TalkTalk offers new broadband packages to compete with rivals

Internet service provider TalkTalk throws down with its rivals by offering packages that are more customer centric – can BT and Sky answer with their own?

Internet service provider (ISP) TalkTalk just announced changes in its broadband packages, to compete stronger against rivals such as BT and Sky, and bringing itself in line with upcoming changes to advertising rules. [Read more…]

Liberty Broadband has a Bright Future – Comcast to Shrink

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Behemoth Comcast has had a great run, but its growth is beginning to slow. Instead, check out this cable company, which is packed with potential.

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BEREC Announces More Net Neutrality Decisions – Taking a more practical stance

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), has made some big changes to their proposed net neutrality regulations following industry feedback.  And, it’s no surprise they’re planning on allowing companies to make money.  Perhaps they’ve taken some time to learn how the telecom industry works!?Euro-flag
BEREC released its final guidance at a press conference on Tuesday, arguing that the changes integrated the commercial freedoms demanded by operators and restrictions sought by users.The telecom industry and other actors have been providing feedback – there were 481,547 contributions in all – on draft guidance BEREC published in June. [Read more…]

London Politicians urge Pokémon plod Cops to use Pokemon Go to catch mobile phone thieves

London: It has been suggested cops be stationed near ‘hot spots’ following robbers targeting keen gamers.

COPS should become “Pokémon plod” to catch real-life monsters who target players of the popular mobile phone game, politicians demanded last night.

The calls come after a reported spate of crimes has seen crooks mugging or attacking Pokémon Go players, who travel to real locations to collect items and catch monsters. [Read more…]

Run Your Own Cartel With Netflix Narcos Mobile App

Ever wanted to be a drug kingpin? Well, now you can try out the lifestyle without a stint in jail. 

Fans of “Narcos,” the Netflix drama about the hunt for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, will soon be able to build their own international crime syndicates in a new game based on the show. [Read more…]

Symantec – the popular computer protector – may actually help hackers, feds warn

Symantec is one of the most popular security tools protecting government, corporate and personal computers.

But the program has so many critical holes — which could let hackers into computers — that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a stern warning to the public this week.  Symantec may actually help hackers, feds warn. [Read more…]

Hughes Launches Consumer Satellite Internet Service in Brazil

HughesNet® High-Speed Satellite Internet Service Reaches 85 percent of Population in South America’s Largest CounHughes-Net-Logotry

Jun 29, 2016, 10:00 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), an EchoStar company and the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the launch of HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service in Brazil, the company’s first international deployment of its award-winning consumer service outside of North America, beginning on July 1. [Read more…]

Drexel researchers develop computer game and mobile app to help people lose weight

Can a computer game train your brain to resist sweets?Drexelone App

That’s the question Drexel University researchers hope to answer with one of two new studies launching this month. They have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight. [Read more…]

Symantec’s Vulnerabilities Expose Antivirus Industry’s Security Gaps

This month Symantec Corporation began the first round of layoffs as what they call “Project Ascent” gets underway.  Ascent is nothing more than cutting costs –  beginning with some of it’s labor force.   The unlucky first-rounders will be only the first of what they announced as 1700 employees to get kicked out the door.  However, it seems Symantec has more problems this week than bad PR from disgruntled ex-employees. [Read more…]

NETGEAR announces new 4G LTE modem router to keep you connected when your network goes down

Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi 4G LTE Modem Router combines extreme WiFi speeds with your mobile broadband Internet, and offers fail-over connection for business-critical servicesNetgear 4LTE

Bracknell, UK — June 28, 2016 — NETGEAR®, Inc., a leading provider of networking equipment for the home and small businesses, is adding the NETGEAR Nighthawk® AC1900 WiFi 4G LTE Modem Router (R7100LG) to its expanding portfolio of innovative mobile broadband products using the latest super-fast 4G LTE technology. With this new Nighthawk LTE Router, you need never be without high-speed Internet at home or your small office even in places where cable or DSL wired connectivity is unavailable, inconvenient, or slow. [Read more…]