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Sky and BT to do battle once more as Premier League returns

Friday, August 15th 2014

This weekend's return of the Barclays Premier League means two things: football fans will finally be sated after making it through the barren one-month stretch since the end of the World Cup, and Sky will resume its most...

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Youngsters enthused and confused by new tech?

Friday, August 8th 2014

Teens are both desperate to embrace new technology and confused by it, according to Ofcom's latest Communications Market Report. As ever, the annual publication was jam-packed with interesting facts and figures. Part of the...

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Has Citizens Advice gone overboard with broadband switching fears?

Friday, August 1st 2014

Internet service providers should stop charging sky-high fees to customers for terminating their contracts early, Citizens Advice has announced. New research from the consumer organisation claims people are often unable to move...

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How effective are the government's new anti-piracy measures?

Friday, July 25th 2014

The government has unveiled a new measure designed to clamp down on internet piracy by sending warning letters to people believed to be persistently downloading copyrighted material. It marks a welcome change from the harsh...

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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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