Survey Finds UK Consumer BT Mobile Service May Face Uphill Battle

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The latest ISPreview.co.uk survey has found that BT’s forthcoming move to re-enter the United Kingdom’s already stagnated mobile communications market with the launch of a new service for domestic consumers, which might conceivably be followed by a similar proposition from Sky Broadband, could prove attractive to some but it won’t be an easy sell. Among…

VIDEO: Tags for people with dementia

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BBC Inside Out reports how people with dementia who are physically active, and may be lost, are tagged to monitor their location. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Man walks GTA V map for charity

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Tommy Refenes took on the challenge of walking the Grand Theft Auto V map to help his diabetic mum to buy a guide dog. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Britons seek ‘right to be forgotten’

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One in 10 requests for web links to be removed from search results under European “right to be forgotten” laws have come from the UK, Google says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK ISP TenTel Slashes Phone Line Rental to GBP7.99 Per Month

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Selkirk-based ISP TenTel, which recently entered the market with an aspiration to sign 20,000 customers in its first year of trading and 100,000 within five years, has moved to take on the big boys by claiming to offer the United Kingdom’s “cheapest telephone and broadband deals” and they’re starting by offering phone line rental from…

CloudFlare Publishes Semiannual Transparency Report:

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Painting by Rene Margritte Today CloudFlare is publishing its third Transparency Report covering the first half of 2014. This report covers government information requests from January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014, and updates our two existing transparency reports: partial January 2013 Transparency Report and complete 2013 Transparency Report. CloudFlare’s Transparency Reports shows how many…

Nude Snapchat images put online

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Thousands of explicit images sent through messaging service Snapchat have been put online, but the firm says its servers were not breached. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

No More BT Sport Channels via Aerial for Some BTVision TV Customers

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Customers of the BT TV (IPTV) service, specifically those with legacy BTVision+ set-top-boxes, will from 20th October 2014 no longer be able to access the operators BTSport channels via the encrypted digital terrestrial transmission using a supplied viewing card. But there is a small caveat. In fairness the writing for this move has been on…

West Sussex UK Confirm Phase 3 Areas for Superfast Broadband Upgrades

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The West Sussex Better Connected project in England, which is working to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 98% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2016 (note: 90% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has announced the next set of Phase Three roll-out areas. So far more than 80 new green…

ISP Sky Broadband UK Warns of Phone Line Rental Price Rise

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As expected Sky Broadband has started warning customers that the price they pay for phone line rental on their broadband bundles, which is currently set at £15.40 per month, is set to rise just like BT’s will on 1st December 2014. Unfortunately Sky are being their normal cryptic selves and have so far only explained…

Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

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US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology