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Amazon streaming service celebrates record-breaking festive period

Thursday, January 7th 2016

More than three million new members worldwide joined Amazon Prime – which gives them unlimited access to tens of thousands of movies and TV series – during the third week of December...

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Harder to get kids to 'unplug' than to make them do their homework

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Research by charity Action for Children found that nearly a quarter of parents (23%) struggle to get their children to ‘unplug’ and spend time away from their devices. This trumped the number...

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Sky Go app launched on Amazon Fire tablets in time for Christmas

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

The announcement comes as Sky kicks off its festive TV schedule and gives Amazon Fire users access to up to 70 channels live and on demand. Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s director of TV products,...

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New Ofcom app lets you check the quality of your home broadband

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

The Ofcom Wi-Fi Checker, which runs on tablets and smartphones, tests a user’s home or work wi-fi set-up and offers tips on how to get more out of their broadband connection. The launch of the...

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EE launches 'child-friendly' 4G tablet

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

The research, commissioned by EE, comes as the operator announced the launch of the Robin, a 4G tablet aimed specifically for parents and their children. According to a poll of 1,702 parents, just...

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One in three Brits can't get through a day without the internet

Friday, October 16th 2015

According to research carried out as part of a study by Vodafone into Britons’ technology habits, more than a third of the population said they couldn’t manage 24 hours without using any of their...

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Airlines should ‘respond today’ to demand for in-flight broadband

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

The poll of more than 6,000 airline passengers also found that 67% of passengers would be willing to pay for the service, rising to 69% of 18-44-year-olds. The 2015 In-Flight Connectivity Survey...

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TalkTalk broadband network hits new traffic high as Apple releases iOS 9

Thursday, September 24th 2015

A peak of 1.96Tbps – the equivalent to downloading 80,000 songs a second – was reached on Thursday following record-breaking days on Tuesday and Wednesday. The increase in traffic has been...

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Amazon launches 'powerful' new Fire TV streaming devices

Friday, September 18th 2015

The new Amazon Fire TV, a set-top box that supports 4K Ultra HD, and the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote were announced yesterday. The first Fire TV products were launched last year, allowing...

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Could iPlayer offer content from other TV providers as part of ‘Open BBC’?

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Outlining his plans for the future of the BBC, director general Tony Hall said although the iPlayer had helped “make the unmissable, unmissable”, Britain is losing out to rivals whose platforms...

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