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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,

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.

Great Google juice tips from Michael Tippett

What's the question people are asking. Know what it is. Then own the answer. This advice comes from Michael Tippett, the man behind one of Vancouver's greatest internet business success stories. At W

A beloved novelist's list of tips for writing for the web

"Capture, capture, capture!" writes Ruth Ozeki in a blog post for the Hollyhock Writing for the Web workshop taking place this weekend on Cortes Island. "If you want to write, you should get into the...

How to promote a blog

Here's what we do every day at VO to connect stories and blogs with the specific audiences that care about them. Incidentally, or perhaps not so incidentally, going through these steps keeps our traf