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A Vancouver company that creates customized 3D printed insoles has reached more than double its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 US with 15 days left in its Kickstarter campaign. Wiivv, started in 2014 with headquarters in Vancouver and research and…
A Vancouver company that creates customized 3D printed insoles has reached more than double its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 US with 15 days left in its Kickstarter campaign. Wiivv, started in 2014 with headquarters in Vancouver and research and development and manufacturing in San Diego, is the creator of BASE, 3D printed insoles customized for…
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Coquitlam-based Finger Food Studios has developed an educational app using the robotic Sphero — creator of the BB-8 of Star Wars fame — for kids to learn to code. Finger Food donated 150 Spheros to the Coquitlam school district, along with the company’s…
Coquitlam-based Finger Food Studios has developed an educational app using the robotic Sphero — creator of the BB-8 of Star Wars fame — for kids to learn to code. Finger Food donated 150 Spheros to the Coquitlam school district, along with the company’s expertise to train students and teachers, who in turn train others to…
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When Greg Caws was asked to organize the B.C. Tech Summit, that first thing he did was bring together people from the diverse sectors in which technology plays a role. Since technology touches almost all aspects of our lives, that’s a lot of people.…
When Greg Caws was asked to organize the B.C. Tech Summit, that first thing he did was bring together people from the diverse sectors in which technology plays a role. Since technology touches almost all aspects of our lives, that’s a lot of people. “There has never been anything like this before — clean technology…
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Vancouver’s BuildDirect is walking the talk when it comes to work-life balance, joining a handful of companies worldwide that are offering employees unlimited vacation time. It’s a move that Heidi Rolston, the company’s vice-president people, admits…
Vancouver’s BuildDirect is walking the talk when it comes to work-life balance, joining a handful of companies worldwide that are offering employees unlimited vacation time. It’s a move that Heidi Rolston, the company’s vice-president people, admits prompts a lot of comments about how it can’t be done. But such arguments are nothing new for the…
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LAS VEGAS – Reading through hundreds of emails on the flight to Las Vegas for the giant Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week, all promising the best and brightest in new technologies, I figured I should be able to find at least 10 that would…
LAS VEGAS - Reading through hundreds of emails on the flight to Las Vegas for the giant Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week, all promising the best and brightest in new technologies, I figured I should be able to find at least 10 that would improve life in some way. But it’s a tough choice…
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Las Vegas, Nevada – Parrot, a pioneer in the creation of quadcopter drones, showed off its first fixed-wing drone at a Consumer Electronics Show preview in Las Vegas. The new Disco drone, still in the project stage, is slated for release later this year…
Las Vegas, Nevada - Parrot, a pioneer in the creation of quadcopter drones, showed off its first fixed-wing drone at a Consumer Electronics Show preview in Las Vegas. The new Disco drone, still in the project stage, is slated for release later this year although the company hasn’t specified a date. It’s driven by a…
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Will Uber finally get a green light in BC? It would appear so from our Vancouver Sun story today on a change of heart in Victoria about the controversial ride-sharing service. Our journalists Rob Shaw and Chuck Chiang document the reversal is this story.…
Will Uber finally get a green light in BC? It would appear so from our Vancouver Sun story today on a change of heart in Victoria about the controversial ride-sharing service. Our journalists Rob Shaw and Chuck Chiang document the reversal is this story. In it, Transportation Minister Todd Stone changes his tune from his…
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A small gaming studio in Qualicum on Vancouver Island is making big waves with its new virtual game, one of a handful of games developed to mark the launch of HTC’s new Vive VR headset this April. In an immensely realistic immersive gaming experience with…
A small gaming studio in Qualicum on Vancouver Island is making big waves with its new virtual game, one of a handful of games developed to mark the launch of HTC’s new Vive VR headset this April. In an immensely realistic immersive gaming experience with none of the awkwardness or dizzy moments that have marked…
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Premier Christy Clark announced that computer coding will become part of BC’s school’s curriculum, starting this September. However, the news didn’t come attached with a budget or detailed plans of how that would work. For those who imagine a coding camp…
Premier Christy Clark announced that computer coding will become part of BC's school's curriculum, starting this September. However, the news didn't come attached with a budget or detailed plans of how that would work. For those who imagine a coding camp in every classroom, that's not going to happen. Here is the story I wrote…
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Do you find sitting at a desk a pain? Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Vancouver’s Hootsuite, shares your pain. Together with designers, he has launched Oristand — a cardboard, collapsible standup desk solution that won’t strain your back or bank account.…
Do you find sitting at a desk a pain? Ryan Holmes, founder and CEO of Vancouver’s Hootsuite, shares your pain. Together with designers, he has launched Oristand — a cardboard, collapsible standup desk solution that won’t strain your back or bank account. At $25US, the Oristand is simple and more affordable than buying a sit/stand…
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LAS VEGAS — In a move to stem falling subscriber numbers, Shaw Communications has announced FreeRange TV, an app that untethers subscriber content from home TVs and makes it available on any mobile device. Taking a lead from the music industry, the…
LAS VEGAS — In a move to stem falling subscriber numbers, Shaw Communications has announced FreeRange TV, an app that untethers subscriber content from home TVs and makes it available on any mobile device. Taking a lead from the music industry, the FreeRange TV app also lets users download content to watch offline. “It’s really…
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Every year, photography enthusiast and award-winning teacher Peter Vogel puts together a survey of digital cameras available in Greater Vancouver with their street pricing, features and his recommendations. If you’re shopping for a camera, either for you…
Every year, photography enthusiast and award-winning teacher Peter Vogel puts together a survey of digital cameras available in Greater Vancouver with their street pricing, features and his recommendations. If you’re shopping for a camera, either for you or the shutterbug on your list, Vogel’s digital camera web site vandigicams is a good place to start.…
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Digital Life Writer, The Vancouver Sun, Postmedia News
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I write, work and play in technology. I walk that fine balance between owning and being owned by tech. You can find me at The Vancouver Sun and Postmedia News, where I write on Digital Life.
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I once went on a six-week digital detox and survived. Barely.
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Was Canada a ‘bargaining chip’ for Verizon-Vodafone deal?
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Analysts say renewed talks between the two giant telecoms cast doubt on Verizon coming to Canada

