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Akamai pins Australian peak broadband speeds at 64th globally


Australia is now ranked 64th globally for average peak connection speeds and 50th for average connection speeds across fixed-line broadband, according to Akaimai’s State of the Internet report [PDF] published overnight. Average peak connection speeds for Australia were 55.7Mbps in the first quarter of 2017, which was 27 percent faster ...

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Android Pay expands to Canada


 Android Pay launched in Canada on Wednesday, with support for a number of major banks at launch, and additional banks to be added soon. The Android Pay debut in Canada was teased at Google’s I/O developer conference keynote earlier this month, and reported as imminent last week by MobileSyrup. The ...

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Computex 2017: Intel rediscovers the desktop


In recent years Intel has used Computex to try to shake up the laptop market. The chipmaker announced the Ultrabook and later coined the term 2-in-1 here in Taiwan, and more recently it has been pushing concepts such as true wireless computing. Not all of these initiatives have worked but ...

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Get ready for a new Pokémon game for smartphones


The Pokémon Company just launched a new website introducing a brand new Pokémon game for your iPhone and Android phone, as Kotaku spotted. The game is called Pokéland and is currently only available as a limited beta in Japan. If you think this is a sequel to Pokémon Go, you’ll ...

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Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot


The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger — stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk. How times change. Talking into phones? Why, how 2005 of you! Phablets have long been the new normal ...

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