CableLabs is One Step Closer to 10Gbps Full Duplex DOCSIS3.1 Broadband

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Cable operators like Virgin Media (Liberty Global) are slowly gearing up to launch trials of their new DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which could push peak download speeds to 10Gbps (1Gbps upload). But now CableLabs claims to have proven the “viability” of a symmetrical 10Gbps using the same standard. The existing Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification…

Apple Pay service launches in China

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Apple confirms that its alliance with China’s state-owned bankcard association, China UnionPay, will allow the lender’s cardholders to use Apple Pay from this week. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Lee Rigby’s family criticises Apple

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The family of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was murdered by extremists, criticises Apple for opposing a court order to help the FBI access data on San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

AI X Prize announced at TED

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In 2020 TED will award a prize for the use of artificial intelligence judged to have best helped humankind in some way. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: What does the FBI want Apple to do?

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What does the FBI want Apple to do to its iPhone software to help it access data on the phone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook? Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Hoverboard firm counter-attacks rival

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A Chinese hoverboard maker whose stand was raided at the CES tech show is now claiming damages from the US firm that made a complaint. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK Centre for Policy Studies Calls for Ofcom to Initiate BT Breakup

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The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has joined a growing chorus of people and organisations calling for BT to be separated from control of their national UK broadband and phone (Openreach) network, which the group suggests could “provide a market with a level playing field between all players.” At present Ofcom’s on-going Strategic Review of…

VR headsets get hands-free controls

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The team behind Leap Motion creates Orion – software which integrates Leap Motion control into virtual reality environments. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sky Allows BT TV to Use Sky Sports 1 and 2 on a Non-Reciprocal Basis

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Sky (Sky Broadband) appears to have relented in BT’s original 2013 complaint to Ofcom, which alleged that Sky was abusing a dominant position by making wholesale supply of Sky Sports 1 / 2 (TV channels) to BT’s YouView (IPTV) platform conditional on BT wholesaling their BTSport channels to Sky for retail on their satellite platform.…

United Kingdom Still Absent on World Ultrafast FTTH Broadband Ranking

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The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of ultrafast Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home broadband technology, has published its latest global ranking of FTTH/P progress and unsurprisingly the United Kingdom still doesn’t even make it to the list. Mind you it’s important to stress that a growing number of operators are deploying ultrafast FTTH/P…

India to launch under $7 smartphone

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An Indian company is due to launch what is being billed as the world’s cheapest smartphone which will be priced under 500 rupees (£5; $7.3). Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Indonesia bans Tumblr over porn

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Indonesia bans the blogging platform Tumblr, saying that the site is distributing pornographic content. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology