February 19, 2018

New report details cell phone horror stories

Advocacy group OpenMedia.ca has released a report that’s collected horror stories from people about mistreatment from their cell phone companies. The studies details nearly 3,000 stories that describe poor service, restrictive contracts and disrespect – mostly when it comes to the big three, Telus, Bell and Rogers. Some B.C. stories: a … [Read more...]

Sony Unveils Playstation 4 Details

The much-hyped press event for Sony's Playstation is over with the first details of the PlayStation 4 announced. A Holiday 2013 release is being targeted, however there are no pics as yet of the machine - nor talk of pricing at this point. The system will use a supercharged PC architecture with an 8-core AMD x86 CPU, allegedly making it very easy … [Read more...]

Qualcomm formally details lower-end Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors

We knew way back at CES that Qualcomm had a few lower-end chips up its sleeve, but now it's official: the Snapdragon 400 and 200 have been formally detailed in a company blog post thrown up today. Following in the footsteps of the high-end Snapdragon 800 and 600, these units are being aimed at "the mid-tier and entry level smartphone segments." The … [Read more...]

Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360’s transition to an ‘entertainment console’

Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, just sat down alongside Nancy Tellem, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft LA Studios, to kick off this year's rendition of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, Calif. The first session of the evening is being piloted by AllThingsD's Peter Kafka, and naturally, … [Read more...]

Samsung details Innovation Centers in San Francisco and New York, focusing hard on software + hardware marriage

David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. Given the media / content focus of the event, the conversation between Eun and host Kara Swisher revolved … [Read more...]

Update: details on former school employee who made threats in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP are releasing more information about a former school employee who made some threats.  Constable Gary O'Brien says mounties are simply being prudent and no one is in any danger.  But he says the person, who they won't identify, did make threats in the past and has already served his time. "During that investigation several of … [Read more...]

Details slim after overnight shooting in Surrey

Surrey Mounties say the victim of an overnight shooting in the Whalley neighbourhood will recover. Gang squad officers were spotted at the scene -- on 103A Avenue near Old Yale Road -- but police aren't commenting on a possible motive. They do say the have not made any arrests. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

Details expected Monday on plans to make Port Mann Bridge more safe

We'll find out next week how the newly-tolled Port Mann Bridge will be further 'winterized' to protect commuters from falling ice.  Transportation Minister Mary Polak says plans are in the works for short and longterm improvements and the contractor --Kiewit-- is paying for all of them. "We have specified in our contract the requirements for … [Read more...]

Warrant details show disturbing history of high-risk offender

Court documents show a high-risk offender --prompting a rare public warning from BC law authorities-- has a disturbing history of violence. Police searched Kayla Bourque's Burnaby home last March 22nd and her family home in Prince George on April 5th.  That's where they found evidence the now-23 year old video-taped her crimes and had thoughts … [Read more...]

New “Star Trek” Sequel Stills, Details

The upcoming issue of Empire magazine boasts a major feature on J.J. Abrams' much anticipated "Star Trek Into Darkness". As a result, they've released a bunch of new images along with a couple of select key quotes from cast and crew about the project. Meanwhile Abrams has given a few quotes to TrekMovie and says that the sequel doesn't require … [Read more...]