Worst street for broadband almost 2,000 times slower than the fastest – survey

Residents of Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire would need 102 hours to download a two-hour HD film on Netflix, according to uSwitch.

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GameTech: All you need in latest Super Smash game

Super Smash Bros Melee has done it all. It has smashed records. It has smashed expectations. It has smashed every character under the sun into its roster. Now, finally, ...

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Audit shows no signs of Chinese spy chips in hardware, says Supermicro

A report had claimed Chinese spyware had been planted in motherboards that were sold to the likes of Apple and Amazon.

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Facebook plays down relevance of location prediction patent

The social network has said the filing of a patent for technology that can predict a user’s future location is no indication of the firm’s plans.

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OnePlus can reach wider audience through phone link with McLaren – expert

Industry experts say the new partnership between the Chinese start-up and the racing firm will help it reach a new audience.

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Alexa can now be used on the Amazon Music app hands-free

Users in the UK can use their voice to request songs without lifting a finger.

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OnePlus unveils superfast charging 6T McLaren Edition phone

The Chinese smartphone maker has partnered with the motoring firm to build its latest device.

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Barclays mobile banking customers can ‘switch off’ certain types of spending

The move could help people with addictions and lessen the risk of fraud for some vulnerable customers, Barclays said.

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Instagram Direct adds voice messaging

Users can now send voice messages to friends through the chat section of the social media app.

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Apple denies claims of iPhone sales ban in China

US chip-maker Qualcomm says it has been granted two injunctions against Apple in the country, but the tech giant says its devices remain on sale.

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Elon Musk ‘does not respect’ US regulator

The Tesla boss revealed none of his tweets have been censored since reaching a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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YouTube Rewind 2018 becomes site’s second most disliked video

The end-of-year celebration video has gained the second largest amount of dislikes in the site’s history.

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Parliamentary inquiry launched into addictive technologies

MPs will examine the impact of virtual and augmented reality.

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Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that makes them billions

Last week I was followed around the Internet by a pair of shoes. I had looked at them online as a gift for my father-in-law, but he didn’t like them, and neither ...

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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey criticised for Burma tweets

The country has been accused of human rights abuses against ethnic minorities.

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Ready, steady, go: 150 years since world’s first traffic light in London

The first traffic light arrived in 1868 but was short-lived after a gas leak caused the invention to explode.

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Amazon introduces Christmas Countdown feature to Alexa

The virtual assistant is getting into the Christmas spirit.

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Apple rolls out ECG test feature for heart health checks on the Apple Watch

The new feature allows people to carry out an ECG test by holding their finger on the Digital Crown.

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God Of War wins game of the year at The Game Awards

Fortnite and Red Dead Redemption 2 were also honoured at the awards, which also saw a handful of new games unveiled for the first time.

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Atom proves mighty goods do come in small parcels

Noel Campion finds the Unihertz Atom is such a little gem that he sets aside his big love for big screens.

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Competition concern over Microsoft’s decision to use Google web technology

Firefox maker Mozilla is concerned that the move will put more power in the hands of Google.

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Scottish designers enable public to have their say with Exit Brexit tool

Glasgow digital product studio Neu says it is a simple vehicle for those against Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement to express their disapproval.

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Loyal broadband customers hit with penalties of up to £220 – survey

Which? found it was cheaper for some customers to sign a new superfast contract than remain loyal to their provider without haggling.

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Microsoft to rebuild Edge browser with Google Chrome technology

Edge was first introduced as a future replacement to Internet Explorer but has failed to gain much traction over Google’s dominant Chrome web browser.

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Lime electric-assist bikes to launch in London

The dockless, on-demand e-bikes will be available to pick up and ride from Friday via the Lime app.

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Facebook says published emails cache tells ‘only one side of the story’

The social network’s internal discussions on data privacy, taking on rival companies and other business practices are included in the documents.

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Fortnite’s Season 7 launches with planes and ziplines on its chilly new island

Players will be able to take to the skies and more with Fortnite’s latest update.

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O2 investigating network outage

The mobile provider says it is aware of an issue affecting customer data.

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Amazon adds Alexa Drop In functionality to Fire HD tablets

Users of the 2018 and 2017 Fire HD 8 and the Fire HD 10 will be able to take advantage of the feature.

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BT confirms removal of Huawei equipment from core networks

Equipment has been part of EE’s 3G and 4G networks but is being removed from core areas to bring it in line with an internal policy.

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Tom Cruise urges TV owners to check their settings to avoid ‘motion smoothing’

The actor posted a video to Twitter alongside Mission: Impossible Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie warning about default TV settings.

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Goldilocks reimagined to teach children about using social media responsibly

#Goldilocks explores online safety topics including oversharing on social media.

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Pokemon Go players will be able to challenge others for the first time

Some fans believe the feature, which will arrive later this month, is two years too late.

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The new Christmas list? Facebook collections feature can be shared with friends

Updated collections mean you can share the things you’ve bookmarked – including the gifts you’re wishing for this Christmas.

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Xiaomi overtakes Apple in latest wearables market figures

The Chinese firm recently launched in the UK for the first time.

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British start-up hopes to transform contactless payments with smart ring

Visa-supported McLear Smart Ring aims to put people’s wallet on their hand.

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New airport scanner that could cut security queues trialled at Cardiff Airport

The scanner uses sensors originally meant to detect stars in deep space to spot hidden items.

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No place for hate speech on Apple platforms, says Tim Cook

The tech giant’s chief executive spoke after receiving an award from those campaigning against hate speech.

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Apple names Fortnite and Drake among most popular downloads of 2018

Fortnite was the most popular game of 2018, with Drake and The Greatest Showman topping the music charts.

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Tumblr to ban all adult content on its platform

The move comes after images depicting child sex abuse were uncovered on the site in November.

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Fortnite gets chilly as teaser reveals season 7 release date

Could skis be coming to the Fortnite map?

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NHS staff working over Christmas to receive free transport from Uber

Workers will be able to claim two free journeys on either Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

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Huawei launches story time app for deaf children and their parents

StorySign uses AI and animation to translate words on a page into sign language animated on a smartphone screen.

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ibis hotels in Switzerland offer Instagram ‘sitters’ to post your holiday photos

The social media sitters will use local knowledge to post photos on behalf of guests.

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Apple Music is coming to Alexa

It’s the first time Apple’s music streaming service has existed on a rival’s smart speaker.

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Snapchat avoids popularity contest pressure of social media, founder argues

Chief executive Evan Spiegel says the lack of likes or comments on Snapchat removes the popularity contest factor.

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Apple raises the bar with iconic watch

Noel Campion says the latest model of the Apple Watch Series 4 is by far the best performer in the series.

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Thousands of electric vehicles coming to UK roads to test how energy grid copes

British Gas-owner Centrica and Uber will deploy up to 3,000 EVs to understand the impact energy demand.

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Instagram Stories adds Close Friends feature

Users can now build and customise a list of Close Friends to which they can share additional Instagram Stories.

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Smart tech ‘top threat to home security’

Cybercriminals ‘will exploit gadgets’ vulnerabilities’

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