Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Anonymous broke two more government websites.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 01:15 Written by LoganDX Friday, 17 February 2012 01:15
Anonymous has staked their claim on another website takedown. This time the group says they knocked out the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer business protection center and the National Consumer Protection Week website. Instead of the usual plain Jane government blandness, visitors were treated to a video filled with “violent German language”. Honestly though, doesn’t all German sound violent?
Anon took down the CIA website last week and are continuing on a war path to strike down the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, other wise known as ACTA. ACTA is seen as a global version of SOPA and PIPA and has been signed by a number of countries, including the U.S. and Canada. Various groups have been protesting it since its inception, Anon did their usual firebombing of websites. I’m not sure why they picked these sites though.
If you want to help protest ACTA, there are plenty of groups out there looking for your support. Lend them a hand if you can.
RIM execs gone wild!
Last Updated on Monday, 5 December 2011 07:05 Written by LoganDX Monday, 5 December 2011 01:00
So have you heard the one about the two Research in Motion executives that got so drunk on a global flight they got arrested? Funny joke, except its not. True story indeed. George Campbell and Paul Alexander decided to slosh down way too many cocktails on an Air Canada flight that they ended up being booted and arrested. The flight crew had to slap handcuffs on them and then have the plane bounce back to the origin point of Vancouver to get rid of the unruly drunks. Word is they were given ample opportunities to shape up but like any true idiot drunk, keep making more of a scene.
The two nitwits were banned from using Air Canada for an undisclosed probationary period, made to shell out $71,157 in restitution and suspended from work. With all the talk of BlackBerry and RIM on the razor’s edge, maybe they needed to blow off a little steam. Really, kinda the worst place to do it though guys. Hopefully they’re not, excuse me - weren’t in the Strategic section. Oh and that flight they were on? It landed in its destination of Beijing only 18 hours late. How many people wanted to beat them to death with their Androids and iPhones?
Google hits the powder to take Street View to slopes! [VIDEO]
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011 10:14 Written by LoganDX Saturday, 26 November 2011 01:00
Street View for Google Maps is a wonderfully fun addition to the mapping services. Instead of looking at some bland map, you can zoom down and check out exactly what you’re looking for. Or you can be a peeper and just view whatever was going on when Google drove down your ex’s street. Either way, you get a better experience. Well the masterminds at Google outfitted a snowmobile with a 360° camera and took to a few ski slopes to bring the snow home to you!
The modded vehicle scanned in images of Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, Squaw Valley in upstate California and Whistler Blackcomb in America’s cap, Canada. No other resorts have been mentioned yet but one can only believe more will be added as time goes on. As you can see, the images are gorgeous and makes me want to stay at home even more. Yep, I have no need to go skiing now thanks to Google! Hit the jump to see some more photos of the Slope View as well as Google’s video of it in action.
Netflix Suffering From Qwikster Madness, But Still On the Go
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 03:13 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 26 October 2011 07:00
Netflix is one of those rarities, a tech company growing so fast that the people behind it all have no clue what they are doing. With the rate hike, and the announcement that the disc rental service that started Netflix would be spun off from the streaming service as a new company called Qwikster (and the quick reversal and apology when they realized that customers were pissed), they knew that there were going to be losses of customers, especially considering Dish Network‘s new Blockbuster service and others were stepping into the market.
Netflix’s Q3 losses turned out to be worse than expected, with nearly 800,000 customers quitting the services, yet things aren’t bleak yet as nearly 21.5 million of us (me included) have remained behind as subscribers. Netflix is expanding service in Canada, expects a Q1 2012 launch in the UK and the Irish Republic, and intends to offer iOS and XBox streaming for Latin America as well, so don’t count them out. Even I understand a rate hike (which I actually didn’t get as I was on the beta rate scale from start-up), as you won’t run a successful business if you don’t make money. And given the fact that Netflix seems to be running somewhere in my house, whether on the big screen, PCs, laptops, or phones almost 24-hours a day, I think I’m still getting a lot more than my money’s worth. Read more: Netflix Suffering From Qwikster Madness, But Still On the Go