Technology

Looking back on Silk Road

On Oct. 1, FBI agents arrested Ross William Ulbricht at a public library in San Francisco. In a pair of unsealed court documents, police allege that Ulbricht is the man…

Fresh from above

The announcement by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos that his company is in the planning stages of “Prime Air” drone delivery has set off a broad debate. Many are vocally…

The will to game: Jumping in

Beta-culture has become an integral element of a large number of software products. From new combined services like Google+ and Minecraft, developers are releasing early, usually to test the waters…

Party games

There ain’t no party like a Mario party. At least, that’s what we used to say in the ’90s. Now it’s 2013, and although we may still break out the…

VicPD launches crime app

Want to fight crime using high-tech gadgets? Put away the cape and pull out your smartphone. The Victoria Police Department, working with Sunnyvale, Calif., startup MobilePD, has released Canada’s first…

CanAssist can assist you

UVic-based organization CanAssist has a growing reputation for excellence when it comes to providing assistance to people with disabilities. The group is notable not just for the quantity of cases…

Epiphany in empathy

Empathy games are a relatively new classification that has emerged from the expanding world of indie games. With a strong emphasis on mundane settings, these games are driven by strong…

Games for the bus

If a busy schedule has you on the go, you may feel relegated to the grind of Candy Crush Saga or one of the many Angry Birds clones. But transit…

A smartphone with exchangeable hardware

If you tell me that you’ve never complained about your phone, I’ll tell you that you’re lying. We’ve all had phones suddenly stop working or become painfully slow overnight for…

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