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17 Hours Ago   Paramount Pictures has delayed its live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie to 2020. On Twitter, Jeff Fowler, the film’s director, confirmed that the movie will now debut on February 14th, 2020, as opposed to its original November 8th, 2019 release date.

17 Hours Ago   Google has confirmed that pricing, games lineup and launch information for its Stadia game streaming service will be revealed sometime “this summer.” Using its massive cloud computing network, Google intends to stream top-notch gaming experiences to all kinds of devices, including smartphones, tablets and low-level Chromebooks.

19 Hours Ago   Last October, Microsoft announced Project xCloud, a service that leverages the company’s extensive Azure cloud computing network to stream console-quality games to a variety of devices, including mobile.

Yesterday   On-demand dog walking service Spot has launched in Toronto. With the mobile app, Torontonians can book walks for their dogs with verified walkers. Walks are guaranteed to take place within 90 minutes or service is free.

Yesterday   Google is promoting animals that are in danger of becoming extinct with Our Planet nature documentary series maker Silverback Films. Google’s Cloud division helped Silverback in promoting Our Planet and its animal protection message when the Richard Attenborough-narrated series launched on Netflix in April.

Yesterday   Tencent Games has partnered with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures on a special event themed after the upcoming film Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The free limited-time event tasks players with tracking the iconic creature’s footsteps and other ominous clues to collect t-shirts and other items inspired by the new movie.

Yesterday   With smartphone gaming becoming so dominant, you likely wouldn’t expect to see a new gaming handheld anytime soon, outside of a potential Nintendo Switch model. However, Portland, Oregon-based video game company Panic is defying expectations with Playdate, a pocket-sized handheld gaming system coming in early 2020.

Yesterday   A recent poll finds that the majority of Torontonians are still in favour of Sidewalk Lab’s controversial plan to create the ‘Quayside’ smart city on waterfront.

Yesterday   Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company is close to reaching its target production numbers for its Model 3 electric vehicle. In an email sent to Tesla employees, Musk noted that the company has received over 50,000 new vehicle orders during this quarter.

Yesterday   The Government of Ontario has pledged a $12.1 million CAD investment into a broadband internet pilot project in Wellington County. The Southwestern Ontario county project was first announced by the former Liberal government but was put on hold last fall for review by the current PC cabinet.

Yesterday   A Whitby, Ontario tech entrepreneur is the winner of Lotto Max’s April 5th, 2019 jackpot of $55 million CAD. Dwayne Williams, a 35-year-old married father of two, told CTV News that he initially forgot to check his ticket due to a busy shopping outing with his family.

Yesterday   Microsoft has revealed several new Xbox One titles that will be added to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service between the end of May and early June.

Yesterday   Facebook has confirmed that it will introduce ads to its popular WhatsApp messaging service in 2020. The social network made the announcement at the Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands and the news was subsequently shared on Twitter by social media commentator Matt Navarra.

2 Days Ago   A new study conducted by experts at Toronto’s Ryerson University has found that 70 percent of Canadian YouTube users say the platform is the first media space they go to for learning.

2 Days Ago   LG is expanding its artificial intelligence research investment in the University of Toronto (U of T) to focus on business-to-business applications. Some of these applications including solutions in supply chain optimization and manufacturing, according to LG.

2 Days Ago   Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Facebook-owned VR company Oculus, says he believes the social network fired him due to his political views. In an interview with CNBC at the Collision tech conference in Toronto, the Long Beach, California-born entrepreneur addressed his departure from Facebook in March 2017.

2 Days Ago   A Huawei executive has been accused of stealing trade secrets from Silicon Valley-based smartphone chip startup Cnex, according to The Wall Street Journal. In its filing, Cnex alleges that Huawei Deputy Chairman Eric Xu spent years trying to steal its data storage secrets.

2 Days Ago   Chinese tech giant Tencent and its Riot Games subsidiary are developing a mobile version of Riot’s popular League of Legends multiplayer battle arena game, according to Reuters.

2 Days Ago   Koodo is offering $250 CAD off the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL, which just released earlier this month. For a limited time, customers can get Google’s newest smartphones at a discounted price on various Tabs.

3 Days Ago   Sony is currently running three sales that discount nearly 1,000 games on the PlayStation Store. The trio of deals in question are the Totally Digital, Warner Bros.

3 Days Ago   According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.7 million people die from lung cancer around the world every day. Overall, the disease is the sixth most common cause of death worldwide.

3 Days Ago   Over the past few months Apple pulled LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 4K display and 5K variant from its stores. As a result, it’s been unclear what Apple would replace the monitors with — assuming it would even do so at all.

3 Days Ago   The latest update to the premium Carrot Weather iOS app brings lightning, rain and snow notifications to Canadian users. The lightning strike notifications are rolling out to users across Canada to Tier 3 ($32.99 CAD/year) members.

3 Days Ago   Activision has confirmed that its upcoming Call of Duty: Mobile game will feature a battle royale mode. According to the company, the mode will be different from Call of Duty Black Ops 4‘s ‘Blackout’ battle royale mode, which was the series’ first foray into the genre.

3 Days Ago   Fido is offering 50 percent off one of its home internet plans for 12 months for a limited time only. The eligible plan is Fido Home Internet 75u for 12 months, which regularly costs $65 CAD/month.

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