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Tips for top nerd holiday gifts | Nov 25 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Buying holiday gifts for geeks is fraught, especially for the non-geeky. It's so very easy to buy not just the wrong thing, but precisely the wrong thing. Wayne MacPhail is here to help.
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Crossing the digital divide with free Wi-Fi in Vancouver's DTES | Nov 18 2015 | Alyse Kotyk | Residents in low-income neighbourhoods often have limited access to much-needed Internet services. One team in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is seeking to address this issue.
Vancouver group creates app to help refugees find services | Nov 18 2015 | Redeye Collective | A new app developed by the Vancouver organization PeaceGeeks, in partnership with the UNHCR, helps refugees in Jordan find information about the services they need to survive.
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After Paris, now comes the assault on privacy | Nov 18 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Having our eyes and hearts opened by the heinous attacks in Paris shouldn't also blind us to the more covert attacks on our civil liberties that may come as a second wave assault.
Photo: Flickr/sarah robertson
Of collaboration tools, pickles and underpants | Nov 11 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Don't put all your junk in one drawer. And the same goes for online material, too.
TPP brings draconian copyright laws to Canada | Nov 4 2015 | Redeye Collective | Under the recently finalized TPP trade deal, you could have your computer seized and destroyed if you use it to transfer tracks from a CD you bought to a smartphone you own.
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The promises and perils of sex with robots | Nov 4 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | There's a smell of robot sex in the autumn air -- the smell of WD-40 and brow sweat. Is it only a matter of time before an AI housed in humanoid armature will become sexually attractive to humans?
The TPP, Internet censorship, and Trudeau's first big test as prime minister | Nov 2 2015 | Digital Freedom Update, Meghan Sali | Although the previous government signed Canada on to the TPP, it will still need to be approved by the new Liberal government.
Photo: Staci Baird/flickr
Digitally native stories: Media-making for the Internet | Oct 28 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Readers today are mobile, visual, easily distracted but also can be rabidly engaged. To captivate them, organizations need to explore all the storytelling tools easily available.
Photo: Canada Science and Technology Museum/flickr
Science centres kindle passion for the natural world | Oct 21 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | What can science centres teach us? They convey the principles, wonder and realities of the natural world to a public often overwhelmed by the jargon, pace and detail of science and engineering.
Photo: Nathan Makan/flickr
Requiem for a laptop | Oct 14 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | It used to be the case folks thought laptops would become more and more like tablets. Now, though, Microsoft, Apple and Google seem to be betting on the opposite future. | Oct 13 2015 | a new hangout app which builds conversations on social media

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