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2016 Toyota Prius C: Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Powertrain (Video)

2016 Toyota Prius C: Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Powertrain (Video)

The Toyota Prius is the granddaddy of all green machines. It’s been the hybrid gold standard for nearly 20 years. Only one significant change for the 2016 model year: Toyota has added a Safety Sense-C group of electronic active-safety systems. Included are lane-departure assist, pre-collision braking, and automatic high beams. Officially considered a subcompact, the Prius c is actually longer ... Read More »

Next Generation Mazda MX-5 could use carbon fiber to cut weight

Next Generation Mazda MX-5 could use carbon fiber to cut weight

The Mazda MX-5 should continue to get even lighter in future generations, with downsized three-cylinder engines likely to power them. Expected to take the segment by storm after 2021, the open-top model will retain its compact size but go through a diet. One might question the need for a weight loss program, yet Autocar reports Mazda is going down that ... Read More »

Pokemon Go Canada: Teens Detained After Illegal Border Crossing Into US, Report

Pokemon Go Canada: Teens Detained After Illegal Border Crossing Into US, Report

Two Canadian teenagers were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents Thursday night after they inadvertently — and illegally — crossed the U.S.-Canada border while playing the location-based game on their phones, officials said. “Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were,” said Border Patrol spokesman Michael Rappold. Read More »

2017 Subaru BRZ gets a very slight power upgrade “Video”

2017 Subaru BRZ gets a very slight power upgrade (Video)

One of the biggest differences between the 2016 Subaru BRZ and the refreshed 2017 version is something you won’t see, but will definitely feel if you plan to push this feisty little sports coupe. Like its Toyota-badged twin, the BRZ sees some engine updates – changes to the shared 2.0-liter, flat-four’s internals are aimed at reducing friction. A new aluminum ... Read More »

Snapchat integrates Bitmoji app into its service, Report

Snapchat integrates Bitmoji app into its service, Report

Snapchat, a 5-year-old social media innovator, has recently announced its partnership with Bitmoji, a personalized emoji creation application. Bitmoji helps create personalized packs of stickers designed to resemble the user, thus making them more appealing than regular ones. Users will be able to send snaps with Bitmojis or use them inside conversations. But before they can send Bitmoji, users would ... Read More »

Pokemon Go Canada: Player risks electrocution on SkyTrain tracks

Pokemon Go Canada: Player risks electrocution on SkyTrain tracks

Metro Vancouver Transit Police are urging Pokemon Go players to make sure they are playing the game safely after a young man jumped onto the Canada Line tracks at Vancouver City Centre station on Tuesday. Two young men were reportedly on the platform of the VCC-Clark station yesterday when one decided to jump onto the tracks with his phone while ... Read More »

‘Pokemon Go’ Debuts In Japan, More Asian Countries Coming Soon?

'Pokemon Go' Debuts In Japan, More Asian Countries Coming Soon?

“Pokémon Go,” which is currently available in over 30 countries, including the U.S., Canada and much of Europe, was expected to be released in Japan on Wednesday. But, the companies behind the game have decided to delay the launch in the country, a media report said Wednesday, citing a source close to the matter. Nintendo’s shares suffered a rare bad ... Read More »

Pokemon Go Canada: How to catch ’em all (maps of Pokéstops)

Pokemon Go Canada: How to catch 'em all (maps of Pokéstops)

Prospective Pokemon trainers can officially download the mobile gaming sensation Pokemon Go in Canada as of Sunday afternoon. This new app encourages users to go outside and ‘Catch ‘Em All’. Using your phone’s GPS for your real-world location and augmented reality, Pokémon GO displays Pokémon on your screen and encourages you to catch as many Pokémon as possible to level ... Read More »