Weekend tech reading: What to expect from 5G, Intel plans 7nm chips, abandoning your antivirus is safest says ex-Firefox dev

Everything you need to know about 5G Today’s mobile users want faster data speeds and more reliable service. The next generation of wireless networks — 5G — promises to deliver that, and much more. With 5G, users should be able to download a high-definition film in under a second (a task that could take 10 minutes on 4G LTE). And wireless engineers say these networks will boost the development of other new technologies, too, such as autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and the Internet of Things. IEEE

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Weekend tech reading: Billion hour HDD reliability stats, IMAX plans VR rollout, Vegas eyes eSports

One billion drive hours and counting: Q1 2016 hard drive stats For Q1 2016 we are reporting on 61,590 operational hard drives used to store encrypted customer data in our data center. There are 9.5% more hard drives in this review versus our last review when we evaluated 56,224 drives. In Q1 2016, the hard drives in our data center, past and present, totaled over one billion hours in operation to date. That’s nearly 42 million days or 114,155 years

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Microsoft selling feature phone business as Nokia plans a comeback through licensing

Microsoft has announced it is selling the feature phone business it acquired from Nokia to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and the newly-established Finnish company HMD Global for $350 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016 and will see around 4,500 employees leave the company.Nokia marked the end of an era when it closed the sale of its devices and services division to Microsoft back in 2014. The once dominant mobile phone player

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