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Vodacom achieves record-breaking mobile speed

Using a language that appears to be a modern version of Morse Code, Vodacom on Thursday announced that it had achieved mobile speeds in excess of 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps). This news that [dot-dash-dot-dot-dash-dash] helpfully added to Huawei’s announcement on Wednesday that it had, in collaboration with MTN, achieved …

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Vodacom grows after strong network investment

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Vodacom on Monday reported solid results for the year ended March 2016, with group service revenue rising 7.4 percent to R66.76 billion underpinned by improved trends in voice revenue and data revenue growth of 28.5 percent. The South Africa’s largest mobile operator said it had spent R8.7 billion to upgrade …

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IBM Letting Anyone Play With Its super PC

 IBM’s five five qubit processorIBM Research Quantum computing is computing at its most esoteric. It’s an experimental, enormously complex, sometimes downright confusing technology that’s typically the domain of hardcore academics and organizations like Google and NASA. But that might be changing. Today, IBM unveiled an online service that lets anyone …

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SpaceX Plans to Reach Mars by 2018

Elon Musk wants to launch a spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018. Let that sink in. Depending on your definition of “as soon as,” that means sometime between 20 and 32 months from now. But Musk probably meant roughly 24 months, because May 2018 is when the next Mars …

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Facebook sees 52-per cent increase in first quarter

Facebook sees 52-per cent increase in first quarter

Social media juggernaut Facebook had a banner first quarter, seeing a 52-per cent increase in gross revenue, and a three-fold increase in profit over the same period in 2015, it reported Wednesday. The Menlo Park, California-based tech company saw revenue of $5.38-billion (R78.08-billion) versus $3.5-billion in the first three months of last year. …

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How on God’s Green Earth Is the B-52 Still in Service?

Earlier this month, a contingent of US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers landed at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. They’re there to support Operation Inherent Resolve, the push to eliminate the Islamic State throughout Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere. The B-52s will drop GPS-guided smart-bombs and conventional 500-pound bombs on …

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