Fun and interesting technology news from broadbandchoices.co.uk

Fun and interesting technology news from broadbandchoices.co.uk

  • Online piracy reaches record low thanks to streaming services

    According to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and Kantar Media, 15% of British internet users accessed media via sneaky illegal methods between March and May this year - the… More »

  • 72% of landline calls are from scammers, says TalkTalk

    New research from TalkTalk reveals that Brits are twice as likely to get a scam call than we are to get a call from our best friend. 72% of… More »

  • Top web companies agree to crack down on hate speech online

    Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google have promised to improve how they deal with hate speech online. The companies have signed up to new European Union rules, which require them… More »

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    Apple Music is getting improvements, but we’re not sure what they are

    Despite only launching a year ago, Apple Music is getting a major overhaul, according to reports. Less-than-enthused reviews and a shake-up of the software’s management team have led to… More »

  • Will.i.am’s smartwatch phone is ready to pre-order

    Musician-slash-reality-show-judge-slash-wearable-tech-entrepreneur will.i.am is releasing a new smartwatch called the Dial, and Three is ready to take pre-orders. More »

  • Nintendo’s next console will release March, 2017

    The next Nintendo console will launch in March next year, the company has revealed. The news was broken to shareholders in the company’s quarterly financial statement. More »

  • You can now play your PlayStation 4 through the TV

    Sony has rolled out a new update to the PlayStation 4, which adds remote play to its list of features. When installed, the update will let you stream PlayStation… More »

  • ‘Internet’ doesn’t need a capital letter any more, says AP Stylebook

    The Associated Press Stylebook, aka the ultimate style guide for US journalists, has decreed that we no longer need to capitalise the first letter of the word ‘internet’. More »

  • Music streaming revenue overtakes digital downloads for the first time

    The music industry gained more revenue last year from music streaming services than it did from digital downloads - an industry first. More »

  • Sky launches a dedicated virtual reality studio

    Grab your headsets, folks - Sky has announced a “major new commitment” to making virtual reality content. It’s built a dedicated studio for VR video, and you can immerse… More »

  • Teens would rather get help from the internet than from a friend

    A new survey, from online safety resource Parent Zone, has found that teenagers are more likely to seek help for their problems from the internet than they are from… More »

  • BT, Vodafone, O2 promote STEM careers to schoolgirls

    Ahead of International Women’s Day, providers BT, Vodafone, O2, and Ericsson are joining forces for a pilot scheme that encourages schoolgirls to follow careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,… More »

  • Trolls with fake online profiles face criminal charges

    In the latest social media guidelines from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), trolls who create fake online profiles to harass their victims will face criminal charges. More »

  • Kanye West’s new album has been pirated 500,000 times already

    Yeezy’s latest album, The Life of Pablo, has already been illegally downloaded more than half a million times, according to filesharing news site TorrentFreak - despite only being released… More »

  • BT unveils new service to battle nuisance calls

    BT is bringing out its latest weapons in the fight against nuisance calls: a company blacklist for rogue numbers and a junk voicemail box to send them to. More »

  • Internet traffic will reach one zettabyte in 2016

    Global internet traffic will reach a new high this year, passing one zettabyte for the first time. That’s according to internet infrastructure company Cisco, which reveals that traffic has… More »

  • Facebook Reactions ready to roll out to all

    After declaring that it Liked the results of its initial trial, Facebook has confirmed that its more complex ‘Reactions’ will be rolling out to all users. More »

  • Can you banish computer viruses with witchcraft?

    When most of us have computer security woes, we just get Norton Antivirus - but in California, some tech users have found a more bewitching solution. More »

  • Jo Brand to voice the Speaking Clock for Sport Relief

    It’s that time of year again. BT has announced that comedian Jo Brand will lend her voice to the Speaking Clock to raise money for Sport Relief 2016. More »

  • What are the 25 most common passwords this year?

    Security group SplashData have revealed our 25 most common passwords - and they’re just as easy to guess as ever. More »

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