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Social media: Are we as informed as we think we are'
Upstairs in a Toronto restaurant, a few dozen strangers mingle and drink, laughing and leaning into conversations. They’re talking about everything from terrorism and education to robotics and marriage, and they are escaping the silos imposed by social me
Facebook flags aboriginal names as not 'authentic'
Facebook requires its users to use a profile name that’s the same as the name they use in real life. But some indigenous people say Facebook is rejecting their real names because they don’t conform to their standards.
Bomb-sniffing elephants trained in South Africa
In the South African bush, elephants are being trained in the art of "bio-detection" to see if they can use their exceptional sense of smell to sniff out explosives, landmines and poachers.
NSA hid spying software in hard drive firmware, report says
The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.
Robot drivers mean good riddance to humans
Like gas-electric hybrids and battery vehicles, driverless technology has gone from zero to 60 in what seems the blink of an eye, and it's on verge of making human drivers obsolete. Don Pittis says good riddance.
'Sailbot' could make history, say UBC engineering students
This summer, a team of engineering students from the University of British Columbia is hoping its 5.5-metre-long boat will sail into the history books as the first seafaring vessel to successfully traverse the Atlantic entirely solo.
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