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As of yesterday, Android 5.0 is rolling out to LG G Pad owners for the Google Play Edition. The update brings all of the sweetness you’d expect to have with a  new version of vanilla Android. The update is 405.4MB large and offers a Material Design makeover, lock screen notifications, and a new battery saving mode. You might have to wait a bit to get your update—Google tends to deliver updates in bits and pieces—but you might as well go ahead and spam-click the “Check for Updates” button on your device, just in case. Source: XDA Developers Forum » See...
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Other than the price of the OnePlus one, is there anything OnePlus has done right? From crappy promotions to poor customer support, you soon realize that you get what you pay for. This next debacle is something we don’t have first hand experience of, but many new OnePlus owners are saying they received a refurbished unit instead of a brand new one. One owner said,  “I believe my first one was refurbished/used as well. Dings and other people’s desk photos upon recovery. Tried to RMA took them a month to approve it and then another 3 weeks to send me...
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Samsung always enjoys creative marketing campaigns, from the Galaxy 11 to their hit saying, “The next big thing is here.” This time, the Korean tech supergiant is collaborating with SnapChat superstar Shaun McBride and Vine celebrity Rudy Mancuso to show how the Note 4 can illuminate New York City and the lives of the people inside. Shaun gets to show how he uses his Note 4 tools like the S-Pen and fancy camera and his creative process by transforming a trash truck into a fearsome monster. Check out the ad below! » See more articles by Alex Cobb Original author:...
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Google is offering sales and deals all over its website, from Nexus devices to watches, to even Nest. First off, whenever you purchase a Nexus 9/6, Sony SmartWatch 3, Samsung Gear Live, Asus ZenWatch, or an LG G Watch R, you get $50 in Google Play Store credit. This credit can be applied to other Google Play purchases, like movies, apps, music, or even other devices. There are also a few discounts on devices on the store. If you decide to purchase a Nexus Player, you can expect to get a $20 Google Play credit. The LG G Watch is only...
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Now would be a great time to pre-order the Plastc Card. Why? A promotion going on right now allows you to pre-order the Plastc Card for $0 down. You will be charged $155 in Summer 2015 when the digital card starts shipping to customers. The $155 price is the same amount being charged outside of the promotion. So while there are no direct savings, you are keeping money in your pocket for a few months longer.In its opening week of open pre-ordering, the Plastc Card generated more than $5.2 million (from about 33,000 customers). Plastc Card is shaping up to be...
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In the rush to be an early adopter of the new Google Nexus 9 tablet, some buyers discovered some quality issues with the HTC built tablet. Despite their struggles in the market, HTC generally has been viewed as a manufacturer of quality devices, so the shortcomings were probably unwelcome news for HTC executives. Based on a new post on reddit, it looks like HTC has stepped up to address at least some of the problems for buyers. One of the issues that was identified was a problem with the volume and power buttons on the edge of the Nexus 9....
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Sources are reporting that LG is preparing to launch the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015 in January. The device will be a successor to the LG G Flex smartphone. Although not a commercial success, the LG G Flex was really a device intended to serve as a kind of proof of concept for smartphones with something other than a flat, rigid screen. According to the sources, the LG G Flex 2 will include a new curved screen using a high-resolution plastic OLED and the self-healing back material that was present on the original G Flex. In addition to...
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A new leak about the next HTC flagship smartphone, possibly dubbed something other than the HTC One (M9), indicates the hardware specs may be a little better than previously thought. According to this latest report, the HTC device will get a 5.5-inch screen, not the 5.2-inch screen previously reported. The resolution is still expected to be 2560 x 1440, so there would be a slight drop in pixels per inch. The rest of the alleged specs match what we have already heard, including a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 16 MP OIS-equipped camera. According...
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Since its release back in June, the OnePlus One has demonstrated to be one of the hardest smartphones on the market to get our hands on, due solely to its incredibly high demand. To keep up with the large amount of orders, the company had to introduce a unique invitation system in which customers had to first obtain an invite before they could purchase a handset. But for the next 72 hours, the device is available for anyone to order, no invitation necessary. The OnePlus One is a powerhouse packing a 5.5-inch LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080×1920...
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If you have been wanting to buy a particular app, but waiting for the price to drop, this might be the best weekend of the entire year. Many apps are on sale from today through Cyber Monday. You might even find some apps you weren’t aware of. Here’s a number of the more notable apps that are on sale, most of them at least 50% off, but there are tons more. You can always search “Black Friday Sale” or “Cyber Monday Sale” in the Google Play Store to find even more apps. Hit the break for our roundup. If we...
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Posted on November 28, 2014 | by Bianca Matley Taking time to yourself, especially at this time of year, seems like it’ll just never happen. But if everything is to hand? Quite possibly. If you hadn’t heard of them before, luxury bath and body brand Baylis & Harding are offering you the chance to win this selection of pampering products – not just for you (unless you want it to be!) but it can be for your whole family and/or friends, too! Worth £154, you could be the lucky winner by answering this question: How do you like to...
