Google Maps will now tell you when to get off the bus or train

A mass transit feature for the Android version of Google Maps that notifies you when you need to get off the bus is finally live. It also includes step-by-step navigation, departure times and ETAs for your next public transportation ride. You can also track your progress as you go, just like you can when walking, biking or driving.

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Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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Mozilla’s Mr. Robot promo backfires after it installs a Firefox extension without permission

If you’re a Firefox user, then you may have noticed a weird new extension that suddenly showed up in your browser this week.

The extension is called “Looking Glass 1.0.3” and this is its description: MY REALITY IS JUST DIFFERENT FROM YOURS. Now that sounds ominous. It’s really not, though. It’s a promotional campaign between Firefox and the TV series Mr. Robot that brings an alternate reality game to your browser. This must have sounded like a great idea when somebody pitched it to Mozilla, but the backlash has been fierce.

There are some obvious synergies between the Mr. Robot and Mozilla brands, after all (or so I assume based on what I’ve heard; I’ve only seen one episode). And the extension doesn’t really do anything until you’ve opted into the game.

But still, if Mozilla is positioning itself as the privacy-conscious alternative to Google, Microsoft and others, then installing an extension without asking users first doesn’t feel right at all. It doesn’t read more

The 10 best NAS devices 2017

If you’re looking to upgrade your NAS for your office, or even your home media library, we’re here to help. We’ve created this information-packed list of the best NAS (or network attached storage) devices you can buy today. It’s absolutely essential to take the time to make sure that you’re buying the best NAS device for your needs, so you should keep in mind your storage and feature needs when you decide to start shopping around.

If you don’t really know what a NAS is, they’re basically hard drives that are connected to your network via Ethernet, and act as shared storage between any and all devices that are connected to the same network. Some NAS devices even let you access the files stored via internet, essentially forming your own cloud storage – much like iCloud or Dropbox, only you control it.

  •  Need more portable storage? These are the best SSDs 

The best thing is you don’t need unified platforms to use them with all of their devices, they support almost any operating system you could dream of. However, as with any read more

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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Family Meal NYC with Jean-Georges Vongerichten

A country boy born and raised in Alsace, France, Vongerichten eschewed plans of taking over his family's multi-generational business after a life-changing meal when a teen at a three-starred Michelin restaurant as a teenager that would lure him into the world of fine dining. His first restaurant, JoJo, …
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Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report

Canadian Cellphone Bills Are Some of the Highest In the World, Says Report
Published on December 15, 2017 at 09:03PM
Freshly Exhumed shares a report from Straight: A report released this week by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) confirms that Canada ranks among the top three most costly countries for mobile wireless plans. Comparing the U.K, Italy, France, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. on six tiers of pricing — which looked at talk-time, texts, and data — the document shows that Canada has the most expensive mid-range and higher-tier plans in the world. “It is unacceptable that Canadians continue to pay ever-rising prices year after year for something as critical as mobile communications services,” said Katy Anderson, Digital Rights Advocate at OpenMedia.

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