CRTC says no to Internet fast and slow lanes

CRTC says no to Internet fast and slow lanes

Canada has emerged as a leader in prohibiting Internet providers from creating fast and slow lanes that would treat similar content in different ways. With the United States embroiled in a heated battle over net neutrality – millions have written to the U.S. regulator to support rules to prohibit Internet providers from creating fast lanes and slow lanes that would treat similar content in different ways – observers might want to take a closer look at how Canada has emerged as a leader…

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Leafs goalie gives up goal on shot from 114 feet away

Leafs goalie gives up goal on shot from 114 feet away

Not much has been going right for the Arizona Coyotes recently. Fortunately for them, things also have been going poorly for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Coyotes rallied to beat the Maple Leafs 3-1 Thursday night to end a seven-game losing streak. The rally started with an Oliver Ekman-Larsson goal that typified the Maple Leafs’ bad run. It was scored five seconds into the third period. It was short-handed and worst of all, it was a flip shot from 114 feet away that eluded…

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Lizard Squad ‘hackers’ under cyberattack! @AnonymousUK2015 takes the credit

Lizard Squad 'hackers' under cyberattack! @AnonymousUK2015 takes the credit

The Lizard Squad 'hackers' have been causing a lot of cyber mischief lately, but they've just got a taste of their own medicine. Their website has been taken offline and their Twitter account – @lizardmafia – has been suspended, with a branch of 'hacktivist' group Anonymous taking the credit. The news was announced by Anonymous Protection with a tweet saying: “LizardSquad website has been cleaned out and is offline: lizardpatrol.com.

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Which Saturday Night Live Veteran Is Returning to the Show for the First Time in 30 Years?

Which Saturday Night Live Veteran Is Returning to the Show for the First Time in 30 Years?

Eddie Murphy is returning to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 30 years. The Oscar nominee will help the late-night sketch series celebrate its landmark 40th anniversary along with several other former cast members this February. The last time Murphy was on Saturday Night Live was in 1984. "It just never worked out where the timing was right for me to do it," Murphy told NewsOne about his absence from SNL. "They're having a 40th anniversary…

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Legislation would raise smoking age in California from 18 to 21

Legislation would raise smoking age in California from 18 to 21

Alarmed by the prevalence of tobacco use among teenagers, state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) introduced legislation Thursday that would raise the legal minimum smoking age in California from 18 to 21. Hernandez, who is an optometrist, has support for the bill from health groups including the California Medical Assn., the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Assn., but the legislation is likely to face strong opposition from the tobacco industry.

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NYC pot arrests drop dramatically in wake of policy change

NYC pot arrests drop dramatically in wake of policy change

New York City’s pledge to stop making so many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since the policy change this fall. After a mid-November turn toward violations and summonses instead of misdemeanor arrests for carrying modest amounts of pot, such arrests plunged by 75 percent in December compared to the year before, from about 1,820 to 460, according to state Division of Criminal Justice…

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The cold fusion race just heated up

The cold fusion race just heated up

The E-Cat, or Energy Catalyser, is an alleged cold fusion reactor invented by Andrea Rossi. While many researchers claim to have produced small quantities of excess heat using nickel and hydrogen, Rossi claims he can produce kilowatts and his technology is ready for industry. Rossi's claims are far-fetched, but the E-Cat refuses to go away. Now it appears to have been not only verified, but replicated. Should we start taking Rossi seriously?

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Indian Woman Sues Uber in U.S. Over Alleged Rape

Indian Woman Sues Uber in U.S. Over Alleged Rape

Uber has been the subject of controversy all around the globe. An Indian woman who says she was raped by an Uber driver while she was traveling in his cab in December is suing the San Francisco–based online firm in a U.S. federal court in California, claiming it failed to put in place basic safety procedures while running its car service in India.

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