A local digital marketer has reported spotting a drone spying on condo dwellers in the so-called Crosstown area of downtown Vancouver.

Conner Galway, cofounder of Junction Creative Solutions, posted a video on YouTube showing the unmanned aerial vehicle flying among the city's towers.

He also posted these tweets:

The great big conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques has come and gone.

Local photographer Alvin Grado visited the SIGGRAPH 2014 exhibition and brought back these photos.

TransLink is demanding that the maker of an online game that depicts a SkyTrain killing spree take it offline.

If Alexi Wildman of Wildman Industries does not comply, the regional transportation authority says he could face legal action over Main Street Massacre.

“While we cannot control the subject matter that individuals choose to use in the making of video games, we do have legal rights with respect to our intellectual property,” said TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis in a news release.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was a big fan of The Legend of Zelda games.

He even named his daughter Zelda after the princess in the games. The pair filmed commercials for Zelda games too.

In the wake of Williams's death, a petition is calling on Nintendo to create a non-player character named for the actor in the next Zelda title.

The petition states:

If you've travelled since the dawn of the wireless Internet age, you've probably noticed the quality of (free and paid) Wi-Fi service varies from hotel to hotel.

In a successful bid to get media outlets to write about it, Hotelwifitest.com has ranked the hotel chains and cities that have been tested the most by the percentage of hotels with bad Wi-Fi.

Top 20 most tested hotel chains

(Ranked by percentage of hotels with poor Wi-Fi)

1. Radisson Blu (17)

2. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts (34)

3. Quality Inn (35)

4. Best Western (35)

5. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts (36)

6. Marriott Hotels & Resorts (40)

7. Mercure Hotels (42)

8. Crowne Plaza (45)

TransLink has sent media outlets an email asking us to stop "promoting a video that appears to advocate violent behaviour against SkyTrain employees and passengers".

The regional transportation authority distributed this message after the release of an online game (not a video) called Main Street Massacre, which lets players go on a killing spree in a SkyTrain station in Vancouver.

“Playing clips from this video over and over again, and informing the public of where they can view the video, is irresponsible and does not serve the public interest,” said Ian Jarvis, CEO of TransLink, in a statement.

Jumping on the train or bus and need bitcoins to spend at your destination? Soon you'll be able to buy some at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver.

Canadian Bitcoin exchange CaVirtex plans to install a Bitcoin ATM at the Gateway Newstands store in the train station. The machine, built by Ottawa-based BitAccess, will allow users to buy or sell up to $3,000 in Bitcoin.

Sure, rush hour on the SkyTrain is almost unbearable. But it's not so bad that anyone should feel the need to gun down their fellow transit riders.

Enter Main Street Massacre, which turns this unthinkable scenario into a video-game experience. Your character is a construction worker pissed off after a "horrible, crappy day at work" and now dealing with the "fucked up" SkyTrain.

First he pulls out a hammer, then a crowbar, then a power drill, and finally a gun. That's where you come in.

Watched by TransLink staff via surveillance cameras, your mission is to kill every last person on the Main Street-Science World Station platform. Many of them are waving smartphones, so they deserve it, right?

If you ride the 99 B-Line, chances are you spend the whole ride with your face buried in your smartphone.

Look around the next time you board. If your bus is covered in Telus logos and pictures of a pig, you can take advantage of free Wi-Fi.

That's because Telus has installed the complimentary service on one bus on three routes in Metro Vancouver, as a pilot project.

The other routes are the 351 Bridgeport Station/Crescent Beach and the 555 Braid Station/Carvolth Exchange.

Bloglovin’ describes itself as a service to help people follow and find blogs. The website’s tagline is, “Bloglovin’ helps you follow the blogs you read by letting you know when they update.”

It started out seven years ago as a simple RSS feed aggregator to manage links to favourite blogs, but that not what it looks like today—It looks more like a zoo for the capture and display of blogs.

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