Auntie to abandon 3D broadcasts as hardly anybody is watching them, the best place in the UK for broadband revealed and more in broadbandchoices.co.uk's round-up of today's technology news headlines.
BBC to 'pause' 3D TV
The BBC has said it is to suspend broadcasting in 3D for the time being due to poor demand. Kim Shillinglaw, the BBC's head of 3D said that, while around 1.5 million 3D TV owners tuned into the BBC's 3D coverage of last summer's Olympic Games, only 5% of potential viewers watched the Queen's Christmas message in 3D last year.
Full story: The Register
Apple marks App Store's fifth birthday with free apps
Apple is giving away the apps to mark the fifth anniversary of the opening of the App Store. Some of the most popular paid-for apps and games for iPhones, iPads and iPod touchs, such as Infinity Blade II, which usually costs £4.99, and Traktor DJ, which usually costs £13.99 for the iPad, are available for free. Apple may offer more titles gratis later in the week.
Full story: THE INQUIRER
Best place in UK for broadband revealed
Greater Manchester is the best place for broadband in the country, according to a study by broadbandchoices.co.uk. Households in the Greater Manchester area get the cheapest broadband overall at just £2.99 a month excluding line rental, a typical selection of 12 broadband providers to choose from and average advertised download speeds of up to 28Mb.
EU and Japan to work on 100Gb internet network
The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, is teaming up with Japan to build an internet network offering download speeds of 100Gb - over 8,000 times faster than the average home broadband speed in the UK - in order to cope with an anticipated 18-fold increase in data volumes by 2018.
Full story: ComputerworldUK
NOW TV on PS3
NOW TV, the online TV channel that lets non-Sky TV customers watch what's shown by Sky Movies and Sky Sports on a pay-monthly or pay-as-you-go basis, is now available on PlayStation 3 - almost a year after it was available on Sony's video games console's biggest rival - the Microsoft Xbox 360.
Full story: The Verge