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The Verizon Strike Proves the Internet Still Needs Humans

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers are heading back to work tomorrow after a six-and-half-week strike. Last week Verizon reached a tentative agreement with the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to end a strike that began April 13th. The new contract still needs to be voted on …

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Thieves are walking off with Telkom’s network

Telkom registered more than 6 000 incidents of copper-cable theft on its network in the past year and as a result is now actively moving customers away from the technology to wireless and fibre alternatives. The telecommunications operator said in a statement on Monday that copper theft syndicates have become …

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Xiaomi’s Cheap New Drone Achieves Impulse-Buy Airspace

Xiaomi, a company best-known for producing surprisingly affordable, high quality smartphones you can’t buy in the US, has added to its roster a surprisingly affordable, (probably) high-quality drone—that you can’t buy in the US. The Mi Drone has plenty of impressive specs, but the one that matters most is $460. …

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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


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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