February 22, 2018

New West to look at charging drivers to cross the Pattullo

The acting mayor of New Westminster says concerns are rising as traffic floods across the Pattullo Bridge and into his city. Councillor Jamie McEvoy say since the new tolled Port Mann Bridge opened the traffic flow has drastically increased. 

"You can just see the change with your own eyes when you live in the city or when you drive through the … [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...]

Government installing car charging stations

Environment Minister Terry Lake says more and more people are driving electric cars in BC, so the government is installing fast-charging stations around the province to help them out. The fast-chargers can give batteries an 80 per-cent charge after only 20 to 30 minutes, but unlike level two charging stations that take longer, the fast chargers … [Read more...]

Park board seeks feedback on charging stations

The Vancouver Park Board is hosting an open house Saturday on installing charging stations for electric cars.The stations are proposed at three parking lots along Beach Avenue -- at Broughton, Bute and Bidwell Streets.They'd also have a cellular pole to increase cellphone capacity during crowded events.Gordon Barber with the Park Board... "It's … [Read more...]

PlugBug adds an iPad / iPod / iPhone USB charging port to your MacBook power adapter

Twelve South, the same South Carolina-based outfit that's been keeping the Bass(Jump) coming, has just outed the best MacBook power adapter accessory... ever. Almost. The PlugBug is an iPad / iPhone / iPod / USB-based-whatever charger that snaps right on top of your existing MacBook or MacBook Pro AC adapter, allowing you to charge your Mac laptop … [Read more...]

VPD chief says thorough investigation needed before charging Stanley Cup rioters

Two days before a government-appointed review of the Stanley Cup riot is made public, Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu is again defending how long it is taking for his force to recommend charges against hundreds of suspects. He says, "we don't get two chances at this. We can't charge rioting and then say, 'Hey, your honour, we found some … [Read more...]