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10th September 2014

Nintendo Announces Three Colourful New Looks For Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo CanadaNintendo’s 3D portable video game system will be getting three cool new looks for the holiday season. Nintendo announced the three special-edition Nintendo 3DS XL systems that will be available in limited quantities. The new systems are sure to be scooped up by collectors and anyone who was waiting for an excuse to buy a hand-held Nintendo system. Systems announced today include: Read the rest of this entry »

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29th August 2014

Nintendo Announces Holiday 2014 Games And Products

Nintendo CanadaNintendo has prepared a massive lineup of new games and products for the 2014 holiday season. The lineup includes new entries from some of the biggest franchises in gaming, new hardware bundles for Wii U and Nintendo 2DS, and new amiibo interactive figures featuring some of the most iconic characters in the world of video games. The holiday shopping season begins soon for Nintendo fans, as the first 12 amiibo interactive figures become available for pre-order at a suggested retail price of just $13.99 each. The first dozen characters available for pre-order at select retailers are Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer, with more on the way in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th August 2014

LMI Technologies Announces Availability of FlexScan3D 3.3.2 Software for HDI 3D Scanners

lmi technologiesLMI Technologies (LMI), a Vancouver-based developer of 3D scanning, measurement, and inspection technologies, today announced the availability of the latest version of FlexScan3D 3.3.2 software. The company developed the 3D scanning technology to power the HDI 3D scanners that capture accurate, high-resolution 3D digital models from real-world objects. Advancements in this software release continue to focus on optimizing the 3D scanning workflow by introducing more features that automate steps that were previously done manually. The streamlined workflow has the ability to generate digital 3D models from physical objects faster than ever before. The models can be exported for use in a variety of applications, including reverse engineering, 3D printing, visualization, or inspection. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th August 2014

BC Takes Centre Stage With The Opening Of SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014This week, British Columbia takes centre stage to demonstrate the province’s growing strength in technology and digital arts during SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Vancouver first hosted SIGGRAPH in 2011 and is the only city outside of the U.S.A. that has ever been selected for the North American conference. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke previous convention attendance records for the city, generating an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2014

PNY And Red Barn Support The Animation Project – Visit PNY At SIGGRAPH In Vancouver

siggraph 2014The Animation Project (TAP) in New York has pioneered a novel and effective method for helping at-risk youth: Use digital art technology as a therapeutic medium and workforce development tool. To support this effort, PNY, Intel and Red Barn Technology Group contributed to the creation of a new classroom of graphics workstations to assist TAP in its endeavors.  Capitalizing on youth’s natural interest in new media, The Animation Project engages at-risk kids in digital art-fueled group therapy sessions that cultivate self-expression, improve self-esteem, enhance social and emotional coping skills—while simultaneously fostering the development of practical computer competencies that transfer to a variety of career and education paths. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th July 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Emerging Technologies Preview

siggraph 2014SIGGRAPH 2014, 10-14 August, has released its list of 2014 Emerging Technologies highlights to be featured at this year?s conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Out of almost 90 submissions to the program, 24 were accepted, with more than 20 pieces from submitters outside of the United States. Each year, SIGGRAPH-selected emerging technologies allow conference attendees to play with the latest interactive and graphics developments. The program also presents demonstrations of research in several fields — like displays, input devices, collaborative environments, and robotics — through Talks and a close partnership with the SIGGRAPH Studio. Read the rest of this entry »

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29th July 2014

Local Tech And Art Showcased As BC Hosts SIGGRAPH 2014

siggraph 2014Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services Andrew Wilkinson has released a video that highlights SIGGRAPH 2014, the world’s foremost computer graphics and art conference coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre August 10-14, 2014. Over 15,000 artists, programmers, filmmakers, computer scientists, animators, game designers and others involved in computer graphics, film making, video games and hardware will be in Vancouver over the four days of the conference. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th July 2014

GameTree TV Now On Vizio Smart Televisions

transgamingTransGaming Inc. has announced the launch of its GameTree™ TV cloud gaming service on VIZIO smart TVs. The app is now available through VIZIO Internet Apps Plus®, the latest generation smart TV platform from America’s #1 Smart TV company (according to The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 LCDTV units with Apps included). As smart TV gaming pioneers, TransGaming’s dedication to building a thriving, cloud-based on-demand gaming service continues. The rollout of GameTree TV on VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, further reinforces TransGaming’s stance in the marketplace.  Already the leading choice for high-quality, accessible living room gaming, the service will now also be available to millions of VIZIO consumers. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th July 2014

New Lens By Immervision Revolutionizes Selfies, Video Calls And Action Videos

ImmervisionIn a single move, North American panoramic imaging innovator ImmerVision has made distorted fish-eye views and camera accessories obsolete, enabling every mobile and wearable device in the world to deliver an unprecedented 360° user experience. ImmerVision’s new 3.8 mm panomorph (patented wide-angle panoramic) lens is the world’s smallest and is designed to be fully integrated into the most compact mobile phone or wearable device. Yet it is capable of doing what no other lens can: deliver a distortion-free 360° x 182° view without having to pan the camera. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th June 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Not Impossible Labs Co-Founder Elliot Kotek As Keynote Speaker

siggraph 2014ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The current content chief and co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, and editor-in-chief of Not Impossible Now, Kotek is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Beyond Cinema and the former editor-in-chief of both Moving Pictures and Celebs.com. Not Impossible Labs is comprised of thinkers and doers with a mission to transform ideas that once seemed impossible to possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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