January 5th, 2017

CES 2017, Day One

As a computer manager at London Drugs I’ve always been fortunate to get a glimpse of new technology coming out. But there is no other experience for looking into the future of tech than the annual Consumer Electronics Show, or CES as you’ve most likely heard it referenced to.

Through my guest hosting on Victoria’s CFAX 1070 radio Tech Talk program I’ve been able to attend CES and report back what new tech gadgets and gear are coming to market. I’ve gotten to see some amazing products and many amazing innovations in technology, as well as products that have thankfully never come to fruition.

I want to start by giving you an idea of the scope of the show, the largest of its kind in the world, held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • There is 3,250,000 ft.² of dedicated display place for the show.
  • The show routinely attracts about 175,000 attendees.
  • There are almost 17,000 presidents, CEOs, and business owners here for the show including a team from London Drugs.
  • There are 6,000 members of the media here covering the show, that’s 1,000 more than covered the 2016 Olympics in Rio this past summer.
  • The show runs for four days, January 5th through the 8th.

For me, the two days before, January 3rd and 4th, are spent with CFAX radio interviewing vendors and looking at some of the innovations and previews we are invited to see ahead of the show for everyone else.

Over the next few days I will be sharing some very exciting and unique products from CES. Some may even change your life for the better in some way.

Talk to you soon!

 

Ron Fraser
London Drugs Yates Street
Computer Manager
Victoria, BC

 

CFAX Tech Talk airs each Saturday on CFAX 1070 radio in Victoria from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



December 6th, 2016

Interactive & Immersive Tech Gifts top holiday wish lists

London Drugs is the gift destination for Drones, Games & Cameras

This holiday season interactive and immersive tech gifts are topping everyone’s holiday wish lists. London Drugs highlights the top tech gifts and toys from Drones to Virtual Reality gaming to Cameras.

PS4 Pro 1TB Console

PS4 Pro 1TB Console
The PS4 Pro gets you closer to the game with spectacular graphics, enhanced gameplay and access to one unified gaming community. This console is compatible with every PS4 game and provides 4K streaming. London Drugs has a variety of PS4 games available in-store and online.

PlayStation VR Standalone

PlayStation VR Standalone
Turn your gaming experiences into an immersive experience with the PlayStation®VR world. Step into incredible virtual worlds and overcome gaming challenges in extraordinary ways. Seamless visuals keep you connected to the virtual world with an expansive 5.7” OLD 1080p display. The 3D Audio allows you to pinpoint sounds from above, behind or beside you.

Sphero SPRK Edition - Clear - 8127854

Sphero SPRK Edition
There’s no rule that says learning shouldn’t be fun, or that playing can’t be valuable. If there is, the SPRK Edition was created to break it. SPRK makes the skills of the future approachable and practical while inspiring a love of robotics, coding and programming and most importantly, fun. The durable polycarbonate shell is pet proof, waterproof & ready for adventure.

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November 28th, 2016

New Games for December: Super Mario Maker, Steep, and more!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! December brings us 5 new games to fill out your holiday shopping list for the gamer in your life. Let’s take a look at what’s coming!

 

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS!

The hugely popular and critically acclaimed Super Mario Maker is coming to the 3DS! Create your own levels for Super Mario, play them, and share them with your friends! Base your levels on the visual style and game play of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and New Super Mario Bros. U, create interesting new challenges, and learn a newfound appreciation for the game and characters you’ve known your whole life!

Super Mario Maker will be on 3DS on December 2nd and you can order your copy right now!

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October 31st, 2016

New Games for November: Final Fantasy XV, Pokemon, Assassin’s Creed, and more!

We’re headed into the holiday season which is great news for gamers! There are a ton of new games coming out in November, so let’s take a closer look at what you’ll be playing this month!

 

The Sims 4: City Living

Take your Sims to the next level. City living introduces a new city, San Myshuno and its four distinct neighbourhoods, for your Sims to play in as well as a number of new careers including politician and critic. Your Sims can also get new apartments, complete with landlords, and a whole host of other new adventures.

The Sims 4: City Living will be available for Windows and Mac on November 1st. Secure your copy now at LondonDrugs.com

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September 30th, 2016

New Games for October: Gears of War 4, Minecraft, Skyrim and more!

It’s October! We’re headed into the winter months when it becomes a little more OK to spend your time indoors looking at your TV.  Maybe that’s why we have such a busy month for new games coming up!  Let’s take a closer look at all 14 new releases for October plus a whole new game platform!

 

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Someone is draining all the colour from Prism Island and it’s up to you to stop them, recover the paint stars, and return them to the colour fountain in the center of the island! Paper Mario: Color Splash is out on Nintendo Wii-U on October 7th!

[Pre-order Paper Mario: Color Spash]

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September 1st, 2016

New games for September: NHL 17, ESO, Destiny, and more!

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The leaves change colours, the sunsets get beautiful, and a whole host of new video games arrive to keep you inside! This month we have a couple of new games, the return of our favourite sports franchises, updated packages of our favourite online games, and more!

 

Just Sing!

From the makers of Just Dance comes Just Sing! Create your own music videos for your favourite top 40 songs. No controller required, simply pair your smartphone (via an app) to your console and use the camera and mic to record yourself singing (or lip syncing) along! Save the video to your device or upload it for all to see. There are two modes in the game, Party Mode where you and up to three friends play and create music videos together or Battle Mode where you and a friend sing head to head!

Just Sing will be out on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One on September 9th and you can reserve your copy at LondonDrugs.com

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August 26th, 2016

UBC Faculty of Medicine Receives Significant Tech Boost from London Drugs Foundation

PRESS RELEASE — Thanks to a generous donation from the London Drugs Foundation, first-year medical students at the University of British Columbia will be the first in Canada to use a new state-of-the-art 500-pound, 5-foot by 3-foot 3-D anatomy visualization table.

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