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E-Bike invention ‘The Caboost’ wins $1 5000 award at prestigious Vancouver Island competition

UVic student king of the hills The burning sensation in your quads, the gasping for air, and the lactic acid building in your legs: three feelings that cyclists in Victoria…

Hardware review: a full-service tablet

My first tablet, the HP Touchsmart Tx2, was a laptop that happened to have a touchscreen, exemplifying the pre-iPad tablet. Weighing about five pounds, it had Windows, a 12-inch screen,…

Waffles feed Superkids

On the evening of Sunday, Feb. 23, West Coast Waffles resounds with the clatter of plates, upbeat music, and children’s laughter. The atmosphere is energetic, hectic yet contented, and the…

Bringing the Internet to an offline generation

“Cyber-Seniors” is an inventive initiative for social change, making a strong impact through a deceptively simple idea. The documentary film of the same name, which played during this year’s Victoria…

A toast to the Urban Dirty

Urban Dirty: A glass of Hoyne’s Dark Matter with a drop shot of bourbon (because it rhymes with urban). In the UVic Urban Development Club, it’s said that if you…

The cyberbirds and the cyberbees

Cybersex may be a taboo subject for some, but in academic circles, no issue is off the table. Post-Doctoral Fellow Krystelle Shaughnessy, of the Department of Psychology and the Centre…

Will to game: Multi-touch

Playing games is a great way to share experiences with your partner, possibly while gaining experience points. Video games in particular can be an important part of any relationship; they…

Bitcoin 101

Imagine this: you’re shopping online for a new Hello Kitty iPhone cover. You go to pay the merchant, but rather than giving them a credit card number, you transfer money…

Enternships may be the new internships

In today’s still-shaky economic climate, it’s no surprise that recent graduates are sometimes struggling to land their dream job, and that a degree isn’t necessarily the golden ticket that it…