Football fans face massive phone bills from Russia World Cup

Football fans heading to this year's World Cup could face roaming bills of £3,696 for a 14-day trip to Russia, according to research by price comparison site uSwitch.com. With the tournament just weeks away, supporters and holidaymakers are being warned that mobile roaming fees for a two-week trip could well cost as much as a…

Alcatel unveils £200 3V smartphone with 18:9 display

Looking for an affordable Android smartphone with a very wide display? Alcatel has just announced the launch of its new 3V smartphone costing just £200. Key feature is an 18:9 screen aspect ratio which results in a display that is a little bit wider than a typical 16:9 screen. In fact all Alcatel devices launched in…

Honor launches flagship Honor 10 with onboard AI – of course

Today sees Chinese company Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, launch the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018. On board is advanced AI 2.0 technology, applied chiefly to the smartphone’s dual camera. There's also a 3D glass back with a nano-scale optical coating composed of 15 layers of shimmering color. The Honor 10 is exclusive to the Three…

Vodafone tests new 5G spectrum across live network

Vodafone UK has completed the first test of new 5G spectrum across an existing live network between Manchester and the company’s headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire. It claims it's a major milestone in UK telecommunications, as it is the first time that the 3.4 Gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency allocated for 5G has been used in the…

Thorpe Park introduces ride that charges mobile phones with screams!

Thorpe Park's Scream-O-Meter. The Walking Dead: The Ride, will be the first ever rollercoaster that can charge mobile devices with screams and vibrations. Photo: David Parry/PA Wire Thorpe Park in Surrey has announced the UK’s first ever rollercoaster that charges mobile phones with screams from its passengers. Developed in conjunction with…

Virgin Mobile extends free social media access to Twitter

Virgin Mobile customers can now tweet, message and browse on Twitter data-free, without eating into their data allowance. This follows the mobile phone company offering data-free use of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger as part of its 4G plans. The data-free use of Twitter applies to all features on the app, apart from live video content,…

Gorillaz mixed reality app, complete with ‘Humanz house party’

  Glimpse inside the weird and wonderful universe of virtual band Gorillaz for the very first time with the release of what they are calling a mixed reality app. Designed to coincide with the release of their new album Humanz, the Gorillaz App will allow fans to immerse themselves in the world of Gorillaz and join…

New security risks from apps with 3.8 mill cybercrimes reported in UK each year

Poor security awareness, coupled with an insatiable demand for mobile apps, are placing UK consumers’ identities and devices at risk. Those are the findings of a new nationwide survey into 'cybercrimes', commissioned by RiskIQ. The survey reveals that almost half (45 per cent) do not scrutinise the app’s details while 60 per cent never or…