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BT to Buy EE For £12.5 Billion

British Telecom is to buy mobile network Everything Everywhere (EE) for £12.5 Billion ($19 Billion). This unprecedented deal makes BT, an already giant organisation (owning much of the UK’s landline infrastructure), even bigger with the largest…

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Four More US Cities to Get Google Fiber Gigabit Internet

As a further sign of Google’s quest to take over the world, The Wall Street Journal says that the company’s Google Fiber service is set to expand to four more US cities. The Journal says that those cities…

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TRENDnet Launches 4-Channel HD PoE NVR Kit

Security is more relevant than ever and digital video recording solutions are a great way to deal with this. TRENDnet has announced their new standalone 4-channel HD PoE NVR Kit (TV-NVR104K) for just this situation and comes…

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Facebook to Introduce Missing Child AMBER Alerts

Facebook has announced that it will begin including alerts regarding missing children into American Facebook news feeds. The company announced a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the US organisation behind the famous…

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Synology DiskStation DS115 Launched

Synology’s DiskStation DS115, the latest in its series of network storage devices, was released on Tuesday. The DS115 1-bay network-attached server (NAS) sports a dual-core processor and boasts such features as centralized data storage, borderless file…

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Unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Goes on Sale in US

Although the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been on sale since September, the new phones have always been connected to a carrier somehwhow in the US. Well not anymore, you can now buy the two phones…

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TWiT.tv Raises $58,000 for UNICEF in 24 Hour New Year Live Stream

  The TWiT.tv podcast network, otherwise known as This Week in Tech, has completed its ’24 Hours of 2015′ broadcast, raising over $58,000 for UNICEF. The broadcast brought in the New Year in every single time zone around…

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Podcast Network Announces New Year 24hr Charity Streaming Marathon

TWiT.tv, the tech-centric podcast network founded by former TechTV ‘The Screen Savers’ host Leo Laporte, has announced their annual 24 hour charity streaming marathon. The network will be broadcasting live online from 3am on New Year’s…

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North Korea Supports Sony “Extra-Large Hacking”

North Korea’s chief state news agency, KCNA, has denied allegations that North Korea attacked Sony Pictures but instead declared their support for the hack. In very poor English, they said that “the south Korean puppet authorities spread a wild…

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North Korea Denies Involvement With Sony Hack

A North Korean official in New York has denied their involvement in the monumental Sony Pictures hack. While Re/code said yesterday that both Sony and security specialists FireEye were imminently expected to reveal North Korea as the perpetrators,…

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ASRock Announce X99 WS-E/10G Motherboard – 22 Gbps NIC

Large scale motherboard manufacturer ASRock has just released their new X99 motherboard, the X99 WS-E/10G – featuring an amazing on-board network interface capabilities of 22 Gbps. It’s able to achieve such speeds due to its two…

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Private Web Cam Site Shut Down, Owner Seeks Job

The creepy site we reported on that streamed thousands of private IP cameras has been shut down, with its owner after a new job. Visiting the site in question now only displays a message saying “programmer looking…

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BT in Talks to Buy O2

  BT has confirmed that it is in talks to buy back 02, a company which it sold to Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica over a decade ago. The move would make BT a major player in the…

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Vodafone Glitch Shuts Non-Emergency NHS, Police Phone Lines

A major fault with Vodafone’s network today (Saturday) meant non-emergency phone lines for the UK’s NHS and Police went down. The NHS lost service to its 111 helpline, while 23 police forces, including the Metropolitan Police,…

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700MHz TV Spectrum to Be Used for Mobile Data in UK

Ofcom has announced that the 700MHz part of the digital TV spectrum is to be cleared for mobile data use. By 2022. The new initiative means some digital TV signals will be moved to a new…

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Ad-Less Social Network Ello Selling T-Shirts to Pay the Bills

Ello, the currently invite-only (I’m still waiting for mine) social network, has decided it needs to sell t-shirts to cover its costs. The site has always insisted it will forever remain ad-free and this statement has…

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US Marshals Spying on Phones From Planes

The Wall Street Journal has made some startling revelations regarding a new spying programme being undertaken by the US Marshals. Apparently they’ve been using special fake cell tower devices attached to aeroplanes in an attempt to…

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GiffGaff Goes 4G from £12 per Month

UK mobile virtual network operator GiffGaff is now offering 4G data at a very low £12 per month. They’ve joined the 4G crowd a year later than the other UK networks, but their low priced 4G…

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UK Mobile Data Signal Hotspots Uncovered in New Map

Phone retailer, mobiles.co.uk has released a new crowdsourced map that reveals the true strength of mobile data coverage across the UK. The map uses a handy colour code to show areas of strong and weak signal,…

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Microsoft Targets TV Spectrum to Bring Internet Access Across India

Google’s working on Wi-Fi balloons with Project Loon, Facebook has it’s internet.org project in Africa and now it appears that Microsoft is pitching into the efforts to help bring people in impoverished nations online. The company…

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Virgin Media Customers Lose Service After Internal Error

A number of Virgin Media customers found themselves starved of internet access last weekend, as a bug crashed the ISP’s child filtering system. The Websafe service is utilised by Virgin to prevent children seeing inappropriate content, a system used by all…

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Bug in Bash Shell Creates Major Security Hole for Linux Users

A major security bug has been discovered in the GNU Borne Again Shell (Bash) – a  command-line shell that’s used across a wide array of Linux and Unix operating systems. The bug leaves systems running these OS’s…

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Malicious Ads Hit Amazon, YouTube and Yahoo According to Cisco

In a new blog post, Cisco is describing the Malvertising Network dubbed Kyle and Stan. The network is targeting both Windows and Mac devices alike, with the old trick of sneaking malware into advertising. There are only a…

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‘WarKitteh’ Smart Collar Turns Your Cat Into Hacking Tool

Security Researcher Gene Bransfield and his accomplice, his wife’s grand motherer’s cat, sound like an unlikely duo for network hacking, but that’s exactly what they’ve been doing together! Equipped with a Spark chip, a Wi-Fi module,…

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Russian Interior Ministry Offers £65.5k for Tor Crack

  The Tor Network has been a huge thorn to most governments and anyone else trying to control the flow of information. We’ve read lot about both the US and UK governments and security agencies and…

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Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Review

Introduction In the latter part of last year I took a look at Thecus N2560 2-bay Intelligent NAS – one of only two white systems that Thecus have in their library and as a budget busting…

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Google Fiber Project Aims to Provide UK Homes with Ultrafast Internet Connection

Google is said to be planning on expanding its Google Fiber services in British cities. The move is said to put a lot of pressure on BT and its upgraded network, having Google offering speeds of…