Friday, January 15

Canada

Automotive, BC, British Columbia, Canada, EV, News

BC doubles electric vehicle incentives for businesses

The British Columbia government is doubling its EV incentives for some businesses. The actual name of the program is Special Use Vehicle Incentive and it applies to a wide range of businesses differently. Local governments, the public sector, and non-profit organizations can get 33 percent of the cost of an electric vehicle up to $ 100,000. Previously, this incentive only went up to $ 50,000. The hotel and tourism industries can recoup 66 percent of an electric vehicle up to $ 100,000. This incentive does not allow companies to buy Teslas, but instead focuses on buses, food delivery trucks or battery or hydrogen transport trucks. Specialty-use vehicles such as motorcycles, electric cargo bikes, and low-speed utility trucks also ...
Apps & Games, Canada, Linux, Mac, mozilla, News

Mozilla VPN now available for Mac and Linux in Canada

Mozilla has brought its VPN to Mac and Linux in Canada. The service launched on Windows, Android and iOS in July along with the confirmation of versions for Mac and Linux. Mozilla VPN costs $ 5 USD (approximately $ 6.36 CAD) and covers up to five devices, allowing you to use it with your phone, tablet, and computer. According to Mozilla, their VPN uses fewer lines of code than its counterparts, so it will run faster than them. You can learn more about Mozilla VPN here.
2020, Animal Crossing, Apps & Games, Canada, gaming, News, nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Twitter

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Was the Most Tweeted Game in Canada in 2020

Twitter has released its annual 'Gaming Insights' report for 2020, which offers various data on global tweeting habits related to video games. According to Twitter, the great success of Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons it was the most tweeted game in Canada last year. This is not too surprising, given that it was a relaxed and joyous experience that came at the perfect time for many in the midst of the pandemic. Said that New Horizons it is only a game; Interestingly, the rest of Twitter's top 10 consisted of franchises in general.Animal Crossing: New Horizons Call of Duty Fortnite Final Fantasy Grand Theft Auto Minecraft Super Mario Fire emblem The legend of Zelda Genshin ImpactIn the meantime, here are other trends th...
Apps & Games, Canada, controller, gaming, News, xbox

Xbox introduces new red and white Canadian flag style controller

Microsoft has revealed a new 'Pulse Red' Xbox wireless controller that will launch in Canada on February 9. Priced at $ 74.99 CAD, the controller features an all-red top case and a white rear case which, when combined, give the controller a decidedly Canadian look. On top of that, the 'Pulse Red' gamepad is part of Microsoft's new line of Xbox controllers that was introduced with the Xbox Series X and S Last Holiday. This means that the Pulse Red controller features several improvements over the original Xbox One controller, including a dedicated 'Share' button, an updated D-pad, and textured grips on the handles and triggers. Like the other new Xbox wireless controllers, the Pulse Red gamepad is compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Ser...
app, Apps & Games, Canada, CINEPLEX, News, Timeplay

Cineplex will no longer run Timeplay app trivia games in its cinemas

Cineplex has announced that it will no longer host Timeplay trivia games in its theaters. For more than six years, Cineplex guests were able to download the Timeplay app on Android and iOS and play trivia games on the big screen before show time. In addition to earning Scene points, Timeplay users could claim special offers on concession items and receive entries to movie-related contests. Talking with him Canadian press, Cineplex confirmed that it is parting ways with the Toronto-based company that operates Timeplay as part of cost reduction efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 16 of the 160 Cineplex cinemas in Canada are currently open amid the pandemic. With widespread COVID-19-related disruptions in 2020, Cineplex's ...
2021, Canada, Features, gaming, General

Here are eight Canadian-made games to watch out for in 2021

Last year, Canada impressed the video game industry with a variety of quality titles, including Immortal Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft Quebec, Spiritfarer of Thunder Lotus, based in Montreal, and Star Wars Squads from EA Motive, based in Montreal. Now, in 2021, it looks like production from Canadian developers will be just as strong, if not stronger, with a diverse lineup of games, both large and small. With that in mind, here are eight Canadian-made games that are well worth keeping an eye on this year. Cuphead: The Delicious Last DishDeveloper / Editor: MDHR study (based in Oakville, Ontario with developers across Canada)Gender: Run and shootPlatform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PCRelease date: TBA 2021 Although it is not a completely new game, The delicious last dish...
Apps & Games, Canada, mobile app, News, Subway

