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Tractor Canada in Toronto

Although originally snapped a couple of weeks ago, I had to share these pictures of the tractor (and cabin) from Tractor Canada, as it was parked at King and John in downtown Toronto. The tractor is making a sojourn across Canada, from Charolette PEI to Vancouver BC. On the way, they’re shooting a documentary of their journey, in an effort to raise awareness for family farms in Canada, with a cozy cabin that would look right at home on the shores of Georgian Bay.

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Dancing Assassins – a random moment from Fan Expo

Some of the best things to happen at conventions are totally random, and you don’t expect to have your camera running at the time. At Fan Expo this year, we all happened to be in the right place at the right time. The above video is the result of a bunch of random cosplay Ezios and Altairs milling around the Ubisoft booth when they’re starting a Just Dance 3 contest.

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Arts Gaming 

Rock and videogames this weekend

Sure, the Canada Day long weekend is right around the corner, which means patios, barbeques and fireworks for most, but that doesn’t mean the fun starts (or stops) there. There’s a couple of great events coming up over the next few days worth taking note of…

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Win a Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G, launches tommorow

While there is some controversy to the use of 4G as a label for current 3.5g networks, the Telus Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G (what a mouthful!) when it launches tomorrow will certainly be the ‘fastest’ phone in Canada. With 21 Mbps HSPA+ download speeds, this minor revision to the super popular Galaxy S series of phones sports the same 4″ Super-AMOLED screen, 1Ghz processor, 5MP camera, and still runs only Android 2.2. This is a little disappointing, since Gingerbread (Android 2.3) has been available for quite some time now. Samsung has however…

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Toronto Comic Con annouces line-up

Fan Expo may be the biggest comic convention in Canada, but it’s not the only one. The line up for Wizard’s 2011 Toronto Comic Con was announced earlier this week, and it’s chalk full of fandom favourites including Star Wars alumni Billy Dee Williams and David Prowse. Of course, beyond the pop culture draws, there will be plenty of comic creators on hand.

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Telus launches Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate at Gaming Expo today

With the Holidays just around the corner the release of new phones is almost a daily occurrence. Only two days after the big Windows Phone 7 launch Telus is adding another Android phone to their already impressive line-up of little green robots – the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 3G+. The Telus Fascinate (not to be confused with the US only Verizon Fascinate that is slightly different) is basically the same phone as the Bell Galaxy S Vibrant that we looked at a few months ago here, the only change being…

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Telus Android news round-up

Over the past week there has been some interesting Android news from Telus, and we’ve collected it all in one place, just for you. HTC Desire Android 2.2 (Froyo) update available now Telus has announced that the 2.2 Froyo update for the HTC Desire is being pushed out today through an OTA (over the air) update.  This is after a couple of false starts last week, when the update was released as a download online, then quickly pulled. Even without the update, the Desire is already in our opinion one…

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Gamercamp Lv2 – For Love Of The Game

Gamercamp Lv2 marks the return of the festival that celebrates indie gaming in Toronto.  Last years inaugural event sold out, and this year looks like it’s going to be even bigger.  Spanning 2 days, Gamercamp kicks off at the Toronto Underground Cinema with a number of keynotes from developers  and some short films on video games, curated by Brandon Boyer. Gamercamp 2010 is jammed with badassery: over two days, we’ve got 25 speakers, blazing new demos, 3 arcades including the amazing Torontrons created by Hand Eye, and even a PJs…

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2010 Toronto Zombie Walk – UPDATED

Just a friendly reminder that the 8th annual Toronto Zombie Walk is only a few days away, starting Saturday October 23rd at pm.  The mass of undead corpses seems to grow every year, and with that, the Zombie Walk now requires registration (online registration now closed – see the site for in-person registration), mainly for city logistics purposes.  Although you can register on the day, your best bet is to register in advance to save time before the event.  If my number is any indicator, they’ve already surpassed 6000 officially…

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Playstation interview with Sony Canada’s Matt Levitan

This past week, Sony held a public Holiday preview event at the Hummingbird Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, showcasing not only a number of games aiming for the holiday season and beyond, but the PS3 Move and 3D in action. While there, the biggest lineup was probably for Gran Turismo 5, which had a lot of people waiting to get their hands on it.  We got a chance to talk with Matt Levitan, Director of Marketing / Public Relations for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada, about how the Move is…

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Toronto, Then and Now: An exercise in photographic reverse-engineering

Came across this interesting experiment today by Damon Schreiber on the Electroblog. Spawned from a random Google search, Schreiber was inspired to take shots of Toronto from 1977 and recreate the same shots in 2007, being as painstakingly meticulous as one can to make sure the content, staging, positioning, depth-of-field, aperture, lighting, and even time of day are accurately reproduced. The origins of the idea, and indeed the source of the original shots of Toronto from 30 years ago, are all explained in great detail on the photoblogger’s site, and the story…

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Kinect for Xbox 360: on display in Toronto and soon Montreal

If you’ve been hearing about Microsoft’s Kinect for the Xbox 360, but haven’t yet had a chance to see it in person, you can get an early hands on right now, as long as you’re in Toronto.  To help promote the launch of the full body interface, Microsoft has leased a storefront and filled 2 storeys with Kinectified Xbox 360s, to give the public a chance to go hands on, as it were. Covering 2 floors, there’s a variety of playable demos, including Kinect Sports from Rare, Your Shape: Fitness…

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