January 29th, 2016

Upcoming video games for February

And we thought the holidays were busy! February has 9 new game releases spread throughout the month! There’s a lot to get through so let’s dive right in!

February 2nd

Digimon World: Cyber Sleuth

Log on to cyberspace to capture, train, and evolve Digimon! That’s always been the heart of Digimon but this new entry sees you joining a detective firm and investigating a series of cases into a mysterious death and a digital ghost!  Digimon World: Cyber Sleuth will be available on PlayStation 4.

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January 8th, 2016

CES 2016- Day 2

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Today, along with my two colleagues Alan Perry from CFAX 1070, and Jennifer Cairns the CEO of Egurus, we covered a lot more of the show and the show floor at the Las Vegas convention Center.

One very large and very busy area visited today was the flying robotic drones. There are drones that are considered toys starting at $29, and then there are drones that run into the many thousands of dollars that are used commercially. They have been around for a while now, but they’re starting to become very intelligent. These drones run longer, and are much smarter about how they fly thanks to Intel Realsense technology built into them. This makes them much safer around any people or operators.

We also saw something called the Daqri smart helmet. This device is worn like a regular helmet, but has a heads up display built into the visor and is connected to a central computer. The wearer of this device can actually see into specially designed display electrical panels that have problems, system pressures that are too high or too low, and the heads up display will warn them in real time if something is wrong. On some of these systems, the heads-up display will display instantly to the user the steps to take to remedy the situation if it is considered dangerous. Again this is all possible based on the Intel Edison processor that was unveiled last year. This device is shipping right now and the helmet cost is several thousands of dollars.

The common theme of so many of the products we’ve seen over the past few days, is that these companies are working hard to develop technology and products to make our lives easier and safer.

Ron Fraser
London Drugs Computer Department Manager – Yates St, Victoria



January 7th, 2016

CES 2016

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So, another exciting day at CES 2016 here in Las Vegas. Today we ended up walking almost 18,000 steps or the equivalent of 16 km. That’s not unusual here. Everything is gigantic scale, and the distances between these things looks normal to the untrained eye. To give you an idea how big this event is, the total amount of display space is about 3 1/4 million square feet. Apparently that’s well over 50 football fields worth. And that distance is spread out over several hotels, two convention centers, and all over Las Vegas. Add 170,000 attendees, almost 6000 press members, and then 15,000 presenters and you get the picture. Don’t forget it takes a lot of talented people to also set up, takedown, and maintain a show like this so they are all here as well.

Some of the things we saw today that were notable? Well, we saw a new frontloading washing machine by Samsung that has a second door that will let you add clothing if you forget to put it in initially. That’s very useful. We saw a brand-new Samsung refrigerator that has cameras inside the fridge so wherever you are out shopping you can actually see the contents of the fridge, and know if there’s something you need to purchase before you come home.

This same fridge has a Black glass panel that turns totally translucent so you can see inside the fridge with just a quick knock on the glass. You can also order groceries right on the LCD panel on the refrigerator, have them delivered to you and have the refrigerator pay using your MasterCard Visa or debit card.

The drudgery of home chores is a thing of the past, truly, with some of these new devices.

I will have a lot more for you tomorrow!

Ron Fraser
London Drugs Computer Department Manager – Yates St, Victoria



December 28th, 2015

Hot New Games for January

It’s a whole new year which means a whole new crop of video games!  This month we see a bunch of new entries in series we love along with some awesome new visions!

January 19th

Resident Evil: Origins

Resident Evil

Resident Evil fans rejoice!  Resident Evil and Resident Evil 0 have been remastered and packaged together on one disk for your next generation console in Resident Evil: Origins!  You can play in either the original 4:3 aspect ration or the shiny new 16:9, with completely updated graphics and audio.

In case that’s not enough, you can also play Resident Evil 0 in Wesker Mode.  Play as series villain Albert Wesker, get a whole new perspective on the story and play with a bunch of fun new powers!

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December 3rd, 2015

Hot New Games for December

The Holiday Season is coming! That means a lot of new games are coming out in December! Let’s take a closer look!

Dec 1st

The Just Cause games are all about ridiculous fun! Fans of Just Cause 2 will remember causing mayhem, travelling around by grappling hook, car, helicopter, plane, and the always ready parachute! Then there were the ridiculous missions, all the collectibles, and all the side quests and achievements (anyone else remember Bridge Limbo??)! Just Cause 3 promises more of the same, with the addition of a wing suit for easy flying around!

Just watch the trailer and tell me it doesn’t look like a blast!

Just Cause 3 will be available on XBOX One and PlayStation 4

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November 25th, 2015

8 Amazing Tech Gifts Your Teen Will Love

1. The 3DR Solo Drone

The world’s smartest drone is also the easiest to fly, making it the perfect gift for a techie teen. The 3DR Solo Drone features pushbutton flight and computer-assisted Smart Shots, making it easy to get professional aerial photos and video, even if you’re a beginner flyer.

 

2. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm IS Lens

Easy to use and full of new features, the Canon EOS Rebel T5i is a great gift for budding photography enthusiasts. The 18 megapixel DSLR camera can record full HD movies, and features a 3.0” vari-angle touch screen.

 

3. The HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook

Newly released in anticipation of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, this Star Wars Special Edition Notebook from HP will be on every Star Wars fan’s wish list this Christmas. The notebook features a Galactic Empire-inspired design and extensive collection of rare Star Wars content.
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October 28th, 2015

New games for November

The Holiday Season is coming! That means a lot of new  games are coming out in November!  Let’s take a closer look!

November 3rd

anno

Anno 2205 is the latest entry in the long running and critically acclaimed strategy series.  Once again moving into the future you must conquer the Earth and mine the moon for resources while maintaining a working society!

Anno 2205 will be available for PC but not any consoles.

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