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Samsung announces 5G data breakthrough

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  • May 13, 2013 3:25PM
SAMSUNG Electronics says it has successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.The South Korean giant says the test has witnessed data transmission of more than one gigabyte per second over a distance of two kilometres.

 

The new technology, which will not be ready for the commercial market before 2020 at the earliest, will offer transmitting speeds "up to several hundred times faster" than existing 4G networks, it said in a statement on Monday.

 

That will permit users to "transmit massive data files including high quality digital movies practically without limitation", it said.

 

"As a result, subscribers will be able to enjoy a wide range of services such as 3D movies and games, real-time streaming of ultra high-definition (UHD) content, and remote medical services," it added.

 

Samsung said it had found a way to harness millimetre-wave bands which have proved to be a sticking point for the mobile industry to date.

 

The test used 64 antenna elements, which the tech titan said overcame the issue of "unfavourable propagation characteristics" that have prevented data travelling across long distances using the bands.

 

One of the most wired countries on earth, South Korea already has around 20 million 4G users.

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FORD is this morning expected to announce the closure of its Broadmeadows production line and possibly its Geelong engine plant.

 

An announcement is due at 9:15 am, and a press conference at 10:45 am.

 

Ford Australia brand communications manager Neil McDonald said he could not comment.

 

"I'm not in a position to comment on that. We have a 10:45 am briefing in Melbourne."

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/new...geelon/1879230/

 

 

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we've seen many of our manufacturer suffering since AUD/USD hit through the parity till these days.

and RBA try to be a gentleman walk along side of those big mobs---FED, JGB. ECB, PBOC eg.....

so we've been robbed time after time. i can't understand why RBA didn't follow what Swiss bank did a while ago??

this FORD news will hit home hard i guess!! :puke:

 

but that will knock the AUD down much futher!! just little too late!!

 

 

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we've seen many of our manufacturer suffering since AUD/USD hit through the parity till these days.

and RBA try to be a gentleman walk along side of those big mobs---FED, JGB. ECB, PBOC eg.....

so we've been robbed time after time. i can't understand why RBA didn't follow what Swiss bank did a while ago??

this FORD news will hit home hard i guess!! :puke:

 

but that will knock the AUD down much futher!! just little too late!!

 

 

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One Sunday this month, the crime thriller Gone, Baby, Gone, by Dennis Lehane, sold 23 e-book copies, a typically tiny number for a book that was originally published in 1998 but has faded into obscurity.

 

The next day, boom: it sold 13,071 copies.

 

Gone, Baby, Gone had been designated as a Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon, and hundreds of thousands of readers had received an e-mail notifying them of a 24-hour price cut, to $US1.99 from $US6.99. The instant bargain lit a fire under a dormant title.

 

Flash sales like that one have taken hold in the book business, a concept popularised by the designer fashion site Gilt.com. Consumers accustomed to snapping up instant deals for items like vintage glassware on One Kings Lane or baby clothes on Zulily are now buying books the same way; and helping older books soar from the backlist to the best-seller list.

 

"It's the Groupon of books," said Dominique Raccah, the publisher of Sourcebooks. "For the consumer, it's new, it's interesting. It's a deal and there isn't much risk. And it works."...

http://www.afr.com/p/technology/daily_deal...X2xfupaBwd5rpxH

 

so, now, instead of sitting unread on the shelf, these will remain unopened/ unread and less trees will have suffered?

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Chinese students demand the right to cheat.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-studen...0621-2oo6o.html

 

So where does this end ? Do universities crack down and boot any cheats out ? Not likely, as they all are desperately seeking paying students, and I include Australian universities here. So where does the cheating stop ? Cheat your way into university, cheat your way through university, then I would assume that you cheat your way into a job ......... then what ????

 

Keep on lying and cheating until found out . Then blame the " system" ?

 

There seems to be something fundamentally wrong when our education system doesn't unequivocally endeavour to eradicate cheating. It cheapens our universities, and undoubtedly will endanger lives. Bribery and corruption must follow.

 

It's a very sad development, brought on by trying to tell every student that they are wonderful and should go to university. This puts pressure on the university standards, pressure that is very hard to withstand.

 

Don't know where it will all end, but the present system is breaking down.

 

Cheers

J

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