomberg reports that Canada’s Prime Minister will be allowing telecoms industry regulators to “ban fees for unsolicited text messages on mobile phones and other ‘unfair charges.’” While that seems like a pretty narrow scope, consider that (with history as a guide) “unfair charges” is an extremely flexible term. It could spell the end of outrageous… Read More