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LE JOURNAL DU GEEK (France)

TOKYO- Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have broken the record for the world's fastest Wi-Fi.

Using a 542GHz wireless connection in the 300GHz-3THz spectrum, they achieved speeds of 3Gpbs, reports Le Journal du Geek. If that's a little too technical for you, what you need to know is that 3Gb/s is about 20 times faster than the fastest Wi-Fi connections that are available today.

Will we be able to benefit from this super fast Wi-Fi in the next few years? Definitely!

According to the Tokyo Institute of Technology project leader, Dr Suzuki Safumi, "everybody will use products related to THz (Terahertz) technology within the next decade."

Last December, AT&T called Terahertz technology the "next frontier" for radio transmissions.

Read the original article in French.

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How China's Mass Protest Took The World By Surprise — And Where It Will End

China is facing its biggest political protests in decades as frustration grows with its harsh Zero-COVID strategy. However, the real reasons for the protests run much deeper. Could it be the starting point for a new civic movement?

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Security measures during a protest against COVID-19 restrictions

Changren Zheng

In just one weekend, protests spread across China. A fire in an apartment block in Urumqi in China’s western Xinjiang region killed 10, with many blaming lockdown rules for the deaths. Anti-lockdown demonstrations spread to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Chengdu and other cities. University students from more than half of China's provinces organized various protests against COVID restrictions.

Why and how did the movement spread so rapidly?

At the core, protesters are unhappy with President Xi Jinping's three-year-long Zero-COVID strategy that has meant mass testing, harsh lockdowns, and digital tracking. Yet, the general belief about the Chinese people was that they lacked the awareness and experience for mass political action. Even though discontent had been growing about the Zero-COVID strategy, no one expected these protests.

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