Worried about your baby's stroller getting hit by a car at night? A local company may have the product for you.

Strollbright is developing LED strips that attach to a stroller, like similar products for bikes.

The company has launched a $5,000 Kickstarter campaign, where the team says:

The first big-screen documentary about Bitcoin debuted six months ago at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

On November 3, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin will finally have its Vancouver premiere.

Netcoins, a local Bitcoin startup, is screening the film at the UBC Robson Square Theatre (Room C300).

I've seen several people tweet a link to this page showing support declining for Jian Ghomeshi on Facebook in real time.

At time of writing, statistics from the web-based tool Quintly indicated that the dumped CBC host was losing Facebook likes at a rate of over 350 an hour, or around 9,000 likes per day.

An unmanned rocket exploded shortly after liftoff today (October 28) at Wallops Island, Virginia.

The AP reported that the ship was owned by Orbital Sciences Corp., which says no one was believed to be injured.

According to the news agency, the ship was carrying gear for the crew of the International Space Station.

Cory Doctorow just taught me more about copyright issues than I've probably learned over much of my lifetime.

It came during a Vancouver Writers Fest talk that he gave today at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.

I was moderating the presentation by Doctorow, the Toronto-born author of science fiction and nonfiction, including the recently released Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age.

At the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver last night (October 22), urbanist Richard Florida and technologist and inventor Ray Kurzweil talked about the future.

Florida came up with the concept of the “creative class”, a term he used to describe how the modern workforce is more creative and knowledge-based than in past generations.

Sometimes you want some freebie a website is offering—a music file, a report, perhaps a technical preview of their new operating system. Often as not the website requires you to sign up and provide personal details such as your name and email.

Quite likely the whole point of offering the freebie is to harvest your personal information.

Before it will hand the thing over, the website may further insist on sending you a message with a link you have to click on to verify the email address you supplied.

In addition to revealing new iPads and free software updates today (October 16), Apple also unveiled a new iMac desktop computer with the world’s highest resolution display.

The iMac with Retina display is a 27-inch monitor with the computer built into a chassis that is only five millimetres thick. 

The new Retina 5K display has a resolution of 5120 x 2880 and 14.7 million pixels, which is seven times more pixels than a standard high definition television, and 67 percent more than 4K displays that currently sell for around $3,000.

At a media event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California today (October 16), Apple revealed details of new models of its iPad tablet (along with software updates and a new iMac).  

“iPad is everywhere,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told the crowd. “It’s transforming the way we work. The way we learn. The way we play. It’s transforming the way we communicate.”

Since the first iPad was released four years ago, 225 million iPads have been sold, and there are 675,000 iPad apps available to users, something Cook said was a “huge advantage”.

Apple today (October 16) announced free upgrades to some of its software as well as new models of iPad and Mac computers.

The announcements were made to media assembled at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. 

Yosemite, the newest version of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system, has a completely new look and feel that echoes the changes made last year to iOS. A number of the programs built into the operating system have also been redesigned, including iTunes, Mail, Messages, and web browser Safari.