MONTREAL—Are kids really, actually, getting high these days by listening to MP3s on their computers?
The phenomenon of so-called digital drugs—or i-dosing—has been spreading like wildfire around the Internet and the international press in recent weeks.
OTTAWA—Quebecor Media has hit a snag in its effort to have its new 24-hour news network a must-carry channel on cable and satellite, The Canadian Press has learned.
DETROIT — General Motors Co. is guaranteeing the battery in its Chevrolet Volt electric car for eight years or 160,000 kilometres in an effort to inspire confidence in the new technology.
The guarantee is better than warranties on GM’s conventional car engines and transmissions, which are five years or 160,000 kilometres.
TORONTO — Boyd Morrison was just another frustrated unpublished author — three novels, three piles of rejection letters — when he figured it was time to try something outside the box in the hopes of getting his latest book into the hands of readers.
TORONTO — In research that blurs the boundary between the biological and mechanical, scientists have created a device that reproduces in miniature a person’s living, breathing lungs.
TOKYO — Japanese will finally get to see “The Cove” — but as streaming video on the Internet, not at movie theatres, as screenings of the dolphin-hunt documentary have been cancelled due to loud nationalists’ protests.
TORONTO—It used to be that computer users mostly could avoid viruses by being careful about which e-mail attachments they opened or avoiding file-sharing services.
Now you can catch a nasty virus simply by loading a web page.
TORONTO — Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement is pushing forward with plans to allow more foreign investment in Canada’s telecom sector, a move he says will ramp up competition, encourage innovation and ultimately benefit consumers.
MONTREAL—Planning to make an extra copy of your Disney DVD that’s constantly under threat of being scratched or cracked by your toddler?
One day, you could be breaking the law.
TORONTO—Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg thinks he’s finally found a solution to the site’s privacy woes.
But Canada’s privacy commissioner isn’t so sure.
Yesterday, Zuckerberg announced a streamlined, single-click option for Facebook users to choose whether to share information with friends only, with friends of friends, or with everyone.