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CHI: Computer-Human Interaction shows stunning uses of interface technology

Coco the Therapy Robot was one of the stars of the 29th annual Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2011) conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Google, Groupon and 3D glasses: technology in 2010

Put on your 3-D glasses for a skewed look back at the year in technology.

Tech toys for the holidays

A solar-powered crank-operated radio? It's just one of the nifty gadgets you can get your loved ones this holiday season.

3D comes home

3D is coming home, bringing new educational and entertainment possibilities.

Ayogo and Buyatab get good news for the holidays

Ayogo's Michael Fergusson and's Matias Marquez both have something to celebrate this holiday season.

The Artificial Ape: a book for the technological beast in all of us

Was the baby sling the first invention? British archaeologist Timothy Taylor thinks so.

Is the HP Store hip enough for Vancouver?

Hewlett-Packard has just opened its first Canadian store, here in Vancouver. But can it make a go of it?

Dragon dictation is a drag

"Catherine send me clumsy mobile phone"? You get what you paid for with Nuance Communication's free iPad transcription app. Or maybe it just doesn't understand Canadian accents.

Microsoft's Kinect shakes up the video game market, but at what price?

Microsoft's Kinect kicks some life into the video game industry, but will privacy pay the price? (Photo courtesy Microsoft Corp.)

Christmas catalogue shopping goes high tech

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Sears Wishbook and Nieman Marcus come to the iPad.