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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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Virtual Howard Rheingold underwhelms audience at Vidweek 2010

A virtual keynote speaker, a discussion on wireless health care and lots of statistics -- all part of the fun at Vidweek 2010 in Vancouver.

Google wave gets bigger

Just as it dominates the web, Google dominated the news in technology this week.

YMCA downtown has a new building, but same commitment to community

It may look completely different on the outside, but the newly reopened YMCA on Burrard Street retains the community ethos of the old facility.

TwitLit, dangerous older women, Pixar comes to town and more...

It's been a curious week in the tech world with Google worried about older women, a Twitter-based book club, Pixar animating Vancouverm free music from a Canadian folk-rock legend and more...

Is iPhone app to blame in Vancouver teen sexual assault case?

Is iPhone app Grindr to blame for an alleged sexual assault on a local teenage boy? It's not so simple.

Websites and tools make job search easier

If you're looking for a job, it’s heartening to know that technology can make the search a little easier. Back when I first entered the workforce, job hunting involved leafing through the help wanted...

"Second Childhood" juxtaposes the idyllic with the post-apocalyptic in a thriller set on Cortes Island, BC

Donna McMahon's new novel, Second Childhood, is worth a read, even if you're not a science fiction fan.

Don't look this up on Google... please

Is Google really a Green Giant? Probably not, but other search engines have the same problems.

Some app saved my life today

Can a smartphone health app really save your life? Dan Wooley thinks so.

Local students become smartphone app developers

The iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones have opened up a world of opportunity for students and other young software developers, like Ryan Cole, codeveloper of QuakeAware.