SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Asia’s fastest data cable links Tokyo to Singapore

August 20, 2012
Asia’s fastest data cable links Tokyo to Singapore

A new high-speed undersea data cable has opened to traffic in Asia. The 7,800km Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) connects Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. It transfers data via an optical fibre system at 40 gigabits per second, and is three milliseconds faster than any other cable between Singapore and Tokyo. The gain in...
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US is reluctant in giving away control of internet to United Nations agency

August 3, 2012
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The US has confirmed it would resist efforts to put the internet under the control of the United Nations. At present several non-profit US bodies oversee the net’s technical specifications and domain name system. They operate at arms-length from the US government but officially under the remit of its Department of Commerce. There has...
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Facebook has more than 83 million ‘fake’ users

August 2, 2012
Facebook has more than 83 million ‘fake’ users

Facebook has revealed that it believes there are now more than 83 million fake users on the social network. Facebook finally admitted that it has 8.7% of its 955 million active users who might not be real. Fake profiles made up 4.8% of the fakes, user-misclassified accounts amounted to 2.4%, and 1.5% of users were...
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Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.com in Microsoft switch

August 1, 2012
Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.com in Microsoft switch

Microsoft is overhauling its free webmail service, dropping the Hotmail brand it has used since acquiring the product in 1998, and adopting the name Outlook.com. The revamped service will help sort messages as they arrive and allow users to make internet calls on Skype. It said the move would help tackle the problem of...
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GM crop scientists win $10m grant

July 15, 2012
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A team of British plant scientists wins a $10m (£6.4m) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops. read more ….http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18845282
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