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Hong Kong protesters turn to mesh networks to avoid censorship

22 hours ago  by Barclay Ballard
Hong Kong protesters turn to mesh networks to avoid censorship
As the pro-democracy demonstrations continue, many protesters have begun using FireChat, a free app that allows users to communicate even without a mobile phone signal.

EE brings 4G LTE to another 18 large towns in the UK

01 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
EE brings 4G LTE to another 18 large towns in the UK
The network now covers 281 cities and towns across the country, with 75 per cent of the UK’s population under EE’s 4G umbrella.

Would you give up your child for free Wi-Fi? These parents did

01 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Would you give up your child for free Wi-Fi? These parents did
A handful of London residents unwittingly agreed to give up their first-born child when signing in to a public Wi-Fi hot spot as part of an experiment by the Cyber Security Research Institute.

UK's lowest-rated mobile operator Vodafone turns to Germans for 5G lifeline

26 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
UK's lowest-rated mobile operator Vodafone turns to Germans for 5G lifeline
Another research partnership has been signed, this time with the Dresden University of Technology, to develop the technology ahead of a potential rollout in the decade following 2020.

How home security companies are making a play for the Internet of Things space

26 Sep 2014  by Guy Wright
How home security companies are making a play for the Internet of Things space
Will home security providers end up controlling the Internet of Things, and if so, what might that mean for your smart home in the future?

BT dusts off the history books for new ultrafast broadband plan

26 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
BT dusts off the history books for new ultrafast broadband plan
Testing has revealed that a connection of 1Gbps can be achieved by using a mixture of fibre optic and copper wiring – something that could threaten fibre-optic’s march.

Terror warning: FBI director sweating over Google and Apple privacy

26 Sep 2014  by Zak Thomas
Terror warning: FBI director sweating over Google and Apple privacy
The latest move from tech companies, follows increased public concerns about US and UK government surveillance, brought about by the leak of transatlantic government surveillance practises.

Facebook reveals its Internet drones will be the size of jumbo jets

25 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Facebook reveals its Internet drones will be the size of jumbo jets
The social network revealed more details for its plan to connect parts of the developing world, confirming its drones will be the size of Boeing 747s and will remain airborne for five years.

Smart cities and big data: Is there a limit to what we should know?

25 Sep 2014  by Sam Pudwell
Smart cities and big data: Is there a limit to what we should know?
Big data is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives and, as the cost of chip-technology falls, cities will soon be able to gather information from pretty much anywhere.

SMB broadband voucher scheme rebuilt after uptake fails to top 10%

24 Sep 2014  by Jamie Hinks
SMB broadband voucher scheme rebuilt after uptake fails to top 10%
The website will now be a lot easier to navigate thanks to a wide range of changes that are supposed to make sure businesses have easy access to the £100 million pot.

EE launch experimental 4G system to secure "world's best connected stadium" title

24 Sep 2014  by Darren Allan
EE launch experimental 4G system to secure "world's best connected stadium" title
A 300Mbps LTE-A service will kick off, along with trials for an even speedier 400Mbps affair, plus the switch has been flicked on a new “iconic arch” which spans over the stadium.