Woman with virtual reality headset sitting by wall at home (Westend61/Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images)

The makers of the metaverse want you to give up on reality

Silicon Valley is promising a digital world within our world. But logging in to the metaverse won’t solve our issues.

Trudeau listens as Ng speaks at a news conference on the Canadian Digital Adoption Program at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, on March 3, 2022 (Justin Tang/CP)

News from Canada’s critical digital business revolution!

Paul Wells: Are you the owner of a small business with no access to Google or a smartphone? At last, there’s a big new government program ready to help.

Guilbeault speaks with the media in the foyer of the House of Commons on Feb. 3, 2020 (CP/Adrian Wyld)

The real consequences of Steven Guilbeault’s battle with the web giants

Michael Geist: Below the surface of the Liberal government’s effort to crack down on big tech lies an even bigger threat—the implications for free speech in Canada

Owner of The Workshop Dance Studio, Nancy Morgan, gives a tap dance class via video in Kemptville Ontario, February 27 2021 (Photograph by Kaja Tirrul)

The pandemic has exposed Canada’s internet problem

As the crisis drags on, many of us live with web connections too weak for work and study at home

How 25 Canadian websites looked in the Internet’s early days

From big companies to government to media, here were some of the earliest stops on Canada’s information superhighway

The spectre of bad internet laws in Europe should be a warning shot for Canadians

Opinion: The European Union could soon adopt a slew of restrictive copyright regulations—while Canada, often informed by Europe’s policies, considers its own reforms

How the internet may be turning us all into radicals

Online algorithms that have learned how to push our emotional buttons are polarizing society—and the emerging science on the implications is troubling

Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier

Opinion: If today’s technology giants don’t do anything to address the public’s unease, they might start looking for more trustworthy systems

Older Canadians are flocking to the web. Are they liking what they find?

New survey research shows Canadians think the internet interrupts their lives. But that’s not stopping them from going online.

Trump’s Twitter blunder: How do you say ‘covfefe’?

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted out an incomplete sentence with the word ‘covfefe’ Tuesday night and the Internet is loving it. We asked people how they would pronounce the mysterious word.

The Internet matters less than we think

Virginia Heffernan on the magic and loss inherent in Internet culture

What is @ about?

When he invented email, Ray Tomlinson also transformed the @ sign from 1,500-year-old typographic relic into the workhorse of Internet communications