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Here comes Parsey McParseface | May 25 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Google announced a lot of fascinating stuff at its annual I/O developers' conference but two things really jumped out: it's serious about VR and it's leveraging its natural language and search data.
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The Freewrite is not my type | May 18 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A boxy little word processor called the Freewrite promises to allow writers a laser focus on the craft of writing. Is it $750 well spent?
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A bad month for phonies and plagiarists | May 11 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Recent revelations of the misuse and alteration of images and plagiarism were enabled by journalists, photographers and academics using the search and collaboration capacities of the web.
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Ain't nothing like the real thing -- but virtual reality comes close | May 10 2016 | David Suzuki | We're just beginning to recognize virtual reality's potential. But as with all new technology, there will be unintended repercussions, the greatest of which will be further estrangement from nature.
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An elegy for computer languages past | May 4 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | A new TV show about the early days of the personal computer revolution evokes memories of Commodore 64s and the last time amateurs could bend a modern graphic user interface computer to their will.
All Canadians deserve affordable, high-speed Internet. Because it's 2016. | May 2 2016 | David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | We can either continue letting our market be regulated by high-cost telecom, or we can take action to ensure that all Canadians can participate in the social and economic benefits of the Internet.
John Nichols on the perils and opportunities of the next technological revolution | May 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine. He's the author, with Robert McChesney, of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy.
Robert McChesney on the fight against a jobless economy | May 2 2016 | Redeye Collective | Robert McChesney says a technological revolution in artificial intelligence is around the corner and we need to get ready to fight to expand democracy and ensure everyone benefits from the changes.
CauseSquare, more than a fundraising tool | May 1 2016 | Read Maher Arar's letter about what his new tool means for us.
What's yours is mine: Against the sharing economy | Apr 29 2016 | Redeye Collective | In his recent book, Tom Slee delivers a sharp critique of technology companies like Airbnb and Uber, arguing that these businesses damage rather than serve the interests of communities.
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Interacting with our devices: Some output on input | Apr 27 2016 | Wayne MacPhail | Right now there are a handful of ways to get our ideas out of our heads and into our computers. These are, of course, the limitations of our hands, our imaginations and our devices.
Who will win the digital revolution? | Apr 21 2016 | Victoria Fenner | A talk by Robert McChesney and John Nichols based on their book "People Get Ready - The Fight Against the Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy."

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