Can I get 5G? Vodafone announces trials in seven cities including London, Birmingham

Vodafone UK has unveiled seven cities that will become 5G test areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year. It includes customers in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester. They form part of the company's investment in building a world-class network infrastructure to support Gigabit UK, a nation where people will enjoy…

Manchester United ban Twitter

TWITTER HAS BEEN BANNED…well for some well known sportsmen at least. No this isn't the latest clampdown from communist China, it's the Premiership's very own Manchester United riling against social networking. The football club have taken control of Twitter accounts…

Vodafone Live Guy: Day 6 – Manchester

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He’s been to the Hacienda, he’s not going to Old Trafford, unless he’s heading to the City of Manchester Stadium, I’m not going to be much help to those trying to hunt Live Guy…

Vodafone rolling out HSDPA to six more UK cities

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Vodafone users in London should already be enjoying improved mobile broadband access speeds thanks to HSPDA implementation last year. Soon, mobile users in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Reading will also have access to faster mobile Internet…

Police launching criminal YouTube?

police-video-crimes.jpgManchester police have come over all forward-thinking, launching a new crime submission page that accepts photos and even videos of crimes.

So if you’ve just sat by doing nothing, idly filming a gang of youths mugging a pensioner on your mobile, it’s possible to alleviate your guilt a little bit by sending the footage to the police…

Daily Tech Hotlinks for 18-June-2007: China, Sony, closed captioning, text speak, Blu-ray

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– China is blaming the internet for 80% of juvenile crime, including murders, such as the case of the 16year old boy who killed his parents for refusing to give him money to go to a cybercafe.
– Shock! Horror! Sony’s PR department actually does some work, and apologises to The Church of England for the Resistance: Fall of Man business. Next shock: Sony actually releases quality video games!
– Could closed captioning be coming to web videos, for those hard of hearing who simply must watch the video of two otters holding hands?
– The British Goverment…

Manchester planning large free wi-fi network

It seems that the latest technology buzz to get involved with – if you're a city that is – is wi-fi or WIMAX, and preferably free. Manchester looks as if it will be the next one, with the City Council…