Ford’s brainy benches to offer free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi

  Worrying about a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past, at least to those living in parts of London.  Ford and smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy are rolling out smart benches to offer pedestrians free solar-powered mobile charging and free wi-fi access while they sit and rest across the city. The collaboration…

Vodafone announces WiFi calling for places without a phone signal

Unable to get a signal to make a call? Then Vodafone promises a solution called WiFi Calling. Whether you’re stuck in the basement, in a home with thick walls or on the London Underground, WiFi Calling means you can talk on the phone even if there is no mobile signal. Unlike some Internet-based voice services you also…

Canon announces new PowerShot and IXUS models

Canon has announced a range of new cameras at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company unveiled three new superzoom PowerShots, plus the PowerShot N2, along with three new compact IXUS cameras. The new superzoom PowerShot SX530 HS features 50x optical zoom and 100x ZoomPlus, while the pocket-sized PowerShot SX710 HS has…

Man gets $1200 in-flight wifi bill

While not quite the worst thing that can happen during a flight, this must be up there - right? A Canadian man travelling on Singapore Airlines from London to Singapore has landed himself a bill of almost $1200. Whoops. According to the Washington Post, Jeremy Gutsche got the penalty for using too much data on…

Wifi will now work at 150 Tube stations

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…

London Buses trialling free wifi

Transport for London has announced a trial of wifi on a handful of buses which, if successful, could roll out to thousands of other buses that serve the capital. Pic from here. The technology has been installed on a bus on route 12, between Dulwich and Oxford Circus, and the RV1…

EU data roaming costs slashed by 50%

The cost of using the internet on a mobile phone when travelling in the EU has fallen by more than 50 per cent today – just in time to escape the wet summer weather in the UK. New caps on…

EE sees record network traffic levels during World Cup

As the big soccer carnival continues in South America, it appears that UK fans know a champion when they see one. UK mobile operator EE has proudly announced that Tim Cahill's wonder strike for Australia at 5.21pm on Wednesday June…