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Call for broadband speed comparison checking sites

Call for broadband speed comparison checking sites

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Finding out exact broadband speeds can be hard work, said the Local Government Association Consumers should be able to easily compare the maximum broadband speeds they could get at their home from various providers, councils say. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants internet service providers to surrender accurate data about […]

Israeli teenagers held over web attacks

Israeli teenagers held over web attacks

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The attacks sought to knock sites offline by overwhelming them with data Two Israeli teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of running a service that allowed paying customers to attack websites. The vDos service the pair are suspected to have run bombarded target sites with data, seeking to knock them […]

Fire drill knocks ING bank’s data centre offline

Fire drill knocks ING bank’s data centre offline

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption ING’s Romanian customers were unable to access their money for much of Saturday A fire extinguisher test in a bank’s data centre has gone wrong in an “unprecedented” manner, causing its cash machines, online banking operations and website to go offline. For much of Saturday, ING’s Romanian customers could not […]

Cybathlon: World’s first ‘bionic Olympics’ gears up

Cybathlon: World’s first ‘bionic Olympics’ gears up

Image caption The Cybathlon will be held in Kloten, Switzerland, on 8 October It’s being pitched as a bionic Olympics. Next month, contestants from across the world using robotic exoskeletons, electronic arms, powered wheelchairs and other tech will take part in the world’s first Cybathlon. The event near Zurich is intended to highlight how people […]

Seagate sued by own staff over data theft

Seagate sued by own staff over data theft

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Seagate admitted last year that it was caught out by a phishing attack that stole employee data Hardware maker Seagate is facing a lawsuit mounted by some of its own employees whose personal information has been lost by the firm. The data, including names, addresses and social security numbers, was […]

Fire drill knocks ING bank’s data centre offline

Fire drill knocks ING bank’s data centre offline

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption ING’s Romanian customers were unable to access their money for much of Saturday A fire extinguisher test in a bank’s data centre has gone wrong in an “unprecedented” manner, causing its cash machines, online banking operations and website to go offline. For much of Saturday, ING’s Romanian customers could not […]

Cybathlon: World’s first ‘bionic Olympics’ gears up

Cybathlon: World’s first ‘bionic Olympics’ gears up

Image caption The Cybathlon will be held in Kloten, Switzerland, on 8 October It’s being pitched as a bionic Olympics. Next month, contestants from across the world using robotic exoskeletons, electronic arms, powered wheelchairs and other tech will take part in the world’s first Cybathlon. The event near Zurich is intended to highlight how people […]

Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 phone exchange urgently

Samsung urges Galaxy Note 7 phone exchange urgently

Image copyright Ariel Gonzalez Image caption A Galaxy Note 7 reportedly caught fire shortly after its charger was unplugged Samsung has urged owners of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to stop using or exchange the devices as they risk exploding. Samsung recalled 2.5 million phones last week after reports emerged of the device exploding during […]

Facebook U-turn over ‘Napalm girl’ photograph

Facebook U-turn over ‘Napalm girl’ photograph

Image copyright Aftenposten/Nick Ut Image caption Espen Egil Hansen is editor of Aftenposten, Norway’s largest newspaper. Facebook says it will allow an iconic photograph of a girl fleeing a Napalm attack taken during the Vietnam war in 1972 to be used on its platform. It had previously removed the image, posted by a Norwegian author, […]

Swapping hands ‘boosts smartphone signal’

A new study suggests some phones perform better when held in one hand rather than the other. Prof Gert Pedersen from Aalborg University said phones had their antennas located where people naturally place their hands, affecting communications. Swapping hands ‘boosts smartphone signal’