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When will the UK's broadband postcode lottery end?

Friday, July 18th 2014

It seems like barely a day goes by without members of one of the UK's many rural communities complaining that their area is being overlooked by the government's broadband rollout. Communications Minister Ed Vaizey told...

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Should Network Rail fine be used for superfast Wi-Fi rollout?

Friday, July 11th 2014

The government raised a few eyebrows this week with the announcement that free superfast Wi-Fi will be rolled out on some of the busiest train routes in England and Wales. Essentially, the proposals involve spending more than...

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Sky hearing impairment issue highlights importance of accessibility

Friday, July 4th 2014

Common sense prevailed this week, when Sky took the eminently sensible decision to continue allowing hearing-impaired customers to cancel their subscriptions without having to phone up and speak to one of the pay TV giant's...

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Are app developers taking security seriously enough?

Friday, June 27th 2014

Mobile messaging apps have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, sparking something of a gold rush in the software world and the tech sector in general. There's still no better evidence of this than...

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Can Amazon set the smartphone market on Fire?

Friday, June 20th 2014

After allowing the hype to build up for a period of months, Amazon finally announced a smartphone this week. The Fire Phone features advanced 3D effects, tilt controls and an app that scans objects in order to redirect the user...

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Will the internet of things really impact everyday life?

Friday, June 13th 2014

There's no end of buzz around the so-called 'internet of things' at the moment. For the uninitiated, the term refers to device-to-device communications that don't require human input – connected cars could...

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Is there a big market for fast broadband without a landline?

Friday, June 6th 2014

Traditionally, having a fast broadband connection has meant choosing a fixed-line service, which in turn generally requires you to take out a home phone package as well – even if you don't need one to make...

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Are data allowances too small to make the most of 4G?

Friday, May 23rd 2014

This week, we've seen quite a lot of news on 4G in the UK, including announcements from two of the big four UK operators. More generally, compatibility with the high-speed service is coming to cheaper devices all the time...

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Major ISPs bury the hatchet for Internet Matters online safety project

Friday, May 16th 2014

We're used to seeing broadband providers at loggerheads with one another. Whether it's grassing each other up to the Advertising Standards Authority or accusing their rivals of offering a substandard service, there's...

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Can a supermarket phone shake up the mobile market?

Friday, May 9th 2014

Visions of the budget ‘brick’ often sold in supermarkets such as Tesco sprang to mind, although chief executive Philip Clarke was quick to tell the BBC this would be an ‘aggressively priced’[1] model, comparable in...

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