All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Netherlands’

Nicolette van Dam’s Dumb World Cup Tweet Goes Viral

The World Cup brings forth strong feelings of national pride and competitiveness. It also brings out the idiots. You know, the sort of people who think an international event of this kind is a perfect stage for their bigotry and general tackiness. Enter Nicolette van Dam. The Dutch actress tweeted a photomanip where a referee’s white spray paint is re-imagined …

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Andrés Iniesta Says The Netherlands Was Simply Better Than Spain

Netherlands win on Friday may have ended Spain’s six-year reign as the best football team in the world. Andres Iniesta, Spain’s central midfielder who struck the winning goal in the final four years ago against the Netherlands, was humbled by his team’s loss on Friday. Despite losing, Iniesta said that they will try to learn from their experience. “We have …

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Russian Bombers Spotted Around Dutch, UK Airspace

Russian bombers are apparently not all that an uncommon sight in Europe. Under normal conditions, nobody would really care if the Russian military came a little too close to a European nation’s airspace. Unfortunately, the world’s relationship with Russia is anything but normal at the moment. CNN is reporting that two Russian TU-95 bombers were spotted half a mile inside …

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Mini Cooper: New Changes Attempt to Modernize

The first generation of the new Mini Cooper was released in the United States in 2002, and, since then, the world has not looked back. Sales of Mini Coopers have nearly doubled over the past 12 years, even though the car has not seen much change in terms of aesthetic or performance. In 2014, customers should expect that trend to …

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The First 3D Printed House Will Be Built In Amsterdam

Back in 2012, two technologies emerged that promised to build homes in less than 24 hours using a 3D printer. Since then, both Contour Crafting and 3D concrete printing have made progress, but not enough to print a house in a day. Now the Netherlands is going to take a crack at it with a publicly funded project called 3D …

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Netflix Gets Another Big Disney Deal With Exclusive Rights In Netherlands

Netflix has reportedly struck a new deal with Disney, which will make it the exclusive pay-TV rights to all animated and live action films in the Netherlands. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s a multi-year deal, and will take effect early next year. Scott Roxborough reports: Highlights include Marvel’s The Avengers, Pixar’s Monsters University and Disney’s The Lone Ranger, as …

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Netflix Netherlands Launch Is Now Official

Netflix continues its international expansion today with a launch in the Netherlands. We heard back in June that the launch would come this year, and yesterday, the site went live. Now, Netflix has made the official announcement. “We’re proud to bring the future of television to the Netherlands,” said CEO Reed Hastings. “The Dutch have incredible broadband, but until today …

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Netflix Will Be Available In The Netherlands This Year

Netflix announced on Wednesday that it will launch in the Netherlands in late 2013. This will mark the 41st country where the service is available. It’s hard to say just what all content will be available, but Netflix does say, “Upon launch, broadband Internet users in the Netherlands can subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch Hollywood, local and global TV …

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Woman Photographs UFO in the Netherlands

Somebody call Fox Mulder because we’ve got ourselves an honest-to-goodness x-file on our hands, thanks to a female amateur photographer. With that in mind, get out your “I Want To Believe” posters, because according to those who’ve reviewed the image, it’s not a fake. The images of the UFO were taken by Corinne Federer, who lives in Amsterdam. As you …

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Doodle3D Brings Your Drawings To Life Via 3D Printers

3D printers are getting cheaper and cheaper all the time. Soon enough, we’ll start seeing more than just hobbyists and industrial designers working with the technology. Unfortunately, the CAD software designers use to make 3D models is still expensive and/or complicated. One new product hopes to solve that particular problem. Doodle3D, not to be confused with 3Doodler, is a tool …

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A Guy Glues The iPhone 5 To The Ground, Hilarity Ensues

The iPhone 5 is now available at retailers in select countries around the world. Unfortunately, some countries will be getting their iPhone 5 next week instead of today. One of those countries is the Netherlands, but a team from iPhone5.nl got their hands on the device a week early. So, what does a person do with the first iPhone 5 …

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The Netherlands Shoots Down ACTA

We here in the U.S. have been far too focused on CISPA lately and for good reason. It has the potential to encroach essential freedoms all in the name of stopping cyber attacks. We must not forget our friends in Europe, however, who are fighting against an equally, if not more, disastrous ACTA. While news on ACTA has been slow …

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The Netherlands Successfully Passes Net Neutrality

The Netherlands has historically been on the cutting edge in relation to certain concepts, especially in regards to personal freedom. While Amsterdam is famous for its approach to recreational drug use, other concepts like prostitution, which is legal and regulated, are obviously treated differently in the Netherlands than they are in the United States. Now, it appears as if the …

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First F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Off The Line

The Joint Strike Fighter has had a rather tumultuous journey from the start. It was an undertaking by the United States, The United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Israel, and Japan to make a stealthy aircraft that could perform a series of events to replace aging land and carrier based aircraft. The counties all had certain requirements that …

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The Netherlands: The Most Active Country On Twitter

With expectations that Twitter will cross the threshold of 500 million accounts as soon as later this month, and with their recent modification to how they will treat requests for censorship concerning tweets, what better time than now to take a look at Twitter activity around the world. A new study from people who know more about Twitter growth and …

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Two Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Web Sites

Dutch ISPs are fighting the good fight for net freedom by keeping access to Web sites like the The Pirate Bay open. Torrent Freak is reporting that two large ISPs in the Netherlands, T-Mobile and KPN, are refusing to block access to The Pirate Bay after the Hollywood supported anti-piracy group BREIN demanded they restrict access. The ISPs said that …

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Samsung Wins Decision Against Apple In On-Going Patent Wars

Samsung and their Galaxy Tab have been given the green light to be sold in the Netherlands and distributed throughout the European Union. That’s the word from Florian Mueller over at FOSS Patents earlier today, who reported that Apple failed to prove to a Dutch court that the Galaxy Tab infringes upon a design patent related to Apple’s iPad. Mueller …

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Google Merchant Center Opens In Italy, The Netherlands, Spain

It should soon become much easier for people in Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain to find the best deals online.  Google indicated today that it’s moving towards launching Google Product Search/Google Shopping in those countries, opening the Google Merchant Center as a preliminary step.

The Google Merchant Center is in large part what makes Google Product Search work; it’s a site that allows businesses to submit data product feeds, ensuring that users see up to date information.

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