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I spy with my little ISP

4 minute read

This week’s CBC tech column and podcast is all about lawful access legislation. The podcast features a special extended interview with Tamir Israel of CIPPIC...

Google, PittPatt, and facial recognition

3 minute read

This week’s CBC Radio tech column is all about Google’s aquisition of PittPatt, a facial recognition company. It’s online now in written and audio form [mp3 ...

Free DIY PVR workshop

1 minute read

As a follow-up to my piece, Your PVR is an insomniac, Ushnish from Free Geek Toronto email to let me know about a free workshop on building a Linux-based PVR:

Tracking down your wayward gadgets

4 minute read

This week, my CBC tech column (and podcast) is about how to track and recover lost or stolen gadgets. There’s a copy at cbc.ca/tech/ and one below, for poste...

The very first eBook

2 minute read

Yesterday, July 4, 2011, the digital book community celebrated the 40th anniversary of the eBook. According to most accounts, July 4, 1971 is the date Projec...

Your PVR is an insomniac

4 minute read

This week, my CBC tech column (and podcast) is about a new study from the NRDC that looks at electricity of use of set-top boxes. A copy is up at cbc.ca/tech...