Michael Oliveira

The Canadian Press

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'Netflix for movie theatres' rival Sinemia quietly launches in Canada

The all-you-can-watch company MoviePass that's been dubbed by some as a "Netflix for theatres" hasn't revealed plans to come to Canada, but its competitor has quietly launched here.

No opting out: Canadians soon to get emergency alerts on their phones

Officials in Canada will soon be able to send a localized alert compelling compatible phones on an LTE network to emit an alarm — the same shrill beeping that accompanies TV and radio emergency alerts — and display a bilingual text warning in emergencies including Amber Alerts, forest fires, natural disasters, terrorist attacks or severe weather.

Composer hopes Cuphead Juno nod will change perceptions about video game music

When orchestral percussionist Kristofer Maddigan began his years-long journey composing the soundtrack for a video game his friends were creating, he mostly kept the passion project to himself. But his work on the indie game Cuphead — which was named one of the top titles of 2017 — is now up for a Juno Award for best instrumental album.

No replacement Juno Award nominees after Hedley withdraws

The Juno Awards will not be naming replacement nominees now that embattled rockers Hedley have withdrawn from consideration for group of the year, pop album of the year and the fan choice prize.

Dalhousie dentistry scandal: When 'Like' doesn't mean like

Like shouldn't always be taken literally, say tech experts, who are closely watching the case of 13 Dalhousie University students suspended for their actions on Facebook.

Google's Kitchener team plays key role in Gmail redesign

Google's Gmail has been given a new optional look that is more mobile friendly, and much of the work on it was done at the company's office in Kitchener.

Anti-spam law targets software starting January

Companies will soon have to get consent before installing a program on a person's computer if the software has the ability to covertly send electronic messages or has other functionality outlined in the legislation.

Datawind's $38 Ubislate 7Ci tablet: A review

What exactly do you get in a tablet that costs just $37.99 before taxes and shipping? Read on.

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