Technology

  • Rewriting the code

    Recent allegations of harassment and abuse in the gaming industry raise questions about how this reflects on Winnipeg’s local gaming industry and culture.

  • Automation gets checked out

    Some retail stores are fulfilling requests from patrons that demand an easier shopping experience.

  • Mining the craft

    Major Canadian software developer Ubisoft, the company behind hits like the Assassin’s Creed franchise, recently opened an office in Winnipeg. 

  • The fight for safety under censorship

    Since its advent, the internet has been a key resource for keeping sex workers safe, a venue for hearing their opinions on policy and a tool for making money.

  • Crypto-currencies: Cryptic or Critical?

    Winnipeg’s crypto-community covets a currency, and Bitcoin Teller Machines (BTMs) are popping up around the city.

  • Video games are also art

    Video games are a big deal to Canadians, but why should players pause to take in the artistic elements?

  • Hitting puberty in the advent of instant messaging

    Instant Messaging (IMing) is a popular, inexpensive way to keep in touch with friends. But it wasn’t so long ago that online communication was exciting and new, leaving lasting impressions on those who engaged with it.

  • Building a brand online

    Through trial and error, local brands learn how to engage an online audience without being annoying.

  • Gimli model festival

    August 12 to 14: Flying high, but small

  • Old computers, new life

    Computer Refurb Festival offers deals and information

  • In with the new

    Technology is changing the university

  • ELECTRIFYING THE CUBE

    August 13th-16 2015 Various venues downtown Advanced full festival passes are $75, outdoor concerts at the Cube are free

  • Up All Night: Insomnia and the internet

    I’ve always had mixed feelings about The Uniter’s regular Up All Night column. On one hand, I like reading about the after-dark Winnipeg experience. But as a lifelong insomniac, the words “up all night” rarely hold positive connotations. When you have a sleep disorder, being up all night isn’t a choice you make, it’s just a thing that happens.

  • Gamification

    Have you ever wondered, “what if life were more like a video game?"

  • It takes two to Scissr

    Anyone who says dating is easy and stress-free is lying to you. If it was a walk in the park, most dating and hookup apps wouldn’t exist.

  • Hacking is the best medicine

    The concept of “hacking” might not seem to have anything to do with getting a broken arm casted or blood transfused. But that assumption’s been mightily challenged as of late in the form of Hacking Health meet-ups, events that combine frontline healthcare professionals with designers and engineers to create technology-based solutions to pressing needs in doctor’s offices and emergency rooms. The event, which started in Montreal in 2012 and has made a dozen stops in other cities, has now finally arrived on the banks of Winnipeg.

  • Beware of Upgrades Unknown

    It’s that time of year again! The release of the new iPhone 6 has people clamoring to own the newest thing in technology. But with new technology comes new problems and pressure on people who want to keep their old devices.

  • Club connections

    A social media app aimed at students is coming to a university near you. No, this is a new one. 

  • Stop swimming against the stream

    I question some of my friends’ sanity when I hear they live in a crummy bachelor pad, infested with bedbugs and newly divorced husbands, but they’re still paying for cable.

  • Critical Hit with Drew Nordman

    From iconic science fiction novels like H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, to classic campy cartoons like The Jetsons, modern popular culture has been obsessed with the idea of the future for over a century.

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