HootSuite investment breaks Canadian record for privately-held tech comp...
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The US$165 million HootSuite raised from investors this week marks the largest private placement for a privately-held tech company in Canada

An app a day keeps the doctor away: UBC’s eHealth Strategy Office launch...
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Take two apps and call me in the morning. Dr. Kendall Ho, an emergency room physician at Vancouver General Hospital and director of the Univ

Recon Jet demo (with video) | Vancouver Sun
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I recently had a chance to try out the Recon Jet, the new wearable computer technology from Vancouver's Recon Instruments. Pre-orders starte

Hang up on phone spoofing scam artists | Vancouver Sun
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Telus is warning customers to hang up on scam artists who are spoofing phone numbers to make it appear as if calls promising prizes.

Google Glass worries privacy commissioners across Canada, globally | Van...
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Privacy commissioners across Canada join global colleagues in raising concerns over Google Glass.

Twitter opening ‘global centre of excellence’ in Vancouver | Vancouver Sun
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Twitter is opening a new 'centre of excellence in Vancouver,' calling for computer science grads from a top 100 university.

Gift guide: Father’s Day tech gadgets any dad would love | Vancouver Sun
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Is your dad a travel dad? A time-strapped dad? A sporty dad? An armchair sports dad? Whatever description fits we’re pretty sure the dad in

Tech Toys: Five must-have tech travel gadgets to take along on your travels
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Frightened by the horror stories of $30,000 wireless roaming bills? There’s a solution for that. Kids fighting over the one Internet connect

Move over Google Glass, check out Vancouver’s Recon Instruments Jet | Va...
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Move over Google Glass. Vancouver has its own wearable computer technology. Recon Instruments today announced its new Recon Jet sunglasses.

NDP 57 seats, Liberals 20 in Sauder School’s BC Election Market | Vancou...
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Following televised leaders debate in BC's election, NDP ranked at 57 seats, Liberals at 20 in Sauder School's Election Predictions Market

HootSuite: Inside the Owl’s Nest Where Business is Booming | Vancouver Sun
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Today HootSuite hosted a press tour of its new Mount Pleasant office and the company’s first quarter news was as bright as the photos of the

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There is the Amanda Todd that the world came to know. That is the Amanda who was harassed, stalked and bullied in an ordeal that started in

Ready to rant at your cell phone company? The CRTC wants to hear from yo...
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Ready to hang up on your cell phone company? Tired of cell phone 'bill shock'? Fed up with finding out that your neighbor is paying less and

Twitter co-founder in Vancouver to launch Square, mobile credit card pay...
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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was in Vancouver Wednesday to mark the Canadian launch of his mobile payments service Square, a system that g

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Technology, science, business, blogs and columns, blogs, gaming, multimedia, technology, twitter, popular news, personal tech, tech biz, int

#ifihadglass I wouldn’t be living in Canada: Google Project Glass expand...
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Want to try Google Glass? All you have to do is move to the United States, write a 50-word pitch on why you should be allowed to join the Gl

Canadian company has files on one million illegal downloaders: Crackdown...
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If you’re watching an illegally downloaded movie, someone could be watching you. A forensic software company has collected files on a millio

Don’t let Stephen Harper creep your emails: Liberals launch petition aga...
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The Liberal party has joined the growing chorus of opposition to the Conservative government’s online surveillance bill with an online petit

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