Archive for February, 2017

Another Company Offers Microchip Implants For Workers

Another Company Offers Microchip Implants For Workers

By PNW Staff February 22, 2017 Implanting radio frequency identification (RFID) chips has made headlines again as a company in Belgium, NewFusion, has implemented the device for its employees. Surgically implanted in the hands of its employees, the tiny transmitters broadcast a simple code that allows employees to access company facilities and computer systems. The chips, […]

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Kenya’s Safaricom launches booklet on telecoms safety

Kenya’s Safaricom  has partnered with the Environment Management Authority and the Communications Authority to launch an information booklet on the safe use of telecommunication equipment. East Africa is home to a high number of telecommunications masts, with an estimated 6,000 in Kenya alone. The latest statistics indicate that Kenya has more than 38 million active […]

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Nigeria government to put speed cameras on the roads

Nigeria government to put speed cameras on the roads

Nigeria government is set to introduce speed cameras on the roads across its borders to assist the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) curtail excessive speeding by motorists and improve safe use of the roads, according to a report by This Day. Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola said in a statement […]

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Samsung chief Lee arrested as South Korean corruption probe deepens

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By Hyunjoo Jin and Joyce Lee | SEOUL Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in South Korea, dealing a fresh blow to the technology giant and standard-bearer for Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The special prosecutor’s office accuses Lee […]

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Baidu furthers AI push with acquisition of digital assistant startup Raven Tech

Baidu furthers AI push with acquisition of digital assistant startup Raven Tech

Baidu is furthering its push into artificial intelligence after it announced the acquisition of Raven Tech, a Chinese startup that developed an AI voice assistant platform. Baidu confirmed it has bought the startup’s tech, product and staff of 60. The deal comes a month after Baidu hired noted AI expert Qi Lu, formerly with Microsoft, as […]

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First 5G Network end-to-end demonstration by Ericsson

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Ericsson, SK, Telefonica demo live end-to-end 5G network. Ericsson has implemented the first end-to-end 5G trial system as the common infrastructure for future 5G services. The successful live demonstration based on joint development with SK Telecom Korea was made on December 21, 2016, in Ericsson’s lab in Kista, Sweden. It used Cloud Core, virtual RAN […]

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ZTE to announce the first gigabit phone at MWC

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ZTE to announce the first gigabit phone at MWC What a time to be alive – gigabit connection is right around the corner. We already have telecoms testing the new networks in various cities to technically allow 1Gbps download. And now ZTE will show off the first gigabit LTE smartphone. The name of the device […]

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UK 5G infrastructure to outstrip economic benefits of fibre broadband by 2026

UK 5G infrastructure to outstrip economic benefits of fibre broadband by 2026

UK 5G infrastructure to outstrip economic benefits of fibre broadband by 2026 The UK is set to reach a ‘tipping point’ by 2026, where the direct economic benefits of 5G rollout will beat that of fibre broadband. National 5G infrastructure will directly contribute an additional £7 billion a year to the UK economy just six […]

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Google gives thumbs-up to first Cyanogen phone

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ARE YOU WONDERING WHAT A CYANOGEN PHONE IS ? LEARN MORE ABOUT IT BELOW. In a first for the custom Android ROM community, Google signals its approval to ship a phone with CyanogenMod preinstalled. Come Christmas Eve, CyanogenMod will be the first third-party version of Android to ship on a phone out of the box. […]

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