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thisistheverge:

The Verge Playlist: Canada
As the lone Verge staffer based in the Great White North, I have to put up with a lot. There are endless jokes about the weather, hockey, and maple syrup. But more than anything, I hear jokes about music: Bieber and Bublé and that band that sings “How You Remind Me.” No one seems to remember the good stuff. It’s like disparaging American music because of the existence of Hanson. 

thisistheverge:

The Verge Playlist: Canada

As the lone Verge staffer based in the Great White North, I have to put up with a lot. There are endless jokes about the weather, hockey, and maple syrup. But more than anything, I hear jokes about music: Bieber and Bublé and that band that sings “How You Remind Me.” No one seems to remember the good stuff. It’s like disparaging American music because of the existence of Hanson. 

#clarencesquare in #toronto substituting for #newyork #nyc for a #movieshoot

#clarencesquare in #toronto substituting for #newyork #nyc for a #movieshoot

pewinternet:

Dial-up internet has really gone the way of the dinosaur. As indicated by this chart, which actually looks like a dinosaur.

pewinternet:

Dial-up internet has really gone the way of the dinosaur. As indicated by this chart, which actually looks like a dinosaur.

North Korea cuts mobile Internet access for foreign visitors

infoneer-pulse:

Less than a month after allowing foreign visitors to access 3G wireless networks, North Korea has reportedly severed tourists’ connection to the mobile Internet.

The reclusive country announced last month that it would soon relax restrictions on visitors’ access to the Internet via mobile devices within its borders, rules that long required visitors to leave their handsets at the border or airport when entering to the country.

» via CNET

Senate embraces Internet taxes

infoneer-pulse:

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly today to endorse levying Internet sales taxes on American shoppers, despite warnings from a handful of senators that the proposal is antibusiness, harmful to taxpayers, and will be a “bureaucratic nightmare.”

By a vote of 75 to 24, senators adopted an amendment to a Democratic budget resolution that, by allowing states to “collect taxes on remote sales,” is intended to eventually usher in the first national Internet sales tax.

The vote follows a week of fierce lobbying from the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represent companies including Walmart, Target, AutoZone, Best Buy, Home Depot, OfficeMax, Macy’s, and the Container Store. They argue that online retailers, which in some cases do not collect sales taxes at checkout, enjoy an unfair competitive advantage over big box stores that do.

» via CNET

thisistheverge:

If personal computing has a single birthday, it very well might be December 19, 1968. That day, Douglas Engelbart took the stage at Brooks Hall in San Francisco to demonstrate the system he and colleagues at the Augmentation Research Center had spent nearly ten years building. They called it NLS, for oNLine System, and over the next 90 minutes Engelbart would reveal just how far they’d progressed. (via 40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface | The Verge)

thisistheverge:

If personal computing has a single birthday, it very well might be December 19, 1968. That day, Douglas Engelbart took the stage at Brooks Hall in San Francisco to demonstrate the system he and colleagues at the Augmentation Research Center had spent nearly ten years building. They called it NLS, for oNLine System, and over the next 90 minutes Engelbart would reveal just how far they’d progressed. (via 40 years of icons: the evolution of the modern computer interface | The Verge)

(via thisistheverge)

#nyc #newyork #spring

#nyc #newyork #spring