Daily Archives: June 13, 2017

Oculus VR co-founder aims to build virtual US-Mexico border wall

The co-creator of Oculus Rift is going from building a virtual reality headset to building a virtual wall. Palmer Luckey, one of the founders of the Facebook-owned Oculus VR, is focusing his efforts on a new startup that aims to develop surveillance technology to be used along national borders and at military bases. His new project comes just months after ...

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Chiropractor on holiday discovers B.C.'s first dinosaur skull

A Vancouver Island chiropractor on a camping trip in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., discovered a stunning addition to B.C.’s dinosaur fossil collection: the province’s first dinosaur skull. Rick Lambert, along with his wife Sonia, had been spending time exploring the hiking trails in the area in B.C.’s northeast. The Tumbler Ridge area has yielded many hundreds of dinosaur bones and footprints ...

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Trudeau Senate appointees poised to split infrastructure bank from budget bill

In a sign that Independent senators are continuing to assert that independence, some in the Red Chamber are attempting to force the government to split off the infrastructure bank from the budget implementation bill, threatening to delay not only the creation of the bank but the government’s budget plans. Independent Quebec Senator André Pratte, one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first ...

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'Good discussions' with Theresa May's Conservatives, according to Northern Ireland leader

A chastened Prime Minister Theresa May made progress Tuesday in securing a deal with a small Northern Ireland party with whom she hopes to govern, just days after a catastrophic election wiped out her majority in Parliament. May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party’s 10 seats to pass legislation. The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the DUP backs ...

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Younger business travellers are more likely to extend trips for fun

ACCENTURE, advertorial, jeggings. The competition for ugliest portmanteau is fierce. Few constructions, though, can match “bleisure” for barbarousness. For the uninitiated, the word is a blend of business and leisure. But ugly as it is, it exists for a reason: the practice of adding a few days of pleasure to a work trip is becoming increasingly popular. The latest research ...

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E3 2017: Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids, Sony's Spider-Man dominate Monday's press conferences

French publisher Ubisoft was full of surprises Monday, unveiling details about an upcoming team-up with Nintendo’s Super Mario at its E3 press conference. Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto joined Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot to unveil the long-rumoured Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. It pairs Super Mario and his supporting cast with the Rabbids, a collection of frantic, Minion-like ...

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Love triangle linked to apparent murder-suicide at Quebec nudist campsite, police say

Quebec provincial police say they haven’t ruled out the possibility that the deaths of three people at a nudist campsite are the result of an apparent murder-suicide, spurred by a love triangle gone wrong. Sûreté du Québec officers arrived at the Club Naturiste Adam & Eve in Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults on Monday afternoon and discovered three bodies inside a home on the campground. Suzanne Gareau, 50 ...

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