October 23, 2017

Tesla’s Q4 2012 earnings: $90 million net loss, but forecasts a profit for Q1 2013

If you're one Elon Musk, you're probably ready for just about anything to take the place of the only story dominating the Tesla tagline for the past few weeks. Of course, a $ 90 million net loss isn't the ideal story to overtake the Model S kerfuffle, but hey -- at least the company's aiming to pull in a profit next quarter. In a bid to keep … [Read more...]

Look back at Top Ten scams of 2012

The Top Ten scams of 2012 as reported by Vancouver Police and the Better Business Bureau involve social media and internet fraud. The bureau's president and CEO for mainland BC says it's easy for victims to fall prey to bogus advertising, sales and even love scams. "Even if you encounter someone or something that seems genuine or professional, … [Read more...]

B.C. home sales down in 2012

The B.C. Real Estate Association has released the figures on home sales for 2012. The association reports about 67,000 home sales  recorded by the Multiple Listing Service last year. That's a drop of about 12 percent compared to 2011. And the annual average price of a home in B-C was just under $ 515,000 -- down 8 percent from last … [Read more...]

The Biggest Box-Office Hits Of 2012

With 2012 now closed, the year's box-office winners have been revealed. Domestically, twenty-six films crossed the $ 100 million mark and eleven made it past the $ 200 million mark. On a global scale, three films crossed the billion dollar mark and twelve made it past the half billion total. The Top 20 of each were: Domestic Box-Office For … [Read more...]

News Shorts: December 30th 2012

Posters for The Place Beyond the Pines, After Earth, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Movie 43, Snitch and To the Wonder. A photo from Pacific Rim, and a photo of Sharlto Copley as the villain Kruger in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium. A former producer on the ill-fated film adaptation of Nintendo's "Metroid" game series has talked in-depth with IGN as to why that … [Read more...]

Metacritic’s Top Films, Shows, Games of 2012

With all the year's films now out in U.S. theaters, Metacritic.com has revealed what films and TV shows were the best of the year based on the aggregate scores of the top critics. I've divided the lists into three sections - films, TV shows and major console games - specifically PS3 & 360. Check out the scores below: Best Films This list … [Read more...]

The Most Pirated Films & Shows Of 2012

TorrentFreak have released their annual lists of the most pirated movies and TV shows of 2012, and the winner of the film list is not one you'd expect. "Project X," the widely panned teen comedy about three nerds who throw a party that spirals out of control, took the top spot on the film list with 8.72 million illegal downloads in 2012. It just … [Read more...]

Hotel Trends of 2012

We saw a redefinition of what it meant to be a hotel in many ways this year. From hotels for pets only to luxury day-use establishments, 2012 brought us a ton of new trends. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Most Outrageous Travel News of 2012

This year in news sure gave us plenty to talk about around the water cooler. From very special coffee ingredients to ex-con exploits aboard aircraft, we look at the year's craziest travel stories. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

News Shorts: December 22nd 2012

Stills from The World's End, After Earth, Jack the Giant Slayer, Iron Man 3, Paranoia, and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Posters for This Is The End, G.I. Joe Retaliation, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Dark Skies, A Haunted House, Snitch, Phantom, Stoker, Side Effects, Shadow Dancer, Bullet to the Head, and a motion poster for The … [Read more...]