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Link of the Day Archives

A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 28-Oct-16 Black History Canada - Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson played the piano in a way that very few others have matched. Regarded by many in his lifetime as the greatest jazz pianist in the world, he had a profound influence on Canadian music.
 27-Oct-16 Unregulated 'internet of things' industry puts us all at risk, security experts sayLast Friday's massive cyberattacks should serve as a "wake-up call" and a warning to consumers that smart devices designed to make our lives more convenient are also making us unsafe, security analysts warn.  We're at the frontier of an era in which everyday objects — baby monitors, home appliances and even medical devices — come with built-in web connections. But regulation and security measures aren't keeping pace with this phenomenon, dubbed "the internet of things."
 26-Oct-16 Stuxnet: The real life sci-fi story of 'the world's first digital weapon'The story of Stuxnet has all the elements of an ‘80s sci-fi. There’s a computer virus that physically destroys machines and has the potential to shut down cities; a hostile nation’s shady attempts to build a nuclear weapon; and elite spy agencies lurking in the shadows. But Stuxnet is all too real, and the implications of this cyber attack has prompted Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney to tell the story in his latest doco Zero Days.
 25-Oct-16 Should You Read From Paper Or A Screen?As e-books become increasingly popular, the debate over whether reading is best done on paper or screens rages (quietly) on. One 2013 study found that 10th graders scored significantly better on reading comprehension tests if they read a passage on paper rather than on a screen. Surveys also consistently show that people prefer paper, despite the rise of Kindles, Nooks, and other e-readers.
 24-Oct-16 The Internet of Things isn't only about networked toasters anymoreIt was December 2008 and Twitter was barely two years old. At the time, many questioned the point of the 140-character messaging platform. Many still do.  But one doubting Thomas, stood out from the pack. Rather than just backstab the new social media tool in coffee shop conversations, Hans Scharler took action.  In a public demonstration highlighting the futility of Twitter, this American inventor and entrepreneur enabled his toaster to tweet.
 21-Oct-16 'Who likes homework?' Kids have better things to do, teacher saysWinnipeg teacher doesn't give homework so students don't miss out on 'crucial playing time.  If kids don't have homework, they will have more time to be active and engage with their families. That's the philosophy being used with one Winnipeg school's Grade 4 students.
 20-Oct-16 Who needs books? Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Lynn Coady loves to read books. Which is why she argues that digital culture and literary culture are not at odds in her lecture-turned-book, Who Needs Books? Reading in the Digital Age. In fact, she argues that the two cultures often operate with the same end: getting people to read.
 19-Oct-16 Where and when can I get a flu shot this year?Free flu shots will be available through community clinics across Winnipeg from October 25 -27, 2016.  You can also get the flu shot from your doctor’s office, pharmacy, walk-in clinic, QuickCare clinic or community health office. Contact your immunization provider to find out the best time and place to receive your immunizations and check for vaccine availability.
 18-Oct-16 Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in LiteratureSinger-songwriter Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, organizers announced early Thursday — marking the first time the prestigious award has gone to someone known primarily as a musician.   The Swedish Academy cited the 75-year-old music icon for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
 17-Oct-16 How Libraries Save Lives“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the sacredness of public libraries. “If librarians were honest, they would say, No one spends time here without being changed,” Joseph Mills wrote in his ode to libraries. “You never know what troubled little girl needs a book,” Nikki Giovanni wrote in one of her poems celebrating libraries and librarians. A beautiful testament to that emancipating, transformative power of public libraries comes from one such troubled little girl named Storm Reyes...
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