Barclays set to offer video banking

Barclays is set to offer some customers face-to-face video banking from 8 December, before rolling the service out to other customers from next year. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Vodafone UK Still Considering Bid for Virgin Media’s Owner to Tackle BT

The endless jostling for dominance of the United Kingdom’s fixed line broadband and mobile telecoms market has continued after reports appeared to suggest that BT’s move to grab either O2 or EE, which was mirrored by a similar approach from Three UK’s parent, has pushed Vodafone back towards a potential acquisition of Virgin Media (Liberty …

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Sony makes experimental paper watch

Sony has developed a watch made from e-paper as part of an initiative to experiment with the use of the material for fashion products. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Mobile Operator Three UK Counters BT by Mooting Own Bid for EE and O2

Hold on to your hats because Three UK’s Hong Kong based parent, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., has reportedly decided to counter BT’s preliminary talks to buy O2 or EE by preparing to make a similar bid of its own. Suddenly there’s the prospect that BT might need to pay more than it planned. The move would …

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Emergency repairs for cracked phones

A broken screen on a smartphone might not seem like one of the most pressing problems – but firms are now offering a very quick fix. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Websites creak on record Black Friday

Retailers including John Lewis and Currys head for record online sales as frenzied shopping swamps websites. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Airport raids tackle cyberthieves

Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in raids at 80 airports. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Graphene promise for body armour

The “wonder material” graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

UK High Court Forces Big ISPs to Block 56 New Internet Piracy Websites

Section 97A of the United Kingdom’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) has come in handy again after Rights Holders won one of their most significant victories to date, securing a court order that forces all of the country’s largest broadband ISPs to block 56 websites that were found to facilitate Internet copyright infringement (piracy). …

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UK ISP PlusNet Offer 12 Months Free 17Mbps Unlimited Broadband

Budget ISP PlusNet has become the latest provider to tout Black Friday discounts as the reason for slashing the cost of their unlimited standard (ADSL2+) home broadband service, which is now free for the first 12 months of service (£9.99 thereafter) when taken with line rental from £12.99 per month (i.e. when pre-paid for a …

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Social media told to simplify terms

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Welsh Government Celebrates BT FTTP Broadband in Dinas Mawddwy

The Welsh Government’s Superfast Cymru project has today been highlighted after BTOpenreach’s engineers deployed more than 16km of overhead and 20km of underground fibre optic cable in order to roll-out their 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) connectivity into the remote rural community of Dinas Mawddwy in Gwynedd. According to the press release, the 16km of overhead …

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