It’s Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

It’s Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

Photo: Cheevarut (Shutterstock) It’s finally time to admit streaming apps and digital distribution have ruined most creative media industries, and maybe physical media was the right choice all along. Okay, that’s a tad dramatic. But it’s not exactly wrong. To be fair, streaming apps aren’t all bad. Streaming services and digital storefronts make it easy … Read more

Mario Kart 8 Leak Might Have Clues About Future DLC Races

Mario Kart 8 Leak Might Have Clues About Future DLC Races

screenshot: nintendo Nintendo hasn’t revealed what the majority of Mario Kart 8‘s new courses will be, but players think they already know thanks to some clues reportedly left in the latest DLC files. Dataminers say the latest update contains a ton of leftover music references that hint at what 14 of the remaining 32 courses … Read more

Alex Jones’ defamation trial set to begin in Texas

Alex Jones’ defamation trial set to begin in Texas

Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 5, 2018.Jose Luis Magana/The Associated Press Jury selection is set for Monday in a trial that will determine for the first time how much Infowars host Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents for … Read more

Vancouver’s Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival returns after 2-year hiatus – BC

Vancouver’s Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival returns after 2-year hiatus – BC

Vancouver’s sky will be filled with bright dazzling colors on Saturday night as the Honda Celebration of Light event makes its return to English Bay. Like many events, the annual international fireworks festival was on pause during the first two years of the pandemic but is back for its much-anticipated 30th year. Read more: Vancouver … Read more

Bill Ackman to wind up SPAC, return $4 billion to investors

Bill Ackman to wind up SPAC, return  billion to investors

Bill Ackman during a Bloomberg Television interview on November 1, 2017. Billionaire investor William Ackman, who had raised $4 billion in the biggest-ever special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), told investors he would be returning the sum after failing to find a suitable target company to take public through a merger. Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | … Read more

Vancouver beer and music festival blames staff shortage and faulty wrist band tech for lineups – BC

Vancouver beer and music festival blames staff shortage and faulty wrist band tech for lineups – BC

A Vancouver festival is blaming staff shortages and new technology for lines that stretched for hours on Saturday afternoon. Thousands of people were forced to wait, trying to enter the Vancouver Craft Beer and Music Festival at the PNE. One Vancouver resident, who tried to get into the festival with a friend, said the whole … Read more

Video game industry not ‘recession proof,’ sales set to fall in 2022

Video game industry not ‘recession proof,’ sales set to fall in 2022

The PlayStation 5 logo pictured at a store in Krakow, Poland. Nurphoto | Getty Images Video game sales are set to decline annually for the first time in years, as another industry that boomed in the coronavirus era faces the grim prospect of a recession. The global games and services market is forecast to contract … Read more

Altered gene could help plants absorb more carbon dioxide, study finds

Altered gene could help plants absorb more carbon dioxide, study finds

Plants already pull significant weight in removing carbon dioxide from the air, but a new study out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows there’s potential for plants to capture more. The study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, also shows the potential to increase the amount of aromatic compounds — or the … Read more

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest – National

‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD during pro-choice protest – National

NOTE: The following article contains content that some might find disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. Actor Jodie Sweetin, child star of the ’90s sitcom Full housewas pushed to the ground by Los Angeles police officers during an abortion rights protest on Sunday. Video footage of the incident was shared to social media Sunday … Read more

‘Tigger come back’: BC house cat chases black bear out of family’s yard

‘Tigger come back’: BC house cat chases black bear out of family’s yard

A North Vancouver house cat named Tigger is making TikTok headlines for winning a face-off with a black bear much larger than him. Gavin and Cameron Sturrock are rarely fazed by their two-year-old Bengal cat’s behavior. Tigger is known for deterring dogs in their Canyon Heights neighborhood, sparring with his feline brother Taz—even stealing chicken … Read more