SyFy’s Sanctuary Ends with Season 4

SyFy had to make some difficult choices this season, and one of those was the cancellation of Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary. The show will not air any new episodes past its 13 episode run that ended last december. Syfy will be replacing the show with their new “metaseries”, Defiance. Fortunately Tapping and crew won’t stay on the sidelines for long as the Canadian version of Primeval begins production this year.

Source: Hollywood Reporter.

Douglas Coupland Proposes Wi-Fi Utility Pole for Vancouver

Douglas Coupland, author of  Generation X and J-Pod unveiled a new concept for urban wireless services at New Cities Summit in Paris last week. The V-Pole (As in Vancouver Pole) could provide cell phone service, city-wide wi-fi, and even electrical vehicle recharging using one modular design.  Coupland says the design will streamline the ever-increasing  number of wireless services in urban areas:

“In three years there will be 30 times more wireless data traffic than there is now,” said Coupland. “Unless we act quickly, our streets could be as cluttered as a kitchen junk drawer. No one wants that… This is an inevitable technology and a massive entrepreneurial opportunity,”

Vancouver Mayor Greg Roberts has expressed interest in the project. The fact that this technology even exists is cool enough. Having it in Vancouver would be even better! I just hope we don’t have to deal with the same kind of NIMBY people like we did with the BC hydro smart meters.

Source: Vancouver Courier

Valve Teaming up with Overkill Software for Non-Half-Life 3 Goodness

Sweden’s Overkill Software, creators of Payday: The Heist are teaming up with Valve Software for a new FPS project. Details are scant, but the new game appears to be a cross-over between Left 4 Dead and Overkill’s respected Bank Robbing Shooter. Could we be robbing banks after a Zombie Apocalypse for useless paper? If it’s the undead guarding lost treasure, it sounds like Dungeons and Dragons transplanted to the modern age which…sounds pretty cool actually! Details of the project will likely arise at E3.


Source: Reviews on the Run.