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26 November 2014
Atomic clock and quantum cryptography research will receive a boost with the launch of a new research network aiming to get the technology from lab to market.
24 November 2014
BT is in early-stage talks to takeover UK mobile operator O2, which it sold off in 2001, and sources say it has also begun negotiations with EE.
20 November 2014
A Russian-based website has been found showing footage from hacked webcams, CCTV cameras and even baby monitors, allowing criminals to spy on people from across the world.
18 November 2014
An innovative and cost-effective Galileo signal receiver designed to simplify the use and speed-up uptake of Galileo navigation services has won the European satnav Oscar.
14 November 2014
The US is gathering data from thousands of mobile phones using fake communications towers on aeroplanes, according to the Wall Street Journal.
12 November 2014
Beams of twisted light have been transmitted across the rooftops of Vienna in an experiment that holds promise for high-capacity data transmission.
11 November 2014
US President Barack Obama has called for Internet service providers to be regulated more like utilities, in a major boost to ‘net neutrality’ activists.
07 November 2014
Plans for an auction of high-capacity radio spectrum used by the MoD and ideal for 4G services have been announced by Ofcom.
06 November 2014
Half of the world’s population will be using mobile devices to access the Internet by 2020, according to new data released by GSMA Intelligence at the GSMA Mobile 360-Africa event.
04 November 2014
Improving passenger processes at the airport through information technology investment is the number one technology priority for airports around the world, according to the 2014 SITA/ACI Airport IT Trends Survey, released today.
31 October 2014
A suite of technologies for enhancing communication between dogs and humans could be used for everything from search and rescue to training pets.
29 October 2014
Yamaha has recreated the voice of a deceased Japanese musician and made a recording of his previously unrecorded song.
28 October 2014
A new type of optical fibre has been used to transmit 255 Terabits of data per second, about 21 times more than what is currently available in commercial communication networks.
24 October 2014
China has launched a spacecraft to fly around the Moon and back in preparation for a sample return mission planned for 2017 carrying a European radio experiment.
24 October 2014
The Queen has officially opened a new exhibition celebrating the history of information and communication technologies, where she also sent her first royal tweet.
20 October 2014
The European Union has ended a long-running telecoms dispute with China, dropping a threat to levy punitive tariffs on Chinese telecoms exports.
14 October 2014
Wireless sensors will use gaps in the TV spectrum to connect to an early-warning system for flood-prone areas in Oxfordshire.
13 October 2014
A host of mobile operators will support the GSMA’s embedded SIM specification to help boost adoption of Internet of Things technology.
09 October 2014
An update to the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Passpoint Wi-Fi roaming system aimed at boosting user numbers will ease the process of registering with hotspot providers.
08 October 2014
Investigators believe a Russian production flaw was behind the botched August launch of two satellites central to the development of Europe's satellite navigation system Galileo.
06 October 2014
A codebreaking machine nicknamed The Bombe, developed by Alan Turing at Bletchley Park during World War Two, has been voted the engineers’ favourite artefact in a new survey to mark the 30th anniversary of the Engineering Heritage Awards.
01 October 2014
A new £2.5m research project will assess the risk posed by hackers and various cyber criminals to the UK’s vital infrastructure.
26 September 2014
BT has reached 'ultrafast' broadband speeds of one Gigabit per second using a combination of fibre optic and copper cabling.
23 September 2014
British fashion and luxury goods brand Burberry has signed up as one of the first high-profile brands to trial Twitter’s new Buy button. This e-commerce functionality enables Twitter users to purchase goods directly from a brand’s Twitter timeline, without having to leave the social media platform.
19 September 2014
EU regulators have agreed on criteria for assessing "right to be forgotten" requests rejected by search engines.
08 September 2014
An experimental app claiming to be able to detect early signs of Parkinson's disease is being tested in the UK.
04 September 2014
Car theft has entered the cyber age with more than one in three vehicles currently stolen in London being taken through sophisticated hacking methods, the Home Office has revealed.
18 August 2014
The number of mobile network connections for machine-to-machine communication will increase by 21 per cent in 2014.
14 August 2014
European public sector workers are looking forward to have some boring tasks taken away from them by robots and drones, a survey revealed.
12 August 2014
A new subsea cable from Japan to the USA backed by Google will help address growing data traffic demands on the Trans-Pacific route.
12 August 2014
The privacy-focused Blackphone has been cracked by a security researcher at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, though the exploits require physical access.
11 August 2014
Microsoft has announced a £15 phone that comes with video and a music player, but no data connection.
08 August 2014
An Android app that actively scans other apps to determine how risky they are has been launched, promising a new level of user safety.
04 August 2014
A Spanish cyber-security researcher said he had figured out how to hack satellite communications systems on commercial jets through their Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment systems.
01 August 2014
BlackBerry’s popular messaging system BBM will now be open to those using the Windows phone platform.
16 July 2014
The Thread Group, an Internet of Things (IoT) alliance, has been announced by its founders, which include Google's Nest Labs, Samsung and ARM.
07 July 2014
Passengers on commuter trains in England and Wales could soon enjoy WiFi access ten times faster than what is currently available.
03 July 2014
The US government has warned critical infrastructure operators to make sure their systems haven’t been infected with malicious software from a hacking group known as Energetic Bear.
03 July 2014
Labour wants to establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission to end a culture of "chronic short-termism".
02 July 2014
Telefonica has won EU antitrust clearance for its €8.6bn takeover of E-Plus, marking a milestone in telecoms consolidation.
27 June 2014
The IET has launched a new flexible way to access over 190,000 technical documents in its Digital Library.
26 June 2014
University of Sheffield researchers have developed software enabling UAV fleets to autonomously coordinate their actions and learn from the environment.
18 June 2014
Qatar plans to introduce advanced wireless broadband services for its public safety services based on standard LTE communications technology.
10 June 2014
Engineers are being challenged to come up with the next-generation of connectivity technologies for Formula 1 racing, in a new $50,000 competition.
06 June 2014
Vodafone has disclosed that government agencies in a small number of countries in which it operates have direct access to its network, enabling them to listen in to calls.
05 June 2014
The BBC will use the World Cup to trial the delivery of ultra-high definition TV over both broadcast and broadband networks.
04 June 2014
The volume of encrypted email is rising rapidly, according to new data, as providers try to shield their users from government spies and other snoopers.
04 June 2014
GCSE, AS and A level courses in engineering are set to be ditched in the latest stage of a major shake-up of exams.
02 June 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will introduce concepts for improved aircraft tracking in September.
28 May 2014
Microsoft has demonstrated a project that aims to enable speakers of all world's existing languages to chat seamlessly with each other using Skype’s new spoken word translator.
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