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The Digest: Elon Musk’s next mission… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Censorship, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, Microsoft, Nintendo, Science, Social Media, Space, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Elon Musk's next mission: internet satellites | The Wall Street Journal "Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk shook up the automotive and aerospace industries with electric cars and cheap rockets. Now, he is focused on satellites, looking at ways to make smaller, less-expensive models that can deliver Internet access across the globe, according to people…

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Wifi will now work at 150 Tube stations

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Good news for London commuters this morning as Virgin Media has announced it has installed wifi in its 150th London Underground station. The news comes as Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster are all brought online, providing travellers with blessed relief from the horror or having to stare vacantly at other people. Apparently…

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Almost half of Britons watch mostly time-shifted TV

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Technology has really changed how people watch television. About a fifth of all TV viewing is now time-shifted – either from the DVR or via video-on-demand, Virgin Media found in a study based on data from more than 2.3 million set-top boxes. And, according to the research, almost half (43 per cent) of people mostly…

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Britons don’t want web filters, says Ofcom

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Censorship, Computer Security, Computers, Internet, Sky, Websites Leave a Comment

UK web users must really like their porn. Either that, or they just don't like the government telling them what they can and cannot look at online. A new report from Ofcom shows that broadband customers in the UK are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems foisted on ISPs by the government - with…

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