Sounding rather like the saga surrounding home broadband speeds, a recent survey suggests that mobile broadband users aren’t always getting the maximum speeds advertised.
Broadband Expert’s research, based on testing around 1,200 connections, found the average speed of UK mobile broadband is 1.46Mbps. This is around half the speed of the average home broadband speed of 2.95Mbps…
A recent study suggests that violent video games may make people more relaxed — but only if their personality is already predisposed to being fairly relaxed.
Surprise of surprises: if you’re already aggressive or violent, then playing a violent game isn’t likely to calm you down, and you may well choose to beat someone up outside your local whether or not you’ve had a heavy WoW day. Your Mileage May Vary…
For every year you grow older, you go to 0.3% more web pages to find what you’re looking for and spend 0.5% longer trying to find it when you get there. That’s according to the results of a new study by web usability boffin, Jakob Nielsen…
A top British neurosurgeon and medical researcher, Dr Vini Khurana, has publicly spoken out about the dangers he sees in the use of mobile phones.
With something of an obsession — he’s published over 30 papers on cell phones and their links to disease — he doesn’t mince his words.
“Mobile phones could have health consequences far greater than asbestos and smoking. There is a significant and increasing body of evidence for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours.”…
New research suggests that over 2.6 billion mobile tickets will be delivered to over 208 million mobile phone users by the year 2011.
Not only are mobile tickets cheaper, but they could help to cut down on fraud, as well as being more environmentally friendly.
Some of the major organisations responsible for issuing tickets are already on board, including Ticketmaster, British Airways, and Tickets.com, as well as operators and handset makers including O2, Vodafone, Nokia, and Samsung.
Despite the diverse range of mobile phone handsets boasting a myriad of advanced features, 60% of UK consumers still use their mobiles exclusively for sending text messages and making phone calls.
Three in five people who took part in the SNAPin Software survey said that they were simply not interested in using the other mobile services available on their phone, while nearly a third were confused about how they’d be billed, and one in five said they couldn’t be bothered to learn how to use new features.
After the prediction that Web TV will take off in 2008 comes research that suggests online video will account for 8% of home entertainment revenue in the US, and 7% in Western Europe, by 2011.
An analyst for Understanding & Solutions, Mai Hoang, says that momentum for online video is growing, predicting that, “multiple formats will coexist in the future, and no one format will control the home entertainment landscape, quite unlike the domination of DVD since the demise of VHS.”
Vzaar.com, the free site which allows eBay sellers to add video to their listings, has been doing some research on Internet shopping, and found that nearly half (46%) of all online shoppers have bought something only to find that it…
After the farcically large iPhone bills sent to US consumers, detailing every last bit of web surfing, texting, and calling, a leading adviser on telecoms, IT and media says that European mobile operators need to simplify their mobile phone bills….