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5 Best Real Estate Websites for Renting a Condo in Toronto

It’s safe to say that after renting for the past 10+ years that I’ve picked up a thing or two about renting. Yes, renting is certainly a spectacular way to throw your money away, but until yourself ready to make the plunge into the world of buying your first home, finding a good roof over your head is your next best alternative. Fortunately, Toronto offers an exceptional number of tools for finding your next condo. While the average price of rent in Toronto is reaching  ...

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News, Technology, Virtual Reality

Samsung’s next smartphone display was designed for VR

It’s becoming more and more clear that virtual reality is going to the be the driver to push the spec race in smartphones to the next level. This week, Samsung demonstrated a new smartphone display designed specifically for VR and likely headed to a future Samsung smartphone. According to a report from UploadVR, the 5.5-inch panel packs 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, making it a 4K class screen. It has a staggering 806PPI, 350 nit brightness level, and can reproduce 97 percent of the  ...

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This App Lets You Teleport Your Friends To You

Before I get you too excited – no, humanity hasn’t discovered the technology for science fiction’s greatest invention. No dematerialization, no flashing blue lights shot from the skies, no Jumper. In our current state of advanced technology, we’re just skimming the surface of virtual reality’s practical application, 3D TV’s still require a goofy headset, and we can get hoverboards in the air for 10 minutes tops. While teleportation is in my top three  ...

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Artificial Intelligence Can Now Teach You to Play the Guitar

Real-Life Guitar Hero When different disciplines such as music and technology come together, they can spark remarkably interesting ideas. Thus, it’s no surprise to see that—for those of you who are aspiring musicians, avid guitar players, or anything in-between—there’s a new program out there that promises to help you master the guitar. Allen Van Wert, who is known as one of the fastest guitar pickers in the world, developed an artificial intelligence program called the Ultimate Picking  ...

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Drones, News, Technology

New drone video shows Apple’s massive new spaceship campus is coming together

Apple’s new headquarters is no simple office building. Yes, it looks like a UFO. And, yes, it is estimated to cost close to $5 billion dollars. But it is shaping up impressively ahead of its planned late 2016 or early 2017 completion date. Just a few months ago, the buildings appeared to be in little more than their primordial stage. Now, the latest aerial drone video of the Cupertino, CA, campus shows that glass and solar panels are starting to be put in place, and buildings look to  ...

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Explore Batman v Superman’s incredibly detailed Batcave in Google Street View

Movie sets are often an illusion — unlike real places, they’re only convincing from certain camera angles. The same can’t be said for the set of Bruce Wayne’s home and secret Batcave in Batman v Superman. Google Street View has partnered with Warner Bros to show off the truly impressive complex, which is full of weaponry, lab equipment, computers, and little details about Batman’s past. Of course, the new Batmobile is front and center, and you can find Batman’s  ...

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Google makes its $149 Nik Collection of photography tools completely free

Google has dropped the price of the Nik Collection, a suite of seven desktop plug-ins aimed at advanced photographers, from $149 to nothing. The Nik Collection first came under Google’s stewardship when the company bought German developer Nik for its mobile editing app Snapseed; Google later dropped the price from $499.95 to $149. The Nik Collection has since grown from six to seven plug-ins. It includes Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener  ...

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Apple’s smaller iPad Pro will reportedly start at $599

Apple is just days away from unveiling a new iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and today 9to5Mac is reporting that you can expect to pay at least $599 for the latter. The smaller iPad Pro will start at a higher price than any 9.7-inch that’s come before it, but at least for that money you’ll be getting a bump in storage. The base iPad Pro will contain 32GB of storage, and 9to5Mac claims Apple will also offer a 128GB model. That matches the larger-sized iPad Pro in storage  ...

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News, Technology, Virtual Reality

Here’s why Google’s Tilt Brush may be virtual reality’s killer app

This is pure magic Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube Tilt Brush is amazing. It’s magical. It’s a bunch of stuff that sounds like hyperbole when you write about it. We created the above video to describe why it’s so special before more people are able to try it when the HTC Vive launches in April of this year. For the video we used a combination of my own doodling, the built-in work from the showcase in the application and drawings from artists like Tipatat  ...

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Samsung Is Launching a New Social Network Called Waffle

Joining the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Samsung has introduced a new social media app called Waffle. The application is all about collaboration, as it allows you and your friends to share notes and illustrations and in turn add images and doodles to existing pictures or messages, thus creating a collaborative story or forum. A product of Samsung’s Creativity Lab, or C-Lab, Waffle is based on a series of infinite grids that users can expand in any direction, as they in turn act  ...

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