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How driverless cars stand to disrupt Nova Scotia's highway mega-projects | Jun 23 2015 | Stephen Kimber | With self-driving cars on the horizon, "generational" highway mega-projects like the ones being planned in Nova Scotia may already be past their best-before dates.
Fierce Voices: Young women speak out | Jun 19 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Young women speak out about making the Internet a safe space for their voices.
New report shows Canada's wireless rates are (still) among the worst in the world | Jun 18 2015 | Laura Tribe | Canadians pay some of the highest telecom prices in the industrialized world.
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Making our masters: How to build a robot overlord | Jun 17 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | In all sorts of different, but related, fields, human beings have made incredible strides at putting ourselves out of a job at the top of the food chain, cognition-wise.
Cheap video and freeways: The new accomplices of #BlackLivesMatter | Jun 16 2015 | David Martinez | How structural/technological elements of the U.S. have aided the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Glancing at the future: A week with an Apple Watch | Jun 10 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | What's most exciting about the Apple Watch right now is not what it is, but what it could be. In the near future all phones will be smartphones. And, no doubt, all watches will be smartwatches.
Photo: Sundar Pichai, on stage. Credit: Maurizio Pesce/flickr
Google and the next billion users | Jun 3 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | What if the next billion Internet users don't own a computer? Those are the kind of questions that Google asked at its I/O conference keynote last week.
The future of the Internet is on the line | Jun 2 2015 | Digital Freedom Update, Meghan Sali | The Internet enables us to transcend our physical restrictions and travel the world. But now lobbyists for old media conglomerates have a plan to restrict where we travel online, by censoring links.
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The inevitable autonomous auto | May 27 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Humans are dreadful drivers. That's why companies like Google, Ford and Uber want cars to drive themselves. So, are autonomous autos inevitable?
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Test your skills: Play the Organizing Game | May 27 2015 | Use this great interactive game to see how good you are at recognizing issues that matter to people.
Periscope and Meerkat | May 21 2015 | Livestreaming and Bearing witness
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Why the World Wide Web is like an ice shelf | May 20 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | These days the World Wide Web looks a lot like Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf -- a large, open mass disintegrating at the edges because of human interference.

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