February 19, 2018

Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to make better recommendations for Kindle users

So, Amazon has a reading platform called Kindle. Goodreads has a platform that makes fairly excellent suggestions when it comes to reading materials. You probably see where this is going. This evening, Amazon announced that it was acquiring one of the more popular reading recommendation engines, and while the outfit isn't making clear what it plans … [Read more...]

PowerbyProxi debuts wireless charging solution, aims to fully integrate it into future smartphones (video)

The pathway to innovation is paved with failed attempts to produce wireless charging solutions that a) actually work and b) people genuinely want to use, but we've got yet another upstart here at Mobile World Congress willing to give it a go. PowerbyProxi's solution looks pretty similar to renditions we've seen from Fulton Innovation, but it's … [Read more...]

Alcatel-Lucent’s latest lightRadio development aims to spread TD-LTE across China

We've yet to hear much about Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio since it's original introduction in early 2011, but here in Barcelona, the outfit has announced (in cooperation with China Mobile, no less) that its latest innovation could help spread the wondrous waves of TD-LTE across China. Available now for large-scale commercial deployment in China … [Read more...]

Campaign aims to bring lapsed Catholics back to church

One of the world's biggest religions is buying advertising to bring Metro Vancouver’s stray Catholics back to the church. The Catholics Come Home campaign, developed by a non-profit organization in Atlanta, reaches out to lapsed parishioners using television ads. This is the first time they've partnered with a Diocese outside the United … [Read more...]

Gov’t aims to seize several properties

BC's latest civil forfeiture claim involves a woman accused of purchasing property in Kelowna, Vancouver and Richmond... with money linked to crime. The province is looking to seize properties located on Burrard Street in Vancouver and Marin Crescent in Kelowna, as well as two others in Richmond.... along Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue. Another … [Read more...]

Walk aims to raise awareness of female feticide

It's a world problem -- and it's happening here in Canada... That from the organizer of a gathering in Surrey Saturday, aimed at addressing the issue of female feticide. Lucky Gill is hoping the 2nd Annual Global Walk for Missing Girls can help spread awareness. "It's not a culture, a country or a community's problem... it is a global isssue, and … [Read more...]

New campaign aims to get more people tested for HIV

A new public health campaign in B.C. aims to start the beginning of the end of HIV.  Officials say about 3,500 people in the province have the disease and aren't aware of it. Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, says more people to have to get tested so they can get into treatment sooner. Because, as the … [Read more...]

Pangos aims to make name for himself in NCAA

VANCOUVER - He's been called the next Steve Nash, but rising Canadian basketball star Kevin Pangos just wants to be his own player.“I’ve heard (the comparisons to Nash) for a few years now, and I try to ignore them,” said Pangos as his Gonzaga University Bulldogs practised Friday in preparation for Saturday’s non-conference, neutral-site game at … [Read more...]