Sky Sports iPad Ashes app, new BT home Hub #TechTalk

New section on Sky Sports for iPad app enables cricket fans to review every ball at the Ashes, BT announce a new wireless router just two months after launching its last one and more of today’s technology news.

Ashes section added to Sky Sports iPad app

A dedicated Ashes section has been added to the Sky Sports iPad app ahead of England taking on Australia in day one of the first test at Trent Bridge. The Ashes Event Centre offers cricket fans who are Sky TV customers and subscribe to Sky Sports on-demand highlights, integration with Facebook and Twitter so they can keep up with everything that's being said about the series, and Hawk-Eye analysis tools, which will enable them to review every ball.

Full story: Digital Spy

New BT Home Hub on the way

Despite having only launched the BT Home Hub 4 in May, telecoms giant BT already has a new wireless router in the pipeline. The BT Home Hub 5, due to be launched later this year, will also house the modem - currently BT offers broadband customers a separate modem and router - support the latest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac, which provides faster data wireless data transfer, and include gigabit ethernet sockets, enabling faster cabled connections.

Full story: Pocket-lint

Sky committed to 3D

Following the BBC announcing last week it is suspending 3D broadcasts from November due to poor demand, satellite TV provider Sky, which offers the only dedicated 3D channel available in the UK, has confirmed its commitment to 3D TV.Sky 3D director John Cassy said in a blog post that as of last week, more than half a million Sky TV customers had subscribed to Sky 3D, with more signing up in the last three months than any previous three-month period since the channel launched in 2010.

Full story: Broadcast (subscription required)

Unbundled fibre broadband on the way?

UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced a review, which may make the fibre broadband market more competitive, thus potentially lowering prices for customers. This follows a request from Sky for unbundled access to street cabinets that have been fibre-enabled by Openreach, the division of BT responsible for providing superfast internet access to two-thirds of the UK. This would give broadband providers greater control over fibre connections and what they charge for them.

Full story: The Register

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