Technology

Fired for tweets: cautionary tales

  Twitter can connect you to the world. But 140 characters can also result in  loss of face, or job for the irresponsible tweeter. Case in point, New York Democrat Anthony Weiner'...

British Columbia government says no to online voting in Vancouver

Vancouver citizens will not be able to vote online in this year’s municipal election after all. Ida Chong, provincial Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, has written to Mayor...

Open source city: the future of Vancouver’s urban landscape

When we talk about urban landscape, we usually think about grand 19th-century interventions like Frederick Law Olmsted’s Central Park or Haussmann’s epic re-engineering of the avenues and boulevards...

Reinventing the Media: Hacks/Hackers Comes to Vancouver

On Wednesday, June 1, Vancouver joins the likes of New York and Boston with the launch of its own chapter of Hacks/Hackers.

GrowLab accelerator launches to provide tech startups with funding and training

Prominent Canadian and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors today announced the launch of a new accelerator program based in Vancouver. GrowLab is a “startup boot camp” for entrepreneurs whose...

Sony reports online security breach, 2,000 Sony Ericsson Canada customers hit

There have been no reports of damage from the security breach, discovered Tuesday, and the server has been shut down, he said. An investigation was under way, and other details were not immediately...

Are algorithms blocking social change?

In 2003, PBS created a documentary called 'The Persuaders'. One chapter discusses "narrow-casting" (above). Politicians and advertisers were purchasing personal data via Acxiom Worldwide and...

TPad: a touchscreen with feeling

Researchers at UBC are working on the TPad -- a touchscreen technology you can feel.

Vancouver voters to get online choice this fall

Vancouver municipal election 2011: Is internet voting less secure than paper ballots? Suzanne Anton thinks so, but Andrea Reimer believes voter concerns can be resolved.

Research In Motion recalls 1,000 PlayBook devices due to faulty software

TORONTO - Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) is recalling about 1,000 of its PlayBook tablet devices that were shipped with a faulty operating system. The company, which is best known for its BlackBerry...