Syd Bolton

Syd Bolton is the curator of the Personal Computer Museum (www.pcmuseum.ca) and the manager of Information Technology at ACIC/Methapharm.

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Tech to help you find your stuff

We’ve all done it. Lost our keys, our phone, even our dog. Some of us are a lot better at it than others.

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Is Facebook the new eBay?

Lately, my Facebook feed has been flooded with giveaway contests and new ways of selling things.

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Will Netflix stop blocking content?

There has been a lot of talk recently about Netflix cracking down on so-called location blockers, meaning users who access the library of films and TV shows from countries other than their own could face difficulty getting at that content in the future.

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The new face of restaurant point-of-sale

I spent 13 years working for a point-of-sale company called Datasym and during that time I learned a lot about retailers, restaurants, public parks and big close-out companies.

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When light bulbs get smart

The light bulb. Such a common piece of technology that we almost take them for granted.

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Holiday tech gift guide

Ah, it's the time of year where those that have tech-obsessed friends and family will attempt to sort out all of the amazing choices out there for gifts and simmer the choices down into a pot of manageable tech stew. Sound delicious? Let’s dig in with a few choices that I recommend you consider this holiday season.

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How tech is helping your vision

Eyeglasses have been around for more than 700 years. It is believed that they originated in Italy, and there have been significant improvements with them over the years.