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Electronics & Semiconductors

Researchers record world's fastest internet speed from a single optical chip

Researchers from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities have successfully tested and recorded Australia's fastest internet data speed, and that of the world, from a single optical chip—capable of downloading 1000 high ...

Telecom

T-Mobile sees pandemic as opportunity to connect with first-responders with free service, phones

T-Mobile really wants to connect with local and state police, fire and emergency medical departments—by offering them free cellular service, including 5G connectivity.

Telecom

A system to produce context-aware captions for news images

Computer systems that can automatically generate image captions have been around for several years. While many of these techniques perform considerably well, the captions they produce are typically generic and somewhat uninteresting, ...

Telecom

The trade-offs 'smart city' apps like COVIDSafe ask us to make go well beyond privacy

The Commonwealth government says if enough of us download its COVIDSafe app, restrictions on our movements and activities can be lifted more quickly and life can return to normal. As important as it is to contain the spread ...

Business

Vodafone roaming income slumps as virus crimps travel

Europe's biggest mobile phone firm Vodafone logged Tuesday a slump in roaming revenues as the coronavirus slams global travel, but shares surged after it maintained its dividend and slashed losses.

Consumer & Gadgets

Two apps to help you locate broadcast towers

I have been having some pixelization on my TV picture in the past week or so, and I finally got frustrated enough to get the ladder out of the garage and climb up on the roof to adjust my antenna.