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Wayne MacPhail | Google will be using a new text message standard to create a new messaging service. Problem is, the new standard is not end-to-end encrypted.
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Wayne MacPhail | Hearing aid companies are in a classic disruption space. They are incumbents in an industry that offers a high-cost product and are dependent on that high cost and the business models that support it.
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Wayne MacPhail | When most of us think of augmented reality, thanks to Google, we think of dorky glasses. But what about the other senses? What if they were augmented and all those augmentations worked in concert?
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Wayne MacPhail | The most powerful battalions battling against Trump's frightening presidency -- fuelled by the hard work of the press -- are fighting it out on social media.
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Wayne MacPhail | If all you do is consider AirPods earphones, you limit your ability to think expansively about what they could be, and what they presage.
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Wayne MacPhail | At first blush Pokemon GO looks like a simple, engaging and remarkably social pastime. But below the surface are deep levels of complexity, intention and future prospects.
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Wayne MacPhail | When we head out on vacation with our smartphones, tablets, cameras and radios we find recharging them daily more challenging than keeping deer flies at bay. Here's advice about how to cope.
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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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Wayne MacPhail | A few columns back I promised to report on my progress using a tablet as my main computer. I'm happy to say that so far it has been a successful experiment.
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Wayne MacPhail | Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?
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Wayne MacPhail | "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.
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Wayne MacPhail | 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.