Post Tagged with: "Internet"

Barbie® has a new look and a different shape. Image: Mattel

New Barbies Have Different Body Shapes Than Before

Barbie dolls have a particular look to them. They’re thin, tall, long-legged… and virtually unlike any real human being.

by · January 31, 2016 · Kids, News
Justin Trudeau adresses the media at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Image: Justin Trudeau (Facebook)

World Economic Forum Aims “To Improve The State Of The World”

Last week, politicians and business leaders from around the world met in Switzerland to “improve the state of the world.” The meeting is called The World Economic Forum and it happens once a year.

by · January 24, 2016 · News, Politics
Outpouring Of Support For France

Outpouring Of Support For France

People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.

by · November 15, 2015 · Breaking News, News
Toronto police officer Mark Borsboom lends a helping hand. Image: Jason Cassidy

Toronto Police Officer’s Random Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Toronto police officer Mark Borsboom is a bit amused by social media — he doesn’t quite understand what all the fuss is about.

And his opinion hasn’t changed, now that a photo of him has gone viral.

The photo captures the officer doing a simple, good deed—tying an elderly man’s shoelace for him.

Borsboom was on a paid-duty assignment, helping cars leave a parking garage, when he was approached by the man, who asked for his help.

by · August 6, 2014 · News
Sign outside the Google office in California. Image: Surka

Google Wants To Be More “Diverse”

A major company says it wants to become more “diverse.”

Diverse in this case means it wants to hire more workers who come from different backgrounds or have different genders or are from different cultures.

by · June 5, 2014 · News, Technology
The first letter that was found. Image: Mike Moffatt

Mystery Unfolding At Western University

There’s a terrific mystery in the library at the University of Western Ontario.

But it’s not a novel. It’s a trail of mysterious notes that have been left in the books in the university’s Weldon Library.

Mike Moffatt is an assistant professor of Business and Economics at Western.

On March 9 he took an economics book off the shelf and was surprised when an envelope fell out of its pages.

by · March 26, 2014 · News
Flappy Bird May Fly Again

Flappy Bird May Fly Again

Video game designer Dong Nguyen created a popular game App called Flappy Bird.

by · March 20, 2014 · News
Tony Hawk “Hoverboard” Video A Hoax

Tony Hawk “Hoverboard” Video A Hoax

Sometimes, things on the Internet seem too good to be true.

That’s when people may start to challenge them, asking questions to figure out what’s real and what’s made up.

That is what happened when a video showing people riding a “hoverboard” recently went viral.

The video was posted on a website by a “company” called HUVr Tech.

by · March 6, 2014 · News, Technology
Actor Bradley Cooper snapped this selfie using Ellen DeGeneres's smart phone.

Hollywood Celebrates At 86th Academy Awards

Last Sunday was Hollywood’s big night.

The annual Academy Awards (known as the “Oscars”) recognize the best movies, actors and movie-makers of the year.

Four of the top awards are Best Picture, which went to the movie 12 Years a Slave; Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey, who starred in Dallas Buyers Club); Best Actress (Cate Blanchett, who starred in Blue Jasmine) and Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity).

by · March 3, 2014 · Entertainment, News
Mark Zuckerberg. Image: TechCrunch

Facebook Founder Wants Internet For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently told the Mobile World Congress Conference that he wants to give five billion more people around the world access to the Internet.

by · March 2, 2014 · News, Technology