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Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber

Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber | News Picks | Scoop.it
Google Fiber can't do it all, so city governments start taking charge.
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LG TV phones home with your viewing habits, names of files you screen, even if you tell it not to

LG TV phones home with your viewing habits, names of files you screen, even if you tell it not to | News Picks | Scoop.it
Doctor Beet was alarmed to notice that his LG TV was showing him ads on its home screen; he investigated and discovered a hidden, undocumented setting to switch off collection of his viewing habits.
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20 Pictures Of London Street Life In The 1870s

20 Pictures Of London Street Life In The 1870s | News Picks | Scoop.it
From The London School of Economics Digital Library.
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All options are on the table when it comes to Edmonton's Rexall Place: Northlands prez

All options are on the table when it comes to Edmonton's Rexall Place: Northlands prez | News Picks | Scoop.it
Northlands CEO Richard Andersen says the arena deal does not toll a death knell for the organization but it could still mean the end of an era.
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Chris Hadfield after space: A windy road to health recovery

Chris Hadfield after space: A windy road to health recovery | News Picks | Scoop.it
Canada’s favourite astronaut has returned from space without bumps and bruises, but his recovery to full health could be a windy road.
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Call to screen carers for depression

Call to screen carers for depression | News Picks | Scoop.it
Carers should be routinely screened for signs of depression by their GP to ensure their health needs are not neglected, doctors' leaders say.
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Old-boy Oilers just don't get it

Old-boy Oilers just don't get it | News Picks | Scoop.it
It has been awhile since we've been to Edmonton -- almost as long as it has been since the Oilers qualified for the playoffs, in fact -- but we still
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Opinion: Antitrust complaint against Android is an attack on open source

Opinion: Antitrust complaint against Android is an attack on open source | News Picks | Scoop.it
Microsoft and Oracle say it's "predatory" for companies to give away software.
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Countries rattled by tax-haven data leak - World - CBC News

Countries rattled by tax-haven data leak - World - CBC News | News Picks | Scoop.it
Politicians, business people and celebrities are seeing their offshore accounts laid bare following the massive leak of financial records that came to light in the past week. Here's a sampling of some of the global reaction.
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Hero feared the worst before rescuing girls from the North Saskatchewan River

Hero feared the worst before rescuing girls from the North Saskatchewan River | News Picks | Scoop.it
A Fort Saskatchewan oil worker who rescued two young girls from the icy waters of the North Saskatchewan River credits adrenalin and his adventurous dog for saving their lives.
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Wind Turbine Syndrome Is a Communicable Disease

Wind Turbine Syndrome Is a Communicable Disease | News Picks | Scoop.it
In the past several years, scores of people living near wind farms have claimed to have been sickened by noise from the rotating blades. They have complained of everything from headaches and depression to conjunctivitis and nosebleeds.
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Ancient Chinese coin found on Kenyan island by Field Museum expedition

Ancient Chinese coin found on Kenyan island by Field Museum expedition | News Picks | Scoop.it
A joint expedition of scientists led by Chapurukha M. Kusimba of The Field Museum and Sloan R.
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An amazing image of the elusive big-fin squid | Deep Sea News

An amazing image of the elusive big-fin squid | Deep Sea News | News Picks | Scoop.it
Magnapinna squids are one of the deep-sea more ethereal creatures. Little is known of these squid as very few have ever been captured, although over the last
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Rathgeber backstab: Whodunit?

Rathgeber backstab: Whodunit? | News Picks | Scoop.it
Exactly which Conservatives voted to mutilate that Rathgeber private member's bill, anyway?
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal | Toronto Star

A recording made by men involved in the drug trade — viewed by two Toronto Star reporters — appears to show Ford inhaling from a crack pipe.
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Duffy made secret deal with Harper's chief of staff during audit

Duffy made secret deal with Harper's chief of staff during audit | News Picks | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff secretly intervened to help Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy pay back tens of thousands of dollars in improperly claimed expenses while an external audit was still underway, CTV News has learned.
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Are Young B.C. Voters Screwed?

Are Young B.C. Voters Screwed? | News Picks | Scoop.it
The needs of young, urban British Columbians are being left behind this election and poor voter turnout from the last is partly to blame, according to one University of British Columbia professor.
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‘Gimli Glider’ pilot recalls heroic landing of 767 | Canada | News | National Post

‘Gimli Glider’ pilot recalls heroic landing of 767 | Canada | News | National Post | News Picks | Scoop.it
On July 23, 1983, Capt. Pearson managed to avert what could have easily have become one of the worst airline disaster in the country’s history by drawing on his background as a glider pilot.
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Adam “Always Online” Orth no longer employed at Microsoft

Adam “Always Online” Orth no longer employed at Microsoft | News Picks | Scoop.it
Sources say mocking Twitter comments have led to his resignation—or termination.
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Saskatoon scientist breaks silence about muzzling - Technology & Science - CBC News

Saskatoon scientist breaks silence about muzzling - Technology & Science - CBC News | News Picks | Scoop.it
A retired federal researcher based in Saskatoon is going public with concerns Ottawa is muzzling scientists like her.
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Tory rebel gets it right about privilege in our increasingly undemocratic Parliament | Alberta Diary

Tory rebel gets it right about privilege in our increasingly undemocratic Parliament | Alberta Diary | News Picks | Scoop.it
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Richard Nixon's Vietnam 'treason'

Richard Nixon's Vietnam 'treason' | News Picks | Scoop.it
A Radio 4 documentary, based on declassified tapes of President Lyndon Johnson's telephone calls provide an extraordinary insight into his world.
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Federal librarians fear being ‘muzzled’ under new code of conduct | Canada | News | National Post

Federal librarians fear being ‘muzzled’ under new code of conduct | Canada | News | National Post | News Picks | Scoop.it
Librarians who attend conferences are engaging in 'high risk' activities, and must clear such 'personal' activities with their managers, according to the new code
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