TORONTO — Danny Faria allowed his daughter to have a mobile phone at the tender age of 10. He knew she was mature enough to walk to school on her own, but felt he would be more at ease if she called home once at her destination.
Many parents and teachers who grew up without electronic devices at their disposal are having to deal with tech-savvy kids who want the latest gadgets for school.
SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jobs, the mind behind the iPhone, iPad and other devices that turned Apple Inc. into one of the world’s most powerful companies, resigned as CEO on Wednesday, saying he can no longer handle the job but will continue to play a leadership role.
SAN FRANCISCO — It’s easy to forget now, but Apple’s magnetism was once confined to a cult-like following of geeks seduced by the elegance and simplicity of the company’s computers.
Take a virtual tour of the state of New York on Google Maps and some blurry images appear.
As you zoom down in satellite view, what looks like the crisp outline of the airport terminal near upstate Buffalo dissolves into a fuzzy white blob. Instead of cars, blotches of colour sit in the main parking lot.
OTTAWA—The next time Canadians go to the polls in a federal byelection, it could just mean booting up their computers.
Canada’s chief electoral officer said he’s committed to seeking approval for a test of Internet voting in a byelection held after 2013.
Marc Mayrand also said Elections Canada wants to expand other services offered online, such as voter registration.
SAN FRANCISCO—Computers, like humans, can learn.
But when Google tries to fill in your search box based only on a few keystrokes, or your iPhone predicts words as you type a text message, it’s only a narrow mimicry of what the human brain is capable.
NEW YORK—It doesn’t take a visit to the Genius Bar to figure out how Apple became the most valuable company in America.
Its lineup of sleek phones, computers, and iPods, irresistible to customers even in tough economic times, propelled it to the No. 1 position by market value yesterday, surpassing Exxon Mobil.
VANCOUVER—It’s a note delivering an intimate message to a romantic partner—but this letter definitely is not sealed with a kiss.
“I’m so sorry,” reads one, while a second states: “Sometimes there are strings attached.”
Others are more direct and unsubtle, including one depicting a screw.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — IBM Corp. on Monday dropped out of a project to build one of the world’s fastest supercomputers at the University of Illinois, saying it requires too much financial and technical support.
TORONTO—There is more good news for Ontario’s recovering automotive sector.
Toyota has decided to assemble the electric version of its popular RAV4 SUV in Woodstock, Ont.
One provincial source says Toyota chose Woodstock because of Ontario’s “continued commitment to electric vehicles” and ongoing support of the auto industry.