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Sky broadband and phone service downed by major exchange outage in North West England

17 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Sky broadband and phone service downed by major exchange outage in North West England
Sky customers who live around the Manchester or Liverpool area have been hit by a major attack of the gremlins today.

McAfee unveils upgraded next-generation firewall

17 Oct 2014  by Sam Pudwell
McAfee unveils upgraded next-generation firewall
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the firewall and McAfee has acknowledged this milestone by upgrading its next-generation firewall, adding new levels of integration and connectivity.

Why interoperability is the key to the Internet of things succeeding

Why interoperability is the key to the Internet of things succeeding
The Internet of Things is picking up pace and some experts suggest that consumers are starting to see the benefits of a truly connected world.

Smart homes heat up as IFTTT teams with Honeywell for new thermostat

16 Oct 2014  by Alan Buckingham
Smart homes heat up as IFTTT teams with Honeywell for new thermostat
If This Then That, better know as IFTTT, is a system for customising what happens with various devices. Pretty much anything you can dream up can be programmed in.

Samsung sets 5G record with 7.5Gbps transmission, 30 times faster than 4G

15 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
Samsung sets 5G record with 7.5Gbps transmission, 30 times faster than 4G
Samsung has set a record for an outdoor transmission in a stationary environment, and also a new milestone for a 5G connection in motion.

Daily tech deals: TRENDnet 500Mbps Powerline adapter kit for frequent travellers

15 Oct 2014  by Louisa Benson
Daily tech deals: TRENDnet 500Mbps Powerline adapter kit for frequent travellers
ebuyer has the TRENDnet TPL-407E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Passthrough Adapter Kit for a low £19.98 with free delivery. This normally retails for £40.

If you're a London commuter on O2's mobile network, you have good reason to be grumpy

14 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
If you're a London commuter on O2's mobile network, you have good reason to be grumpy
O2 might have come off worst – using half-rate codecs for a third of its calls, no less – but the overall picture wasn’t rosy, either.

Empowering your cloud with the Ethernet WAN

14 Oct 2014  by James Morris
Empowering your cloud with the Ethernet WAN
The growth of the cloud has had a knock-on effect on IT requirements in other areas, like the bandwidth and latency of a company premises' connection to other company locations and the wider Internet.

Samsung's speedy new Wi-Fi technology lets you download a film in 3 seconds

14 Oct 2014  by Mihaita Bamburic
Samsung's speedy new Wi-Fi technology lets you download a film in 3 seconds
It is only natural for Wi-Fi transfer speeds to increase as we are getting closer to the Internet of Things (IoT). Samsung has taken it one step further with its new technology.

euNetworks announces £8 million investment furthering London’s high bandwidth connectivity

14 Oct 2014  by Darren Allan
euNetworks announces £8 million investment furthering London’s high bandwidth connectivity
The dc connect service will allow for near-instant scalable bandwidth spanning 35 data centres across the capital city.

Mobile operators going off the rails: Third of online tasks fail on trains

14 Oct 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Mobile operators going off the rails: Third of online tasks fail on trains
According to a new connectivity survey conducted by GWS, commuter train routes are poorly connected, with online data and voice calls suffering from unsatisfactory levels of service.