Software ‘predicts’ gang crime

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London’s Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Android smartwatch ‘lasts a week’

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New Android-powered smartwatches should last for a week or longer between charges thanks to their use of both e-ink and LCD screens. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

ISP TalkTalk Raises UK Phone Line Rental and Broadband Prices

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Budget ISP TalkTalk has predictably announced a raft of annual price rises and service changes for their broadband and phone products, most of which will be introduced on 1st December 2014. Customers who don’t like the changes have been told that they can “cancel by contacting us within 30 days of receiving your price notification…

Argos faces glitches on website

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The Argos website blocks access to some users after “technical issues” that arose following a revamp to the retailer’s site. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ofcom Propose to Simplify Broadband Switching in Hull UK on KCOM

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Customers of KC’s broadband and phone network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) could soon find it easier to switch ISP, assuming they can even find a viable alternative that also uses KCOM’s local telecoms network, after Ofcom proposed several key improvements. The UK telecoms regulator has now formally proposed, after initially floating the idea back…

Net tax prompts Hungary mass march

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Tens of thousands of Hungarians march through Budapest against plans to tax internet use, in the biggest anti-government protest for years. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP PlusNet Offers 6 Months FREE 38Mbps Broadband and Calls

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Budget conscious ISP PlusNet has launched a new autumn promotion that offers their unlimited ‘up to’ 38Mbps capable FTTC superfast broadband (“Unlimited Fibre“) package free for the first 6 months of service (£14.99 per month thereafter), which has also been made more attractive by the offer of £50 cashback. As usual the promotion also requires…

Gloucestershire Villagers Need to Raise GBP30K for BT Broadband Upgrade

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Villagers in the rural Gloucestershire (England) communities of Chalford and Bussage are attempting to raise £30,000 from their own pockets after BT refused to upgrade two local street cabinets, which together serve around 370 homes, with superfast broadband (FTTC) because they were deemed to be “commercially not viable“. Meanwhile other areas could soon get 330Mbps…

Nintendo surprises with earnings

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Japanese video game giant Nintendo beat market expectations to post an operating profit of 215m yen in the July to September period. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Evolution of a robot care bear

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Eight years after a prototype was showcased in Scotland, a robot bear is being trialled in a children’s hospital in the US. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology