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 Monday, 29-May-2017  23:45:05 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's Square Kilometre Array telescope is now online and already finding things. The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope has captured a signal emanating from a cosmic event in a galaxy far away, just four days into becoming operational. Known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), the signals are short, sharp spikes of radio waves that last a few milliseconds. Scientists are still pondering what causes FRBs, but believe they stem from powerful events that took place billions of lightyears away from Earth. Discussion here.

Bitcoin and other alt-currencies experienced incredible price rises last week, leading some to regret that they didn't take it seriously earlier. It had a data file containing 1400 Bitcoin on it. No big deal, at the time. Today, those few kilobytes are worth more than $4 million. Discussion of bitcoin continues here and here in the forums.

PC Perspective report from ARM Tech Day. Several days of meetings and presentations left us a bit overwhelmed by what ARM is bringing to market towards the end of 2017 and most likely beginning of 2018. On the surface it appears that ARM has only done a refresh of the CPU and GPU products, but once we start looking at these products in the greater scheme and how they interact with DynamIQ we see that ARM has changed the mobile computing landscape dramatically.

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