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Google ponders the shortcomings of machine learning

Critics of the current mode of artificial intelligence technology have grown louder in the last couple of years, and this week, Google, one of the biggest commercial beneficiaries of the current vogue, offered a response, if, perhaps, not an answer, to the critics. In a paper published by the Google ...

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Telco complaints 'turning the corner': TIO

While complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) were up marginally for the year, they began dropping in the final quarter including across the National Broadband Network (NBN), the 2018 annual report has revealed. Complaints increased by 6.2 percent year on year, but dropped by 17.8 percent quarter on quarter ...

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Telstra calls for near halving of NBN wholesale price

(Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Australia’s incumbent carrier has said something needs to give when it comes to reselling services on the National Broadband Network (NBN), as current arrangements are unsustainable. Speaking to shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting in Sydney on Tuesday, CEO Andy Penn said Australians are paying some ...

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Google Pixel 3 Australian pricing

Google and Australia’s telecommunications carriers have unveiled their Google Pixel 3 pricing alongside pre-orders ahead of launch on October 18. Buying the Pixel 3 outright from Google Store in Australia costs AU$1,199 for the 64GB model and AU$1,349 for the 128GB model, while the Pixel 3 XL costs AU$1,349 and ...

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Gold Coast details fibre and Wi-Fi network expansion plans

The proposed fibre-optic network for the City of Gold Coast The City of Gold Coast has announced more details of its fibre-optic network expansion, with the main Central Loop of the project set to be completed this financial year. In Extension of the City-owned optic fibre network: Contractor Briefing tender ...

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Next-generation 802.11ax wi-fi: Dense, fast, delayed

The 21-year-old IEEE 802.11 wireless network family of standards, more widely known as ‘wi-fi’, has a new member: 802.11ax. In its two decades, wi-fi has gone from a curiosity to a major social force, having brought easy, fast, cheap internet access to home, office and public spaces. Each new version ...

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