Virgin Atlantic’s EU Aircraft to Get 70Mbps In-Flight Broadband

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Travellers looking to fly with Virgin Atlantic may be pleased to learn that Richard Branson’s airline has become the first European carrier to deploy Gogo’s new in-flight connectivity technology (2Ku), which uses a mix of ground and space (satellite) based stations to deliver on-board Internet access speeds of up to 70Mbps over a local WiFi…

Hyperoptic Bring 1Gbps FTTB Home Broadband to First Cardiff Building

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It’s been seven months since Hyperoptic announced that their “hyper-sonic” 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable home and business Fibre-To-The-Building (FTTB) network would be expanding into the city of Cardiff in Wales (here) and now residents of the Hayes Apartments will be the first to officially benefit as the service finally goes live. The urban-focused ISP…

Skin printer and bee probe win award

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A printer that creates fake skin to help burn victims heal, kit to check the health of bees and a solar-powered portable cooker win 2014’s national Dyson awards. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

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NewsCorp’s chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

New EU Rules Could Allow Ofcom to Remove BT’s Broadband Price Caps

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Ofcom’s carefully crafted control of the United Kingdom’s market for broadband and phone services might face a challenge next month. A leaked proposal suggests that the EU’s new rules, which are designed to foster a Single Telecoms Market, could seek to remove some of the charge controls on BT’s services. According to Reuters, telecoms operators…

eBay attack puts its buyers at risk

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A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sony predicts increased losses

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Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Dixons to save 800 Phones 4U jobs

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Dixons Carphone is set to save 800 Phones 4U jobs, while mobile phone network operators Vodafone and EE are in discussions to buy parts of the stricken retailer. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple toughens iCloud security

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Apple has extended the use of two-step verification checks to iCloud back-ups, preventing the use of a tool to download iPhone and iPad back-ups. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Mobile Operator EE UK Refresh their 4G SIM-Only Plans

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EE (4GEE) has today introduced a refreshed range of 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based SIM-Only plans. But keep an eye on the slightly bigger Mobile Broadband data allowances because they’ll only last until 31st January 2015 before being reduced. Until today the cheapest 4G SIM-Only plan from EE cost £9.99 per month (12 month contract)…

BT Openreach Moot Naked FTTC Superfast Broadband Without the Phone

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BTOpenreach has proposed a new product option (‘Single-Order GEA-FTTC’) that could allow customers to take a Fibre-to-the-Cabinet based superfast broadband service, albeit without also needing to have a traditional phone solution for voice calls (aka – Naked FTTC). The proposal first came to light on 2nd July 2014 as part of a semi-private briefing given…

Suffolk’s Superfast Broadband Rollout is 6 Months Ahead of Schedule

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Time and again we’ve been told that the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme with BT is running way behind schedule (example) and yet actual progress on the ground consistently appears to suggest otherwise. The latest example comes from the Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England, which has just reached the 50,000 premises passed…