All posts by Jessica Fishbein

Google recently revealed how many publishers of fake news it removed from its site.

Google And Facebook Fight Back Against Fake News

By now, you’ve likely heard U.S. President Donald Trump warn us of the perils of “fake news.” Perhaps you’ve even fallen victim to fake news, too. Social media makes it easier than ever to be lured in by a scintillating headline, only to find its ensuing report to be inaccurate. In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, many discovered that “fake news” — or deliberately spreading falsehoods presented under the guise of news — was a lucrative enterprise. Some publishers even reported making thousands of dollars off of advertisements that…

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Users of WhatsApp could be seeing a lot this ads on the service in future.

European Proposal Cracks Down On Personalized Ads

Tired of seeing ads every time you log into social media? If you count yourself as someone who sees ads as incredibly annoying, you’re in luck. Good news could be on the horizons for ad-haters who use certain messaging apps. This month, the European Union executive presented a proposal that will crack down on how WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail can track their users. The proposal stipulates that these companies must actually ensure that their users’ conversations will stay confidential. In addition, they will have to request…

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Capture Winter’s Magic With Canon EOS Cameras

Professional photographers all know that winter makes one of the best seasons for picture-taking. With falling snow and serene landscapes, there’s no better time to grab your camera and capture nature’s beauty all around you. Canadians in particular, know that winter can be especially breathtaking, making it all the more special to preserve on camera! Winter is a great time for outdoor adventures, such as skiing, sledding, or even building a snowman with the kids. If you’re a homebody, winter also offers a perfect excuse to spend…

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Looking to take videos of your winter adventures? Canon's VIXIA HF R70 is your best bet.

Turn To Canon Camcorders To Capture Video Of All Your Winter Adventures

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to document more family memories, you’ll want to carry a Canon consumer camcorder with you at all times. Whether you plan on partaking in outdoor winter activities, such as sledding or skiing, or watching indoor events such as recitals or school plays, you can trust the VIXA HF R70 to capture memorable moments in exceptional video format. The camcorder is sleek and lightweight, so taking it along on winter adventures will never be a burden. The camcorder’s 57x (32.5–1853mm)…

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Google's new app with BMW will allow shoppers to see life-size images of vehicles.

Google To Incorporate Virtual Reality Into Shopping

{{unknown}}For years, e-commerce has been all the rage — you’d be hard-pressed to find retailers who don’t make their products available online. However, there remain inherent drawbacks of online shopping, as opposed to visiting a bricks-and-mortar retail location. Sometimes, it can be hard to tell what you’re actually purchasing — even with established retailers. We’ve all had times when we’ve ordered a product online, only to find ourselves disappointed once we see the item in person. But now, Google just gave online shoppers a new reason to rejoice.…

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Blackberry opens new autonomous vehicles research centre near Ottawa, Ontario.

Blackberry Opens Driverless Vehicles Research Centre

In 2016, you may have thought you’d already heard the last of Blackberry. Nowadays, it seems everyone you meet surely has an iPhone, with the once popular Blackberry becoming defunct and a relic of the past. But now, it looks like Blackberry is entering a market you perhaps wouldn’t expect. This week, the company opened the Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre in Kanata, Ontario, and announced it would be entering the world of driverless car research. According to the company’s chief executive, Blackberry has a track record in…

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Capture Holiday Memories With Nikon Coolpix

{{unknown}}This time of year always offers no shortage of great moments for photographs. Whether you plan on celebrating the holidays with your family, getting outdoors in the snow with the kids, or enjoying some hot chocolate by the fire, a great digital camera can help you remember these moments all year round. The Nikon Coolpix A900 20MP 35X Wide Angle 3″ 4K is compact enough to bring along to outdoor holiday adventures, without compromising quality. Thanks to its telephoto NIKKOR glass lens, the camera has 35x optical zoom and…

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Amnesty Calls Out Lack Of Privacy In Instant Messaging

In today’s digital age, more and more people jump on the social media bandwagon without giving it too much thought. We often quickly set up accounts on  popular platforms without understanding how they can infringe on our privacy. Sure, we may know at this point to be careful about the kinds of photos we share on Facebook in case they get back to an employer. But many assume that social media services automatically conceal what we share via instant messaging from the eyes of an unwanted third party.…

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This Holiday Season, Capture Memorable Moments With Canon’s EOS M3 Camera

{{unknown}}It’s that time of the year — with the holidays just around the corner, there are about to be tons of large family get-togethers and memorable moments that will make for some great photo opportunities. With Canon E-Store’s huge selection of digital cameras, all of your best holiday moments can be captured in dazzling colour and detail — which you are sure to marvel over for years to come. The compact size and elegant look of the  EOS M3 EF-M 18-55mm IS STM Kit Black makes it the perfect…

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Researchers Working on App to Prevent Selfie Deaths

  We’ve all heard the stories: those who pose for a particularly selfie on a cliff, mountaintop, or other dangerous location, and succumb to their death in the process. There have even been recent reports of Pokemon Go leading its users to unfamiliar and unsafe locations. While advances in technology are undoubtedly exciting, it is critical to retain our common sense and take necessary precautions when using newly-designed technology. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have examined hundreds of these “selfie-deaths” to see if they can design something…

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