Kit cars are nothing new, companies have been producing reproductions of vehicles that are no longer made and original designs for years. A new kit car is being teased that will make its official debut at the Montreal International Auto Show next year. The car is called the Tomahawk and promises supercar style and performance on a budget.
Speaking on stage first this week at NVIDIA's Montreal gaming event series was Tony Tamasi - SVP of Content and Technology, letting it be known that this week's content would work with Game Platforms, Game Works, and Game Technology. He went so far as to suggest that three new technologies (at least) would be revealed this week, making the case first and foremost on the importance of PC gaming. Using a variety of sources - Riot Games, Sports Business Journal, Wedbush Securities, and Nielsen, a few numbers were spilled - perhaps the most boggling being the idea that the number of PC gamers in the world is currently double that of the entire population of the United States.
Just a few weeks after the resignation of Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello, the game publisher has reportedly issued a round of layoffs at its Montreal mobile-development studio. The studio employs around 300 people total, and it's said that the studio will be heavily impacted, although it's uncertain how many employees the company is letting go exactly.
Smartwatches were designed to actually pry us away from our smartphones by only bringing to our attention very critical notifications, and even then only for a short while. At least that's the theory. And that theory will be one that still needs to be tested by the law, which has grown rather indecisive when it came to the latest breed of smart devices in the market. That is something that a driver from Pincourt, Quebec found out the hard way when he was fined with a $120 ticket for driving with an Apple Watch.
Apple Pay is dead simple to use, but is still US-only. According to a new report, that’s all going to change very soon. We know all the great things Apple Pay is capable of — like splitting rent or buying peanuts when you’re flying — and it seems Canadians are about to find out for themselves just how cool Apple Pay is. If a report from The Wall Street Journal is accurate, Canada will be getting Apple Pay starting this Fall.
The Apple Watch is coming, just like Winter. Unlike the bitter cold of winter, however, a lot more people are looking forward to it. But it seems that as we inch closer to that glorious hour, more and more of the fine print of the smartwatch's availability are being revealed. Supplies of the Apple Watch might not be able to keep up with the demand, so says Apple itself. If that wasn't bad enough, it seems that the already rare, because expensive, golden Apple Watch Edition might be even more limited, not just in supply but in location as well.
Technologies like LoopPay, which tries to combine traditional payment methods or equipment with more current smartphone technology, is inspiring people to take a second look at the whole mobile payment proposal. The next big movement might come from ATM withdrawals. BMO Harris Bank, a unit of Canada's Bank of Montreal, will try to do just that in the US, allowing users to make cash withdrawals without even having to put in a card. All they need is their smartphone and, of course, an app.
Security for your Intel-toting PC may soon be getting a whole lot easer. Intel made clear this morning that they'd be acquiring PasswordBox, a service that will allow users to collect all of their webpage passwords in to one package, requiring that they only remember a single password instead. PasswordBox has been in service for about a year, having been downloaded by users over 14 million times in the past 12-18 months. Intel has not let it be known exactly how they'll be integrating PasswordBox into their own services yet, but they have suggested that the PasswordBox will be moved into their security software business.
Google's Street View has caught some interesting things over the years, some of them fueling conspiracy theories, others being less fun but no less notable. Sometimes it catches things inappropriate, however, as was the case with Maria Pia Grillo of Montreal, who was sitting on her porch when the Google mobile drove by. It caught her in a picture leaning forward with elbows on knees and a fair bit of cleavage exposed. Google blurred her face but not her chest, and that led to a legal tussle.