Since commerce on the internet first came into existence, consumers have enjoyed greater competitiveness among retailers and often lower prices. Just about any product or service you could wish to procure is available via the worldwide web these days. However, the obvious upsides of internet shopping also throw up some ethical dilemmas. [Read more…]
Many commentators in video gaming technology now agree that the rise of electronic sports, or eSports, will mean that the industry reaches a multi-billion dollar level in the near future. This will put the professional video gaming sector into a similar category as some of the world’s most popular sports, such as soccer and American football. Understandably, the prize money, sponsorship deals and acclaim that surround today’s eSports competitions means that more and more gamers will seek to turn to it for a professional career. [Read more…]
Another new year, another round of resolutions that vanish before February appears … And a fresh crop of Nostradamus predictions for 2019 to keep us all happy. Or, more to the point, to remind us that, yes, this year too: “We’re all doomed!” Well, you’d better watch out, WW3 is now about to kick off. And oh, hold the front page, there’s a rogue asteroid on the way too. [Read more…]
My cat Babylon, like two-thirds of all cats, is a catnip lover, even if it doesn’t affect her in the same way it affects other cats. If I put a small pinch of dried, crumbled leaves in front of her, she licks it up as though it were the finest delicacy the world has to offer, and then usually continues as though nothing happened. [Read more…]
There are plenty of ways that you can earn money from gambling. Whether you prefer to back horses, place bets on the outcomes of political elections or like to make wagers at a casino, there is the possibility that you can win – and win big. The thing with gambling is that you risk your capital whenever you place a bet so it is not as reliable a way to earn money as holding down a job, for example. Of course, you can gamble at home these days thanks to the services of online casinos in Canada and elsewhere. [Read more…]
Raw talent and ingenious technical skill when playing the guitar saw Ali Farka Touré become nothing less than the honoured Bluesman of Africa. He was nothing less than passionate about life, and he poured that passion into his music so well, that not only his home continent, but the world took notice and listened.
Rolling Stone magazine put Touré at number 76 in a list of the 100 greatest guitarists, while he appeared at number 37 in Spin magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Let’s take a look at the man behind the musical legend. [Read more…]
Artificial intelligence (AI) is now used in many walks of life. The cost of both the implementation and application of AI is steadily falling. Accordingly, AI is becoming more accessible for smaller companies and even start-up enterprises. Therefore, it only takes the imagination of programmers to deploy it into new areas of human interactions.
For example, there are several areas in a casino where AI benefits businesspeople. AI can process the data of an entire client base within a few seconds, for instance. As a result, AI can easily predict the behaviour of certain gamblers, such as informing you of which player(s) might abandon their current game. What is most impressive is that AI will identify these players and offer them such bonuses, thereby encouraging them to stay. [Read more…]
Despite our increasing awareness of how our lifestyle and waste-disposal habits impact upon the environment, there is still a multitude of common household products which pose a threat to the ecology of our planet. Here is a roundup of some commonly used items whose green credentials are now very much under the spotlight. [Read more…]
Have you heard of fat biking? No, it’s not riding a bike in the hope of getting rid of some of that post-festive season flab, it’s riding on a layer of snow. Snow isn’t exactly the first choice most Canadians have when it comes to biking, and many would even suggest it is likely a hellishly foolhardy task.
But that is one of the main reasons that fat biking is quickly catching on and becoming the preferred means of exercise for a growing number of Canadians. Riding a bike on unkind terrain is indeed challenging, which happens to make it one of the best ways to make short work of fitness goals. [Read more…]
Very broadly speaking, Mermaids are creatures that combine piscine and humanoid features – a fish crossed with a person.
Mermaids, or Merfolk, often appear in literature, folk stories and classic mythology. As well as these occurrences, real-life sightings have been reported as recently as 2009. Mermaid-themed movies have always been a hit; mermaid-themed slots are also often the most popular in an online casino, and almost all of us will remember the tale of Ariel from our childhood. Now, with Aquaman hitting the silver screen, the focus is once again on these creatures from the deep. [Read more…]