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Sprint is All-in, except you can’t watch video

Written by on July 7, 2015 in Snippets with 1 Comment

US phone carrier Sprint is offering an unlimited data plan that carries one important caveat: throttled data rates for video. The carrier’s All-In smartphone plan charges users $80 per month with no limit on voice or data usage. Streaming video, however, will be slowed to a crawl, thanks to a limit holding video to “3G” data […]

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Stick-on tag sensor with app offers hassle-free car hire

Stick-on tag sensor with app offers hassle-free car hire

Written by on July 6, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Renting a car is often fraught with worry. If the car is damaged in any way, the renter could be in line for a hefty bill; even if the car was stationary at the time. But a novel sensing technology could spell the end of disputes over liability if a car is damaged […]

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UK consumers fear Apple Pay will spiral spending

UK consumers fear Apple Pay will spiral spending

Written by on July 3, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

With Apple Pay launching in the UK next month, our research has found the new technology could help drive spending habits spiralling out of control. In a survey conducted by UK firm uSwitch: A quarter of those spoken to said they would spend more or make more impulse purchases if they used their phone to […]

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Are you suffering from ‘digital amnesia’?

Written by on July 3, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

People are using smartphones and the internet as an extension of their memory which may lead to ‘digital amnesia’, a new survey suggests. In a survey of 6,000 people aged 16 or older in six European countries including the UK, researchers found that people increasingly rely on their devices and are unable to recall important […]

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Advertising rife with robots and fraud

Written by on July 2, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Half of all online ads are never seen by a human being, huge amounts of traffic and clicks come from bot networks, and fraud is rampant. The media industry has no shortage of things to worry about. Audiences are going elsewhere, whether it’s to social networks like Facebook or digital-only competitors such as BuzzFeed, and […]

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Apple to improve user privacy – advertisers won’t be happy

Written by on June 30, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Apple will reportedly improve user privacy in iOS 9 by preventing third-party apps from scanning an iDevice to see which apps are already installed. The move is likely to upset advertisers, who use the data to serve up targeted ads. Read more….

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Bitcoin is cool, but the blockchain is cooler and under pressure

Written by on June 29, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Bitcoin may have generated countless salacious news headlines, but it’s a cameo player in a much bigger act. The blockchain is the real innovation that that makes Bitcoin work, and could well outlast the upstart currency. But it’s in trouble – and Silicon Valley has forked out millions to try and save it. The blockchain […]

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Mobile device authentication via facial recognition to boom

Written by on June 29, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Facial recognition is going mobile, according to a new report, and is just one of the areas that will see ‘particularly strong adoption’ over the next several years. With facial recognition devices and licenses to reach 122 million annually by 2024, in consumer, government, telco, finance and retail applications generation strong adoption of hardware and […]

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Telenor and TeliaSonera claim merger will boost competition

Written by on June 25, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Telenor and TeliaSonera on Tuesday insisted that their planned merger in Denmark will boost competition in the market, contrary to the view of the European Commission, which issued a statement of objections to the deal. Read full story here….

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BT wants to scrap telephone network to be competitive

Written by on June 25, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

BT is calling on the communications watchdog to let it scrap the traditional telephone network, as part of a campaign to loosen regulations that it says will help telecoms companies compete better with US internet companies such as Apple and Facebook. Read more….

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