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Vodafone launches a range of connected devices and SIM deals

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

It may be strange to think about buying a SIM for anything other than your phone but there are an increasing number of devices that connect to the internet and it is this so-called ‘Internet of...

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Giant fighting robots should be awesome – but they're not

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

But these all have something in common – they’re fictional. Movie robots are ace but in reality it’s a different story. The truth – and honestly I hate to say it – is that robots tend...

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Southwark to get free ultrafast public wi-fi via BT's new phone kiosks

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

A number of new kiosks offering free ultrafast wi-fi, phone calls, mobile charging points and local information will be installed by the telecoms giant. The kiosks, called Links, are the...

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Mobile providers 'at risk of losing customers to Google or Amazon'

Monday, February 27th 2017

Nearly half (44%) of mobile users would leave their provider if a global digital giant offered a comparable deal, according to Accenture. The research also looked at the potential impact of the...

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Ericsson: First 5G phones will be available in early 2019

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Arun Bansal, head of business unit network products at the company, said the first phones using 5G – the next generation of mobile network – are likely to be available in early...

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Slow broadband denies work to quadriplegic man

Thursday, January 12th 2017

Stuart Turner helps test robots and computer operating systems as an accessibility consultant, and speaks at events all over the world. Because of his disability, he does most of this from his...

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Young Brits' fears of missing out costing them 18 nights' sleep a year

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

Research from Vodafone suggests that the psychological condition FOMO (fear of missing out) is leading to young Brits spending an average of 74 minutes on social media before they go to sleep, as...

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Brits spend more time on the internet than they do sleeping

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

The average Briton spends 10.5 hours a day on the internet but only sleeps for eight hours a night, Hyperoptic’s poll of 3,000 UK residents found. The broadband provider also found that men...

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Average Briton spends £144 a year on streaming and downloads

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

The pan-European study by Samsung also found that almost half of Britons (46%) now stream TV, movie or video content at least once a week. The findings are part of Samsung’s annual Techonomic...

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Apple Pay to launch in UK next month

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

Apple Pay is coming to the UK in July, giving iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch users a secure, contactless payment method. The new service will be accepted at more than 250,000 locations at launch and...

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