HTC handheld camera to rival GoPro

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HTC unveils a wide angle, waterproof, camera that does not have a viewfinder or screen, which is set to compete with the GoPro range. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: EE launches home TV service in UK

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Mobile network EE has announced a TV service that lets up to three phones or tablets be used to watch different live programmes in the home simultaneously. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Belkin Fixes Bug that Caused their Routers to Disconnect your Internet

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Owners of broadband routers made by Belkin, an American manufacturer of consumer electronics, recently found themselves unable to get online after a silly flaw in the kit meant that related customers couldn’t connect to the Internet because the device was unable to ping one of the manufacturers own remote “heartbeat” servers. The problem, which seems…

Woman sues over fake Facebook page

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A woman is suing the US government for creating a fake Facebook page featuring photos of her and her child to help bust a drugs ring. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Delivers 3Tbps via Existing 359km Commercial Grade Fibre Optic Link

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BT and Huawei have successfully harnessed a “record spectral efficiency” of 5.97bit/s/Hz in order to deliver super channel speeds of 3Tbps (Terabits per second) over an existing 359km long fibre optic link using commercial grade hardware and software in a real world environment. The connection itself, which made use of Huawei’s OSN 9800/8800 and iManager…

VIDEO: The ‘Harry Potter’ password

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A Silicon Valley start-up has developed a way of replacing passwords by allowing users to create their own unique “air signature”. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Three UK Fined GBP250K by Ofcom for Customer Complaint Failings

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Mobile operator Three UK has been fined £250,000 by the United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulation, Ofcom, after it failed to handle some customer complaints in a fair and timely manner. Ofcom’s investigation, which was officially launched on 25th September 2013 (here), found that some complaints were closed without the company establishing that they were fully…

EE launches home TV service in UK

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The mobile network EE launches a service that allows four people to watch different TV shows at once via the same set-top box. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT Secures 7 Year Public Service Broadband Contract for Wales UK

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The Welsh Government has today awarded a multi-million pound and 7 year contract to BT’s Global Services division, which will see the national UK telecoms operator taking the reins of Wales’s Public Sector Broadband Aggregation (PSBA) network (this has been in operation since 2007). The PSBA helps roughly 80 public sector organisations (including 4000 sites),…

Shropshire and Marches Campaign Gives up Hope of Better Broadband

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The Shropshire and Marches Campaign for Better Rural Broadband has announced its withdrawal from the local county broadband partnership, with concerns over attendance, confidentiality clauses, pre-set agendas and politics allegedly hampering their ability to propose and devise new ways of match funding with the Government’s £11.38m Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) grant. The Shropshire County Council…

Major Fibre Optic Cable Break Hits Broadband ISPs in Hull and Leeds UK

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A number of broadband ISPs in Hull and Leeds (England) have suffered almost 24 hours of service disruption following a break in one of the area’s major fibre optic supply cables, which appears to have been damaged as a result of a JCB digger accidentally cutting through several cables during local street works. The break,…