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The UK mobile network operator Vodafone has announced that it will be launching broadband and TV services in spring 2015. Vodafone shares jumped up by more than 5.5% after the announcement, which included the news that its full year core earnings forecast was between £11.6bn and £11.9 b ... 

Vodafone To Launch TV And Broadband Services

Ofcom has handed Three, the UK’s fastest growing network, with a £250,000 fine over its inadequate handling of customer complaints. The investigation into Three forms part of the UK communications regulator’s wider monitoring and enforcement programme designed to ensure that communication pro ... 

Ofcom Hand Out £250k Fine To Three

PayPal has teamed up with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to enable retailers to receive payments in the digital currency BitCoin via PayPal’s payment hub. Although PayPal stopped short of integrating BitCoin into its payment processing or digital wallet services, the move is the first baby step the on ... 

PayPal Partnership Enables BitCoin Payments

Phones 4u, the long established UK mobile phone retailer, put itself into administration over the weekend, after Vodafone and EE decide not to renew their contracts. Although these contracts do not expire until next year – February and October respectively – the company decided to bring in the admi ... 

Phones 4u Collapses Into Administration as Vodafone and EE Hang Up

Children as young as five are to be taught how to code in British schools as part of the UK government’s new national curriculum. With a computer in nearly every British household and tablets and smartphones readily at their disposal, children are now completely surrounded by technology, and the go ... 

BBC Launches Kids Coding Lessons As Computer Programming Enters National Curriculum

14% Growth in UK Online Sales


22-Aug-2014  17:01

The IMRG’s (Interactive Media in Retail Group) most recent figures reveal that UK online sales have shown an annual growth of 14% as of July. This is welcome news coming after a disappointing end to the half year, which resulted in a 5% decrease between May and June. It is estimated that £8.1 ... 

14% Growth in UK Online Sales

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has published new research on the quality of mobile calls by UK network providers. The publication is part of a plan to help support initiatives which are designed to improve coverage across the country. It’s also intended to help consumers choose a mobile service which sui ... 

Ofcom Publish Mobile Call Quality Data

According to Gartner, Inc., IT leaders now have an unprecedented opportunity to help shape the working environment of a company due to the rise in the ‘business consumer’. Whilst once business and consumer technologies tended to be separate, these days people tend to take work home with them and co ... 

The Rise of the Business Consumer Means IT Must Adapt

A report produced by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) says that the UK government need to have a major rethink on the country’s broadband target, calling it "not fit for purpose”. The report found that 94% of small business owners believe a stable internet connection to be vital to the succes ... 

Major Rethink Needed on UK Broadband, FSB Say

US mobile network FreedomPop has signed a deal with Dutch telecoms carrier KPN to bring free calling and texting to Europe, launching initially in Belgium. If all goes well with the test case, it’s thought that the company will expand the service into the UK, Germany, France and Spain. The LA-based ... 

Free Mobile Calling Service to Expand into UK

According to the latest figures from analysts at Gartner, Inc., the global tablet will show signs of slowing for the remainder of 2014, whilst the flagging PC market will show a "relative revival” following a disastrous 2013. Overall, the devices market, which includes PCs, tablets, ultramobiles an ... 

Tablet Market Slows as PCs Shows Slight Recovery

According to new figures from Ofcom, digital news is now as popular as newspapers for the first time, with some 41% of people reporting that they now access news on websites and apps. However, TV remains that most popular choice for consuming the news, although the figure dropped slightly from last ... 

Digital News Now as Popular as Print

The latest in the Surface Pro tablet range from Microsoft has been proved to be unrepairable in a strip down by specialists iFixit, which sells tools for taking apart mobile devices. The ‘teardown’ team gave the tablet the lowest score possible for repairability, one out of a possible ten. It was f ... 

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Unrepairable

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has released the results of a new study which aims to measure superfast broadband speeds and coverage between cities. The study showed that just like in rural areas, "superfast broadband coverage varies wildly between major urban areas, with Derry/Londonderry in Northern I ... 

Ofcom: Superfast Coverage Varies Wildly in Cities

London Technology Week Kicks Off


17-Jun-2014  12:01

The first ever London Technology Week launched in the UK capital this week with an Oxford Economics report claiming that there are 34,000 technology businesses already in the city. The report forecasts that this will climb by another 11,000 in the next ten years, creating 46,000 new jobs. The ev ... 

London Technology Week Kicks Off

For the first time computers may be able to exhibit signs of human intelligence after a 'super computer' successfully passed the 'Turing test'. The computer program, one of five demonstrated at an event hosted by the Royal Society in London, managed to trick more than a third of an assessment pane ... 

Experts turn against the Turing test

Apple has previewed the latest version of its mobile OS, billing iOS 8 as the biggest release for developers since the launch of the App Store at its worldwide developers’ conference. The updated operating system will have a host of new features including the ability for apps to share informatio ... 

Apple Preview iOS 8, Announce New Programming Language

It would seem that BlackBerry are finally giving up on attempting to boost smartphone sales and have announced Project Ion, which it’s thought will deliver services and infrastructure for the Internet of Things (IoT). The move was announced at the O’Reilly Solid conference  which ends today an ... 

BlackBerry Plans to Enter IoT Market

US startup Artemis is working on a new wireless technology, known as pCell, which could offer mobile internet speeds up to 1000 times faster than 4G. The exciting new technology uses the 2,000-2,020MHz and 2180-2,200MHz end of the radio wave spectrum and is due to be deployed to parts of San Fran ... 

US Startup to Offer 1000x Faster Mobile Internet

A new report from telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that the proportion of superfast connections in the UK has risen from 5% in November 2011 to 25% in November 2013. Further to that, the speed of the average superfast connection continues to rise, with many now enjoying speeds of around 47 Mbit/ ... 

Ofcom: Broadband Speeds on the Rise

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