February 19, 2018

Eric Kessler announces AirPlay support for HBO Go and Max Go apps, says à la carte HBO access still isn’t economically viable

Eric Kessler, President & COO at HBO, just announced that a long-awaited feature will be going live today during his interview at D:Dive Into Media 2013. HBO Go and Max Go users with Apple products filling the home will now be able to enjoy AirPlay beaming. Straight from the man himself: "Our long-term goal for Go is to be on all platforms … [Read more...]

AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013 (video)

AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two products that the company is touting as its first true system-on-chip APUs. In fact, each of 'em will launch as the "industry's first quad-core x86 SoCs" … [Read more...]

Sony announces the world’s first 4K OLED TV at CES: 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, no price or release in sight

4K TVs look amazing. OLED TVs look amazing. You can imagine, therefore, how good a 4K OLED TV will look. Sony has just wowed the audience here at CES 2013 with the news that it's produced the world's first Ultra High Definition television that uses Organic LEDs. Given how many companies have launched 4K sets here -- Westinghouse, Hisense, Toshiba … [Read more...]

Province announces replacement for BC Carecard

The provincial government has announced the new BC Services card will replace the Carecard, starting February 15th. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says over the next five years, eligible British Columbians between 19 and 74 must replace the old Carecard. "So you can get a combined BC Services Card which is your CardCard and your Driver's … [Read more...]

Eby finally announces NDP candidacy in Vancouver-Point Grey

Premier Christy Clark will face off against David Eby in the riding of Vancouver-Point Grey next May. As expected, the BC Civil Liberties Association's outgoing executive director is running for the NDP, acclaimed at a meeting last night.   Clark barely won against Eby during last year's by-election. Eby says voters may have given Clark a … [Read more...]

Premier announces “Destination BC”

More than three years after the BC government killed Tourism BC, the industry-led program has been revived under a new name. 'Destination BC' --a new Crown corporation to market BC tourism." Premier Christy Clark wasn't in government when her predecessor, Gordon Campbell,  disbanded Tourism BC a few months before the province hosted the world … [Read more...]

Disney Announces New “Star Wars” Trilogy

In an otherwise fairly quiet week in the entertainment news world, this announcement hit like an atomic bomb a few hours ago. The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm and is already planning "Star Wars: Episode VII", the first of a new trilogy, for release in 2015. The subsequent two films will be released in 2017 and 2019 … [Read more...]

Vancouver announces pass to visit attractions for free

Vancouver residents can now visit some of the city’s most popular attractions, such as Science World, for free. Mayor Gregor Robertson announced a new program called the Vancouver Inspiration Pass, or VIP, to help residents who might be struggling financially.    "It is an exciting ticket into many of the city’s most, best … [Read more...]

Apple announces ‘Special Event’ for October 23rd — we’ll be there live!

Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a product launch on October 23rd, where we assume the long-rumored iPad mini will be unveiled. The event will go down merely weeks after Apple took the wraps off of the iPhone 5 (and strangely enough, the Foo Fighters played their last show for the foreseeable future). It's quite unlike Apple to … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Province announces reduced tolls on Port Mann Bridge

The province has announced tolls on the new Port Mann Bridge will be slashed to one dollar and fifty cents for the first three months, starting in December. They'll go up to three dollars in the new year. However, should you register your vehicle by the end of February, that discount will stay in place through December, 2013.  Jordan Bateman … [Read more...]