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First look at Fate/Extella for PS4, PS Vita (Video)

First look at Fate/Extella for PS4, PS Vita (Video)

Marvelous just released the first trailer of Fate/EXTELLA, that will be released in Japan for PS4 and PS Vita this year. The trailer introduce two characters, the unnamed Archer (Mumei) from Fate/Extra and Archer Gilgamesh. On top of that, we get a tease of a very familiar Saber. Unfortunately no gameplay is shown, but the music is quite cool. Read More »

Tetris celebrates 32th birthday, still a gamer’s favorite

Tetris celebrates 32th birthday, still a gamer's favorite

Tetris turns 32 today. Here’s the remarkable and strange story of how this classic game was born. In 1984, Alexey Pajitnov was diligently programming computer games that tested the capabilities of new equipment developed by the USSR. In his spare time, he drew inspiration from his favorite puzzle board game, Pentominos, and decided to create a computer game for himself. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Specifications (Official)

Today Samsung is following up the launch of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge smartphones with the introduction of the Galaxy S7 active, a ruggedized version of the flagship S7. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has a toughened body with bumpers on the corners to help protect it from drops. Its 5.1-inch screen is shatter-resistant, being able to withstand ... Read More »

TCAPS: U.S. Army’s Smart Earplugs (Video)

TCAPS: U.S. Army's Smart Earplugs

Since 2014, the U.S. Army has gradually been deploying the latest version of a hearing protection system that protects users from loud noises while still letting them hear the world around them. The system is called TCAPS, or Tactical Communication and Protective System, and about 20,000 of the new TCAPS devices have been deployed in the field so far. According ... Read More »

Overwatch is a Global Hit with Seven Million Players, Report

Overwatch is a Global Hit with Seven Million Players, and Counting

Blizzard’s Overwatch enjoyed an incredible first week. According to a press release distributed by Blizzard, the team-based multiplayer shooter has over 7 million players who have cumulatively logged more than 119 million hours of play time. Specific sales numbers aren’t mentioned, but Blizzard does call the release “one of the most successful global game launches of all time.” Read More »

Electra Meccanica Solo Completes First Chassis Test

Electra Meccanica Solo Completes First Chassis Test

Canada’s first all-electric, single passenger commuter vehicle has passed a major milestone this week, successfully completing a test of its chassis. More than a hundred investors, reservation holders and dignitaries were on hand to witness the Electra Meccanica Solo’s production test run on a closed performance circuit. “Today’s first track test of the Electra Meccanica Solo is the result of ... Read More »

Grubhub Adds Apple Pay To Food Delivery Apps, Report

Grubhub Adds Apple Pay To Food Delivery Apps, Report

Online and mobile food delivery service Grubhub has announced its support for Apple Pay. “We’re always looking for ways to make it easier for our diners to find and order the type of food they want, when they want it, from their favorite local restaurants,” said Sudev Balakrishnan, SVP of Product for Grubhub. “We’re thrilled to bring the ease of ... Read More »

New Volkswagen Pink Beetle will officially become a thing (Photo)

New Volkswagen Pink Beetle will officially become a thing (Photo)

Volkswagen drivers who are looking for a more vibrant colored Beetle will soon be able to buy a limited-edition fuchsia pink model. Volkswagen of America announced earlier this week the fall release of a 2017 limited-edition Beetle called #PinkBeetle. The new vehicle will be painted Fresh Fuchsia Metallic and will be available in coupe and convertible. VW unveiled the new ... Read More »

Pebble Core gets Amazon Alexa support, Report

Pebble Core gets Amazon Alexa support, Report

Pebble, makers of the smartwatch by the same name, has revealed a significant upgrade to one of its upcoming products. Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant will be available on the wearable exercise accessory, bringing voice controls to the iPod Shuffle-esque device. With the Core, Alexa can still handle tasks like playing music, reading news headlines, shopping on Amazon, ordering food, controlling ... Read More »

Cyclists to bare all in annual Naked Bike Ride Vancouver 2016

Cyclists to bare all in annual Naked Bike Ride Vancouver 2016

Hundreds of bikers will cycle through the streets of Vancouver, showcasing their bodies in their barenaked glory in support of the World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, June 11. Congregating on Sunset Beach between noon and 2 p.m., the riders will follow an undisclosed route through the city to bare all (or at least some) to raise the profile of ... Read More »

Neurotechnology Releases New Face Recognition Algorithm

Neurotechnology Releases New Face Recognition Algorithm

Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today released the new VeriLook face recognition algorithm. Based on deep neural networks, the new algorithm provides five times higher accuracy in identifying full frontal faces and 10 to 15 times higher accuracy for unconstrained facial recognition. With VeriLook, Neurotechnology also introduces a new face verification component with a simpler, more intuitive ... Read More »

New distracted driving rules now in effect, Report

New distracted driving rules now in effect, Report

This would be a good time to quit texting while driving: Increased fines for distracted driving kick in today. As the Saanich Police traffic unit tweeted: “Time for motorists to leave their phones etc alone. Put dog in back seat. Coffee cup rests in cup holder not hand.” Under the new rules, a distracted driving offence in the province will ... Read More »