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Virgin's Wi-Fi on the Tube: How good is it?

Virgin's Wi-Fi on the Tube: How good is it?

Six London Underground stations now have free Wi-Fi access for the summer, provided by Virgin Media. ZDNet UK went down in the Tube stations at midday to find out whether the service works and what kind of speeds can you expect

published June 11, 2012 by

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Hands on with London's first 4G service

Hands on with London's first 4G service

UK Broadband plans to start selling its 4G service to homes and businesses in Southwark next week. ZDNet UK put the TD-LTE network through its paces to find out whether it can deliver the typical 40Mbps speeds it promises

published May 2, 2012 by

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Inside an Icelandic datacentre

Inside an Icelandic datacentre

ZDNet UK visited Iceland to see how a 100-percent renewable energy-powered free-cooled datacentre fared using Colt's modular design in Iceland's remote, chilly climate

published March 17, 2012 by

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In the field with Newquay 4G trials

In the field with Newquay 4G trials

Everything Everywhere and BT have demoed their ongoing 4G trial in Cornwall, which is providing speeds of up to 20Mbps to people in rural areas without the need for fixed-line broadband connections

published November 30, 2011 by

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The Future Of… Airplane Service

Virgin America is trying to take airplane service to new heights by creating on-board features that cater to the techie in all of us, whether it's texting a fellow passenger from your seatback, choosing food through an online ordering system, or connecting to a Wi-Fi hot spot 35,000 feet in the air. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das reveals the innovations that could improve your next flight.

published March 18, 2010 by

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The Future Of...Thermostats

The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will one day connect your thermostat and meter to your PC, so you are better able to track, monitor, and analyze the energy usage in your home.

published February 16, 2010 by

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Apple introduces the iPad

At an Apple press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPad. The new mobile device is a half-inch thin and weighs 1.5 pounds. It's powered with a 1GHz Apple A4 chip and comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new device plays movies, music, TV shows, and acts as an e-reader. It will cost $499 for the 16GB version.

published January 27, 2010 by

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The Future Of... Check Deposits

Tired of carrying checks in your wallet because you can't find the time to cash them? Texas-based USAA bank has developed a mobile application that allows customers to make deposits using an iPhone. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how mobile banking could put an end to those time-consuming bank branch visits.

published December 13, 2009 by

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HP CEO: The challenges of cloud computing

At the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Fla., HP CEO Mark Hurd talks about how the company plans to layer cloud services on its infrastructure in the future. However, with more than 1,000 hacks a day, security creates an important need on differentiating what they put in public versus private clouds. "We wouldn’t put anything material in nature outside the firewall," Hurd says.

published October 21, 2009 by

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Shadman Zafar, CIO, Verizon Telecom

Shadman Zafar, CIO of Verizon Telecom talks to ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das about the company’s promise to deliver the Internet to television with its new Fios platform. The service will include social media widgets like Facebook and Twitter. Zafar describes the company’s approach to innovating in an economic downturn and where he stands on the net neutrality debate in Washington.

published October 21, 2009 by

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Linksys WRT54GX SRX Router

Linksys WRT54GX SRX Router

If you've got signal problems with existing wireless gear, then the WRT54GX is an excellent solution, but bear in mind it's not yet standards-based technology.

published May 16, 2005 by

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Solwise VOIP-EL404

Solwise VOIP-EL404

The VOIP-EL404 lacks the scalability and frills of some of its competition, but it's easy to deploy and performs reasonably well.

published May 6, 2005 by

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Billion myGuard 7500GL

Billion myGuard 7500GL

Billion's myGuard 7500GL is an excellent wireless ADSL router for SOHO users. Its security features include QoS control, VPN access, a firewall and Trend Micro services.

published March 28, 2005 by

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Buffalo WZR-RS-G54

Buffalo WZR-RS-G54

If you've got a small office and need remote access, then the WZR-RS-G54 is a solid choice. For most home users, however, it's pure overkill.

published February 22, 2005 by

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OzEmail Metrowide Wireless

OzEmail Metrowide Wireless

It's not exactly cheap, but if you want wireless broadband on the go -- and critically, if you live in the right bits of the correct cities -- then it's your best current choice.

published February 7, 2005 by

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Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router

Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router

With blazingly fast connection speeds and a wider coverage area than most of its competitors, the Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router is a top pick for wireless access at home or the office.

published December 6, 2004 by

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O2 Xda IIs

O2 Xda IIs

O2's latest PDA/phone-hybrid, the Xda IIs, adds a slide keyboard, Wi-Fi, a quad-band antenna and improved battery life to its predecessor.

published November 7, 2004 by

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Inty ExoServer XL

Inty ExoServer XL

The ExoServer XL is a good choice for protecting an Internet-connected network, but not so hot when it comes to more mundane server functionality.

published October 12, 2004 by

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