June, 2016

  1. The 2016 VIATEC Technology Awards

    June 24, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

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    The VIATEC Technology Awards go down on June 24th, for it’s 15th year. From live lip-dub flash-mobs to the world’s largest indoor light sabre battle and decentralized dance parties… this year promises to be equally, if not more impressive.

    Click below to hear Dan Gunn on the Zone@91.3fm describe it’s history and a few of the records broken this year! Good luck to all of the finalists!

  2. An Indigenous App and an Amphitheatre on the lake

    June 17, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

    There are two exciting items on today’s B-Side. One is local, and one is about to be local!

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    1. The First Peoples’ Cultural Centre (FPCC), located in Brentwood Bay has just released the latest ground breaking FirstVoices innovation – an Indigenous language keyboard app for Apple and Android mobile devices! FirstVoices Keyboards allows Indigenous speakers of more than 100 languages to use their mobile devices to write emails, send text messages and create other documents in their own languages using Indigenous language keyboards. An the app is pretty snazzy looking! Click here to learn more.

      How to download:
      iTunes download: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/firstvoices-keyboards/id1066651145?mt=8
      Android download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.firstvoices.keyboardsScreen Shot 2016-06-17 at 1.03.30 PM

    2. After years of the Sunfest team searching for a new and permanent home for their festival, they have just received the support of the Cowichan Valley Regional District to move forward with the Laketown Ranch Music and Recreation Park near Cowichan Lake! This amphitheatre hopes to draw much more talent to the island. Click here for more info.

    Click below to hear Dan Gunn discuss these both in detail on the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show!

  3. SeaSpider® Anti-Torpedo-Torpedo

    June 3, 2016 by Tessa Bousfield

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    The best news release title ever: “ATLAS ELEKTRONIK selects Canadian rocket technology for the SeaSpider® Anti-Torpedo-Torpedo.”

    You read that correctly. A torpedo that launches at other torpedos! It’s called the friggin’ SEASPIDER, and, AND, it was built right here in Victoria! This is blowing our minds. Have a listen below as Dan Gunn reflects back to his time on a Navy ship and presents one of the best B-Sides ever. Click here for the full news release.