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Windows 'Redstone' coming 2016: What you need to know

Details have emerged of Microsoft's future upgrade plans for Windows beyond the launch of Windows 10 this summer. The company will release two updates for the OS in 2016. They are currently in development under the codename "Redstone."

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Graphene light bulb headed for shops, cuts energy use by 10%

The first commercially viable consumer product to be built from graphene is to go on sale before the end of the year. The dimmable light bulb will use 10% less energy than other bulbs but will last longer because of graphene's increased conductivity.

HTC CEO steps down to lead company's future tech division

HTC CEO Peter Chou has stepped down as leader of the company to take the helm of the HTC Future Development Lab. He will be replaced by chairwoman Cher Wang.

A look at the top online marketing conferences this year

It is coming to the time of the year when online marketers and SEO experts converge to share ideas and learn from each other at conferences worldwide. With events in every major city, the outcomes will directly influence the future of online marketing.

New hobbies and industries we'll owe to the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure.

Bitcoin's promise: a financial revolution the web's been waiting for

Bitcoin may not be the messiah of a new currency its hardcore fans yearn for, but it may herald the deeper financial revolution the internet has been waiting for.

Bouygues could turn from predator to prey in French telecoms war

French conglomerate Bouygues, having lost out in a takeover battle for Vivendi's telecoms business SFR, risks becoming prey rather than predator in a domestic mobile market with scope ...

Beyond Mt. Gox, bitcoin believers keep the faith, see more robust system

The apparent collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt.

IOC mulls revamp of Games bid process, sports and risk

From a cheaper bidding process to hosting Games in more than one city, the International Olympic Committee opened the floor to suggestions on Wednesday as it looks to keep the world's biggest m

The Future of Nutrition Conference, Jan 27 — Free online event

The Future of Nutrition Online Conference will feature compelling new insights and diverse approaches to what the future holds when it comes to nutrition and personal transformation.

Robot handjobs are the way of the future

Last weekend a virtual sex simulator, dubbed the "VR Tenga," debuted in Japan. It's a joint effort from Tenga, an adult toy company, and Oculus VR, a virtual reality pioneer.

Review: Drake delights hometown crowd in Toronto Special

Toronto - On October 25 at the Air Canada Centre, Torontonians got to see something unique and rare: a returning hometown hero at the top of his game. Welcome back, Drake.

Op-Ed: A first look at America's new Distopian Party Special

Though it's not yet an official electoral third party, The Distopian Party, which officially launched today, has some decidedly weighty objectives.

Review: ‘The Purge’ rids itself of innovation Special

‘The Purge’ follows one family over the course of single night during which all crimes are legal and they are forced to protect themselves from the brutality that arrives at their doorstep.

Tactile tablet screens could spark tangible revolution Special

New microfluidic tactile tablet screens were unveiled at this year's CES. The morphing screen layer from Tactus Technology could be the start of major new innovations in industrial design and computer technology.

Driver not required: How robot cars will revolutionize our roads

Every day, millions of people of every age and background put themselves in an incredibly dangerous object and operate it at high speeds around masses of other people.

Op-Ed: We are becoming consumer cattle of virtual goods

As long as we in the West consume we will be looked after by our governments because consuming is our 'purpose'. We are consumer cattle. The method of 'farming' is about to be refined. The new sought after consumer goods are virtual.

Op-Ed: Does education matter in America today?

This article attempts to answer the question young people have been asking for aeons, does education matter? Taking a global and success based perspective, it leads us to believe that only an individual can answer that question for themselves.

Op-Ed: Augmented reality the key to the future

Augmented reality is the key to the future of this world. It could change the world completely and have a massive impact on businesses.

Op-Ed: The future is now with augmented reality

The future is now! There is a new technology that is being developed called Augmented Reality. Augmented Reality is the application of computer generated data applied to the real world in real time.

Op-Ed: The Socially Networked Future of International Diplomacy Special

Paris - Well before entering political office, tomorrow's world leaders are meeting, talking and sharing --right now-- using social networks, with serious implications for our future global order.

Op-Ed: Israel and the incomplete Arab Spring – Egypt

Gaza - The fall of Mubarak regime was supposed to be the corner stone of a new Middle East. Not the Middle East that was planned and aspired to by the Bush Administration, which was orchestrated and set into motion by PNAC and by his foreign secretary

Op-Ed: June 2021 — Ten Predictions for the Coming Decade

Ten predictions for the forthcoming ten years. You thought you had it bad in the first decade of this century? You ain't seen nothin' yet!

Amid fuss over future energy, tidal power makes quiet progress

As the debates over future energy sources rage on, one method has drawn relatively little public attention – tidal power.

Op-Ed: Brazilians head to the polls again

Porto Alegre - Voters in Brazil are getting ready to vote in their next president in a run-off contest to be held next Sunday. Who might be the next to inherit the throne is anyone's guess.

Are smartphones bringing us into the future? Special

The 1950's scientists envisioned so much for our future: teleportation, space rockets as cars and houses that can be controlled by one device. Not everything but finally smartphones have helped us get a third of the way there.

Google, CIA invest equal amounts in company to predict future

Google and the CIA have invested in a company called Recorded Future, a firm that monitors the Web in real time. Saying it uses the information to predict the future, the company describes its service as "the ultimate tool for open-source intelligence."

Survey: For students happiness overrules money

A recent survey revealed that today's high school and university students would rather be happy and have a loving family and friends instead of being rich.

Toronto residents leery about city's future

Toronto - A research report released today by George Brown College says that Toronto residents are pessimistic about whether Toronto will be any better when it comes to social and economic issues in 10 years.
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From left to right: Neil Canton, Huey Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale reunite in October 2010 for the release of the 'Back To The Future' 25th Anniversary Trilogy set
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Drake performs to an adoring crowd on his birthday Thursday night at ACC in Toronto.
The mobile circular stage allowed Drake to perform for all levels at the ACC
The mobile circular stage allowed Drake to perform for all levels at the ACC
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Lea Thompson, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in 'Back To The Future'