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Ubuntu: a computer operating system built around community

It's a South African word that means "humanity to others", and no, it's not "vulvuzela".

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.

Is the Internet changing how we think?

Nicholas Carr argues in a compelling new book that the Internet is changing the way we think.

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.

Is iPhone app to blame in Vancouver teen sexual assault case?

Is iPhone app Grindr to blame for an alleged sexual assault on a local teenage boy? It's not so simple.

Kickoff to Junos: Kei and Amalia's video takes you to Ruckus on the Edge

Today, I am reminded that things never really work out the way you thought they would. I arrived here in St. John’s Monday afternoon--a nice sunny day. The next day, rain. The following day, more...

Tyrannical Email

Feeling intimidated but strangely attracted to your inbox? Don't worry, you're not the only one.

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?