TORONTO — One in three anglophone Canadians won’t let a single day go by without checking into their social media feeds, suggests a new report by the Media Technology Monitor.
NEW YORK — As her mother and father edged toward dementia, Nancy D’Auria kept a piece of paper in her wallet listing their medications.
It had the dosages, the time of day each should be taken and a check mark when her folks, who live 10 miles away, assured her the pills had been swallowed.
“I work full time so it was very challenging,” said D’Auria, 63, of West Nyack.
TORONTO—A smartphone app that warns about menacing meteors is just one practical application that could be developed this weekend.
Canadian cities will play host this weekend to scores of space-minded hackers who will take part in a 48-hour international programming marathon.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — On one of Virginia’s small barrier islands, a NASA facility that operates in relative obscurity outside scientific circles is preparing to be thrust into the spotlight.
DETROIT — General Motors and Ford are putting aside their longstanding rivalry to work together to develop a new generation of fuel-efficient automatic transmissions.
The companies said Monday that their engineers will jointly design nine- and 10-speed transmissions that will go into many of their new cars and trucks.
BlackBerry wants regulatory authorities to investigate what it says is a “false and misleading” analyst report that claims the company’s new touchscreen smartphones are being returned in unusually high numbers.
NEW YORK — Every week, a group of teenagers and 20-somethings dressed in hoodies gets together in a tiny room on a college campus and plug in their laptops. They turn up pulsing electronic funk music, order pizza and begin furiously hacking into computer networks.
SAN FRANCISCO — If fewer people are interested in buying a new personal computer, then fewer investors want to own stakes in companies whose fortunes are tied to the sales of laptop and desktop machines.
MONTREAL—A Vancouver-based company says it should be ready to take videos of big outdoor events on Earth from the International Space Station and put them on the Internet by the end of the year.
Scott Larson, the CEO of Urthecast, said two space cameras—one that shoots photos, the other video—will be sent up to the station Oct. 16 on board a Russian spacecraft.
BEIJING — Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.