Gov Helps Put 2 Million Extra UK Premises in Reach of Superfast Broadband

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The Government’s £1.7bn state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project, which is predominantly working with BT in order to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connections available to 95% of people in the United Kingdom by 2017, has announced that its efforts have helped to put the service within reach of 2 million premises.…

Crouching Tiger star wooed by drone

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Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, is getting married after her musician boyfriend used a drone to propose to her. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Enigma family’s restoration appeal

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More than 20 members of Alan Turing’s family have made a poignant visit to Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes where 73 years ago the famous mathematician helped to break the German Enigma code. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Worcestershire UK Councillors Row over Money for Broadband Advertising

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The Government’s recent move to launch a major multi-million pound advertising campaign in order to raise awareness about superfast broadband availability under the national Broadband Delivery UK programme (here) appears to have angered some opposition councillors in Worcestershire (England). One of the problems that the BDUK scheme has had to contend with is a lack…

The PostOffice Offers 6 Months FREE Unlimited Broadband and Calls

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The Post Office has started offering their unlimited broadband premium package free for the first 6 months of service (normally £8 per month), although as usual you’ll still need to pay from the equivalent of £12 per month for phone line rental (when pre-paid). The HomePhone & Broadband Premium also includes a free wireless router,…

Ubuntu phone has alternative to apps

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The first Ubuntu-powered smartphones go on sale shortly, featuring a user interface with a card-based system rather than grids of apps. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BDUK Project Brings Superfast Broadband to 1,908,725 Extra UK Premises

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The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the population by 2016 and 95% by 2017, has now made the service available to a total of 1,908,725 additional homes and businesses (premises passed for December 2014). The figures below typically represent premises…

UK Tribunal Rules GCHQ and NSA Mass Internet Surveillance Sharing Unlawful

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The United Kingdom’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which is a court that was setup in 2000 to investigate and determine complaints of unlawful use of covert techniques by public authorities, has ruled that the mass Internet surveillance approach used by Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was unlawful. The situation first came to light in 2013 after…

Madonna releases video on Snapchat

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Living For Love, taken from Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart, is the first music video to premiere on Snapchat’s Snap Channel. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology