The state known for its lady luck has become the first in the nation to forge into the online gambling world.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an online gambling bill today that legalizes Internet gaming, according to the Associated Press.
"This is an historic day for the great state of Nevada," Sandoval said, according to the Associated Press. "Today I sign into law the framework that will usher in the next frontier of gaming in Nevada."
For years, the U.S. has maintained strict laws against online gambling and went after any sites providing Internet poker … Read more
Supply has finally caught up with demand for Apple's iPad Mini.
Rather than days long lag time for the device, the company's online stores in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and other countries are now showing that all models of the iPad Mini are "in stock" and ready to ship.
Apple's 7-inch tablet went on sale last fall. Its thin and light design is more book-like than the larger iPad, while its cameras, storage capacities, optional LTE antenna, and general functionality are said to offer a full iPad experience.
Since the tablet's launch, the … Read more
A group of Republicans and Democrats yesterday reintroduced a federal bill that could cost online retailers and customers more money.
The Marketplace Fairness Act would allow states to require online vendors to collect sales and use tax on certain out-of-state purchases. Only businesses with less than $1 million dollars in annual U.S. sales would be exempt.
The bill was debated by the Senate last year but went nowhere. Now a group of 35 House members and 18 senators are trying again. And they're optimistic the bill will pass this time, according to The Hill.
The bill's top … Read more
If Iceland's Interior minister gets enough support, his country could be the first in the West to ban all Internet pornography. Ogmundur Jonasson is working on new legal measures that could make access to online porn nearly impossible, according to the Daily Mail.
"We have to be able to discuss a ban on violent pornography, which we all agree has a very harmful effects on young people and can have a clear link to incidences of violent crime," Jonasson told the Daily Mail. He added that the move isn't about censorship but rather the safety of … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn Google internship trailer debuts
- N.Y. restaurant offers fake "homemade" meal to go for amateur chefs, pre-dirtied cookwear included.
- In high-tech Japan, the fax machines roll on.
- Most definitely the scariest Valentines Day app around.
- Guns in movies: Find your favorites in the Internet Movie Firearms Database.
If an unexpected $1,500 kept arriving in your bank account every month, would you tell anyone?
Or would you think of it as blissful found money and spend it on blissful things you found in online stores?
What if these mysterious payments kept arriving for two years? Would your guilt increase or decrease? Or would you think that Warren Buffett had suddenly taken kindly to your personality?
These might sound like hypothetical questions.
Yet they describe the moral dilemma that may (or may not) have crossed the mind of one very interesting person who kept receiving an online transfer … Read more
It's that time of year when you look your lover in the eyes, feel that stirring in your stomach, and hear you inner voice ask: "Is this the best I can do?"
Please, I don't mean to sound, well, mean.
It's just that in these days that champion immediacy and disposability, somehow interpersonal relations have become just another commodity.
Having mused on these thoughts in the shower, my inbox was kissed with an e-mail that told me 1 in 10 relationships among 35- to 55-year-olds will end on or before Valentine's Day.
It seems … Read more
It looks like Canadian privacy advocates won a battle over an Internet bill that was intended to stop online predators. The Canadian government announced today that it was not passing the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, or Bill-C30, according to the Register.
The purpose of the bill was supposedly to make sure children weren't stalked on the Internet by criminals or sex offenders. However, it also enabled warrantless wiretapping. The law said that carriers and ISP providers would be required to give police information about their customers.
The Internet has changed how we interact with each other through social networks, text messaging, and online dating. Because of this, the rules of finding love, keeping relationships alive, or sparking new ones have been completely rewritten.
On Valentine's Day, I'll be hosting a special live show called "Computer Love" at 11 a.m. PT. We'll talk about a host of topics, ranging from long-distance love to sexting. I'll talk with special guests about our personal experiences and yes, even "catfishing."
This show is what you make it. We'll be taking … Read more