Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Technology

Facebook Dating has officially launched in Canada

No swiping with this one!

Almost half of all BC jobs at risk of automated machine replacement

Don't worry, things aren't about to get all Westworld just yet.

UVic completes installation of underwater earthquake early warning sensors

The system will be able to send a warning of up to 2 minutes if a major earthquake strikes.

25% of British Columbians would choose their phones over their spouses (STUDY)

And 65% would give up coffee for 2 days before parting with their phones

Facebook data leaked for 50 million users in security breach

This isn't something a quick password change can fix 😬
Smartphone ICBC

1 in 4 British Columbians would choose smartphone over spouse (SURVEY)

Since the early 90s, household energy used for personal electronics has increased by nearly 150%

This Victoria company is teaching people how to code for free

ATTN: No prior experience necessary!

Toyota recalls 7,000+ vehicles in Canada due to fire risk

ATTN: everyone that has a Toyota Prius or know someone who does

Facebook’s new rental housing feature lists this Esquimalt shack for $850/month

It's pet friendly...and that's where the positive points end 😬

Telus beats out competing networks in 4G LTE speed test

Rogers failed to rank in any category

20% of all British Columbians are addicted to their smartphone (STUDY)

How long could you go without checking your smartphone? 🤔
gaming

World Health Organization classifies video gaming as an addictive disorder

Some experts in the field are skeptical of the organization's criteria.

Canadians are getting the world’s worst deal on wireless pricing

If you think data is too expensive, you're right to complain

You should probably change your Twitter password

The company suggests changing your password wherever you've used it before

Facebook is releasing dating features soon and we’re intrigued

Online dating can't get any worse, right?

This new app will help you spice things up in the bedroom

It matches the music to your...*ahem* rhythm 😉
Social Media

4 insider tips to make you an expert Social Media Marketer

Number three will shock you... Just kidding. But it will help make you more social media savvy!
Social Media Camp

5 reasons you need to check out Victoria’s Social Media Camp (CONTEST)

Storytelling ✅ Marketing ✅ Networking ✅ - win your way into this year's conference!
Lisa Helps

Victoria’s Mayor is quitting Facebook

Lisa Helps called Facebook a "toxic echo chamber"
Chris Wylie

The Cambridge Analytica whistleblower is originally from Victoria

Chris Wylie, who is at the centre of Facebook's data-mining scandal, was once just a "brilliant" kid in Victoria.

BlackBerry sues Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp over patent infringement

They filed a similar lawsuit against Nokia last year
UVic tech Camosun

Over 500 new tech spaces announced for UVic and Camosun College

Both schools will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding
Amazon HQ2

Vancouver is about to get a second Amazon office, but it’s not the HQ2

Here's some good news for B.C.'s tech industry! 

The man who invented the screensaver is coming to Victoria

Do you want to learn more about visual design and how it can help improve your business?
Uber

Uber-enabling legislation to be reintroduced by the BC Green Party

Andrew Weaver: "If we wish to consider ourselves as innovators in the emerging 21st-century economy we must be willing to embrace the innovation that we create."
Shapr Meeting

We found an app to help you build your network and meet inspiring people

Combining a familiar, easy-swiping interface with a professional networking atmosphere, Shapr is the free app you need to have.

Greater Victoria Public Library launches free e-learning platform

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card, and now neither is self-taught learning! The Greater Victoria Public Library has just announced that...

Victoria School District to spend $1.25 million on new laptops and iPads

The additions will give elementary and middle schools a 4:1 ratio of students to devices
Smartphone ICBC

CRTC bans smartphone unlocking fees

Changes come into effect on December 1st, 2017

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