Hotline cha-ching? Drake helps streaming surpass U.S. digital music sales

Toronto rapper Drake helped music streaming services explode in 2016, rising by 76 percent in the United States to overtake digital sales of music for the first time in history, Nielsen Music said...

Astronomers find galaxy unlike anything ever seen before

Astronomers have discovered a rare type of galaxy 359 million light-years from Earth that came with a bit of a surprise. This galaxy — with the rather unimpressive name of PGC 1000714 —...

Brave new gadgets unveiled at CES

Companies are touting the latest and greatest tech innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Among the innovations are smart cars that learn about their drivers, bots for children, and magic mirrors. ...

Another day, another eruption for Mexico's 'fire' volcano

One of Mexico's most active volcanoes has erupted, yet again.  Colima — known locally as the volcano of fire — spewed gas and ash into the air on Wednesday. An ongoing volcanic ash advisory, issued by the Volcanic...

For new smart-home gadgets, the spectre of insecurity looms

Amongst technology experts, it's often said that the internet of things is a security nightmare. The term is commonly used to refer to the myriad connected devices that are increasingly making their way...

Ontario company helps bring Netflix to remote, rural communities

A Waterloo, Ont. company is helping entertain people in remote and rural communities by making the video service Netflix available without the need to stream television shows and movies over the internet. "It's...

Astronomers pinpoint location of fast radio burst from faint galaxy

Astronomers have located the source of a fast radio burst — a rare and distant release of cosmic radio waves that lasts mere milliseconds — in a galaxy more than three billion light-years from Earth....

Why everyone's talking to Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa

For a long time, talking to computers was an exercise in futility — a plaintive struggle to get voice recognition software to understand the difference between "Call Dad" and "Call dog." But it...

Scientists test water to narrow down what's killing herring, sea creatures

Federal scientists are testing water samples and scanning images of the bottom of St. Marys Bay, hoping to determine what caused thousands of herring and sea creatures to wash ashore near Digby, N.S. ...

Just In Case You iPhone Users Missed It, We’ve Got The 10 Top iOS...

The iPhone would be nothing without the apps it supports on its platform. It’s the cornerstone of Apple’s products and the ecosystem is flourishing more than ever. The iPhone has the some of the...