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$8,800 Xbox bill 'disheartening,' gamer's dad says

A father in Pembroke, Ont., is holding up his latest credit card bill as a warning for parents whose children have Xboxes.
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$9 computer raises $1.4 million through crowdfunding campaign

That $10 bill in your pocket could soon buy you a computer, thanks to a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign.
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'123456' still tops the list of Worst Passwords

As it does every year, SplashData has published its Top 25 Worst Passwords ranking, revealing the most used and most predictable combinations of characters on the web in 2014.
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Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau spent some of his time in Vancouver on Thursday behind a podium touting a new $9.5 million underwater listening station.
The new hydrophones will be installed in Boundary Pass near Saturna Island, with the goal of monitoring the underwater noise that endangered southern resident killer whales are regularly subjected to.
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'3D audio' headphones promise to immerse wearers in sound

The audio world is currently in the grips of a minor revolution, as a new type of headphones is poised to bring a cutting-edge audio experience to the market.
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''Complete breeding failure' at Antarctic emperor penguin haven

WASHINGTON -- For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found.
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'7 Minutes of Terror': NASA illustrates Mars rover landing in dramatic trailer

TORONTO -- When NASA's rover Perseverance lands on Mars in February, a complicated set of manoeuvres will have to be executed in just minutes, all while the spacecraft hurtles toward the planet at 20,000 km/h.
The event was illustrated in a dramatic new trailer released by the U.S.
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'10 steps ahead': Kenya's tech war on wildlife poachers

Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers.
It's an antiquated approach to outsmarting would-be hunters, but this ranger is not alone.
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'90s nostalgia alert: Old-school Tamagotchi making a comeback

The makers of a once-popular digital pet are aiming to rekindle some nostalgia for children of the '90s, in hopes they aren't already tired of parenting their own real-life pets or children.
Japan-based toymaker Bandai is relaunching its line of Tamagotchi pocket pets, with the same low-resolution graphics and egg-shaped design as the original toy from 1996.
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'100 per cent mental sport': Drone racing growing in popularity

Drones may be known for taking photos and videos from high above, but a group of drone pilots is looking to popularize the latest trend in Canada: racing.
Competitive drone racing started roughly four years ago, but its popularity recently exploded around the world.
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'90s nostalgia alert: Original Tamagotchi making a comeback

The makers of a once-popular digital pet are aiming to rekindle some nostalgia for children of the '90s, in hopes they aren't already tired of parenting their own real-life pets or children.
Japan-based toymaker Bandai is relaunching its original line of Tamagotchi pocket pets, with the same low-resolution graphics and egg-shaped design as the original toy from 1996.
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'123456' most popular password of 2020, according to survey

TORONTO -- Yes it’s 2020, but some people still use codes and words like "123456" and "password" for their online accounts.
Basic passwords that take less than a second to crack remain incredibly popular, according to an annual survey released by password manager software NordPass, which analyzed a database of nearly 275.7 million passwords.
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'A bad feeling in the pit of my stomach': Bees vanish from Brock research project

Miriam Richards has been studying bees for 28 years, and she's never been quite this panicked.
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