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Canalys data shows sales of wearable bands soared 684% in H1

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

The wearable band market – comprising both smart devices and more basic gadgets – experienced enormous growth in the first six months of 2014, according to a new report. Canalys, which published the data last week...

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GP surgeries still using premium 084 numbers years after ban

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

The Fair Telecoms Campaign has listed 350 surgeries in England that provide 084 contact numbers on National Health Service website NHS Choice instead of a geographic rate number. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, campaign leader David...

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Sky ups investment in virtual reality firm Jaunt

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Sky has more than doubled its investment in Jaunt, a Palo Alto-based early-stage technology company specialising in video capture and display. The satellite broadcaster backed Jaunt to the tune of $350,000 (£206,000)...

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BT wrongly charge students after broadband contracts end

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Margaret Wiggins, whose son signed up for BT student broadband and shared the bill with his housemates, said: “They were told to pay for July and August, and a £30 get out fee. It has an impact on me because I have had to pay...

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Cheshire villagers left behind as celebrity neighbours get superfast broadband

Monday, July 28th 2014

Residents of the exclusive Wychwood Park development, reportedly home to TV presenter Jeremy Kyle and darts champion Phil Taylor, already receive speeds of 4-5Mbps. However, those in St Clements Row in Chorlton, just 100m away,...

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BT launches new business mobile service

Thursday, July 17th 2014

BT One Phone allows calls to an individual’s office landline, extension and mobile to all go to one phone. Graham Sutherland (pictured), CEO of BT Business, said, “With an increasingly mobile and demanding workforce,...

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New legislation 'discriminates' against farmers with slow broadband, MP warns

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

“If they want farmers online they should help them get a decent, fit for purpose connection,” Chris Conder, a dairy farmer and founder member of community ISP Broadband for the Rural North told Cable.co.uk. “Farmers now...

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Yeovil homeowners demand action over slow broadband in new homes

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

The Wyndham Park estate is only four years old but residents of its 400 homes have broadband speeds of around 1Mbps, which is comparable with typical broadband speeds in 2004. Neighbouring homes have been upgraded to fibre...

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GCHQ and NSA named internet villains of 2014

Monday, July 14th 2014

GCHQ and the NSA have been branded internet villains of the year at the 2014 Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) Awards. At the 16th edition of the annual event, the two intelligence agencies were criticised for...

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New research puts price on personal data tracked by smartphones

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Researchers in Italy have released the results of a study into the prices advertisers are willing to pay for the various types of personal data that mobile devices track. Assisted by colleagues who included a researcher from...

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