A third of all UK homes are failing to get broadband speeds that reach the national average, according to data that compiles the results of around 1.7m speed tests conducted by frustrated men.
In order for a technology to take off these days, it has to be simple. Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Spotify -- each can be summed up in a sentence or so and readily understood from the very first time you use it. Tomahawk is more complicated, but if you're a music fan who listens to music on a laptop or desktop -- and has friends who do too -- it warrants a try, and possibly a place in your quiver of favourite music apps.
We’ve been making leaps and bounds on using ethanol as a replacement fuel to petrol, but it’s always been a bit pricey to produce. A brand new enzyme means we might finally be able to stick pure-booze created from dead plants in our tanks and it won’t cost a bomb.
HTC also has a secret thing to show at Mobile World Congress, like Nokia and Asus. Sadly, HTC's secrets have long been smeared across the internet, so everyone knows its fast things are new dual and quad-core Android phones. But good to see HTC carrying on the charade and pretending it isn't the leakiest ship in technology. [HTC]
An ITV News lunchtime report on a football racism summit chaired by David Cameron made the astonishing mistake of referring to black players as "coloured," triggering a right old furore on the internet yesterday.
It’s well known that when Apple comes up to refreshing or replacing a product stock runs dry of the current model. Now it seems PC World is totally out of Apple TVs and won’t be getting any more any time soon. If that doesn’t scream “new Apple TV” I’m not sure what does.
In the run-up to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, ZTE has just announced that it will be launching eight new phones at the event. I hate to be the one to break it to you, ZTE, but less can be more.
Asus has joined Nokia in releasing a fact-free Mobile World Congress teaser. It uses stacking Russian dolls to symbolise the combining of three technologies in one thing, so it's pretty much a dead cert we'll be seeing its bonkers phone/tablet docking PadPhone concept revealed (again) in a reworked form factor at next week's tech event. [YouTube via Asus]
Sometimes life imitates art, and sometimes life imitates a series of stupid spy movie cliches: a briefcase detailing a joint French/UK military drone was stolen in Paris. A briefcase! A briefcase full of secret documents. Christ, man.
The controversial Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement appears to have run into stiff resistance within the European Parliament, with the EU's head of trade Karel De Gucht referring the scheme to the European Court of Justice to assess whether it's actually legal to implement across Europe.
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest natural coral formation on Earth and you'll soon be able to see it in all its glory—from your desk.
At this rate LG’s not going to have anything new to unveil at MWC next week. It’s officially spilled the beans on its Tegra 3 quad-core, 4.7-inch monster Android phone, the LG Optimus 4X HD.
Week after week we hear Foxconn horror stories, but Apple's gadget metropolis is just one place inside an enormous country. Detractors say it's inhumane; defenders say it's way above the norm. But what does "bad" really mean inside a Chinese factory? Let's put Foxconn in context.
Looks like we might get a taste of 4G earlier than we thought if Everything Everywhere gets its way. It says it’s in a position, should Ofcom give them the go-ahead of course, to roll out 4G to the UK before the end of 2012 – not the 2013 to 2015 we're expecting.