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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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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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Netflix offers mixed message on ultra-HD

Friday, May 9th 2014

Consumers can be a little wary when it comes to adopting new TV viewing technology. High-definition (HD) TV is now pretty much the industry standard, but took several years to reach the mass market; 3D was widely touted as the...

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The lessons we've learned from Asda's network migration

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) play an important role in the UK's telecoms market. With a slim four cellular networks – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – for consumers to choose from, much of the...

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What mobile means to the tech world's bottom line

Friday, April 25th 2014

There's lots of blue sky thinking in the technology sector these days, which results in no shortage of remarkable news. Projects such as Google Glass and Amazon's automated delivery drones seem to have come straight from...

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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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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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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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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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