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Turkey Keeps YouTube Block Despite Court Rulings

Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a "dirty campaign" to topple him.From http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640387/s/3936c6d4/sc/11/l/0L0Snytimes0N0Creuters0C20A140C0A40C10A0Ctechnology0C10Areuters0Eturkey0Eyoutube0Bhtml0Dpartner0Frss0Gemc0Frss/story01.htm

Canada Halts Online Tax Returns In Wake of Heartbleed

alphadogg (971356) writes "Canada Revenue Agency has halted online filing of tax returns by the country's citizens following the disclosure of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that rocked the Internet this week. The country's Minister of National Revenue wrote in a Twitter message on Wednesday that interest and penalties will not be applied to those filing ...

Air Canada to offer WiFi across many of its North American flights

If you've flown to or from Canada in recent years using one of its airlines, you've probably noticed the lack of in-flight WiFi; apart from a couple of aircraft, you're incommunicado until you reach the ground. You won't be stuck reading books and...From http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/09/air-canada-north-american-wifi/?ncid=rss_truncated

Fairfax’s Watsa says BlackBerry a good long-term investment

Blackberry pins are seen at the Fairfax Holdings annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto

By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is a good long-term investment that is being unfairly punished by the stock market, the chief executive of the company's top shareholder said on Wednesday. "We think over time BlackBerry is going to do well," Prem Watsa, CEO of Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings, which ...

E-filing of Canadian taxes shut down because of Heartbleed bug

Right in the heart of tax-filing season, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shut down access to online tax services on Wednesday because of an Internet bug that has made data on many of the world's major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers. "We have received information concerning an Internet security vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug," ...

This STD makes crickets want to have way more sex

This STD makes crickets want to have way more sex

Shelley Adamo, a biologist at Dalhousie University in Canada, first discovered the virus, called IIV-6/CrIV, when a few of the crickets housed in her laboratory stopped laying eggs. What she found was "shocking," she told Metro News, because the body cavity that usually houses the female's eggs was now swollen and bluish in color. The ...

Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Wood is great for building and heating homes, but it's the bane of biofuels. When converting plants to fuels, engineers must remove a key component of wood, known as lignin, to get to the sugary cellulose that's fermented into alcohols and other energy-rich compounds. That's costly because it normally requires high temperatures ...

Nest Protect sales halted due to problem that could potentially delay a fire alarm

Nest Protect sales halted due to problem that could potentially delay a fire alarm

Nest Labs is halting sales of its new Protect smoke detector after determining that one of its flagship features could accidentally delay its alarm from going off during a fire. The feature, Nest Wave, allows homeowners to wave at the Protect to turn off its alarm, should it sound when there isn't actually an issue. Nest ...

Nest stops selling Protect smoke alarms, says they can be accidentally silenced

If you're one of the connected home buffs that owns a Nest Protect smoke detector, do yourself a favor and turn off its wave-to-dismiss feature just in case. According to an open letter from Nest CEO Tony Fadell, the company is concerned people could...From http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/03/nest-halts-protect-sales/?ncid=rss_truncated

Roku devices can now stream Qello’s concert library for $4.99 per month

Have a current-gen Roku device? Want to watch Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour performance from Madison Square Garden? Well, you're in luck. The aforementioned streaming gadgets in the US, Canada and the UK are getting a Qello Concerts channel today,...From http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/03/roku-qello-concerts/?ncid=rss_truncated