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Terry Lavender

Terry Lavender is a Vancouver-based video game researcher with a skeptical fascination with technology.

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3D comes home

3D is coming home, bringing new educational and entertainment possibilities.

Ayogo and Buyatab get good news for the holidays

Ayogo's Michael Fergusson and's Matias Marquez both have something to celebrate this holiday season.

The Artificial Ape: a book for the technological beast in all of us

Was the baby sling the first invention? British archaeologist Timothy Taylor thinks so.

Is the HP Store hip enough for Vancouver?

Hewlett-Packard has just opened its first Canadian store, here in Vancouver. But can it make a go of it?

Dragon dictation is a drag

"Catherine send me clumsy mobile phone"? You get what you paid for with Nuance Communication's free iPad transcription app. Or maybe it just doesn't understand Canadian accents.

Holiday shopping online? Have fun, and caveat emptor

It's caveat emptor when shopping online this holiday season.

Trudeau Stories reminds us of the former leader's unmatched legacy

Halfway through watching Brooke Johnson’s Trudeau Stories at Presentation House, I wondered whether such a play could have been written and performed with regard to any other Canadian prime minister...

Microsoft's Kinect shakes up the video game market, but at what price?

Microsoft's Kinect kicks some life into the video game industry, but will privacy pay the price? (Photo courtesy Microsoft Corp.)

Christmas catalogue shopping goes high tech

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Sears Wishbook and Nieman Marcus come to the iPad.

Goodbye, telephone

Times are tough. We had to let our butler go yesterday. Well, he wasn't really our butler. "He" was a pleasant, cultured British voice that prompted callers to our land line to leave a message....