Qualcomm begins shipping 802.11ay silicon for mobile devices and applications, including VR and UHD video

Qualcomm has begun shipping a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets for both mobile and infrastructure applications that uses the new IEEE 802.11ay specification. Think of 802.11ay as a supplement to traditional Wi-Fi, with real-world throughput of more than 7 gigabits per second (Gbps), according to a company spokesperson. In addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz …

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New Survey Claims 59% of UK Telecoms Workers Suffer Stress

A new survey of 10,053 UK employees (inc. 322 telecoms workers) from 25 sectors by Salary Finance has found that 52% of telecoms workers reported experiencing financial worries, while 59% suffer stress, 47% claimed they were more prone to panic attacks, 46% felt depressed and 52% of engineers were tackling sleeplessness. Admittedly this does rather …

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Crosslin Technologies saves time with Managed Workplace | Avast Business

The Company Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Crosslin Technologies is a fast-growing managed services provider (MSP) that has been serving a wide range of small and medium businesses since 2014. Director of Information Technology Steve Moore shares, “We built the business from the ground up as an MSP focused on security. Our team brings an extensive …

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3D printing centre for aircraft parts takes off at Lufthansa Technik

Lighter components make for more fuel-efficient aircraft. So could 3D printing hold the key to ‘lightweighting’ in the aviation sector? asks Jessica Twentyman. Lufthansa Technik, the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) division of German airline Lufthansa, has announced the opening of its new Additive Manufacturing Centre in Germany, dedicated to exploring the use of 3D …

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A Question of Timing

Photo by Aron / Unsplash When considering website performance, the term TTFB – time to first byte – crops up regularly. Often we see measurements from cURL and Chrome, and this article will show what timings those tools can produce, including time to first byte, and discuss whether this is the measurement you are really …

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Uber may spin out driverless unit, go for early IPO

Uber may be considering spinning out its self-driving car unit, or seeking minority investments in the division, the Advanced Technologies Group (ATG). After receiving expressions of interest in such a deal – according to a report in the FT – the ride-hailing giant has said it could retain operational control and be the majority owner, …

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Mullvad 2018 review: A fantastic VPN has a great new look

Mullvad 2018 in brief: P2P allowed: Yes Business location: Sweden Number of servers: 304 Number of country locations: 33 Cost: €5 ($5.72 at this writing) billed monthly VPN protocol: OpenVPN Data encryption: AES-256-GCM Data authentication: SHA384 Handshake encryption: 4096-bit RSA Our favorite VPN is back with a much improved overhaul to its Windows client, more …

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Baidu becomes first Chinese firm to join US safe A.I. consortium

Internet search giant Baidu has become the first Chinese company to join a US-led consortium dedicated to the safe development of artificial intelligence. The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (generally known as the Partnership on AI) was established in 2016 to “realise the promises, minimise the challenges, and better understand the impacts …

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Cityfibre Hammers Slow Copper Broadband for Laggy Gaming

Full fibre (FTTP) builder Cityfibre has used a new survey of 1,005 “serious” online gamers (multiplayer) as ammunition to criticise older copper based broadband (ADSL) and hybrid fibre (FTTC etc.) ISPs, which they complain have plagued users with connectivity issues (“too much lag“) and slow download speeds. The survey, which was conducted by Censuswide between …

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Rollout Plan Revealed for £4.3m Orkney 5G Rural Broadband Trial

Broadband slow-spots in several remote parts of the Orkney islands (Scotland) could soon gain access to superfast broadband download speeds of up to 70Mbps (20Mbps upload) as part of the 5G based “RuralFirst” project, which earlier this year (here) was awarded a public grant worth £4.3m to help test the new wireless tech. At present …

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Three UK Mobile Ad Banned for Misleading Data Roaming Claim

Mobile operator Three UK has had one of its website adverts banned for “misleadingly” claiming that customers could “Roam the world in 71 destinations at no extra cost,” which is despite still imposing a “fair use limit” of 12-13GB on Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) data usage. At present citizens of the EU benefit from free …

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Avast scores high in malware protection | Avast

Independent lab AV-Comparatives focuses on one thing and one thing only — constant, regular tests of the leading antivirus software on the market. After putting each brand’s software suite through its paces, the lab then publishes the results in easy-to-read reports aimed at helping consumers make informed decisions in choosing the cybersecurity that’s right for …

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ClamAV MEW Unpacker Denial of Service Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the MEW unpacker feature of ClamAV could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system. The vulnerability is due to an error condition related to the MEW unpacker feature within the unmew11() function, as defined in the libclamav/mew.c source code file of the …

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