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Why is good interface so hard? | Apr 15 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Why do so many pieces of software leave us lost, frustrated and railing at their arcane and ugly buttons, choices and placements? Wayne MacPhail presents four reasons.
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Bearing witness: A brief history of livestreaming | Apr 8 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Easy, mobile, live and social video streaming is a remarkable tool for journalists or anyone who can say, "I was there, you weren't. This is what I saw."
How the Digital Privacy Act S-4 could bring copyright trolls to Canada | Apr 2 2015 | Digital Freedom Update, Meghan Sali, Steve Anderson | Any extension of powers for ISPs to voluntarily make warrantless disclosures of private information would be exposing Canadians to great risk, and undermining our domestic democratic process.
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Virtual or augmented: Pick your reality | Apr 1 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | How would you like your reality: virtual or augmented? You'll be choosing sides soon. There are projects in the works which promise to change the world as we experience it.
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Why the Crull controversy is a symptom of Bell Media's bad bundles bet | Mar 27 2015 | Michael Geist | The furor over Bell Media President Kevin Crull's banning of CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais from CTV news coverage following the pick-and-pay decision made for a remarkable news day yesterday.
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Tapping on the window of invisible touch | Mar 25 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | The transmitted haptic sensations available in the upcoming Apple Watch bring, literally, high touch to high tech. And they open the door to some fascinating futures.
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I am the 1%: How tech nerds can save the world | Mar 18 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | I line up for smartphones on launch day. I listen to gadget podcasts. I know the speed of my SSD drive. I am the one per cent. That is‚ the one per cent of people who are tech nerds.
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Watch this: Apple delivers a smartwatch with function and style | Mar 11 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | After months of speculation, Apple's Watch is finally on the catwalk and ready for its closeup. Although Apple has always been about elegance, now it's about elegance, fashion and actions.
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Meerkat | Mar 11 2015 | expand number of people watching your events on twitter
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Payphones are still needed in Canada | Mar 5 2015 | Celia Sankar | CRTC wants to give the go ahead to telephone companies to rip out the last payphones in Canada. But wait. What about universal access?
Hope springs municipal: How small towns are driving Canada's digital future | Mar 4 2015 | Cynthia Khoo, Digital Freedom Update, Steve Anderson | Communities across Canada are leading the way when it comes to Internet access, through the development of municipal broadband networks which recognize that Internet access is an essential service.
Meghan Sali wants to take your voices to Ottawa. Lend her your words | Mar 3 2015 | Eva Prkachin | Our own Meghan Sali has been invited to present the pro-Internet community’s concerns about the government's new anti-privacy Bill S-4. What should she say?

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Conservatives wants consumers to choose which TV channels to subscribe to. Mórríghain said... At first blush I am pleased, our household has wanted this for years. I can live with the CBC...
Women in tech: Gender parity or forced quotas? Kaitlin McNabb said... I think both blogs are constructed well and ultimately end on the point that women centred...
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