Since 1966, the community of Strathmore, Alberta, has presented an annual “Heritage Days Rodeo” on the August long weekend.
In 1985, the event came under the approval of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association. A few years later, World Pro Chuckwagon Racing was added to the weekend schedule.
One of the larger Canadian Pro Rodeos (featuring athletes from across North America), the Strathmore Stampede (which runs July 29-Aug. 1) provides a family-oriented weekend with children’s entertainment, a trade show, parade, fireworks, local entertainers and a special attraction: Running With the Bulls.
LETHBRIDGE, AB – Excitement is in the air as the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier takes over the ENMAX Centre.
The 93rd edition of the Canadian men’s curling championship will be played March 4 through 13, 2022 in Lethbridge. This makes Lethbridge just the fourth city that has hosted all four major Season of Champions events.
These events include the Tim Hortons Brier, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the World Men’s Championship, and the World Women’s Championship. Most recently, the ENMAX Centre played host to the 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship. Sweden’s Niklas Edin defeated Canada’s Kevin Koe to win the tournament.
This week’s event will not feature any international teams, though, as it will be a battle between teams from Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the defending champion Team Canada.
The Realme GT 2 series is here, and Realme’s YouTube livestream is just warming up now.
We actually know a bit about these devices already, since they launched in China a few months ago, and you can see our Realme GT 2 hub here for all the news. Saying that, they could have changed some specs for the international launch, so we might be going in blind.
Welcome to (the official) Day 1 of MWC 2022!
We’ve got a few reporters on the ground, a few in the cloud (well, remotely), ready to bring you all the news from this super-busy day of tech.
There’s not too long to wait before the events start either.
Well, that’s it for TechRadar for today.
Thanks for following along with the MWC 2022 announcements that we’ve already seen, and we’ll pick this live blog back up bright and early tomorrow morning ready for the busy day of fun.
Tomorrow, or Day 1 as we’ll call it, is looking a lot busier. There’s set to be launch events from:
Xiaomi / Pocophone
And maybe a few more brands besides. Each company could unveil multiple devices, and it could be a really busy couple of hours. So this is set to be the day when our coverage will really ramp up.
So what have we seen today, in day -1 of MWC?
Nope, it seems that’s it for the first pre-day of MWC. We’ll give brands a little more time before winding down this live blog for the day.
The very short Samsung event is over, and the laptops were the only products unveiled during it.
The pre-MWC day is nearly over, so if there’s more to come, we expect it to be along very shortly. Or maybe there isn’t.
Samsung’s event is for the Galaxy Book 2 Pro and Galaxy Book 2 Pro 5G – yep, those are some tongue-twister names.
Despute the ‘M’ in ‘MWC’ standing for ‘mobile’, lots of companies do show off their new laptops at the event, so this isn’t a huge surprise – but it does result in lots of mobile journalists having to work out lots of laptop specs!
Samsung’s event live stream has started, but we’re just seeing a looping animation of the Samsung MWC teaser at the moment. Expect the real deal to start in 10 minutes.
There’s about an hour to go until the next event: Samsung’s MWC event.
You can find a placeholder on YouTube here – it’s set to start 15 minutes before the event actually does, but there will probably be some pre-able footage beforehand. The real thing starts on the hour.
We don’t actually know what to expect from this event, so make sure to pay attention. Or not, that’s what this live blog is for after all.
TCL also showed off a few more gadgets as part of its MWC collection.
The most interesting is the one that’s depicted above, the TCL NxtPaper Max 10, which is a 10-inch Android tablet with an E-Ink screen (like a Kindle). However it seems like this device is only releasing in Asia.
There are also a few more Android tablets, including a re-release of the NxtPaper 10s which we saw at CES in January.
The NxtWear Air was shown off, and these are some smart glasses, though again we’ve already seen them. Finally there was a huge collection of audio products with loads of true wireless earbuds that you might see on store shelves or Amazon soon.
And there’s been another product launch, and this has brought us the first smartphones of MWC 2022.
This gadget has four speakers, a 8,800mAh battery life (26 hours of use, according to Huawei), IP67 resistance and costs €149 (around $170, £130 or AU$230, though availability hasn’t been confirmed yet).
We’ll have to test this out to see if Huawei can hold its own against Sonos or JBL, but it looks pretty neat.
So that Huawei event was surprisingly eventful.
Perhaps the biggest announcement was the Huawei MatePad Paper, a new E-Ink tablet-slash-ereader that’s coming to Euro soon.
It’s bigger and more powerful that the Amazon Kindle, which is the natural rival to any E-Ink device, and also comes with stylus support, video playback and handwriting recognition. Very nifty!