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Windows 8 preview downloadable tonight

Curious about Microsoft's brand-new Windows 8? You can download a Windows 8 preview starting 8 p.m. Pacific Time from the Microsoft developer website. The latest version of Windows looks to be a...

Lots of free WiFi everywhere, but should you partake?

So, Mac user, you like YouTube, huh?

Apple's iPad receives glowingly positive reviews

You might have been wondering if anything interesting has been going on in the tech-o-sphere. One word: iPad.

While in Vancouver Enjoy the Olympics with a Cup of Coffee

Trust me, the buzz you get from caffeine isn't half as great as the buzz you'll get from the people hanging out at Vancouver's awesome coffee shops. (photo by Danny Robinson of Bootup Labs)

Confessions of an Olympic Curmudgeon

Welcome World to Vancouver!

Why Tweet? I'll Tell You How to Make Use of This Fun and Powerful Tool

When Twitter started out, even geeks didn't know what to do with it. When I first tried using it in January 2007, I didn't see the point. Then came the SXSW music, film, and interactive festival and

Canwest's Future Buyer Has an Opportunity to Innovate, But Will They Take It?

Yeah, we get it, newspapers as we know them are in trouble. Just like the advent of the telegraph changed how news was gathered, transmitted and reported, the Internet has done the same for papers. On

All About Getting Your Home Office Set Up (So You Can Stay Home During the 2010 Winter Games)

In part 1 of the Vancouver Observer Telelympics Tutorial, I talked about setting the stage for working at home during the Olympic games. Here in part 2 we're going to roll up our sleeves and get stuff

I Have a Great New Computer! Now What?

Did you get a spiffy new computer? Nice new MacBook, netbook, iMac, Windows laptop or desktop? Not an uncommon gift for Christmas, or a post-Christmas Boxing Day gift, these days. Of course when you g

Phishing: How to Avoid Getting Hooked

What would you do if you got an email that went something like this: "From American Express Cards: Warning your account has been compromised, click this link right away to verify your card and reacti
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