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Urban-rural broadband speed gap widens despite govt investment

Thursday, April 17th 2014

The government is investing hundreds of millions of pounds in improving broadband services across the country, with a particular focus on areas that aren't currently receiving high-quality, reliable connectivity. Despite...

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Will 2014 be the year of the smartwatch?

Friday, April 11th 2014

It's become passe to predict the smartwatch will be the technology world's next big thing. Year after year, Apple surprises the world by not launching the iWatch, while other entrants such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear fall...

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How will Sky fare in the crowded digital movie market?

Friday, April 4th 2014

Sky this week announced the impending launch of a new one-stop movie shop, combining digital rentals with original DVD sales. The service, which is due to debut in the coming weeks, will capitalise on the satellite...

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Will network consolidation hurt consumer choice?

Friday, March 28th 2014

The inevitable has finally happened – EE has stopped selling Orange and T-Mobile plans online. Consumers can still sign up with the brands if they so desire, either by popping into a high-street store or calling the sales...

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Brits wasting £180 a year on unwanted TV

Friday, March 21st 2014

Competition in the UK's pay TV market has never been fiercer. Sky and Virgin Media, traditionally the dominant forces, find themselves duking it out not just with each other but also with new products from BT and...

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Does govt deserve praise for flattering Ofcom broadband report?

Friday, March 14th 2014

The government has been much-maligned for its plans to improve the country's broadband landscape, but its efforts appear to have been vindicated by a new report that claimed the UK is head and shoulders above Europe's...

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Are we still using Facebook to keep in touch?

Friday, March 7th 2014

According to a 2013 study 71% of adults use social media to stay in touch with current friends and reconnect with old ones[1]. The most successful social network, Facebook started as a tool for students so that they could...

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Will BBC Three survive as an online-only channel?

Friday, March 7th 2014

This week, for the first time in the BBC's history, the broadcaster announced plans to close a channel. The axe, pending the approval of the BBC Trust, is to fall on youth-oriented BBC Three in 2015. According to...

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Rural broadband needs competition, not cash

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Another week, another tale of rural broadband woe. Property expert Henry Pryor has revealed houses without broadband could be worth 20% less than similar properties with a fast connection[1]. This isn’t surprising to those of...

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MWC 2014 - this year's highlights

Friday, February 28th 2014

After a packed four days of product launches, grand unveilings and hands-on demonstrations, 2014's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has come to an end. A record-breaking 85,000 attendees and 1,800 exhibitors made the...

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