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ROGERS - How the Yahoo hack freed me

September
25
,
2016
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IT HAS BEEN a glorious morning of liberation, all started by a massive hacking of Yahoo accounts that came to light last week. In 2014, information was stolen from 500 million Yahoo accounts. I'd say that's pretty much all of them,...

Woodstoves must meet EPA standards

September
23
,
2016
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New standards for wood-burning stoves should mean a substantial reduction in emissions and the harmful particulate that goes with them. The province announced the new requirements on Thursday, Sept. 22. Wood burning appliances, such as wood...

ROGERS - The drive toward driverless cars

August
21
,
2016
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UBER HAS BEEN testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. The goal is simple: You open the Uber app on your phone, summon a car and it takes you where you want to go. Everything is automated. This got me thinking about the high price of owning...

ROGERS - Olympics tape delays relic of past

August
7
,
2016
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WHILE CANADIANS watched the Olympic opening ceremonies live on TV and swapped reactions on Twitter, Americans seethed as they waited for NBC's notorious tape delay. Commentary, pictures, even the occasional video were all there under the...

ROGERS - The augmentation of our reality

July
24
,
2016
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WHILE PLAYING Pokemon Go out in the neighbourhood recently — for research purposes only, of course — I confirmed that this is more that just a game. It's the gateway drug to augmented reality. I've had experience with AR...

ROGERS - Pokemon Go heading north

July
13
,
2016
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NINTENDO’S Pokemon Go isn't officially available in Canada, but that hasn't stopped Canadians from joining what has become a worldwide craze. A tweet from Chad Harris of CFJC-TV shows a picture of the back of a pickup truck at...

ROGERS - How the 'old press' won Brexit

June
26
,
2016
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ROBERT COLVILE has written an excellent essay about the role of the media in the British referendum on membership in the European Union. The way he sees it, newspapers — the old media — were the clear winners. Tabloids and...

ROGERS - Taking flyers from newspapers

June
12
,
2016
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NEWSPAPERS took a hit when they lost a big part of their revenue from classified ads to websites like Kijiji and craigslist. They still have flyers to support them, but it's just a matter of time before the Internet figures out a way to...

ROGERS - Webmasters build their own sites

May
29
,
2016
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THE WORD "webmaster" seems hopelessly old-fashioned. It brings back memories of under-construction GIFs, visitor counters and "enter" links you had to click on just to get past the home page. Plus, the idea of one person...

Sustainable energy group offers Case for Hope

May
16
,
2016
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Changing to a low-carbon economy may not be as drastic or distant as you might think, says the  Kamloops chapter of B.C. Sustainable Energy Association. Wednesday, May 25, the group hosts a showing of recent videos called Clean Energy and...