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20 May 2015
A new technique that requires only one channel for two-way communication and could enable global roaming on 4G has been devised by UK researchers.
19 May 2015
Data traffic generated by smartphones will approach the equivalent to over 10 billion Blu-ray movies, new research has revealed.
18 May 2015
A miniature beamsplitter created by American researchers could be the first step towards silicon photonic chips needed for next generation super-fast computers using light instead of electrons.
15 May 2015
Ofcom plans to force BT to open up its high-speed ‘dark fibre’ network to direct access by rivals, although BT is expected to resist the communication watchdog’s pressures.
13 May 2015
One year after the European Union’s top court ruled that people had the “right to be forgotten” online, officials and search engines such as Google are still in dispute over action to be taken.
11 May 2015
The US National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to spy on Siemens with the help of German intelligence, a German newspaper reported, in what could be a shaming episode for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
07 May 2015
German engineering giant Siemens will shed 4,500 jobs across its global workforce as part of a major reorganisation.
05 May 2015
New websites and applications can be developed on Internet.org, a move Facebook said would boost efforts to get people online in low-income and rural areas in emerging markets.
05 May 2015
An open standard that allows developers to use different network providers based on low-power wide-area star network architecture was announced today.
01 May 2015
Most parents are baffled by the language used by their children, a new study has revealed, mostly because of social media and instant messaging.
24 April 2015
Google has reported an increase in revenue to $3.59bn on the same period last year, with money from advertising continuing to grow.
23 April 2015
Internet giant Google has launched its experimental Project Fi mobile network that automatically connects users to the fastest available service.
17 April 2015
Whistleblower site WikiLeaks has released a searchable database online of tens of thousands of emails and documents stolen by hackers in a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last year.
15 April 2015
New protocols using quantum cryptography that ensure data can be carried reliably and securely across longer distances have been designed.
15 April 2015
A new ultrafast graphene-based photodetector could drastically boost operation speeds in optical technologies.
14 April 2015
A 56-page handwritten scientific notebook that belonged to World War Two code breaker and father of modern computer Alan Turing has been sold for $1m in New York City.
13 April 2015
Smartphones could be used to alert people to imminent earthquake activity before it occurs, a new study has shown.
09 April 2015
The unravelling of one of the mysteries of electromagnetism could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip, say researchers.
07 April 2015
Hacking attacks aimed at destroying data or manipulating industrial equipment are far more common than previously thought, according to a new survey.
02 April 2015
The UK’s 4G networks perform much better than 3G, a study by the communications regulator has shown, but with considerable variations between operators.
01 April 2015
Alan Blumlein, the engineer credited with inventing the recording and playback of stereo sound, was honoured today for his pioneering work at a special ceremony held at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London.
31 March 2015
UK intelligence agencies are engaged in a “technology arms race” with cyber criminals and other “malicious actors”, according to MI6 chief Alex Younger.
30 March 2015
Researchers have connected two different quantum systems, making them cooperate in order to make up for each other’s flaws.
27 March 2015
Facebook has completed the first test flight of its unmanned aircraft designed to deliver Internet to remote areas, the social network’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed.
24 March 2015
One of the world’s most popular email services could use the sensors in smartphones to convey the feelings of the sender and specific details about the world around them.
23 March 2015
A strategy launched today will help the UK harness the potential of quantum technology and grow an entirely new industry worth £1bn, enabling ultra-fast, hack-resistant communications and underground sensing devices.
19 March 2015
A prominent GP has called for an iPad for every doctor and a nurse to allow them to conduct consultations via Skype, thus taking NHS ‘into the modern world’.
18 March 2015
George Osborne today delivered his sixth Budget as Chancellor and the last of the current parliament, with key announcements across sectors in the UK.
17 March 2015
A Bluetooth-enabled wristband that can improve bus journeys for people without sight or hearing will become a working prototype after a 17-year-old came up with the idea.
11 March 2015
CIA was developing software to spy on iPhone and iPad users through apps distributed by Apple’s App store.
10 March 2015
The relative performance of UK political parties on social media varies across specific platforms, with right-leaning parties currently enjoying the largest followings, according to cross-party and cross-platform analysis by marketing recruitment company EMR.
05 March 2015
Millions of users connecting every day to public WiFi networks in the UK’s capital are putting their sensitive data at risks as more than a half of those wireless hotspots use weak protection hackable by ‘every IT college student,’ world’s leading cyber security firm said.
03 March 2015
The fifth generation of mobile networks, expected to fully unlock the potential of the Internet of Everything, is moving from concept stage to soon to be reality as demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress.
03 March 2015
Cambridge Consultants has successfully completed initial trials of the world’s first fully digital radio transmitter. This potentially represents a turning point in wireless design and could prove invaluable in realising the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G technology.
27 February 2015
China has dropped some of the world’s major technology brands from its state-approved purchase lists, while pushing forward locally made products, an analysis has shown.
24 February 2015
Ubiquitous technology such as smartphones or Wi-Fi could be used to create a precise indoor navigation system, overcoming the limits of GPS but also offering a powerful marketing tool.
24 February 2015
Visa Europe is to launch what it calls a tokenisation service providing better protection for mobile payment solutions.
20 February 2015
US and UK intelligence agencies have allegedly hacked into a major maker of SIM cards, allowing them to eavesdrop on billions of mobile users around the world, a US news website claims.
18 February 2015
The UK Government’s plea for more women to reach top jobs in industries where they are underrepresented has sparked a flood of support from businesses, including engineering companies and organisations.
13 February 2015
British telecommunications provider Virgin Media said it will invest £3bn to expand its fibre network to reach more customers and provide higher Internet speed.
13 February 2015
Archaeologists of the future may struggle to interpret the 21st century civilisation due to missing written records if our digital trace is erased, Internet godfather has warned.
12 February 2015
Free wi-fi will be installed on all trains under government plans from 2017 to get the network rail out of the “analogue age”.
06 February 2015
An advisory group appointed by Google has backed the company’s view that links be removed only from websites in Europe, going against EU’s request to do it globally.
05 February 2015
Major US hospitals have launched trials of Apple’s healthcare technology designed to allow remote, low cost monitoring of patients.
30 January 2015
Europe will go ahead with the construction of a laser-based satellite data relay system following a successful test of the technology last year.
30 January 2015
BT will launch trials of superfast broadband technology six times the speed of the fastest of today’s services, aiming for a 2016 nationwide rollout.
28 January 2015
Basque researchers have developed a security protocol that could allow pacemakers of the future to be connected to the Internet.
27 January 2015
Finnish researchers have developed a new search engine which reportedly outperforms the existing ones, allowing people to find what they’re looking for more quickly.
26 January 2015
Cognicity Challenge has selected 12 companies to take part in its smart city competition for the opportunity to implement innovative solutions in London’s Canary Wharf.
23 January 2015
The social network sent some of its high-profile users a message, suggesting they should post photos directly to Twitter rather than sending links to Instagram photos.
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