"Ubiquitous computing" imagines a world in which computers are not front and centre in our lives, but become, like motors, the invisible engines of modern life.
One of the great mistakes of using a smartphone for video or stills is to treat it like a point-and-shoot camera. Wayne MacPhail is here with a few tips to get your results to shine.
The untimely transformation of Wayne MacPhail's MacBook Pro into a brain-addled MacBook Pro pushed to the fore a decision he had been toying with for some time: getting rid of his laptop altogether.
We are nearing the end of 2015. And, most days, after decades of innovation, our technology balances on a knife-edge between magical and maddening.
In a way, a tablet paper is the return of the morning paper you took in off the porch. It's self-sufficient and you spend time with it, one-on-one, says Rick Salutin.
If you want to imagine the future of personal computing you could do worse than watch The Grand Budapest Hotel, which envisions how digital assistants may deliver information in the near future.
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.
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.
Last week the Internet lost its shit over Peeple. And, last week Peeple was, according to the two Calgary-based women who came up with idea, a "Yelp for people." That all changed over the weekend.
Isn't it time that we come to understand smartphones and their use in social situations as a part of the social fabric, not a tear in it?