Uber office in Guangzhou ‘raided’

Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Technology ‘threatens map skills’

A reliance on sat-navs and smart phone map apps is undermining map-reading skills, the Royal Institute of Navigation says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

York Becomes First UK City to Receive Friendly WiFi Accreditation

The City of York in England has become the first in the world to achieve a new “Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation (not hard to do because it’s only just been created in the UK), which means that their free public wireless Internet hotspots employ strict filtering (censorship) to block “inappropriate material” (porn and child abuse). The …

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Step forward for quantum computing

Scientists have made progress towards correcting the errors that are expected to arise in quantum computing. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Wireless ISP Kijoma Says BT NGA Broadband Overbuild Wastes Public Money

Ordinarily the news that BT is bringing fibre optic broadband (FTTC/P) cables to your area would be welcome. But it’s not always so and sometimes the use of public money to help upgrade the smallest of UK rural areas, especially when a “superfast” (24Mbps+) capable provider is already serving local customers, can raise concerns. At …

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PlusNet’s Bank Holiday Discount – 12 Months Free UK Unlimited Broadband

Budget ISP PlusNet has launched a new promotion on their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband and free UK weekend calls package, which between 1st and 5th May 2015 will be offered completely free for the first 12 months of service to new customers (£9.99 per month thereafter). The provider’s Bank Holiday special offer also requires …

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Tesla unveils battery to power homes

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

LinkedIn cuts revenue forecasts

Shares in the professional social network site LinkedIn fall sharply after the company cuts its revenue forecast. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Russia beefs up anti-piracy laws

Russian websites that help people download pirated movies, music and software are being warned by the authorities to mend their ways. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Radio 1 head of music on Apple threat

The head of music at BBC Radio 1 says Apple’s streaming service plans could change the music and radio industries. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Airbus to sue over German spying row

Aviation giant Airbus says it will file a criminal complaint over allegations in the media that German spies helped the US carry out industrial espionage. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple Watch doesn’t like tattoos

Apple has admitted some of the functions on its new smart watch may not work properly when its worn over tattoos. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK Property Sales Website Zoopla Set to Include More Broadband Info.

One the United Kingdom’s largest property websites, Zoopla (PrimeLocation), has today snapped up the uSwitch price comparison site for £160 million in a move that could result in home buyers being given more information about local broadband performance. uSwitch, which will retain its brand identity, primarily focuses upon providing comparison information for consumer mobile, broadband, …

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