Saturday, April 17

Toronto

Apps & Games, News, Toronto

Toronto’s Wealthsimple Trade app soars amid GameStop frenzy

If you've spent any time on social media this week, you've probably heard of GameStop and stocks. What you might not know is that the frenzy also increased popularity on a Canadian stock trading app. As a brief explanation, the internet has turned into a frenzy by GameStop, a US-based video game retailer (EB Games is the Canadian division of the company). Essentially, a Reddit community called 'Wall Street Bets' (WSB) attacked hedge funds that shorted GameStop shares, initiating a crazy rally in the share price. Short selling is when an investor borrows a stock and sells it with the expectation that its price will decline. When that happens, the investor buys the shares back and returns them to the owner, having made a profit. Unfortunately for investors who shorted GameStop, th...
Apps & Games, COVID-19, News, Toronto

Cell phone data indicates Toronto residents are finally staying home

Toronto residents are reportedly finally staying home. During the COVID-19 press conference Last Monday, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Health Medical Officer, said the city received some unidentifiable smartphone data showing more people staying home. The data represents the week of January 3-9 and shows that home time measures are at 82 percent, up from 87 percent in March 2020. "This suggests that the December 26 shutdown has had some impact on the movement in Toronto," de Villa said. Additionally, Mayor John Tory says he has requested a more detailed look at the mobility data, breaking down the days of the week, the hours of the day, and where in the city to find out where and when people go out instead of staying in. House. I...
Apps & Games, Canada, gaming, News, Toronto, xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Toronto-made Echo Generation Gets Free Xbox and PC Demo for The Game Awards

A free demo for Echo generation, an upcoming turn-based adventure game from Toronto-based indie developer Cococucumber, has released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Steam.⚡ANUNCEMENT⚡ The Echo Generation DEMO is now available! 📡🌠 Play on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One or Steam (PC)💚 https://t.co/nykUQ3U43I🖤 https://t.co/ciltCn3eyl RT! 🔥 # EchoGeneration #XboxSeriesX #Steam #voxelart #game development pic.twitter.com/wCGbqy4cEf - Cococucumber Demo #EchoGeneration NOW! (@cococucumberco) December 7, 2020In Echo generationYou control a group of children in a small Canadian town in the 90's. When strange accidents and mutant creatures start to emerge, the children have to act. In general, it is a Strange things-esque setup wi...
Apps & Games, News, Toronto

Avengers STATION facility to open in Toronto on November 20

Paquin Entertainment Group and Victory Hill Exhibitions have announced that the technology-driven Avengers STATION facility will open at Toronto's Yorkdale Mall on November 20 and run through January 31, 2021. Spanning 25,000 square feet, Avengers STATION offers a multi-room museum experience dedicated to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Visitors will be able to see original props and costumes from the massively popular film franchise, including Captain America's shield, Iron Man's various armor, and Thor's hammer. There will also be numerous electronic displays throughout the exhibit. Avengers STATION has had limited engagements in various cities around the world, including London, Seoul, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Chongqing, and ...