The University of British Columbia has debuted 18 new electric-car charging stations.
The infrastructure project was completed in April but was only recently opened to the general public. It is the result of a partnership between UBC and Plug in BC, an initiative of the provincial government and was based on a report by UBC’s Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space Lab (TIPS), which included demographic considerations, adoption factors, and a planning framework.
The distinction between Facebook and Twitter is getting a bit more blurred. Mark Zuckerberg’s social media company is introducing clickable hashtags on Facebook starting today (June 12).
“Similar to other services like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or Pinterest, hashtags on Facebook allow you to add context to a post or indicate that it is part of a larger discussion,” Greg Lindley, Facebook’s product manager, wrote in a blog post. “When you click on a hashtag in Facebook, you'll see a feed of what other people and Pages are saying about that event or topic.”
On Monday (June 10), Microsoft and Sony announced the pricing of the companies’ respective new entertainment consoles. The Xbox One will be $499 while the PS4 will be $399 (prices in Canadian dollars).
Both hardware manufacturers were less specific on availability. The Xbox One will come in November, while the PS4 is arriving “this holiday”.
The Xbox One comes with a 500 GB hard drive, Blu-ray player, the new Kinect controller, and a Xbox One wireless controller.
Microsoft also announced a new design for the Xbox 360. On stage at the Galen Centre in Los Angeles on Monday morning, Yusuf Mehdi said the new consoles were “smaller, sleeker, quieter than ever”.
Available immediately, the new Xbox 360 comes in three configurations:
The crowds of mostly young males were lined up in downtown New Westminster today for the Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo.
They all wanted to get into the Columbia Theatre, which has been refurbished by New Westminster lawyer Michael Hwang and Lafflines Comedy Club owner Barry Buckland.
Inside, patrons clustered around some very old looking computers playing vintage games dating back to the 1980s.
One of the attractions was Charles Martinet, a California actor who provided the voice for Mario in the Nintendo games.
He took to the stage in the second-floor lounge and provided a bunch of young gamers with a demonstration of how he used his vocal cords to create Mario's trademark sound.Charles Martinet stretches his vocal cords.
Some things are better left buried.
That's a sentiment that will probably resonate with anyone who has played the notorious videogame adaptation of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Widely considered one of the worst videogames ever created, E.T. was released for the Atari 2600 console in time for Christmas 1982.
It is widely dismissed as a rushed and disappointing attempt to cash in on the success of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film.
Critics consider it a weak reflection of the movie, highlighted by perplexing gameplay where the main character is constantly falling into pits.
After the game failed to sell, as legend has it, countless unwanted copies were dumped in a landfill in New Mexico.
Ever wonder what a Metro Vancouver transit police officer eats for lunch? Or what kind of criminals they bust on the SkyTrain? Or how much they get paid?
Well, the chance to grill the Transit Police Service online about who they are and what they do has arrived.
Chief Neil Dubord and Const. Graham Walker—who handles social media duties for the service—are taking part in an AMA event on the popular website Reddit.
Here's Arielle with your Weekly News Update, introducing Our Fair Deal Coalition.
International organizations have banded together to advocate for a fair deal to come out of TPP negotiations. As it stands, proposed copyright provisions in the TPP threaten our access to knowledge and would shut down our internet.
Raise your voice for a fair deal at ourfairdeal.org.
Last year, telecom giant Bell unleashed a new $3.4 billion plan to take control of Astral Media, one of Canada’s largest media companies.
Budding software developers will be vying to impress a panel of Facebook engineers during an upcoming hackathon event in Vancouver.
The overnight programming contest is open to individuals or small teams who will compete to produce the best app for a range of platforms, organizers said.
The winners will be invited to the Facebook Hacker Cup, an annual programming contest held at the social media company’s headquarters in California.
The hackathon is the highlight of CUTC Infect, a daylong undergraduate technology conference taking place at the University of B.C. on Saturday (May 4).
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week, after a last-minute amendment that some have argued will allow for even broader application of the bill. It is now awaiting a vote in the Senate, though the Senators don’t seem to be in any hurry to get to it.