Subway Canada app now offers curbside pickup service

Subway Canada now offers curbside pickup on orders placed through its mobile app. In the app, select 'Curbside Pickup', choose your groceries and complete the order. Once you arrive at the restaurant parking lot, tap 'I'm here' to have the employees bring your order to you. The Subway app notes that curbside pickup is only available "at participating locations," so you'll need to make sure your local restaurant is one of them. Of course, you can still request delivery through apps like UberEats and SkipTheDishes if you want a more direct contactless way to get Subway. The Subway Canada app is free to download at Android and iOS.
Apps & Games, Canada, gaming, News, Next Level Games, nintendo

Nintendo to acquire Vancouver-based Luigi’s Mansion developer Next Level Games

Nintendo has announced plans to acquire Vancouver-based Next Level Games, the developer best known for the Luigi's Mansion Serie. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Nintendo says it is expected to close on March 1. In a statement, Nintendo noted that "several proprietary directors [of Next Level] recently determined that the time is right to sell its shares. " Next Level is a natural choice for a Nintendo acquisition, given its long history with the Japanese gaming giant. Since 2005, Next Level has created seven games for Nintendo, including Super mario strikers in the Game Cube, Punch out!! on Wii Luigi Dark Moon's Mansion on 3DS and more recently Luigi's Mansion 3 for the switch. In 2014, the Canadian study even signed a...
Apps & Games, Bell, Canada, iHeart Radio, Move, News

Bell Renames 10 iHeartRadio Canada Radio Stations ‘Move’

Bell Media has announced that 10 iHeartRadio Canada stations across Canada have been renamed 'Move Radio'. iHeartRadio Canada today announced the launch of Canada's new contemporary national radio brand, MOVE Radio, in 10 Canadian markets, as well as on the iHeartRadio Canada app and on MoveRadio.ca. Each MOVE station reproduces the biggest hits and favorite blasts from the past, as well as providing local information and programming in each market. Here are the new MOVE radio stations:MOVE 103.5 from Vancouver MOVE 100 from Ottawa MOVE 100 from Halifax MOVE 104.9 by Brockville MOVE 106.9 by Fredericton MOVE 101.5 from Kelowna MOVE 98.3 by Kingston MOVE 105.7 from Niagara MOVE 97.1 by Penticton MOVE 99.7 from PeterboroughBell ...
Automotive, beta, Canada, fsd, full self-driving, News, Tesla

Elon Musk says Tesla Full Self-Driving is coming to Canada ‘very soon’

Tesla's highly anticipated Full Self-Driving (FSD) software could arrive in beta for Canadians "very soon," according to CEO Elon Musk. In a tweetMusk said the beta version of FSD "will roll out to Canada very soon," noting that there are "subtle and important differences" between the US and Canadian traffic regulations. Previously, Musk suggested that the beta version of FSD would arrive in Canada in December, but it seems that will not happen now. Instead, we will likely see it in early 2021.There are subtle and important differences between the US and Canadian traffic rules, but the beta version of FSD will roll out to Canada very soon. - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2020Tesla's total autonomous driving has been a lo...
Canada, Deals, gaming, News, nintendo, Nintendo Switch, sale

Nintendo Indie World offer offers discounts on tons of hit indie games

Nintendo has launched a huge 'Indie World' sale on the eShop, offering savings on a variety of indie Switch digital games. These are some of the most notable offers:It is worth noting that many of these games are made in Canada. Cuphead was developed by Oakville, Ontario's Studio MDHR, Ikenfell was created by the Happy Ray Games in Vancouver, Mark of the Ninja Remastered comes from Klei Entertainment of Vancouver, A short walk comes from Adam Robinson-Yu of Toronto and Spiritfarer It is the work of the Thunder Lotus of Montreal. You can find the full list of Indie World deals here. The promotion runs until January 2. Outside of the Indie World sale, it's worth mentioning that Grindstone, a former Apple Arcade exclusive, is now a...
Boxing Week 2020, Canada, Deals, News, the source

Here are The Source Boxing Week 2020 offers

The Source has revealed its Boxing Week 2020 brochure, offering deals on laptops, headphones, micro SD cards, and more. Here are some of the most notable offerings from the retailer:Acer Aspire 3 Windows 10 Laptop - $ 499.99 (normally $ 599.99) Assassin's Creed Valhalla (PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One) - $ 59.99 (normally $ 79.99) AirPods with charging case - $ 179.99 (normally $ 199.99) AirPods Pro - $ 269.99 (normally $ 329.99) Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones - $ 229.99 (normally $ 399.99) Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker - $ 199.99 (normally $ 249.99) Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS4 / PS5 / Xbox One / Nintendo Switch) - $ 49.99 (normally $ 79.99) iPhone 12: $ 0 down payment with 0% APR on eligible two-year plans Ghost of Tsushima...