Taiwan Begins Worlds First Commercial Rollout of G.fast Broadband

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Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) in Taiwan has this week officially begun the world’s first commercial deployment of next generation G.fast broadband technology, which is the same service that BT are currently trialling (here) for launch in the UK during 2016/17. The slightly muddled press release (here), which doesn’t seem able to tell hybrid-fibre / copper G.fast…

Man fined over stadium drone flying

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A man is fined for illegally flying drones over football matches and tourist attractions in the first case of its kind in England. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

PlusNet Finally Sets Closure Date for Sibling UK ISP Madasafish

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Chances are that most of you won’t have heard about the once popular little ISP called Madasafish, which following BT’s purchase of the Brightview group was ultimately merged under PlusNet’s wing all the way back in late 2007. But soon the little fish will be no more. Amazingly the Madasafish brand has continued to survive,…

My day with a robot

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On the basis of a day’s acquaintance, the robots aren’t ready to take over the world – yet… Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

First Pictures of New Virgin Media Cable Broadband Router – SuperHub v3

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Liberty Global, which owns cable operator Virgin Media as well as other providers around Europe (e.g. Ziggo, Telenet and UPC), has offered up the first look at their new “Connect Box” device (Virgin’s next combined broadband router and cable modem). It’s unclear if the name will be changed in the UK to SuperHub v3. The…

Google launches virtual Kenya safari map

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Google Street View launches its maps of Kenya’s Samburu National Park, allowing internet users to take a virtual safari in the conservancy. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology