From the category archives:

Cool

A friend of a friend found an old newspaper inside the wall of a house he was renovating -- not an uncommon thing to find, since many people used them for insulation. But this one is really old: it's a copy of The Globe (a newspaper published in Toronto) from February, 1864. That's three years…
I got an iPhone recently (no, not one of the fancy new ones) and so I asked people on Twitter and at work to tell me their absolute must-have favourite apps (I got an iPhone in part because the paper I work for has its own shiny new iPhone app, which was kind of my…

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I guess I am getting soft in my old age, but as soon as I saw the video of Capucine -- a young French girl who tells a magical story filled with monkeys and tigers and Winnie the Pooh and a hippopotamus that is allergic to magic -- I fell in love with her, as…

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You tell I'm a gadget geek at heart, because I know I have no real use for this device, and yet I still want one: the iTable can apparently give you a Microsoft Surface-style, CNN Magic Wall-ish multi-touch television experience for as little as $2,400. As CrunchGear describes it, that will give you an overlay…

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Apart from the historic nature of the U.S. election (which I will let others discuss), the coverage on CNN set new records as far as the coolness factor goes. Not only did the channel have the Magic Wall -- which until recently was the height of geek-dom, with its multi-touch input and other features --…

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