Category Archives: Technology

Snapchat Dysmorphia: Surgeons report that patients are trying to look more like their filters

By Marina Wang Forget Megan Fox’s nose or Angelina Jolie’s lips. The new plastic surgery trend is to look like the glossy-eyed filtered version of yourself from Snapchat, according to a recent paper published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. “Usually

Researchers use genetic algorithm to predict city growth

By Marina Wang Inspired by natural biological systems, researchers are using an evolutionary genetics algorithm to predict the future skylines of cities. The model uses historic and economic data as input and then models the number of buildings as well

Equifax facing BC class action over data breach

By ThinkPol Staff A British Columbian has launched a proposed provincial class action suit against the credit reporting bureau Equifax over the data breach that compromised personal information of thousands of Canadians. Joshua Temple of Tofino, BC, is bringing this

BC woman sues HP after notebook computer catches fire

By ThinkPol Staff A British Columbia woman is suing the world’s leading personal computer manufacturer HP over allegations that her notebook computer overheated causing a fire that destroyed her belongings and forced her out of her rental suite. Shelby Barr,

Canadians blame parents for children’s in-app purchases

By David Boughton Children using their parents’ phones is nothing new. But what happens when a child racks up tens or hundreds of dollars of purchases while using downloaded applications? That’s the question an Angus Reid public opinion poll asked