Electronic Arts Canada offices may see layoffs this week: report

Electronic Arts (EA) is expected to layoff between 500 to 1,000 employees this week, reports Silicon Valley blog Startup Grind.That represents up to 11 per cent of the company's total staff, according to

Published on: April 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Magic Cube AIO shrinks high-performance computing down to size

With its dimensions of 9.61”x19.36”x18.78”, Cubitek Co., claims its Magic Cube AIO ultra compact PC case is the world's smallest case for housing an extended ATX motherboard.The Taiwanese company said the compact case

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Cashing in on the 98% – Canadian mobile game maker grapples with business model

It was the best puzzle game since Tetris – at least, that's what Gamerizon Studio Inc. president and CEO Alex Sakiz thought of Quantz. The 3D puzzle game was supposed to launch his

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Lenovo kicks off CES with premium tablet unveiling

Lenovo on Sunday announced the 10-inch IdeaTab K2 gaming and multimedia tablet, which has a quad-core ARM processor and a premium IPS display similar to the one found on Apple's iPad.The tablet has

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

NASA selects Canadian firms to build Mars-based online game

Two Canadian technology companies are developing a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game about space colonization for a project commissioned by National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, is the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

AMD workers use multi-monitor tech for productivity

Imagine pulling up your wheely chair to a desk with six monitors - two rows of three - stacked together to make one mega-monitor. You fire up Batman: Arkham City and your entire

Published on: October 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Upgrade your typing with these top 10 mechanical keyboards

If you're like us, you won't think twice about spending a few extra bucks on a speedy CPU or a flashy new graphics card. But you'll notice those components only when you're really

Published on: October 19th, 2011 PC World staff

Turn your passion for gaming into a small business

Everyone knows that making video games is big business these days--and if you're good enough, you can even get paid to play them professionally. But what if you're not cut out for game

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Patrick Miller

Canada plucks game developer talent from Britain

Money talks, as they say, and if you work in a field with high demand, you'll go wherever the money and benefits are the best. According to UK trade association TIGA, this very

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Pete Davison

Multi-touch

Using infrared sensors like the ones on television remote controls, Texas A&M University students presented an inexpensive multitouch system at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Vancouver. "I like to consider it an optical

Published on: May 11th, 2011 Nick Barber

Gaming industry proves challenging for social media managers

Activision is in a tight spot. Even before the Infinity Ward scandal exploded, public opinion stood against them and the company wasn't doing a lot of community outreach to repair its reputation. Enter

Published on: May 25th, 2010 AJ Glasser

3D products hit Canadian market – and there’s lots to choose from

From 3D cameras that can produce hologram-like photos, to video gaming rigs, to glasses-free 3D set ups for your iPhone, there's a gamut of ways to enjoy 3D content in Canada.Explore our 2D

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes and Brian Jackson

“Serious” video games liven up learning for Canadians

If you only thought of video games purely as fun, or a pastime, think again. There's a resurgence of interest in edutainment – use of interactive activities or games to make learning more

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Using video games to improve staff productivity and motivation

In many offices, approved gaming in the workplace is limited to the receptionist's engagement in rounds of Minesweeper or Solitaire when the phone isn't ringing. Admins may sneak off to Pogo during lunch,

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Christopher Null