Cineplex to host youth LEGO tournament nation wide

Family gaming is where it’s at for Arif Pervez and daughter Hadiya 7 yrs honing their skills at a special free WEM Cineplex LEGO Dimensions league for young gamers. The trial run, is a prelude to the official league launch at 12 Cineplex theatres across Canada next March. The friendly no eliminations competition featuring the popular LEGO toy and video game hybrid consists of four consecutive weekly sessions where LEGO fans can play and compete in-theatre on the big screen. First time BATTLE ARENAS feature allow players to take their favourite characters into battle and compete with up to 3 friends head-to-head.

Arif Pervez and daughter Hadiya 7 yrs honing their skills at WEM Cineplex LEGO Dimensions trial.  "This is my first time playing but its a good way to do things with my family" said Pervez, whose daughter, centre, trounced her dad on the big theatre screen.
Arif Pervez and daughter Hadiya 7 yrs honing their skills at WEM Cineplex LEGO Dimensions trial. “This is my first time playing but its a good way to do things with my family” said Pervez, whose daughter, centre, trounced her dad on the big theatre screen.

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Canadians average better in cyber security habits compared with Global stats

The recent Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, a global study that looks at consumer attitudes regarding cybercrime, including password habits, connected device security and protecting children online, has some interesting Canadian stats.

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Cybercrime usually spikes with the increased online consumer Holiday shopping so this is a good time to be aware of Canadian’s security mindset.

A few highlights:

  • 26% of Canadians personally experienced cybercrime within the past year, compared to 31% of people globally. The most commonly experienced cybercrime in the Canada is credit card fraud.

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Dyson V8 Absolute…a cordless vacuum on steroids

The new Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum will suck the money out of your wallet as fast as it does dust and dirt.

Is it worth it? Compared to its previous more affordable siblings, as low as $299.99 on www.dysoncanada.ca , the V8, $699.99,  seems to be following Moore’s Law, that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.

The Dyson V8 Absolute is big on performance, looks and price
The Dyson V8 Absolute is big on performance, looks and price

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Six course scrumptious From Farm to Ford Edmonton event delights taste buds

Dave Omar, Executive Chef for Zinc Restaurant at the Edmonton Art Gallery and Ford Motors biomaterials research engineer Mica DeBolt with six course From Farm to Ford event.
Dave Omar, Executive Chef for Zinc Restaurant at the Edmonton Art Gallery and Ford Motors biomaterials research engineer Mica DeBolt with six course From Farm to Ford event.

Ford Canada hosted a unique From Farm to Ford six course dinner at the Edmonton Art Gallery.

The automaker promoted its research on using sustainable materials in its vehicles.  The program, started in 2000, uses several bio-based materials in its vehicles, and is testing many more for future applications including algae, tomato peel and carbon dioxide.

We ate some of that with wine served under the Edmonton Centre skylight.

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High-Tech GMC Acadia includes Low-Tech life saving feature

The re-imagined Acadia 2017
The re-imagined Acadia 2017

I recently attended a media “driving adventure” for the “re-imagined” 2017 GM Canada Acadia crossover in Whistler. Although the new Acadia was launched earlier this year, GM Canada, creates media driving experiences to familiarize us with new cars, including a similar driving adventure on Vancouver Island last spring with the 2017 Chev Malibu.

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Samsung Canada pushes update software to replaced and older Note7 phones

 

Starting today, Note7 users with newly replaced safe Note7 phones, will always see a green battery on three screen views.
Starting today, Note7 users with newly replaced safe Note7 phones, will always see a green battery on three screen views.

September 21 2016 – EDMONTON – Starting today, Samsung Canada will distribute an automatic over-the-air software update via Canadian carriers to all to Galaxy Note7 users who purchased a device from Samsung Canada or authorised re-sellers. The free software update will show a green battery icon that will clearly identify the device as a Galaxy Note7 replacement and will indicate that the product has been battery checked and is safe for use.

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Save lot’s on Amazon PrimeDay for Canada, tonight!

My Amazon Prime Purchaces saved me more than $100, enough to pay the annual membership and free 2-day delivery
My Amazon Prime purchases saved me more than $100, enough to pay the annual membership and free 2-day delivery

Amazon Canada’s 24-hour digital boxing day equivalent PrimeDay is back tonight at midnight PT. You have to be an Amazon Prime member, or start with a one-month free trial. The one-year membership for Canadians costing $79 (plus tax) is a watered down version of the pricier $99 USD US membership, minus the Media Entertainment features.

Is the $79 CDN Amazon Prime membership worth it? It depends on how you use it. My one-year media trial membership is up this Saturday.

Was it worth it for me? Yes! I ordered 10 items for a total of $204.60. I saved more than $100 compared to other online stores, including regular Amazon and real local stores on equivalent items.

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HP plans to simplify device management with DaaS

In a world where invisible digital cloud computing runs our lives, HP is announcing a new service designed to look after the analog side of things: devices.

Today HP announces Device as a Service (DaaS) with a goal to remove one of the pain points in business of any size – laptops, desktops, tablets, monitors and more.

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Adobe addresses pain points with time and money saving improvements in Adobe CC

Note: check  out Adobe’s brief video on the enhancements below to fully appreciate the Adobe Stock and CC Desktop new features.

Today Adobe  launches updates to its flagship Creative Cloud tools and services. It includes new features in Adobe’s flagship applications, performance enhancements across Creative Cloud (CC), and updates to Adobe Stock — including deeper integration within CC and the addition of an all-new Premium Collection of high quality stock content.

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New HP Jet Fusion 3D print technology is beyond rocket science

If you think 3D printing is cool, then get ready for 3D printing HP style. This week HP Inc. unveiled the world’s first production-ready commercial 3D printing system. It’s a 3D print prototyping and manufacturing system on steroids, using the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and 4200 printer.

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