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Facebook and Google plan to link Southeast Asia and North America with new submarine cables



Facebook today announced that it is planning two new submarine cables to connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America as part of a joint project involving Google and regional telecoms. The new cables are designed to increase the bandwidth of the Internet connection between regions.

“Called Echo and Bifrost, these will be the first two cables to take the new route across the Java Sea and will increase the total trans-Pacific submarine capacity by about 70%,” Facebook VP of Network Investments Kevin quoted Reuters as saying. Salvadori (Kevin Salvadori).

Salvadori declined to indicate the size of the investment, but said it was “a very significant investment for us in Southeast Asia.”

The cables, he said, will be the first to directly connect North America to some of the main parts of Indonesia, as well as improve connectivity in the central and eastern provinces of the country’s fourth most populous country in the world.

Salvadori said the Echo project is being implemented in partnership with Google and Indonesian telecommunications company XL Axiata. It should be completed by 2023.

The Bifrost project is being carried out in partnership with Telin, a subsidiary of Indonesian Telkom, and Singapore-based conglomerate Keppel. It should be completed by 2024.

The source adds that earlier this month Facebook said it would stop trying to cable California and Hong Kong due to “US government concerns about direct links between the United States and Hong Kong.”

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Four iQOO smartphones will receive Android 12 in December



The iQOO brand has revealed Android 12 release dates for a number of its models. True, we are not yet talking about the final version of Android 12 – it will have to wait longer.

IQOO 7, iQOO 7 Legend, iQOO Z3 and iQOO Z5 users will receive the Android 12 beta at the end of the year – at the end of December. And at the end of March 2022, the beta version of Android 12 will be released for iQOO 3.

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Dangerous Android 12: the new operating system leads to serious crashes and battery drain



Google released the Android 12 operating system for ordinary users, just a few days ago. It can be installed by users of the branded series of Pixel smartphones – starting with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which debuted in 2018. In the meantime, the first reviews have appeared on the network, and not all of them are positive.

Pixel users have faced a number of annoying issues after installing Android 12 on their smartphones. Some people experience regular crashes despite repeatedly resetting the settings to the factory state. For others, applications crash and stop working, and on an ongoing basis, which is accompanied by freezes. For some, the camera often crashes, for others – a variety of applications in a random way.

There are problems with unlocking smartphones using face recognition, the smartphone simply ceases to “recognize” the user. There are also complaints about the battery draining too quickly.

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Finally, Windows 11 users have the full power of Ryzen processors. Both performance issues have been resolved



AMD and Microsoft have finally resolved both Ryzen and Epyc CPU performance issues when running Windows 11.

Microsoft has already released the patch in the Insider Build, now it’s available to everyone. Recall that it solves the problem of high latency in the L3 cache.

AMD, in turn, has released a patch that solves the problem of UEFI CPPC2 with incorrect work of the task scheduler for processor cores.

In the case of the first patch, you need to install a Windows update, but the second one needs to be downloaded from the AMD website yourself. More precisely, you do not need to download a patch, but a fresh driver for the motherboard chipset – the patch is part of it.

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