Month: October 2017

YouTuber slams Hello World Live

Hello World Live apologises to fans after they were left disappointed at its live event. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Virgin Media and Plusnet Come Top in 2017 Customer Survey of UK ISPs

Comparison site Cable has published the winners of a huge new ISP survey, which interviewed 16,753 UK broadband customers to identify the best providers via five categories (reliability, value for money, customer service, speed and switching). Virgin Media and Plusnet came top. Customers were asked by Cable.co.uk to rate their existing broadband provider by giving …

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Facebook foe

A filmmaker touched off a debate in Pakistan revolving around one question – can a Facebook friend request be considered harassment? Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 review: Same old keyboard, with comfy new wrist rest

When I reviewed Razer’s faux-mechanical rubber-dome Ornata keyboard a few months back, I mostly found myself admiring its wrist rest. Yes, wrist rest. Usually a pack-in wrist rest means a cheap piece of hard plastic or, if you’re lucky, rubbery plastic that snaps into place and works just well enough that you’re loathe to throw …

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Openreach Find “broad support” for Large Scale UK FTTP Broadband Rollout

After conducting an industry consultation Openreach (BT) has today claimed that ISPs offered “broad support” for their proposal to conduct a “large scale” rollout of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband across the UK, which could in theory reach 10 million premises by 2025. But no deal.. yet. At present most of Openreach’s network across the United …

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Tales from the blockchain

Cryptocurrency has gradually evolved from an element of a new world, utopian economy to a business that has affected even those sectors of society least involved in information technology. At the same time, it has acquired a fair number of “undesirable” supporters who aim to enrich themselves at the expense of other users: attackers who …

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Twisted Light Wireless Optical Broadband Could Make Fibre Optics Obsolete

A team of scientists working in the Photonics Research Group at the University of Glasgow (Scotland) has made progress on a way to adapt twisted light across a wireless optical (laser) ultrafast broadband network, which they claim could make traditional fibre optic (FTTH/P) cables “obsolete.” The act of twisting light in order to send more …

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