Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

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Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Did Labour Just Complain the UK Gov’s Broadband Speeds are Too Fast?

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Politicians, love them or hate them, they’ll often turn even a sane person barmy and that certainly seems to be the direction that some people may take when they listen back to a few of the comments that were spoken at today’s 2014 Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) in Portcullis House. Admittedly there…

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

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An investigation begins after France’s state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover

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Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google’s Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Take a break and watch two recent engineering talks

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Recently, I spoke at the dotGo 2014 conference in Paris and my colleague (and creator of OpenResty) Yichun Zhang spoke at the first NGINX conference in San Francisco. If you need to take a break, go grab a drink and enjoy one of these two talks. The Latest and Greatest from ngx_lua: New Features &…

China denies shutting foreign sites

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The director of China’s internet regulator admits that some foreign websites cannot be visited but denies shutting them down. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds

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Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Government Brings FREE WiFi to 1,000 Public Buildings in UK Cities

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The Government has today announced that it expects 1,000 public buildings (e.g. libraries, museums, civic centres and transport hubs etc.) across some of the United Kingdom’s largest cities to be offering a free WiFi hotspot (wireless Internet) service by March 2015. The development is said to reflect on-going investment through the Government’s £150m Urban Broadband…

Leicestershire UK Confirm Next Phase 2 Areas for “Fibre Broadband” Rollout

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The £18.8m Superfast Leicestershire project in central England has announced the next batch of 38 Phase Two communities that can expect to benefit from the state aid supported roll-out of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is anticipated to reach 96% of local homes and businesses by March 2016. So far the project has already…

BT Tops 7.47m Broadband ISP Customers as FTTC Covers 21m UK Premises

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National UK telecoms giant BT has today posted their latest results for Q3-2014 (calendar), which reported slowing retail broadband growth to total 7,473,000 customers (up by +88k versus the +104k added in Q2 and +170k in Q1). The operator also revealed that their superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network could now reach 21 million homes…

EE UK Launch Next Gen 4G Mobile Broadband with 90Mbps Average Speeds

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As predicted by ISPreview.co.uk earlier this month (here), mobile operator EE has today officially launched their new next generation 4G+ network upgrade (LTE-Advanced), which can theoretically support peak Internet download speeds of up to 300Mbps and claims it will deliver average speeds of up to 90Mbps (Megabits per second). The new LTE-A service has been…

Microsoft unveils fitness band

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Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user’s sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Samsung profit lowest in three years

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Samsung Electronics sees its quarterly operating profit fall to its lowest level in more than three years because of slowing smartphone sales. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Big firms ‘must condemn GamerGate’

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Games publishers must “stand-up and condemn” the movement referred to as “GamerGate”, says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology