Weekend tech reading: Wi-Fi speed record broken, Doom photoshopped, Yahoo-Tumblr deal?

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Think your network is fast? Getting a gigabyte-sized movie over your local wireless network to your hard drive in a few seconds is old hat. Now there’s a network that can push a 2-hour, high-definition movie to a computer a...

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Timonius

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Wi-Fi Network Breaks Speed Record -> Wouldn't the higher frequency be more susceptible to being blocked by objects? Would it require more energy to transmit? Not sure about all the gritty details but still impressed by the speed
 

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Foxconn factories are making progress, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

Lazy bastids. I work 42 hours a week!
 

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Yahoo-Tumblr deal has been "confirmed" for $1.1 billion all cash.

Funny how valuations work, Instagram $1 billion, Tumblr $1.1 billion. Do you perceive either one as considerable more valuable over the other?

And please, don't say "sure, Tumblr for 0.1 billion more" :)
 

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Foxconn factories are making progress, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA).

Lazy bastids. I work 42 hours a week!
Yeah keep dreaming, there's a typo in the first paragraph that was linked here on techspot, further down the page, if you read a little, it says "Chinese labor laws limit working hours to only 40 per week, plus an additional 9 hours for overtime. " 49 hours a month would be absurd, let alone unrealistic.

Typo Fixed
 

captaincranky

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells Us Why 'Star Trek' Is So Much Better Than 'Star Wars
You know, I counted 17 separate scripts trying to run on that "Business Insider" page. Everybody seems determined to put their nose up your a** . Facebook, et al.

Ol' Neil is sort of a pedant anyway, so I didn't think it worthwhile to let that many people know I was there. Maybe he'll be on PBS at fundraising time, then I can just change the channel.
 

dividebyzero

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Yahoo-Tumblr deal has been "confirmed" for $1.1 billion all cash.
Funny how valuations work, Instagram $1 billion, Tumblr $1.1 billion. Do you perceive either one as considerable more valuable over the other?
Personally I'd see more advantage in Tumblr. Instagram would have a wider casual (and highly mobile) user base, but the personal blog aspect Tumblr, along with the wider variety of media that can be hosted/shared would make it more attractive for me.
The valuations would seem to depend upon user numbers versus versatility at this stage. It will be interesting to see how (if?) they evolve and possibly further overlap in operation.
 

hahahanoobs

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Yeah keep dreaming, there's a typo in the first paragraph that was linked here on techspot, further down the page, if you read a little, it says "Chinese labor laws limit working hours to only 40 per week, plus an additional 9 hours for overtime. " 49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic.
*sigh*
It was a joke at the expense of the typo, to expose the typo.
 
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Yeah keep dreaming, there's a typo in the first paragraph that was linked here on techspot, further down the page, if you read a little, it says "Chinese labor laws limit working hours to only 40 per week, plus an additional 9 hours for overtime. " 49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic.
*sigh*
It was a joke at the expense of the typo, to expose the typo.
And then he got the typo reversed when he said, "49 hours a week would be absurd, let alone unrealistic."