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If you are a person that follows all things Google, you are probably aware of the search engine giant's recent announcement that it has successfully tested a D-Wave 2X quantum computing system the company acquired through a joint purchase with NASA several years back. The new supercomputer is ostensibly capable...
The small and large companies that make Europe work already know how important mobile technology is to business success. We imagine they are very pleased with the latest GSMA (GSM Association) report that paints an even brighter future for mobile commerce. According to the report, both 4G technology and the...
Imagine working in an office where turning on the lights also meant turning on internet access; an office where you could go online and do what you do up to 100 times faster than you currently do with wi-fi. It may sound the stuff of futuristic films, but it is...
In a bid to eventually run its entire global infrastructure using only renewable energy sources, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just announced the latest piece of exciting data centre news. According to AWS, they have contracted with EDP Renewables to build a 100 MW wind farm in the United States...
We have come to think of hackers as being coding geniuses who never get anything wrong. Yet to the dismay of some victims, we are learning that even the best hackers make coding mistakes. A case in point is a recently discovered variant of Power Worm. Power Worm is a...
In the latest twist on cloud computing news, Google stands ready to take high-speed internet access to the next level with a full-scale launch of Project Loon next year.  If the project meets expectations, Google may have an airborne flotilla of high altitude balloons providing internet access to areas of...
The latest DDoS attack launched against Talk Talk made all of the media rounds over the weekend. At first, the attack was advertised as being far more serious than it really was, leaving millions of Talk Talk customers wondering whether or not their identities would be stolen and their finances...
Drive by the National Guard base in Bluffdale, Washington - just south of Salt Lake City - and you will notice a group of nondescript buildings that seem anything but out of place at a US military installation. However, among those buildings is a $1.7 billion data centre operated by...
Over the last five years, the UK government has been working hard to ensure that its goal of ninety-five per cent of households being connected to superfast broadband by 2017 is met. The whole effort has been in contract with just one company – BT. However, on October 12th (2015)...
Social network giant Facebook has teamed up with French satellite operator Eutelsat in a bid to boldly go where no social network has gone before. Star Trek connotations aside, the deal is a deadly serious attempt by Facebook to beam - from space - free internet to those parts of...

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