Wi Fi

If Trees Could Give Off Wi-Fi Signals

Mudabbir Khalid | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Mudabbir Khalid

We are connected to this world in more ways than imaginable, in the ground and in the air; everything is made up of the basic building blocks of life, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. Trees are one of these givers of life, and how humans and trees correspond to give each other life is one of the most fundamental, yet essential aspects of ecology that much of the world lets slip from their minds...

What If the Man in the Café Is Also a 'Man-in-the-middle'?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Think about it. You never know what the guy with the laptop at the next table might be doing. Maybe, like you, he's checking his email, updating his Facebook page or chatting with friends. But maybe he's sniffing the Internet traffic of everyone around him - including yours.

The 4G Buffet - Who Ate All the Good Stuff?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

4G has a lot to offer, and we are constantly reminded that the UK is behind on its roll-out, with the promise that it will eventually be available to more of us than 3G. As things stand, EE has had a head start on the other providers, but Vodafone and O2 have joined the exclusive club with their own new deals.

Zoe Salmon And Matt Edmondson's TU Go Challenge 1: It's A Rap

Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Tech

Presenters Zoe Salmon and Matt Edmonson have been tasked by Huff Post Tech and O2 to put their TU Go app through its paces. At the end of August Matt...

WATCH: Zoe Salmon And Matt Edmonson's Secret Rendezvous On The Roof Of The O2 Arena #GotTUGo

Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Tech

Presenters Zoe Salmon and Matt Edmonson have been tasked by O2 to put their TU Go app through its paces. Over the next week we're going to set Matt an...

WATCH: What is Google's 'Project Loon'?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Tech

If there's one thing that annoys an internet behemoth like Google, it's the fact that the majority of people on Earth still do not have access to the ...

4G - What Is This Magic That You Profess to Offer?

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

We have all been there - seen a new mobile phone model and been convinced that it is the answer to all our problems and that we will never need to upgrade again. While 4G does promise a lot, it is worth stepping back and taking a more realistic view.

Ringing in the New Year With Telecom Predictions

Andreas Bernström | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Tech
Andreas Bernström

As we put an eventful 2012 behind us and head into 2013, it's time to gaze into our crystal ball and predict what we can expect to see in the fast-paced telecoms industry in the coming twelve months.

Mobile and Retail Predictions for 2013

Steve Rothwell | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Tech
Steve Rothwell

Advances in mobile technology look set to help change the face of physical retail as we know it. From engaging shoppers in-store via Wi-Fi, implementing augmented reality and barcodes, to digitally processing offers distributed via mobile.

The Rise of the 'ROBO' Shopper

Steve Rothwell | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Tech
Steve Rothwell

There's a new breed of consumer on today's high streets that indicates a sea change in the shopping behaviour. UK consumers are evolving into a nation of 'ROBO' (research offline, buy online) shoppers according to Ofcom's latest Communications Market report.

Sun, Sea and Mobiles: Get the Most Out of Your Phone on Holiday

Andreas Bernström | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech
Andreas Bernström

Most people never go anywhere without their mobile these days and there even exists a name for those who experience anxiety when they are without their phone: nomophobia. What's more, O2 claim mobile usage abroad is growing by 100% each year.

Three Mi-Fi Dongle Review

Huffington Post UK | Luke McGee | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Tech

Despite having been around for a while now, Mi-Fi units have yet to be embraced by those outside the tech fraternity. The idea of wireless interne...

London Underground To Get Wi-Fi For The Olympics

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Tech

The London Underground will have Wi-Fi available during the London 2012 Olympics, but questions are already arising of how useful it will be. Virg...

Free Wi-Fi In London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Tech

London, long starved of Wi-fi hotspots, get a big boost this week. Nokia kicks off a large-scale trial of free Wi-fi in the capital, with plans for a ...

Internet Fail: BT Broadband Outage

BBC | Melanie Hick | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Tech

Power failure in Birmingham causes BT Broadband outage across the country. ...

White Space: The New Free, Lifesaving Wi-fi

Melanie Hick | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Tech

On Friday morning in a Cambridge meeting room, the future of free Wi-Fi will quietly be plotted. The first meeting of the "white space special interes...

To Infinity And Beyond? Why BT Broadband Isn't Always on Call in Rural Areas - so I set up a Rival Service

Steve Howard | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Tech
Steve Howard

We found ourselves with no broadband when we moved home a couple of years back. The house is part of an old farm, on the edge of reasonable sized village, but at the end of a fairly desolate track. BT's fibre plans were in the offing for the wider area, but there was no real detail.