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4G mobile broadband speeds to double

Faster speeds for the latest version of mobile technology are being made available in several UK cities. EE, owner of Orange and T-Mobile, says its fourth generation (4G) broadband speeds should double to more than 20Mbps.


Samsung loses case versus Apple in UK

South Korean phone-maker Samsung loses another patent fight against rival Apple, in the UK High Court.


DNA 'perfect for digital storage'

DNA Digital Storage

Scientists have given another eloquent demonstration of how DNA could be used to archive digital data. The UK team encoded a scholarly paper, a photo, Shakespeare's sonnets and a portion of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream speech in artificially produced segments of the "life molecule".


Wrongly accused ex-politician vows to sue Twitter users

... Lawyers for the former Conservative politician, Lord Alistair McAlpine, who was wrongly implicated in connection with sex abuse claims by a BBC show, have vowed to end the so-called trial by Twitter. They said they were looking at a "very long list" of users who wrongly repeated the allegations regarding Lord McAlpine with a view to taking legal action in the British courts. Simply deleting the messages would not be enough, the lawyers told The Guardian newspaper.


Running a country? There's an app for that, almost

Britain's government says experts are considering developing a bespoke iPad app that would deliver key data straight to Prime Minister David Cameron's tablet computer....


HSBC online and ATM services hit

Online banking services for HSBC customers in the UK have been hit by a problem and some ATMs are not working, the bank confirms.


Mobile internet use nearing 50%

Almost half of UK internet users are going online via mobile phone data connections, according to the Office of National Statistics.


Google chairman Schmidt to woo TV elite

Google's Eric Schmidt faces a wary audience of British television professionals on Friday following a major acquisition that could turn Google TV into a real competitor for TV advertising dollars.


2 jailed for inciting riots via social media

2 jailed for inciting riots via social media

Two men have been jailed for four years each in northwest England for inciting disorder via social networking sites as rioting and looting erupted in London and other cities last week, police said Tuesday.


Scotland Yard Announces LulzSec Hacker "Topiary" Arrested In U.K.

Scotland Yard Announces LulzSec Hacker

One by one, the lulz are coming to an end. Scotland Yard announced Wednesday that it had arrested a 19-year-old it claims is a core member of the hacker group LulzSec who goes by the name “Topiary.” The young hacktivist was captured in a home in the Shetland Islands off the northeast coast of Great Britain, and taken to London for questioning.


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