The British government is spending £42.6 billion on a new west-coast railway line when it could spend the same amount or perhaps less on providing the whole nation with superfast broadband with Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH).
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Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....
If the US and European governments can get access to data stored in the cloud, then it might be better to store it in on servers in a neutral country, such as Switzerland. If so, Artmotion hopes to benefit…
Younger smartphone users prioritse data over voice because they're moving to IP-based messaging services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype, according to a multi-country survey by Analysys Mason
Portable computers, tablets, and smartphones are damaging the health of most of the people who use them for extended periods of work, and we could be in for an epidemic of 'iPad neck'. However, there are ways to reduce the risk.
NSA snooping and the Patriot Act have raised thoughts about storing cloud data with non-American companies and outside the USA. Norway's Jottacloud is pitching for that business…
Mobile carriers will ease the strain on their overstretched networks by offloading an increasing amount of data traffic onto Wi-Fi and small cell networks, reaching about 60 percent in 2017.
Beats by Dre has the most fashionable fascia in the celebrity headphone market, but FixYa's new crowd-sourced report reckons House of Marley phones are better, while Jay-Z's cans are the pick for value
Today, Canalys predicted that a billion Android smartphones will ship in 2017, and that Microsoft's market share will grow five-fold as it closes in on Apple's iOS.
Twitter users, especially social media editors, have welcomed the new update to the power of Lists, but it's unlikely to make them as popular as they used to be….
An IPSOS survey has found that China is leading the way in using social networks for business purposes, while their use is restricted in many countries due to security concerns or fears of a loss of productivity.
Malwarebytes has launched a backup service that includes scanning files for malware. It backs up multiple Windows PCs, and Android and Apple iOS devices, with optional encryption to protect your files in the cloud.
The Cambridge University Computer Lab has celebrated its first 75 years with a coffee-table book that covers the history of computing from its pioneering EDSAC to the Raspberry Pi
Apple's shares have fallen by another $36 ahead of this week's financial results, while IBM's shares fell by $17 following last week's disappointing financial results.
The price of Apple's shares tumbled to a 52-week low of $400.78 today as the market reacted -- perhaps overreacted -- to the news that its audio chip supplier Cirrus Logic was sitting on unsold inventory.
Forget data centres: researchers at the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) in Australia have calculated that wireless cloud access will generate as much planet-harming CO2 as 4.9 million cars by 2015
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