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Tuesday Midday (9 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 28-February-2017  12:52:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

SpaceX have announced plans to send two tourists around the Moon next year. In a call with reporters, Musk announced that SpaceX had been approached by two private individuals to fly on a Dragon 2 spacecraft, launched on a Falcon Heavy rocket, to fly around the moon and back in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Closer to home, Qantas are testing their in-flight internet service. The special charter flight came ahead of the Boeing 737 starting public trials in the coming weeks, and the results were promising, with Qantas reporting typical download speeds between 7Mbps and 12Mbps to each connected device. And with the plane packed tip to tail with volunteer Qantas staff, each using at least one device and many juggling two or more bits of kit ranging from smartphones to laptops, that meant 100% connectivity for over 200 devices.

Even closer to home, although not mine because I live in a rural area, NBN Co have a new household search tool. From this morning, all Australians should be able to check the details of when they will be able to order a National Broadband Network service for their household, according to NBN. NBN this morning released an update to its website, which will tell households what technology will be used to connect their home as well as when it is expected to be connected — with the website offering a window of between six months and one month depending on the status of design and construction for a particular area. Planned*. :/ Update: direct link to the search is here, thanks kombiman.

Telstra are working on a national Internet of Things network. The announcement comes as part of the telco’s “Network of the Future” program announced overnight at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. Telstra partnered with long-time collaborator Ericsson to deploy network software, which will enable Cat-M1 LTE networks using Ericsson’s Massive IoT software, to its radio and core networks. What could possibly go wrong?

TechARP have info on the range of AMD Ryzen 7 motherboards available ahead of the retail launch in a few days. The new AMD Ryzen 7 processors will hit the stores on March 2, 2017, with pre-orders open on the Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X and the Ryzen 7 1700 right now. But what about the motherboards? Let’s find out what AMD’s motherboard partners have in store to pair with the AMD Ryzen 7 processors!



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