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Episode date 23 January 2013
Interviews and reports
Canadians use Internet more than anyone else in the world
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
Canadians average 45 hours per month online (twice the global average), making us the biggest users of the Internet  according to the Factbook released by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Tuesday, January 22.

Of those 45 hours we're watching videos for an average of 19 hours, which makes us the second highest viewers of videos on the Internet after Germany.

Despite this high usage, the cost of access to the Internet is higher than in other countries, and the quality not as good.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Mark Buell, CIRA's Communications Manager and the author of the Factbook.
Paper thin, flexible tablet could revolutionize computing
(Queen's U- Human Media Lab)
In Kingston, Ontario, a Queen’s University development lab has created something new that could radically change computers and the way we use them.  They are calling it the “PaperTab” (paper tablet). 

Basically it’s a stand alone computer functioning as a tablet would, but an extremely thin and flexible one , like a sheet of paper.  It alos would be far more flexible in terms of its capabilities. For example,each stand-alone sheet can simple be laid beside another to create a larger contiguous screen.

While it’s still a few years from being available to consumers, it is thought that costs might be far less expensive than current tablets
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Baby strollers and public transit
(cbc vid grab)
In the midst of a winter cold spell, a somewhat heated debate has begun in Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, Ontario. [...]
Canadians hit by freezing temperatures, wind chill of minus 38 Celsius
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
For many Canadians it's been a cold night and a cold day (Jan 23) as temperatures plummeted down to a wind chill factor of minus 38 degrees Celsius or even colder. And it appears this will continue for a few more days. [...]
Bollywood awards coming to Canada
(CBC vid grab)
It’s a huge event watched by hundreds of millions of people around the world. The Premier of the west coast province of British Columbia announced this week that the province will spend 9.5[...]
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