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The Montreal Gazette: They’re gaining on us. Montreal still has bragging rights to being the top Canadian city for university students, according to a new ranking — but Toronto and Vancouver are catching up. Quickly. Read more.  Original linkOriginal author: McGill University...
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CBC: A parade of weird and wonderful dinosaurs have stomped and scampered into the scientific record this year. To name just a few, discoveries announced in 2014 include: Two massive Titanosaurs from Argentina, announced in May and September vying for the title of biggest dinosaur ever found, Spinosaurus: the first known semi-aquatic dinosaur, a little Arctic tyrannosaur called Nanuqsaurus, the first feathered plant-eating dinosaur, and two new horned dinosaurs found in storage at a Canadian museum. Read more.  Original linkOriginal author: McGill University...
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The Montreal Gazette: Michael Soles, the former McGill star who went on to play for the Alouettes, has been named the co-president of honour for the 50th Vanier Cup game between the Université de Montréal Carabins and the McMaster Marauders on Nov. 29 at Molson Stadium. Read more.  Original linkOriginal author: McGill University...
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The Montreal Gazette: McGill University had 17 of its athletes receive bursaries at the 29th annual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence awards gala on Nov. 25 at the Sheraton Laval. Read more.  Original linkOriginal author: McGill University...
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News story Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years. Thursday 27 November 2014 Published today in Nature, the study examined an antibody (MPDL3280A) which blocks a protein (PD-L1) thought to help cancer cells evade immune detection.In a phase one, multi-centre international clinical trial, 68 patients with advanced bladder cancer (who had failed all other standard treatments such as chemotherapy) received MPDL3280A, a cancer immunotherapy medicine being developed by Roche....
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News story A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom. Thursday 27 November 2014 The four-volume collection, published today by Routledge, is the first in a major new series of Critical Assessments of Key Political Leaders.Professor Bale has assembled essays and evaluations from more than 70 academics, politicians, journalists, civil servants and even the Lady herself, to bring together in a one-stop resource the very best...
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Business and non-profit leaders, innovators, academics, policymakers, and concerned citizens gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week for the Climate CoLab’s Crowds and Climate: From Ideas to Action conference. A project of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, the Climate CoLab uses a technology-enabled, crowd-based approach to tackle climate change by dividing the problem into sub-challenges, running contests that address key issues, and allowing its growing international community of more than 30,000 members to develop solutions. The interactive two-day conference provided a forum for attendees to see presentations by and then collaborate with the 34 contest winners. “Harnessing the...
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The Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering's Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy (LNSP) has received $3.2 million from the National Nuclear Security Administration to support research that could revolutionize the verification of international arms-control treaties. For nearly four decades, the United States and Russia have worked to reduce the number of nuclear weapons aimed at each other, but without any mechanism to verify that excess warheads were destroyed. The problem is that even rudimentary inspections of nuclear warheads can reveal national-security secrets. Professors R. Scott Kemp and Areg Danagoulian have proposed both an instrument and a protocol that would allow...
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The presence of an immune-suppressing protein in non-cancerous immune cells may predict how patients with different types of cancer respond to treatment, a multi-center phase I study using an investigational immune therapy drug has found.The study, led by a Yale Cancer Center investigator, is described in the Nov. 27 edition of the journal Nature.The trial included patients with melanoma or cancers of the lung, kidney, colon, GI tract, or head and neck, whose tumors were evaluated for PD-L1 expression by a novel assay. PD-L1 is a protein expressed by many tumor types that is believed to act as a stop...
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High above Earth’s atmosphere, electrons whiz past at close to the speed of light. Such ultrarelativistic electrons, which make up the outer band of the Van Allen radiation belt, can streak around the planet in a mere five minutes, bombarding anything in their path. Exposure to such high-energy radiation can wreak havoc on satellite electronics, and pose serious health risks to astronauts. Now researchers at MIT, the University of Colorado, and elsewhere have found there’s a hard limit to how close ultrarelativistic electrons can get to the Earth. The team found that no matter where these electrons are circling around the...
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The Montreal Gazette: They’re gaining on us. Montreal still has bragging rights to being the top Canadian city for university students, according to a new ranking — but Toronto and Vancouver are catching up. Quickly. The ranking of the world’s top cities for students, compiled by the QS World University Rankings team, has Paris in the top position for a third consecutive year. London dropped to third place from second, while Melbourne gained three places to come in second. Read more.  Original linkOriginal author: McGill University...
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Financial Post: Desautels, Ivey, Rotman, Sauder and Schulich all cracked the top 100 on the Financial Times’ business school rankings in 2014. While FT’s list is the global standard by which programs are measured, determining the “best” business school is ultimately complicated and subjective, dependent on a plethora of metrics each individual can and should weigh differently. There are at least 10 highly regarded business schools across the country that did not make the list but that may very well be the ideal program for a given individual based on industry, interests, wants, needs and goals. Read more.  Original linkOriginal author: McGill University...
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