The Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G

The grand promise of 5G wireless service—connection speeds 10 times as fast as the speediest home broadband service—is slowly moving closer to reality.AT&T is launching its new 5G service Friday in 10 cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. Notably, the service is based on real 5G standards, unlike AT&T’s earlier “5G Evolution”…

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Google’s RCS texting arrives Monday to bring some iMessage features to Android

Google’s next-gen text messaging service is launching Dec. 16. Angela Lang/CNET Google’s Rich Communications Service (RCS) text messaging is arriving Monday, according to a Thursday tweet from Sanaz Ahari, director of product management for Google’s communications services. The texting update will finally bring iMessage-like features to Android users.”Hi everyone! RCS is now available to all…

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Trouble for Chinese AI Unicorns, Physics of a Kung Fu Master’s Jump, and More News.

Kung Fu masters are jumping and AI unicorns are slumping, but first: a cartoon about Godzinfluencers.Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s NewsChina’s AI unicorns can spot faces. Now they need new tricksChina’s artificial intelligence boom has…

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Greta Thunberg Blasts ‘Creative PR’ in Her Climate Speech

This story originally appeared on HuffPost and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.At a high-level event Wednesday at the United Nations climate summit, Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg slammed world leaders for “misleading” the public with insufficient emission-reduction pledges and dove into the growing science that shows governments must act quickly to prevent…

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