Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google launches YouTube Music and YouTube Premium “Google is launching a new, premium streaming service called YouTube Music. The company is also replacing its YouTube Red premium video service with a new, all-encompassing YouTube Premium. YouTube Music is a premium music streaming service that does away with all of YouTube’s major annoyances: It offers an…

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European Commission invests 50 million into 5G

European Commission invests €50 million into 5G research with a 2020 target “You’re still waiting to get 4G? That’s old hat: the European Commission is already thinking about 5G. It’s investing €50 million ($65.3 million) into research with the hope that the next-next-generation cellular technology will be a practical reality by 2020. About €16 million…

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There Are Now 6 Billion Active Cellphones Worldwide

There Are Now 6 Billion Active Cellphones Worldwide “The number of active cellphone subscriptions worldwide is more than six billion, according to data from the International Telecommunications Union. The cost of mobile data is shrinking, too, letting more people in developing countries get online. First reported by Ars Technica, the data comes from the ITU’s…

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Google Catalogs makes web-based catalog browsing a reality

Google Catalogs makes web-based catalog browsing a reality “For folks who prefer to get their retail therapy in digital form, Google Catalogs is a godsend. In case you forgot, it’s an aggregation portal with digital catalogs from myriad merchants that lets you browse retailer wares without killing trees and now it’s available on the web….

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Virgin Media names the first 80 tube stations to get WiFi hotspots

Virgin Media names the first 80 tube stations to get WiFi hotspots “Transport for London and Virgin Media have announced the first 80 London Underground stations that’ll receive free WiFi in time for the Olympics. By the end of July, users will be able to surf from the train platform, ticket offices and escalators —…

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Samsung overtakes Nokia as world's leading phone manufacturer

Samsung overtakes Nokia as world’s leading phone manufacturer “New figures from the Strategy Analytics reveal that Samsung has overtaken Nokia as the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer, according to the WSJ. Nokia held its position atop the smartphone pile after overtaking Motorola in 1998, but thanks to phones like the immensely popular Galaxy S II (which…

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Virgin Media extends London Underground WiFi to 11 more stations

Virgin Media extends London Underground WiFi to 11 more stations “Virgin Media’s free WiFi service on the London Underground today became a paid service for some, on the same day the company announced that it has added another 11 stations to its Tube network. From today, the company will provide a pay-as-you-go service to commuters…

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Disposable hydrogen fuel cells for mobiles coming to a shop near you

Disposable hydrogen fuel cells for mobiles coming to a shop near you “Remember when your Walkman ran out of battery? You just popped to a newsagent, bought some more batteries and carried on grooving down the street, blissfully unaware of your appearance. Mobiles could soon have a similar offering to banish your battery worries when…

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Adobe announces Acrobat XI with tablet-friendly touchability, cloud services

Adobe announces Acrobat XI with tablet-friendly touchability, cloud services “Adobe has just updated its Acrobat lineup, including Pro, Standard and Reader to version 11 — and thrown in two new programs, FormsCentral and EchoSign, to boot. The latter two are cloud-enabled services which permit “web contracting, forms creation, data collection and analysis” according to Adobe,…

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O2 service status: Network is partially restored

O2 service status: Network is partially restored “02 has confirmed that its 2G network services have finally been restored, while 3G services should be back up and running later today O2 has confirmed that mobile calls and text messaging services on its 2G network have now been restored, however, problems with 3G continue, leaving thousands…

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