CRTC says you’re getting the internet speeds you’re paying for

Noble Horvath

Canadians are receiving higher-than-advertised internet speeds from major internet service providers (ISPs), found the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

The report concluded that major ISPs in Canada either met or exceeded their maximum advertised download and upload speeds, with most providing excellent latency and packet drops below 0.15 per cent.

Between Oct. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2019, the CRTC gathered results from voluntary participating ISPs including Bell Aliant, Bell Canada, Bell MTS, Cogeco, Northwestel, Rogers, Shaw, Telus and Vidéotron.

The speeds are measured using a “Whitebox” in the users’ homes, directly next to the router. The device, built by U.K. broadband performance analyst company SamKnows, periodically performs tests that measure connection quality, latency, upload and download speeds. Because the measurements are taken directly against the router, the results more accurately reflect the quality of service being fed into homes.

All in all, 3,255 Whiteboxes were deployed, out of

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Why the World May Never Truly Be Rid of Dongles

Noble Horvath

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.

As you may guess from the stuff I write about, I have a lot of computers, of various shapes, sizes, and functions.

Some of them I only mess with occasionally; some are frequent companions; some (like my Pinebook Pro) are destined to be frequent targets of tinkering for me. But the one thing that they have in common is that they encourage me to plug in a rat’s nest of cabling to plug into the various gadgets I own. The monitor I got late last year I purchased specifically because I needed a USB hub to go with my high-resolution screen.

But despite all these efforts to simplify my cabling life, dongles rule everything around me. And around you, too. It comes with the territory.

Ultimately, the problem

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Weglot brings powerful translation for multilingual websites and CMS

Noble Horvath

The principle of “think global, act local” has been used in a wide variety of contexts, from tackling environmental issues to managing business strategies. At its core is a simple, perhaps even algorithmic idea: that solving big problems requires an understanding of the smaller components.

There’s no question that we live in a global economy – one where international companies are thinking across time zones and driving supply chains that stretch across our planet. While digital transformation has made our world more accessible, websites have struggled to provide a truly localized language experience.

Translation: we want to think global, but often miss the local.

That’s where Weglot comes in. The France-based translation solution is providing a dynamic alternative to the deprecated (but now resurrected) Google Translate, and elevating the role of localization. With over a hundred languages and a bevy of backend features, this easy-to-use service will have you saying

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3D & 4D Technology Market is Booming Worldwide with Autodesk, Dassaults SysteMes, Sony

Noble Horvath

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Sep 10, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
(New Jersey) The Latest research study released by HTF MI “COVID-19 Outbreak-Global 3D & 4D Technology Market” with 100+ pages of analysis on business Strategy taken up by key and emerging industry players and delivers know how of the current market development, landscape, technologies, drivers, opportunities, market viewpoint and status. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different factors that aid the market growth. Some of the Major Companies covered in this Research are Vicon Motion Capture Systems, Google, Qualisys, Hexagon, Autodesk, Faro Technologies, Dassaults SysteMes, 3D Systems Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Barco, Dolby Laboratories, Stratasys, Cognex Corporation, Sony Corporation & Dreamworks Animation SKG etc.

Sample + related graphs of the report @:

Browse market information, tables and figures extent in-depth TOC on “COVID-19 Outbreak- 3D & 4D

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Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) Announces the Promotion of Cyrus Lam to Chief Financial Officer – Press Release

Noble Horvath

NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–Computer Design & Integration LLC (“CDI” or “the Company”) announced today that Cyrus Lam has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this capacity, he will be responsible for CDI’s overall finance, operations, accounting, merger and acquisition efforts, and investor relations across all existing and acquired businesses.

Lam joined CDI earlier this year as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Strategic Alliances where he was tasked with enhancing and expanding the Company’s relationships with key business and financial partners, including banking, technology and third-party vendors.

