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Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Recent articles by Jon:

New York City is the first new 'Hitman 2' location

Hitman 2 has had the same locations since launch -- you could take on new targets, of course, but the missions always had to take place in the same environments... → Read More

Leica's new 'entry' M rangefinder camera costs $3,995

Good news: Leica just made its M-series cameras more accessible... relatively speaking. The company has introduced an M-E (Typ 240) model that preserves the co... → Read More

Apple releases public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina

Apple's new public betas for iOS, iPadOS and macOS give you a taste of big features like dark mode and a reworked iPad interface. → Read More

7-Eleven can deliver your Slurpees to parks and beaches

7-Eleven has a way for its 7Now deliveries to stand out from the herd: let you order in all kinds of public spaces. An update to its 7Now app for iOS lets you... → Read More

Senate bill would make companies put a price on personal data

Many will tell you that internet giants see your data as their most valuable resource, but politicians now want to put a number on that value. Senators Mark Wa... → Read More

BET+ streaming service launches this fall with Tyler Perry's help

BET+ will stream on-demand videos focused on black culture, including originals from Tyler Perry and others. → Read More

The latest Raspberry Pi mini computer is ready for 4K video

Like the Raspberry Pi but wish it had a little more oomph for your homebrew projects? You might have what you need. The newly released Raspberry Pi 4 Model B... → Read More

Fast delivery may negate the environmental benefits of online shopping

All those super-fast online deliveries may be contributing to increased emissions. → Read More

Minnesota cop receives $585,000 after fellow officers spied on DMV data

The city of Minneapolis is learning a hard lesson about the importance of placing checks on government data access. A court has awarded police officer Amy Krek... → Read More

Robot 'duck' keeps weeds out of rice paddies

A Nissan technician has built a cute Roomba-like robot that can prevent weeds from growing in between rice crops. → Read More

Blizzard's global esports director quits amid turmoil

Blizzard's esports team just lost another major leader -- global esports director Kim Phan has left Blizzard to pursue a "new endeavor" in the gaming industry.... → Read More

NASA's Astrobee cube robot flies in space for the first time

NASA's Astrobee cube robots are finally earning their space wings... in a manner of speaking. The agency has confirmed that one of the bots, Bumble, flew on it... → Read More

US may require companies make 5G equipment outside of China

It might not be enough for American networks to avoid 5G gear from Chinese companies -- the US might want the hardware to be made outside China, too. → Read More

Paris may offer flying taxis to 2024 Olympics guests

You can be sure that transportation will be a nightmare for many people attending the 2024 Paris Olympics, but technology could make it slightly more bearable.... → Read More

AI could study your brain to help teachers improve their courses

Machine learning could look at your brain to see how well you understand a given concept. → Read More

Steam will stop supporting Ubuntu Linux over 32-bit compatibility

If you're a Linux gamer who prefers Ubuntu, you might want to look for another distribution in the near future. Valve is dropping official support for Ubuntu i... → Read More

Walmart uses AI camera tech to track checkout theft at 1,000 stores

Walmart's early use of AI at its stores isn't just for the sake of convenience. The retailer has confirmed to Business Insider that it's using camera-based com... → Read More

US cyberattack reportedly knocked out Iran missile control systems

The US may have withheld a physical military response to Iran shooting down a drone, but it might not have shown similar restraint with a digital campaign. Was... → Read More

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' rolls out to 25 more countries

If you were disappointed at being left out of the initial Harry Potter: Wizards Unite launch, don't worry -- there's a good chance you can play now. Niantic's... → Read More

Curiosity rover finds gas levels on Mars hinting at possibility of life

NASA's rover has found a surge in methane gas that suggests there might be recent organic activity. → Read More