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Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has now reached the halfway point of its rollout across the Pacific Ocean, with the 15,000km subsea cable to connect Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. More ...

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Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android

Video: 10 steps to bulletproof your digital life Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users. The company launched the desktop ...

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Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

Kogan.com will be launching its National Broadband Network (NBN) service within a few months, with CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan telling ZDNet during CES 2018 that it will have “incredibly attractive” prices across all speed tiers. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will ...

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Alibaba neural network defeats human in global reading test

Alibaba says its deep neural network model has outscored humans in a global reading test, paving the way for the underlying technology to reduce the need for human input. The Chinese tech giant’s research unit, Institute of Data Science of Technologies (IDST), said it had developed a deep-learning model that ...

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Telstra CEO: 2018 will be big for 5G

Telstra CEO Andy Penn at CES 2018 in Las Vegas (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) 5G will be the watchword of 2018, with Telstra CEO Andy Penn telling ZDNet at CES 2018 that this year will bring further standardisation, spectrum allocation, and wide-scale trials across the globe. CES 2018 The Big Trends ...

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Raspberry Pi: Hands-On with the Pi Server tool

Video: New laptop lets you easily view Raspberry Pi inside, and upgrade When the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced Raspbian (Debian) Stretch for x86 and Macs, there was a very brief mention of something called PiServer to manage multiple Pi clients on a network, with a promise to cover it in ...

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CES 2018: Telstra NB-IoT network now live

Telstra has announced at CES 2018 that its narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now live across all major cities in Australia, including not only in capital cities but also major regional cities. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the ...

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​Cisco and Hyundai promise hyperconnected car for 2019

Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Networking giant Cisco and motor company Hyundai are working together on high-end ‘hyperconnected’ cars, which they say will launch in 2019. The two companies teamed up in 2016 to develop a new in-car network, which will offer over-the-air updates for services and accelerate the time it takes ...

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AT&T plans to monitor bridge, infrastructure health via IoT

AT&T said it is launching a service to monitor infrastructure such as bridges, roadways and railways for smart city and Internet of things deployments. The effort comes as multiple carriers and technology vendors are targeting smart cities. AT&T’s Smart Cities Structure Monitoring includes LTE-enabled sensors to monitor structural changes such ...

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