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Finweek English Edition - - TECHNOLOGY -

• Google re­vealed more in­for­ma­tion about its Glass prod­uct, which is ex­pected to go on sale next year. The head­set, which re­sem­bles a pair of glasses, will project im­ages onto the retina of a hu­man eye that Google says will take up as much space in your vi­sion as a 25” com­puter mon­i­tor about 3m away from you. The set will have a built-in 5MP cam­era ca­pa­ble of shoot­ing 720p video and 16GB of stor­age space. It will ac­cept voice com­mands and con­nect to your smart­phone. • Pay tele­vi­sion op­er­a­tor TopTV has dis­con­tin­ued two of its chan­nels, Top Movies +24 and Top Ju­nior, as part of a re­struc­tur­ing op­er­a­tion. The com­pany is un­der busi­ness res­cue in terms of the Com­pa­nies Act and has failed to cap­ti­vate the mar­ket in South Africa where the pay tele­vi­sion sec­tor is dom­i­nated by Naspers’s Multichoice. • If you live in Ja­pan it’s now pos­si­ble to get a 2Gbps broad­band In­ter­net con­nec­tion in your home. The Light Nuro fi­bre-op­tic link, which is 200 times faster than the best Telkom ADSL con­nec­tion in SA, is be­ing pro­vided by So-net En­ter­tain­ment Cor­po­ra­tion at a monthly price of ¥4 980 ‒ equiv­a­lent to about R470.

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