“CDI has always maintained strong momentum amidst a rapidly evolving technology landscape,” said Lam. “We continue to focus on delivering value to our customers and I look forward to utilizing my expertise to help expand our service offerings through intelligent acquisitions. I am honored to join this team of talented executives and am eager to contribute to our success as we progress into

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All K-12 students in need have access to TELUS high speed internet for only $9.95 per month

Noble Horvath

In partnership with local school boards and educators, TELUS helps ensure all K-12 students in B.C. and Alberta have access to high speed internet to support virtual learning throughout what will be an unconventional school year

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Even though it’s still early September, the 2020-2021 school year is shaping up to be the most unusual to date. No matter what may happen, students are learning and studying online more than ever before, and TELUS is stepping up to help students and families in need across B.C. and Alberta stay connected by giving them access to high speed internet at home. The TELUS Internet for Good program provides high speed broadband internet for only $9.95 per month. Previously, eligibility for the program was limited to families that were receiving the maximum Child Care Benefit from the federal government. However, in April, TELUS partnered

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Quantum Energy Partners hires Sebastian T. Gass as Chief Technology Officer

Noble Horvath

HOUSTON, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quantum Energy Partners (“Quantum”) today announced that it has named Sebastian T. Gass to serve as its Chief Technology Officer. Gass, who previously served as General Manager, Technology & Strategy at Chevron, will be responsible for leading Quantum’s digital transformation and information technology. He will work closely with Quantum’s executive leadership and technical team to build Quantum’s next-generation digital platform and will also work closely with Quantum’s portfolio companies to build the ecosystem and tools they need to harness the power of cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

Wil VanLoh, Founder & CEO, said, “Innovation and technology have always played an integral part in how Quantum operates. Sebastian understands the power and capabilities of digital technologies in the energy sector and has an outstanding track record of driving business results through their application.  The energy business is being redesigned through the application of artificial

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Justice Dept. to announce charges for Chinese government-linked ‘computer intrusion campaign’

Noble Horvath

The Justice Department plans to announce Wednesday charges involving a “computer intrusion campaign” tied to the Chinese government.

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich and other officials will take part in a news conference at 11 a.m. ET to make the announcement, a DOJ statement obtained by Reuters said. 

Last month, White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said that Chinese government-linked hackers have been targeting U.S. election infrastructure before the November election. China has denied claims that it hacked U.S. government agencies.


In July, U.S. security officials tracking Chinese hacking revealed that hackers backed by the Chinese government attempted to steal coronavirus vaccination data from U.S.-based biotech company, Moderna Inc.

China pushed back on this accusation and said, “Such allegations are pure slander.”

The week before, the DOJ indicted two Chinese nationals working for Chinese intelligence agency 

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Slow internet plagues regional artists, as art world moves online during COVID-19 lockdown

Noble Horvath

When COVID-19 altered the known landscape, regional artists found themselves in uncharted territory that required some seriously creative navigating.

Suddenly, every gallery, music venue and dance studio was closed, and every writers’ festival was cancelled or postponed.

Artists of all ilks were unable to collaborate with their peers, network professionally, and — worst of all — reach their audiences.

Like many authors and book illustrators, Victoria-based Shelley Knoll-Miller did most of her professional networking at writers’ festivals and literary conferences.

“When the first lockdown occurred, I had several conferences lined up and book visits lined up as well, and then suddenly, that was just kiboshed,” Ms Knoll-Miller said.

Over the past five months, artists around Australia have partially solved these problems by harnessing the connective powers of the internet, and developing creative ways of making and sharing art.

But many of Victoria’s regional artists — including Ms Knoll-Miller who lives

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Crosley CR704D-PA Review ~ September 2020

Noble Horvath

Locating playback devices to fit the art deco style can be hard to find. You often run into something that’s close, but its modern features can stick out like sore thumbs. For the best record players turntables in this situation, we’ll be considering the Crosley because of its belt-drive turntable, good speakers, and overall value.

Crosley CR704D-PA Review

Why We Like It – Crosley CR704D-PA Review

A 1920s turntable built with modern amenities such as Bluetooth and CD, given great speakers, belt-drive 3-speed turntable, and high-quality audio quality to boot.


  • Belt driven 3-speed turntable
  • Good speakers
  • Comes packaged with Audacity


  • Missing RCA output
  • Lacks a USB port


The sound quality coming through the speakers sounds great, and gets a boost from having full range stereo speakers. It has to have great sounding speakers, given its lack of RCA output. Part of its magic is from the belt-drive turntable, which

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