Parents ‘struggle to limit screen use’

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Many UK parents find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or have a bath than turn off their phones, laptops and TVs, a poll finds. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Fitbit watch sends shares into a dive

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Fitbit’s shares plunge after it announced a new smartwatch at CES, where Huawei and Misfit also unveiled new smart wristwear. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Dumb Internet Filters Risk Making UK Libraries Less Useful

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The growing use of controversial Internet filters (censorship) in the United Kingdom is nothing new and many Libraries have implemented them, but a new study suggests that this approach could be damaging public access to the very information that libraries are supposed to provide. Admittedly Libraries have a difficult balancing act to perform. On the…

Parents complain after VTech hack

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Customers complain that VTech toys did not work fully on Christmas Day because the company’s systems were still down after it was hacked in November. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Wales UK Expands Flexibility of Superfast Broadband Voucher Schemes

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The Welsh Government has today announced that their two voucher schemes, which are designed to help homes and businesses in disadvantaged areas gain access to faster broadband connectivity, are being expanded to further increase the number of people who can make use of them. At present the Superfast Cymru project is already working with BT…

HSBC customers hit by online problems

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Millions of HSBC customers are experiencing further problems with online banking, following several hours of disruption on Monday. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Longer Range WiFi “HaLow” Networks Coming via the 900MHz Band

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The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially launched its new WiFi “HaLow” technology, which is based off the long-in-development IEEE 802.11ah standard and uses the 900MHz radio spectrum band in order to deliver a longer range and lower power network solution. The obvious advantage of using a low frequency like 900MHz is that it can propagate more…

Faraday Future shows off concept car

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The China-backed electric car company Faraday Future shows off a concept electric car that provides augmented reality views. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology