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 Open Forum: Your favorite video game genre

When it comes to game genres, most people favor fast-paced action and shooting games, or at least that’s where the bulk of publishers’ budgets go to as it’s usually less of a risk compared to other kinds of games. According to the Entertainment Software Association’s last Essential Facts report, 24.5% of games sold in 2015 across any platform where shooters, followed by 22.9% for action games and 13.2% for sports.If you look specifically at PCs, however, the balance is heavily tilted

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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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