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This $530 Android phone is half the price of an iPhone X and just as good

You might not have heard of the OnePlus 6 phone, but it's one of the best and most affordable smartphones on the market. It's extremely fast, has facial recognition, high-speed charging, and plenty of storage. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Antonio Villas-Boas:</b> This is one of the best …

Mobile Technology

This gorgeous indie game is like a Ghibli film brought to life

Forgotton Anne channels Hayao Miyazaki into an emotional platformer<p><i>Forgotton Anne</i> (not a typo) launches today on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it feels like a game that Hayao Miyazaki would make. (If it weren’t for his infamous dislike of technology, of course.) The game’s art has a distinctly …

Nintendo is fixing the Switch's bad kickstand with a $20 charging dock

The Nintendo Switch is great, but its kickstand sucks — not only is it flimsy, it only has one angle and can't be used while the system is charging because the USB-C port is on the bottom edge of the console. There are a couple of solutions out there, including an elevated stand from Hori and an …

B.C. shellfish industry reeling from oyster-linked illnesses

VICTORIA — A norovirus outbreak linked to people eating raw oysters from farms in south and central Baynes Sound has hurt B.C.’s entire shellfish …

Nigel Slater’s pearl barley, bacon and Taleggio recipe

The recipe<p>Boil 200g of pearl barley in deep, lightly salted water for 25 minutes until tender.<p>Whilst the pearl barley is cooking, cut 250g of smoked pancetta into 2cm cubes and cook in a couple of glugs of olive oil in a shallow pan until lightly crisp on all sides. The fat should be golden.<p>Drain …

Recipes

Douglas Todd: Immigration disappointment looms for Canada's young foreign students

The federal government’s decision to allow unlimited numbers of international students into Canada, especially as minors, is setting up many for …

Sun Run nutrition tips: Breakfast on the go, with Overnight Oats

If you haven’t taken part in the Overnight Oats breakfast trend, you should totally give it a try.Overnight Oats are easy to prepare and can be …

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Call of Duty

'Not Tonight' makes you a bouncer in post-Brexit Britain

In exactly 12 months, Britain will leave the European Union. It's a troubling time for the island state as politicians squabble over exit conditions and citizens grapple with a deep divide in their economic, societal and cultural values. For many, the future seems bleak, but it shouldn't compare to …

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Switch

Tip #1: Charge your battery. Photo: Michael Fahey<p>The Nintendo Switch is a piece of hardware with a lot going on. It's a console. It's a handheld. …

B.C. Budget 2018: Big spending on child care, housing; foreign buyer tax expanded

<b>THE 2018/19 B.C. BUDGET AT A GLANCE:</b>• A new child care program that makes care effectively free for some low-income families, and offers modest …

Canada

B.C. Budget 2018: How the budget will affect you

The 2018 B.C. budget included announcements that will affect everyone from parents of small children to luxury car owners and smokers. Here’s a …

Child Care

Douglas Todd: Why illicit foreign casino cash often goes straight into Vancouver housing

It’s almost hard to believe the dismaying stories that Postmedia investigative reporter Sam Cooper has been producing about the laundering of …

Real Estate

Our 15 Most Popular Chocolate Recipes

From The Silver Palate’s chocolate cake (above) to supernatural brownies, here are the chocolate recipes readers love. (Take a test run before Valentine’s Day.)<p><b>Recipe: The Silver Palate's Chocolate Cake</b><p><i>This recipe is adapted from “The Silver Palate Cookbook,” written by Sheila Lukins and Julee</i> …

Dessert

We tried 12 of the most popular protein bars on the market — this is the only one worth buying

After sampling 12 different protein bars, the only place I don't feel like going is the gym.<p>Protein bars are designed to be high-energy snacks that contain a large concentration of protein, a macronutrient that helps to build muscle mass and repair wounds or damaged tissues. Some contain around 20 …

Obituary: Real-estate analyst Richard Wozny fought for justice on housing and taxes

One of B.C.’s leading real-estate analysts, Richard Wozny, whose passion for housing justice was set out in a Jan. 27 column in The Vancouver Sun, …

Real Estate

These 3 Breakfasts Are Under 350 Calories and Will Keep You Full Until Lunch

These satiating breakfasts are high in gut-enriching fiber, but low in calories. Each recipe is under 350 calories, and all options are vegetarian …

Deadline looms for Vancouver empty home tax declarations

Thousands of Vancouver homeowners who have yet to declare the status of their properties have until this Friday, Feb. 2 to do so, or else risk facing …

Douglas Todd: Death, taxes and the terrible injustice of Metro Vancouver's housing crisis

Richard Wozny has produced 1,200 studies for the public and private sectors on more than $100 billion worth of real estate projects.But the …

Real Estate

Uber and McDonald's enter Vancouver's crowded food delivery market

You don’t know real shame until you have had an Egg McMuffin and coffee delivered to your condo by a person on bicycle.<p>Uber Eats, the ride-hailing …

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

We Played A Game On Switch That Teaches You Japanese

With the new year comes some New Year's resolutions. One of mine is that I've always wanted to learn Japanese. I've tried twice to teach myself …

Learning

Social housing in posh Vancouver postal code? Not so fast

If Hector Bremner had his way, mansions in tony West Point Grey would be flanked by six-storey flats flush with students, seniors and social housing …

S'mores Toffee Bark

S’mores toffee bark features graham crackers covered with a simple toffee, smothered in chocolate and topped with marshmallows. The classic s’mores …

Dessert

Pear Tarte Tatin

<i>Pear tarte tatin is an easy riff on classic apple tarte tatin with caramelized autumn fruit atop buttery pastry. Um, yum.</i>Adapted from Annemarie …

Winning Pasta with Garlic, Lemon, Capers and Tuna

Even before I worked at <i>Cook's Illustrated</i>, one of my all-time favorite recipes from the magazine was a simple pasta dish ostensibly invented to make …

Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a few sheet pans with parchment paper.<p>In a bowl set over simmering water, melt the butter, 6 ounces of the …

LOST SPHEAR is an Action-Packed JRPG Filled with Lost Memories and Mech Suits

After spending the last decade or so moving away from its established footing in RPGs towards action-oriented combat games, Square Enix is at long …

Enix

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Experts take on B.C.'s housing-affordability crisis at annual UBCM

It’s not often that data about Metro Vancouver’s much-debated housing market can make a roomful of politicians gasp, but that’s just what happened …