HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

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Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models. Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work. HP said more than 460 models of laptop were affected by the “potential security vulnerability”. Source: BBC Technology… Read more »

Shopify shares tumble as CEO addresses short-seller’s “preposterous claims”

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Shopify CEO Tobias Lutke, pictured, addressed allegations made earlier this month by short-seller Andrew Left of Citron Research. Left published a video alleging the company doesn’t comply with Federal Trade Commission guidelines and suggesting the stock’s value is closer to $60 before any potential FTC involvement.  Source: Toronto Star Date: November 4th, 2017 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2017/10/31/shopify-shares-tumble-as-ceo-addresses-allegations-of-get-rich-quick-scheme.html Discussion 1) What… Read more »

Electric car takeoff just waiting for inevitable price war

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After driving a couple of electric cars, I find it easy to see why General Motors and Ford have both announced this week that they are joining the race to make battery-powered vehicles mainstream.  The cars I tested weren’t fancy Teslas.  They were working horse models, namely the Chevy Bolt and the Nissan Leaf, and it was clear that… Read more »

The Decade That Built the Next iPhone

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When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, he said it was 5 years ahead of the competition and he was right. But after a decade, it’s starting to feel like Apple needs something big again. And now, on cue, here comes something big. Source: Wired Magazine Date: September 7th, 2017 Link to 5 minute 44 second… Read more »

Tall poppy syndrome and the Canadian opportunity

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There’s an epidemic in Canada. That epidemic is a mentality that leaves top talent with no option but to flee the nation’s borders and take with them everything they’ve learned. It undervalues breakthroughs developed and paid for by Canadian taxpayers. It’s a mindset that resents the success of others. It’s a bad case of tall poppy syndrome…. Read more »

ReMarkable digital notepad ‘feels like real paper’

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A Norwegian start-up is developing a digital paper tablet it hopes will appeal to “paper people”. The device – called ReMarkable – can be written on using a stylus and is textured to feel like real paper. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 31st, 2017 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-40107097/remarkable-digital-notepad-feels-like-real-paper Discussion 1) The idea and development of electronic paper… Read more »