Technology

  • On the rise of online scams

    Pyramid schemes, grifting and scams have been ingrained into our economy, culture and social imaginary far longer than dial-up.

  • Be charitable, save food, eat good

    The Too Good to Go app launched in the Toronto metropolitan area last summer and was recently introduced in Montreal and Vancouver. Now, Too Good to Go is up and running in cities across Canada, including Winnipeg.

  • Time to Renterii!

    Renterii, a new item-rental app from a Winnipeg tech startup, all began with a simple mission: to rent a kayak. Launched in summer 2021 by Jordan Smith, Dennis Cheong and Dany Cheong, it is an app where individuals and businesses can list, discover and rent out items.

  • Getting active for a good cause

    Virtual 5Ks and other races have become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ability for runners to socially distance, choose their own locations and participate at their own pace have made them an attractive option for beginners and seasoned runners alike.

  • Favourite local social media presence

    1. wpg_affirmations
    2. Winnipeg Wildin
    3. Faceplam / mbpolidragrace (tie)

  • Favourite local podcast

    1. Witchpolice Radio
    2. Bikini Drive-In
    3. One Great History

  • True crime, but make it moral

    Girl, You Haven’t Heard?? is a multifaceted true-crime and Black-history project from creator Jayda Hope. It includes a podcast, YouTube videos and a Patreon.

  • Winnipeg Twitter hates itself

    What are the rules of creating humour from Winnipeg? A tweet from the account @MasonDRM sums it up nicely: “You are only allowed to make fun of Winnipeg if you are from Winnipeg, anybody else & we’ll fight you & steal your bike.”

  • Freedom of information at risk with Bill 49

    Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been roundly criticized by the opposition, local news media and community activists alike. But beyond the pandemic response itself, Pallister’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government has also been accused of using the pandemic as cover to push through anti-democratic legislation.

  • Winnipeg’s Twitch community hop back online

    ‘Fantastic’ and ‘supportive’ streaming community stays strong during COVID

  • Protest, Activism, Whimsy and Self-Care

    University of Manitoba’s School of Art presents exhibit within Animal Crossing

  • Bringing the polls to the people

    New polling software doubles as market-research tool and social app

  • Privacy in the age of COVID-19

    A balancing act for universities and other institutions

  • The antisocial dilemma

    Social media algorithms aren’t mysterious, scheming voices instructing us to do this or that. They aren’t telling us anything new or introducing brand-new behaviours or ideas from scratch.

  • Virtually yours

    The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, like many summer festivals, is moving online to help protect Winnipeggers from COVID-19. But unlike many other fests, Fringe will be free for all.

  • The festival circuit

    Despite the cancellation of many Manitoban summer festivals, Gimli Film Festival (GFF) will still go ahead online.

  • Merging mindsets

    The digital and creative arts are merging.

  • Journalist Jacques Marcoux to give talk on campus

    On Jan. 29 from 12:20 to 2:30 p.m., the University of Winnipeg’s (U of W) Centre for Access to Information and Justice (CAIJ) is hosting CBC journalist Jacques Marcoux, who will talk about “data science in Canadian newsrooms.”

  • Welcome to the gamer’s den

    For many gamers, it’s important to have a space to settle down and get comfortable before diving headfirst into a video game. Ryland Bird has just that space.

  • Social games for social good

    On Nov. 2, two fundraisers for children’s charities will happen with very different types of activities at their centres: Lee-Ann’s 5th Annual Pool Tournament to benefit Snowflake Place children’s advocacy centre and the Extra-Life Charity Marathon (a worldwide gaming marathon fundraiser for local children’s charities), in which Ctrl V Virtual Reality (VR) will take part.

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