Broadband speed more important to home buyers than local crime levels, claims survey

Access to fast broadband connections has emerged as more important than crime levels, nightlife and transport links, according to a new study which polled a cross-section of British homebuyers. The average homebuyer would be willing to offer an extra £6,500 on a property guaranteed to have excellent broadband speed, according to research conducted by a…

#IFA17: Bang & Olufsen 55/65inch TVs with LG’s OLED technology, motorised stands

High end Danish TV manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has partnered with Korean giant LG for its latest range of televisions, the new 55inch and 65inch BeoVision Eclipse. The TVs integrate 3-channel 450 Watt SoundCentres (stereo plus centre channels) and boast a distinctive visual appearance that mixes glass with coloured fabric or aluminium. For the first time…

Buffering Britain. 43 million Brits suffer poor broadband connection

Eight in 10 (83%) UK broadband users have experienced reliability issues over the past year, according to new research by price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com. Customers’ biggest broadband bugbear is slow loading pages, which 71% of those surveyed have been blighted by in their current contract. Six in 10 (63%) have experienced buffering, more than half…

Meters Music introduces Meters Cubed wireless speaker system

Meters Music, the British music and audio innovator, introduces Meters Cubed, a desktop wireless speaker system combining compact design with powerful sound performance. Meters Cubed consists of three, easily desktop-mounted (90mm) cubes: one amplifier unit and two high-power stereo speakers containing 2.5in drivers and delivering 10 watts per channel. Cubed is also adorned by Meters…

Harman International announces waterproof Bluetooth JBL Boombox

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, introduces the JBL Boombox. A portable Bluetooth speaker, the JBL Boombox keeps the music experience going for up to 24 hours, thanks to a powerful, long-lasting battery. The newest member of the JBL portable speaker family, it's also the biggest portable speaker available, weighing in at…