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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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One Book, One Vancouver loses its local connection

By going to the edge of the galaxy for the 2010 One Book, One Vancouver title, the Vancouver Public Library lost its local connection.

Just because something's on the internet doesn't make it true

Are acorns in Emery Barnes Park toxic for dogs? You won't find out by searching the Web.

Welcome to Coleman Country

I’m still waiting for Rich Coleman to get back to me. I was trying out the B.C. cabinet minister’s new iPhone app -- Coleman Country -- when I came across an option to “Message Rich” hidden in the “...

Rape, murder and web immorality

A videogame about the Dawson College shooting in 2006 caused controversy this week, as did Facebook images of a Pitt Meadows gang rape.

Buy a vowel or two for Pro Education Day

An education advocacy group is going virtual to raise real cash.

Hamlet's Blackberry

Why continuous electronic connectivity isn't a good thing...

Flow, a Vancouver public art piece, is named one of best in North America

Flow, a photo/media-based permanent piece installed at the new Mount Pleasant Community Centre, has been named one of the best public artworks in North America.

Apps for Climate Change: Get Your Vote On!

Find out how many flushes you can take with rainwater from your roof and other fascinating climate data thanks to the B.C. government's Apps for Climate Action contest.

iPad in-depth

The iPad is ideal for reading magazines, watching movies and many other activities. You can even tell the future or fly a plane.

iPad in-depth: portable productivity

Contrary to rumour, you can use the iPad for creativity and productivity.