January 23, 2018

HBO CEO casually mentions standalone HBO Go option for broadband subscribers, but it’s not à la carte

HBO's president and COO Erik Kessler stated just last month that having à la carte access to HBO isn't going to happen in the near future, but it seems that the channel's CEO has been mulling a compromise. According to a new Reuters report, Richard Plepler believes that while HBO "has the right model today," HBO Go -- its standalone app -- … [Read more...]

Study says subway best option for Broadway-UBC corridor

Translink is out with a new study Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says supports a subway as the rapid transit option for the UBC-Broadway corridor. He says the Translink analysis evaluated several options for that route, and found a subway would cut travel time from Commercial to UBC in half, to 19 minutes. As well, it would attract five times … [Read more...]

Burnaby eyes New West police as an option to RCMP

Burnaby's mayor says his city is working with others to determine their policing options and possibly move away from using the RCMP. Derek Corrigan says they all want to be on the same page when it comes to what the costs are. But the various cities may take different options.  "In the case of Richmond they may be looking for an amalgamation … [Read more...]

Tep Wireless review: another great option for international mobile hotspot rentals

Traveling is great -- nay, amazing. And travel that requires a passport can be even more fulfilling for those willing to open their minds to new cultures (and, perhaps, deal with entirely too much security screening). But here's the thing -- travel is a lot better, generally speaking, with an internet connection within arm's reach. Things are never … [Read more...]

Scorsese, Zaillian Option Ebert’s Memoir

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, acclaimed scribe Steven Zaillian and "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James are all set to team for a documentary based on film critic Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir "Life Itself" says The Hollywood Reporter. The story chronicles the reviewer's struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his battle with thyroid cancer that left him … [Read more...]

McCullah, Smith Option “Panic Zone”

"Legally Blonde" and "She's The Man" scribes Karen McCullah and Kirsten 'Kiwi' Smith have penned a new original comedy script entitled "Panic Zone" for Ealing Studios reports Variety. The story deals with a woman over thirty-five trying to find love and is described as fitting with Ealing's ideal of "sophisticated screwball comedies built around … [Read more...]

Private health providers not an option for reducing surgical wait times

Long waits for surgery are costing Canadians over one billion dollars according to the Fraser Institute but politicians doubt the group has the right prescription to cure the problem.  The report says waiting times are costing Canadians over one billion dollars a year, $ 116 million here in BC.  Health Minister Mike De Jong says BC has … [Read more...]

Google app review video shows Share to ‘Drive’ option

To close out each week, the Android Developer Relations team hosts a Friday App Review video. This Friday, however, the focus is far from whatever apps are being showcased (psst... it's Handy Scanner); instead, all eyes are on the Share to 'Drive' option, seen just below the 'Bluetooth' logo in the screen capture above. It's shown at the 32:53 mark … [Read more...]

UBC Award of Achievement in Social Media – NEW 100% Online option

UBC Award of Achievement in Social Media – 100% Online Improve your knowledge of social media and its impact on online communities with this part-time program. The program consists of six courses that prepare you to lead in planning and implementing social media strategies in your organization. All courses offered face to face at UBC Robson Square, … [Read more...]

Harmony Gold cancels option agreement

VANCOUVER - Harmony Gold Corp. (TSXV:H) says it has cancelled an option agreement to acquire a 70 per cent interest in a Mexican gold and silver project.The Vancouver-based junior gold miner said Friday that it will not buy the stake in the Purisima project owned by ECI Exploration and Mining Inc..The company did not say why it was not going ahead … [Read more...]