Syd Bolton

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

Stories

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Your own personal cloud storage

The cloud (a mystical name for storage out there somewhere on the Internet) has become the place for storing all kinds of things, including photos, videos and other personal files. With services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive and a stack full of others, it would seem like the toughest thing you have to do in this space is simp

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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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Promotion through Periscope

The Internet is constantly changing the rules when it comes to advertising and promoting products.

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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.