Top Countries With The Fastest Internet Speed



Internet data collection company, Akamai have released their quarterly "State Of The Internet" report, which examines the world's fastest and slowest Internet connections by country, attack traffic, average & maximum connection speeds, Internet penetration and broadband adoption, and mobile usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time.

25,000 requests from unique IP addresses must be acheived in order to avoid making unfair comparisons between countries with large disparities in population or infrastructure.

From the report, global Internet speed from broadband providers are improving. Between the first and second quarters of 2011, average global connection speed increased 21 percent and is now 2.6 Megabits per second. By comparison, Internet speeds in the United States (12th fastest) look fairly speedy at an average of 5.8 Mbps compared to an average connection speed for higher ranked countries of 13.8 Mbps, more than twice as fast as the U.S.

Top 9 Countries With The Fastest Internet Connection Speed   
RankCountryAverage Speed (Mbps)% Increase
1South Korea13.8-4.2
2Hong Kong10.312
6Czech Republic7.413

Microsoft completes Skype acquisition


It's official, the internet video chat service Skype is now officially a part of Microsoft.

The two companies joined forces this week after Microsoft Corp. completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype. The closing came five months after Microsoft announced the acquisition.

Skype features includes video calling, video conferencing, voice over ip calling and also conference calling.

In a press release sent out Friday morning, Microsoft confirmed that the deal, and revealed that Skype CEO Tony Bates will now report directly to Steve Ballmer in his new role as president of the new Skype Division of Microsoft. Skype employees will continue to be located around the world as before.

Microsoft is counting on Skype to help it catch up in some the hottest markets in technology and media. Those areas include online socializing, mobile phones and digital video.

Skype's roughly 170 million users made 207 billion minutes of voice and video calls last year — almost 400,000 years' worth.

iPhone 4S vs. Galaxy S II and Bionic Smartphones



The newly released Apple iPhone 4s will be made available to U.S.A, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan initially and will be launched to 22 more countries by October 28th, and to 70 more countries by the end of 2011.

There will be Black and White versions as usual, while the price of iPhone 4S will be as follows:

16GB variant for $199, 32GB for $299 and the 64GB for $399 in US with contract,available to Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.

iPhone 4s Specs

  • OS: iOS 5.
  • Processor: Dual core A5 Chip-2X processing and 7X Graphics.
  • Display: 3.5″ Ratina display 960X640.
  • Camera: 8 MP camera with CMOS sensor and 1080p recording with video stabilization.
  • Both CDMA/GSM support is available and HSDPA support upto 14.2 MBPS.
  • Up to 8 hours on talk time on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
  • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
  • Internet usage: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Special Features: SIRI voice assistant, AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p, iCloud storage.

Here's a comparision to it's mightiest competitors on the Android platform.

iPhone 4S
Samsung Galaxy S II
Motorola Droid Bionic

Platform iOS 5 Android 2.3.4 with TouchWiz 4.0 Android 2.3.4 with custom skin
Processor Dual-core Apple A5 (likely 1GHz) 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos or 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4430
RAM Unknown (likely 512MB) 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB / 64GB internal 16GB / 32GB internal, microSDHC expansion 16GB internal, microSDHC expansion
Cellular Quadband GSM, quadband HSPA+ 14.4, CDMA / EDVO Rev. A Quadband GSM, quadband HSPA+ 21 / 42 or CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A, WiMax CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Display size 3.5 inches 4.3 or 4.5 inches 4.3 inches
Display resolution 960 x 640 800 x 480 960 x 540
Display technology IPS LCD Super AMOLED Plus Pentile-matrix TFT LCD
Integrated TV-out Dock connector MHL HDMI
Primary camera 8 megapixel AF, f2.4 lens, BSI sensor, LED flash 8 megapixel AF, LED flash 8 megapixel AF, LED flash
Secondary camera VGA 2 megapixel VGA
Video recording 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps 1080p at 30fps
Video calling Yes Yes Yes
Location / orientation sensors AGPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope AGPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope AGPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope
SIM standard Micro SIM SIM (on GSM variants) SIM (for LTE)
Quoted max talk time 8 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G 7-8.7 hours on 3G 10.8 hours on 3G
Quoted max media playback time 40 hours audio, 10 hours video 5 hours video 6.5 hours video
Battery Unknown capacity (likely 1420+mAh), embedded 1650-1850mAh, removable 1735mAh, removable
Weight 140 grams / 4.9 oz. 116 grams / 4.1 oz. to 130 grams / 4.6 oz. 158 grams / 5.6 oz.
Dimensions 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm 125.3 mm x 66.1 mm x 8.49 mm to
129.8 x 69.6 x 9.65mm
127.5 x 66.9 x 10.99mm




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