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ISP Hyperoptic Switches On First 1Gbps Broadband Homes in Manchester

Urban fibre optic (FTTB/H) provider Hyperoptic has today announced that the first residents of Greater Manchester to benefit from their new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable broadband network in the area will be those who reside in the two developments (Multi-Dwelling Units) of Sovereign Point and Imperial Point (Salford Quays). Hyperoptic’s decision to begin deployments …

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BT and Sky Face Challenges as Ofcom Launch New UK Pay TV Review

As expected the United Kingdom’s communications and media regulator has today opened a new consultation into regulation of the Pay TV market, which will predominantly focus on BT and Sky’s (Sky Broadband) impact on sports content (e.g. Premier League football) and will also examine the related impact of new broadband based delivery methods (e.g. NOW …

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Sony hack is ‘US security issue’

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

‘Slenderman’ accused to stand trial

Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple ‘failing to protect workers’

Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Net overseers hit by phishing attack

Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net’s addressing system. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Improving PicoHTTPParser further with AVX2

In a recent post, Kazuho’s Weblog describes an improvement to PicoHTTPParser. This improvement utilizes the SSE4.2 instruction PCMPESTRI in order to find the delimiters in a HTTP request/response and parse them accordingly. This update, compared to the previous version of the code, is impressive. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Intel Free Press PCMPESTRI is a …

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Valve limits sales of Russian games

The plunging value of the Russian rouble has led game maker Valve to impose limits on its online store. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Windows browser choice system ends

A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left “devastated” as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Glitch reveals Apprentice finalists

The names of the finalists for this year’s series of The Apprentice are apparently revealed ahead of time due to a glitch on the show’s website. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Mobile deal to reduce ‘not-spots’

Agreement is reached between the government and the country’s biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology