London may be setting up Europe's largest Wi-Fi network ahead of the Summer Olympics but it'll do a fat lot of good for the Games' 70,000 volunteers since they're effectively banned from using social media during the event. Like, at all.
In an attempt to lessen the £1.2m the company loses each year from thieves nicking lumps of its pipework, cabling, roofing and gratings, Thames Water is starting to tag its hardware, so those who nick it can be caught.
London’s set to get Europe’s largest free Wi-Fi zone with a partnership between O2, Westminister and Kensington and Chelsea Borough Councils. The deal will mean the entire boroughs will be blanketed with free Wi-Fi access with the “Metro” network infrastructure attached to lampposts and other “street furniture”.
Time Out is one of those magazines you probably dip in and out of, but did you know the first issue, published in 1968, had an "electronic music" section? Yes, while Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull were the headline acts that August, Time Out's listed just one "computer music" event for that fortnight -- a concert of taped music from the Experimental Music Studio, situated in the University of Illinois.
While the lower floors of the Shard will be chockablock with the usual fast food palaces and high street chains, to cast your eyes across London's glorious skyline from the 68th floor it'll cost you the same amount that a zones 1 - 2 weekly travelcard costs. Well, back in 2005 anyway.
The £14.8bn Crossrail project is set to commence tunnelling in March next year in Royal Oak near Paddington, London. The plan is to bore a 13 mile underground tunnel connecting with overland sections to cover the 73 miles from Shenfield and Abby Wood to Heathrow and Maidenhead -- East to West London. To do that, TfL's got itself eight enormous tunnel boring machines that look like immense jet turbines.
Here's a novel way to spread misery at Christmas. The Met Police is requesting revellers activate Wi-Fi when out and about in parts of London, so it can ping them links to adverts about the danger of booze-related crimes.
Nokia's doing a limited release of a special Dark Knight Rises edition of the Lumia 800. There are only 40 being made with the laser etched logo on the back, so unfortunately you're not going to be able to trot down to your local Phones 4U to pick one up. But the eagle-eyed Jon Choo managed to sneak a few shots ahead of the Batman preview in London today.
We've all seen evidence that Google's working environments aren't your typical grey-box cubicle affair, but its latest refit to the fourth floor of its London Victoria office takes the biscuit. From an indoor park to write-anywhere-walls, sofas and deck chairs, Level 4 has to be one of the coolest places to work on the planet.
London is a crazy mixed-up city, navigation-wise. It's so hard find your way around the streets that when taxi-drivers learn to, they say they've Acquired The Knowledge. And now scientists say The Knowledge actually changes drivers' brains.
Today is the last day those of you in London will see the notorious 'Bendy Bus' in service, with the fleet of articulated people carriers being taken out of service after one final Friday night of ferrying drunk people home.
It's the end of an era for microwave communications. The BT Tower used to use 29 massive dishes, 152m up above the skys of London to transmit TV across the country. Now though, TV is transmitted via optical fibre -- the old microwave dishes have been surpassed.
British athlete James Ellington is about to appear on eBay. This isn't the usual case of a disgruntled fan selling him as a joke -- it's James' attempt to raise sponsorship money to help fund his appearance at the London 2012 Olympics.