What is this 5G all about?

5G-image-Now that Vodafone has announced availability of 5G by the end of the year what exactly does that mean for you and me?

If you are a Vodafone service subscriber and live at Kapiti the first thing you may think about is the newly installed fibre connection, but alas, it has nothing to do with that as you don’t need fibre to get 5G, instead your need a 5G capable device like a smartphone or tablet or gaming computer to take advantage of this new wireless technology when it is ready.

The promise then is

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eMail from Google about Google+

This is a quick message to all our members who have @gmail addresses….

You’ve probably received a message this week from Google telling you that your Google+ Account is being closed soon and wondered what it’s all about.

Long story short…when you signed up for your Google email address you were also allocated a Google+ Account (it’s like Facebook but it lost the “war”). Google have now decided to close the entire Google+ “Ecosystem” down and they are just letting you know before they delete everything.

Your xxx.yyy@gmail email address WILL NOT BE AFFECTED

We wrote about the demise of Google+ a couple of months ago in this article

If you never ever posted anything to Google+ (and most of you won’t have), then you don’t have to do anything.

If you did post to Google+ and want to keep any of the content, then you need to get on over there now and extract the bits you want to keep and store them elsewhere. Otherwise, DO NOTHING works for you too!

Drowning in Data

bigdataWe are familiar with regular stories of pollution of our rivers, the ocean, the air, all man made, but what about the digital pollution that is now choking the world.

I was thinking the other day about the fact that I and millions others use ‘the cloud’ for storing much of our data such as photos, back-ups, work papers, music, movies and perhaps financial details which could be a problem in the longer run, and if so what kind of problem?

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A word or two about Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence = Not originating naturally, made by human skill in imitation of something natural.

To define Artificial Intelligence as the Oxford Dictionary has [above] may already be needing a rethink given the rate of knots at which we are broadening and redefining the concept.

But first things first, what do we know about AI? Well, we know that there are several types of AI and that they are the barriers that separate machines from us and indeed us from them.

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