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Is 5G about to change everything? Tech Weekly Podcast

5G is coming. But what will that mean in practise? Olly hits the CTIA Super Mobility conference in Las Vegas to find out<p>Olly touches down in the bright lights city for the CTIA Super Mobility conference, an annual business-to-business gathering of the mobile tech industry's dreamers, analysts and …

Apple Gives A Surprising Push To Windows 8 On New Mac Pro

Windows 8 has been a gigantic flop for Microsoft, but Apple, at least, is giving the new operating system a surprising push. The Mac maker has dropped support for Windows 7 running under Boot Camp on the new Mac Pro, making the installation of Windows 8 the only option for those who want to dual …

MacBook

The WWW’s Quarter-Life Crisis: As The Web Turns 25, The Threats It Faces

The creator of the World Wide Web is now calling for a long overdue Internet bill of rights.<p>Twenty five years ago today, a CERN engineer submitted a modest proposal to his bosses for a new communications format that would alter the the course of human history. Originally conceived as a way to …

Look out: China’s housing bubble is now available in bitcoin.

China’s got the bitcoin bug. A real estate developer in Shanghai just announced that it’s now accepting bitcoins for one of its mid-range flats in a posh Shanghai suburb. That’s after a unit of Baidu, China’s leading search engine, announced it would accept bitcoins in mid-October. Half of the …

Real Estate

The latest horrifying data on European unemployment

The two European countries worst hit by the region’s economic crisis—Greece and Portugal—both reported their latest unemployment data today.<p>Warning: It’s just awful.<p>Greek unemployment rose from 26.7% to 27.0% in February. Portuguese unemployment shot up to 17.7% from 16.9% in the first quarter.<p>It’s …

Big test for immigration bill brings hope to backers

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the amendments over the course of several hearings.<p>WASHINGTON — Senators who back a sweeping immigration law said Thursday they were heartened by the first big test of the proposal in which members of both parties were allowed to make changes to the …

Vermont Assisted Suicide Bill Passes State Senate

Vermonters in favor of doctor-assisted suicides are one step closer to seeing legislation enacted.<p>The Vermont State Senate voted 17-13 on Wednesday to pass the Patient Choice and Control at End Of Life Act. S. 77's stated purpose is to "allow, subject to appropriate safeguards, a mentally competent …