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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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Cetaceans in captivity: an SFU researcher may have a solution

Virtual belugas like these may one day replace captive belugas at the Vancouver Aquarium, according to an SFU researcher.

West End fireworks are not just in the sky this summer

The fireworks over the West End this summer aren't just those set off in the Celebration of Light. (Photo courtesy of Telemark Systems' Live Kat Kam).

Digital media students want to raise your carbon consciousness

Carbon Chaos is a fun and free iPhone game designed to raise environmental awareness.

Ubuntu: a computer operating system built around community

It's a South African word that means "humanity to others", and no, it's not "vulvuzela".

Ayogo Games wants to change the world, one healthy step at a time

HealthSeeker, a new Facebook app produced by Ayogo Games, uses social networks and instant gratification to encourage healthy behaviour.

NFB Films for iPad and Canada Day

Richard Condie's "The Big Snit" is one of many NFB productions, famous and obscure, available through the new NFB iPad app.

Is the Internet changing how we think?

Nicholas Carr argues in a compelling new book that the Internet is changing the way we think.

The iPad: a computer for the rest of us

Everything seems so much easier to do -- and to look at -- on the iPad.

Keeping up with technology: mainstream media does a pretty good job

In my last column I discussed some of the many podcasts available that can help keep you up-to-date on technology-related news. But of course, there are other ways to keep informed. A note of caution...

Having trouble keeping up with technology? Podcasts can help

Keeping up with news in the world of technology is difficult, but a number of tech news podcasts have sprung up to help make sense of what's going on in the world of Twitter, Facebook, Google, Apple,