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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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Computing Contemplation

Meditation on a Mac. Is it possible?

Nexus One: Welcome to the Googlesphere

With the launch of the Nexus One, Google is entering yet another market. Should we be worrying?

Be Good for Goodness Sake!

You'd better watch out -- especially when surfing at work. You-know-who knows when you've been good or bad -- and I'm not talking about Santa!

Silent Night, Anybody?

Silence is now a privilege, not a right, says a local acoustic researcher. How is noise affecting us?

Not Waving But Drowning

A woman tweets while her son drowns in a swimming pool, but I'm not going to judge her.

Vision Vancouver Shows Lack of Vision for the West End

Last night, Vancouver City Council voted 6-2 in favour of a 22-storey highrise at Bidwell and Davie. The 210-foot, 20-storey building will have 49 rental housing units and 98 condos. The developers... Lets You Give the Gift of Fine Dining This Season

Stuck for a gift idea? Why not pick up the tab at a local restaurant? Two enterprising students have just made it easy for you.

Tech Toys for Christmas? Sorry, You're in the Wrong Place

Lists of gadgets to give for Christmas are proliferating. Is that a good thing?

Join a Facebook Group and Save the World!

It's easy to register your opinion on the Internet. But does it do any good?

Shameless Self-Promotion

Warning: shameless self-promotion ahead!