NBN Co to unmeter over 70 percent of traffic on Sky Muster Plus – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co will permanently unmeter all internet traffic bar “video streaming and VPN” on its Sky Muster Plus service, with the government saying as much as 70 percent of usage will now be covered. The network builder also significantly boosted data quota for users on its standard Sky Muster satellite Continue Reading

It seems phone makers like Google, Nokia and LG don’t want Qualcomm’s expensive Snapdragon 865

The big picture: Qualcomm has chosen to bundle all sales of its high-end Snapdragon 865 system-on-a-chip with the X55 5G modem, which is reportedly pushing phone manufacturers away from the tradition of using the latest and greatest mobile platform in their new phones. Makers are instead favoring an approach that Continue Reading

Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks. WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity of the hackers was unclear and the effort Continue Reading

Google asks users about symptoms for Carnegie Mellon coronavirus forecasting effort – Strategy – Cloud – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday that over the last three days it had surveyed some users about their health at the request of Carnegie Mellon University researchers aiming to forecast the spread of coronavirus infections. Google’s Opinion Rewards app, which exchanges responses to surveys from Google and its clients Continue Reading

China’s IT ministry urges faster 5G rollout – government document – Hardware – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) published a lengthy document on Tuesday calling on localities to accelerate 5G network buildouts and applications to minimise the impact of the coronavirus. The directive comes as China continues its aggressive 5G network expansion, which was disrupted when the coronavirus outbreak halted Continue Reading

NBN Co to unmeter around 70 percent of traffic on Sky Muster Plus – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co will permanently unmeter all internet traffic bar “video streaming and VPN” on its Sky Muster Plus service, with the government saying as much as 70 percent of usage will now be covered. The network builder also significantly boosted data quota for users on its standard Sky Muster satellite Continue Reading

Valve explains why it tried and failed to make multiple Half-Life 3s

In context: Yesterday’s launch of Half-Life: Alyx was something of a turning point for Valve. After years of not making any actual games (except for ill-fated card game Artifact), some grew concerned that not only was the Half-Life franchise dead, but that Valve’s interest in game development as a whole Continue Reading

YouTube videos will default to standard definition worldwide for the next month

In a nutshell: It’s not unusual for YouTube, like other streaming leaders, to see increased traffic during evening hours when people are off work. With shelter in place orders now in effect across several communities around the globe, however, the Google-owned streaming giant is seeing a steadier flow of consumption Continue Reading