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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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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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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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