Google abandons Glass experiment

Google is to end its current Glass programme to concentrate on future versions of the wearable device. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Open Networking Accelerated with Help from Experts

Any major technology shift in the data center, such as open networking, is about much more than just swapping out today’s hardware and software for the better, faster, more affordable next generation products. It’s just as much about people and their processes – and the learning curve required for accelerated success as the new technology …

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Open Networking Accelerated with Help From Experts

Any major technology shift in the data center, such as open networking, is about much more than just swapping out today’s hardware and software for the better, faster, more affordable next generation products. It’s just as much about people and their processes – and the learning curve required for accelerated success as the new technology …

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VIDEO: Google’s phone that comes in bits

The BBC’s Dave Lee takes a look at Project Ara, a Google concept smartphone that is made up of little interchangeable components. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Google to pilot modular phone

Google is to launch a phone with bolt-on modules, which it says will increase the handset’s lifespan and allow users to customise their device. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Ed Vaizey Dodges Question on 2018 Superfast Broadband Rollout Delay

During an interesting exchange in the House of Commons today the Government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, successfully managed to dodge a question about the likelihood of the Government’s 95% superfast broadband (24Mbps+) coverage target, which is due to complete by 2017, seemingly slipping into 2018 or possibly later. The news of a potential delay won’t …

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UK ISP Demon Internet Suffers Major Broadband Service Outage

The small-ish business focused ISP Demon Internet (remember them? Yep, they’re still going) appears to have suffered a significant outage on their broadband service today, which began at around 8am this morning and is currently preventing customers from being able to connect. The issue was spotted by The Register this afternoon and a quick look …

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Hotels do U-turn over hotspot ban

Marriott International abandons its much criticised policy of blocking the use of personal wi-fi hotspots on its properties. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Merkel urges EU law on data tracking

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

BT faces tough new broadband tests

Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT’s wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Shades of Apple at Xiaomi’s big day

The BBC’s Ceila Hatton attends the launch of Xiaomi’s latest device – and finds more than one similarity to a certain US tech giant. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Xiaomi unveils flagship phablets

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large smartphones in Beijing on Thursday, comparing them directly with Apple’s iPhones. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Shoe generates power from walking

German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

FSB Claim Half of UK Rural Small Businesses Dissatisfied with Broadband

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today warned of a “two-speed digital economy” after it published the results of new research, which found that 49% of rural small businesses are dissatisfied with the quality of their broadband service and this falls away significantly to just 28% for similar firms based in urban areas. The …

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Ofcom Propose Not to Cut BT’s FTTC Superfast Broadband Prices for ISPs

The national UK telecoms regulator has today revealed the outcome from its recent consultation into whether or not the cost of BT’s superfast broadband Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines for rival ISPs needed to be adjusted in order to “maintain a sufficient margin between [their] wholesale and retail superfast broadband charges“. The consultation indirectly sprang from a …

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Blackberry shares soar on report

Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry sees its shares rise 30% on a report that Samsung had offered to buy it. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Facebook expands into workplaces

Facebook releases an app offering office workers a private alternative to email, challenging Microsoft’s Yammer, LinkedIn and others. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology