Sydney news: Woman critical in high speed car crash in Merrylands West, COVID-19 warning for beachgoers

Hellen Wadman

Here’s what you need to know this morning.

Two hospitalised after car crash

A woman is in a critical condition and a man is in a serious condition after two cars collided in what is believed to have been a “very high speed” crash in Sydney’s west overnight.

NSW Ambulance inspector Andrew McAlpine said emergency services found “a scene of carnage” when they arrived at the crash site in Merrylands

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The 2020 Browser Battle: Surfing With Speed

Hellen Wadman

Accessing the internet is one of the most basic tasks for any computer, but webpages in 2020 are incredibly complex so how the browser interprets the code and renders it as a viewable webpage is no simple task. Modern browsers have both a rendering or layout engine, as well as a scripting engine, and both factor into how well the browser can handle any particular task.

When the web first

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How To Improve Your Broadband Speed

Hellen Wadman

So much of life is lived online these days, having a speedy, reliable broadband service is hugely important for most of us.

Making video calls, online gaming and watching content through streaming services have become the norm in many households. The increase in home-working is another key factor when it comes to increased broadband usage.

But what is a “good” broadband speed and, if your broadband is too slow,

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The fastest VPN for outright speed 2020

Hellen Wadman

Among all the considerations you need to think about when selecting your new VPN, one of the most significant is speed.

Because virtual private networks work by sending all your internet traffic through an extra set of encrypted tunnels via the provider’s secure server, that’s a lot of extra potential latency. Thankfully, by going for one of the fastest VPNs, you can pretty much avoid any slow down completely.

Depending

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FUJIFILM Brings Speed with the XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens; More Info at B&H Photo Video

Hellen Wadman

NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — B&H is pleased to announce the FUJIFILM XF 50mm f/1 R WR Lens for its X System of mirrorless digital cameras. This 76mm-equivalent prime lens is clearly characterized by its impressively fast f/1 maximum aperture, which benefits working in low-light conditions and also helps to achieve shallow depth of field and selective focus effects. This bright design pairs with the short telephoto

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World’s fastest internet speed recorded at 178TB/s

Hellen Wadman

(Pocket-lint) – For those of us living on more mortal planes, an internet speed anywhere over around 50MB/s can feel seriously nice – you don’t have to worry about pages loading slowly, and you can handily power most streaming services at high resolutions.

As it turns out, though, we’re all playing with baby toys compared to what researchers are achieving in labs. A team at University College London (UCL)

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Intel’s DAOS tops the IO500 speed challenge for HPC storage

Hellen Wadman

Intel’s Distributed Application Object Storage (DAOS) object storage system – now open-sourced, but developed to make use of its super-fast Optane storage – came out top this summer in the IO500, which measures high-performance computing (HPC) hardware, software and file system combinations against each other.

DAOS arrived in 2015, and is an object storage system designed around Intel’s 3D Xpoint Optane technology, which provides something approaching the high-speed access capabilities

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What is the real Warp Speed timeline?

Hellen Wadman

With help from Zachary Brennan, David Lim, Brianna Ehley and Lauraine Genota.

— What is the real Warp Speed timeline? A new Pentagon website raises questions.

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AstraZeneca leads vaccine trial enrollment, but companies are a far cry from 30,000 apiece.

FDA says HCQ came from a questionable manufacturer in new memo.

It’s Friday, welcome back to Prescription Pulse. Did you get your Anthony Fauci bobblehead before they

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Tips to help improve broadband speed (Includes interview)

Hellen Wadman

There are many frustrations from working at home, from other family members, to longer-hours and persistent bosses. Having a slow broadband speed does not help the situation of assist with creating a calm working environment. Poor broadband is often the result of inadequate infrastructure or the consequence of an overstrethed provider of Internet services (a service that most employees are having to pay for themselves). Nonetheless, there are things that
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Morrison concerned over 811 question delays, speed of test results

Hellen Wadman

P.E.I.’s chief public health officer is echoing concerns brought to her attention about 811 delays that are preventing people with COVID-19 questions from getting through.

In an interview on CBC News: Compass Thursday, Dr. Heather Morrison said she is worried about the time it is taking for the call centre to return calls, as well as the length of time it takes from the point of testing to getting those

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Consumer protection: OfReg launches internet speed test

Hellen Wadman

Utility regulator OfReg is providing consumers with a new system to test the speed of their internet connections and verify whether they are receiving the level of service they are paying for.

Internet services have been the topic of frequent consumer complaints, Public Accounts Committee chairman Ezzard Miller said during a hearing concerning the performance of OfReg in July.

The new independent speed test system launched by OfReg last week

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So-called ‘speed test’ could cost you thousands

Hellen Wadman

Vulnerable Australians are being swindled out of thousands by “insidious” scammers posing as the NBN and asking customers to do a speed test.

Over the past six months, a new scam has been on the rise, where customers receive an email from someone posing as NBN Co, and are urged to click a link to test the speed of their connection.

With just one click, they are unwittingly giving scammers

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London scientists achieve fastest ever internet speed

Hellen Wadman

The massive speed increases were made possible by building customized amplifiers to boost signal power

Researchers in London have created the fastest-ever internet connection, much quicker than any ever successfully tried before.

The team at University College London (UCL) used amplifiers to enhance the way light carries digital data through fiber-optic broadband to achieve a record 178 terabits per second which are approximately three million times faster than the average

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Researchers Just Set a New Record For The Fastest Internet Speed Ever

Hellen Wadman

The internet has transformed most areas of our lives over the last few decades, and the technology keeps improving: researchers just set a new record for data transmission rates, logging an incredible speed of 178 terabits per second (Tbps).



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That’s around a fifth faster than the previous record, set by a team of researchers in Japan, and roughly twice as fast as the

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High Speed Internet Service from Xfinity by Comcast

Hellen Wadman

* Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Xfinity xFi is available to Xfinity Internet service customers with a compatible Xfinity Gateway. Limited to home WiFi network. Does not apply to Xfinity WiFi hotspots. Xfinity WiFi hotspots included with Performance Internet and above. Limited access available to Performance Starter through 40 1 hour passes every 30 days. Available in select areas. Requires WiFi-enabled mobile device. Hotspots available in select locations
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Internet Speed Test | SPEEDCHECK

Hellen Wadman

Your computer connects to your ISP, and that gives it access to the internet. Pretty simple, right? Well, if you decide to use a wireless router to create a WiFi signal in your home or business, you add another level of complexity to the setup – and another place where things can go wrong, and you can slow down your internet. Still, there are plenty of reasons to use a

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