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Scottish tech take-up surpasses UK average

Scottish smartphone use is increasing faster than in any other country of the UK. This is according to Ofcom's Communications Market Report 2014, which found take-up in the country increased by 17 percentage points in the last year to reach 62% in 2014, putting the country broadly in line with the UK's average of 61%.

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Can the UK’s communications infrastructure cope with exploding demand?

The UK's communications infrastructure may be incapable of handling the demands of the populace, Schroders has said. James Gautrey, Global Sector Specialist for Technology and Telecoms for the asset management company, pointed out that if just one-third of UK households were to sign in to Netflix and watch House of Cards and Breaking Bad, the

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Ofcom research finds Brits consider mobiles and internet ‘essential’

Mobile phones and the internet are now vital for British people. Research from Ofcom found that 57% of people think that personal internet access is an essential part of their lives, with 61% considering landline and mobile voice services vital and 59% classing mobile text and voice services as something they cannot do without. However,

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5G paves way for super-connected future

The future might see a huge number of connected devices putting strain on our communication networks. Recent years have witnessed a huge explosion in the use of smartphones and wireless devices, but the coming decade could see houses, cars, energy infrastructures, clothes and nearly everything you can imagine communicating with each other. Our current 4G

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Keepod USB drive brings cheap computer access to billions

A new spin on the USB flash drive could prove to be the most transformative innovation for decades. Start-up firm Keepod, which is run by Franky Imbesi and Nissan Bahar, aim to provide personal computers to billions of people in the world's poorest countries. Using Indiegogo, the entrepreneurs managed to raise over $40,000 (£23,750) for

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Broadband speeds in Essex and Wales streets ’30 times below national average’

People in Essex's Wheatley Road and in Wales' Erw Fawr could be more likely to be shaking their computers with rage than anyone else in the UK, as uSwitch.com research has shown these streets have the lowest broadband speeds in the country. Residents of these two streets have to struggle with internet connections of just

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How to reduce your data consumption on Android

If you or your family members don't have unlimited data, you may find yourself running out of GBs regularly and possibly incurring hefty data charge bills. But you can reduce the data consumption of your smartphone with little effort. Many Android apps continually use data, even when your screen is locked and the phone is

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