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Ubuntu's new desktop will have an always-visible dock

Canonical, the makers of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has started to release details of the upcoming desktop environment shift in Ubuntu 17.10. Months after the decision to drop its own Unity desktop was announced, the new GNOME look is taking shape.

Op-Ed: Canada's NAFTA priorities exclude key proportionality clause

Ottawa - Foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, has finally issued a list of Canada's core objectives on Monday just two days before negotiations start. However key elements that are of the utmost importance for Canada are not even mentioned.

Does Microsoft's massive Office 365 spell the end for startups?

Microsoft's efforts to make Office 365 the only cloud solution businesses could mean it's "curtains" for rival startups. The CEO and co-founder of data transfer company Egress said startups are being threatened by Microsoft's rapid cloud expansion.

Telematics is shaping the ‘smart city’

One development with the ‘smart city’ is the increased use of telematics. This relates to sensors and computer collecting information and helping to manage the flow of traffic and people through the roads and streets.

Venezuela's Maduro makes surprise visit to Cuba

Havana - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro paid tribute to the late leftist icon Fidel Castro during a surprise visit to Cuba, state media reported Wednesday.The daily Granma said Maduro traveled Tuesday to Castro's tomb in Santiago de Cuba.

Trump renews attack on Amazon, claiming 'jobs lost'

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Amazon, claiming the US online colossus is doing "great damage" to other retailers and destroying jobs.Trump, who has criticized Amazon in the past, offered no specific facts to back up his argument.

Melting of Greenland glacier to speed up: study

Miami - The Greenland ice sheet is likely to melt faster in the years to come, despite a recent slowdown, researchers said Wednesday after making a new discovery about the way glaciers move.

98 Degrees talks holiday tour, Christmas album and Westbury show Special

Westbury - Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees chatted with Digital Journal about their highly-anticipated holiday tour, new Christmas album, "Let It Snow," and upcoming show at Westbury.

Tech solutions to monitoring harmful algae blooms in US waters

Harmful algae blooms (HABs) that pose risks to human and environmental health are expected to increase because of climate change, according to researchers at Tuft's University. Science and Technology are now being used to mitigate the effects of HABs.

Obama post-Charlottesville tweet most liked ever on Twitter

Washington - A tweet by former president Barack Obama about the violence in Charlottesville has become the most liked message in the history of Twitter, the company said Wednesday.The tweet by the country's first black president quoted Nelson Mandela.

Unexpected discovery leads to new strategy for carbon fixation

Scientists in Japan and China announced last week they had discovered an "unexpected" approach to the capture and storage of carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere while working toward the elusive lithium-air battery.

Pentagon adjusts to life under unpredictable commander-in-chief

Washington - After days of fiery talk of possible military intervention in the North Korea nuclear stand-off, Pentagon officials late last week suddenly found themselves digesting a surprising piece of breaking news.

Micro-cameras being tested for digital businesses

A new development in mini, wearable and customizable cameras has been launched. Called FOMO, the camera offers opportunities for businesses and for consumers, being able to capture video in real-time.

Next year's high-end smartphones might have AR as standard

Qualcomm has unveiled a next-generation smartphone image processing module that includes support for depth-sensing cameras. The development makes it likely that augmented reality will become a first-class feature in next year's Android phones.

'Kyoto Process' looks to cellulose nanofibers instead of steel

Kyoto - Scientists are working with plastics and cellulose nanofibers to create a product that is five-times lighter than steel but will be five-times stronger.

Zambia opposition leader freed, treason charge dropped

Lusaka - Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema walked free from prison Wednesday after treason charges against him were dropped, averting a trial that threatened turmoil in the southern African nation.

Diana: fashionista who shook up the royal dress code

London - Princess Diana revolutionised the royal dress code with the help of some of the world's greatest designers during a glamorous life that came to a tragic end 20 years ago this month.

French baker jailed in China over out-of-date flour: family

Bourg-achard - A French baker has been arrested and jailed in China after being accused of using out-of-date flour by health inspectors and police, his family said Wednesday as they publicised a campaign to free him.

Trump praises N. Korean leader's 'wise' decision to halt Guam missile test

New York - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea's leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam."Kim Jong-Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision.

Craig confirms he's back as 007... one last time

New York - Daniel Craig, the British actor who famously complained he'd rather slash his wrists than play James Bond a fifth time, has finally confirmed he's returning as 007 after all... one last time.
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