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TECHNOBYTE for 25 July 2016

Telkom have sent shockwaves in the mobile industry with a new mobile product offering called FreeMe. Customers can choose the amount of data they want from a simple plan, available in six data sizes. By choosing one of the new Telkom FreeMe plans, customers will have access to Telkom’s fast network with no hidden costs and no confusing contracts.

The top two data packages (20GB and Unlimited data) are priced at R599 and R999 respectively. They include free calls to any network, free text messages and free Wi-Fi. The remaining four packages (1, 2, 5 and 10GB data packages) are priced between R99 and R399. The smallest data package offers 1GB of data and includes free WhatsApp calls, free on-net calls (to Telkom mobile phone and landlines), free texts and free Wi-Fi, priced at just R99 a month.

secure.telkom.co.za

Facebook is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the goal of contributing to prosperity, progress and development around the globe. The company’s Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone in this ambition with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places. Internet access can offer life-changing opportunities, information, and experiences, but 1.6 billion people today live in remote locations with no access to mobile broadband networks.

Facebook is building new technologies like Aquila to help address this challenge. When complete, Aquila will be able to circle a region up to 60 miles in diameter, beaming connectivity down from an altitude of more than 60,000 feet using laser communications and millimetre wave systems. Aquila is designed to fly for up to three months at a time.

newsroom.fb.com

The Ricoh Theta S is ultra-small twin-lens folded optical system that captures the scene around, above and below the device in one shot for unprecedented, fully spherical images. The device is synchronized with smartphones, where images can be immediately transmitted via Wi-Fi® and viewed with a dedicated free app. The app also allows images to be pinched, swiped or rotated to edit size, shape and composition. Images uploaded to theta360.com can be shared on social networks such as Facebook™, Twitter™ and Tumblr, as well as Microsoft®’s Photosynth®.

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