Virgin Media broadband service gets a speed boost

If you're a Virgin Media broadband subscriber, you'll soon be able to enjoy the befits of a free service upgrade that will give a boost to your upload speeds. Subscribers to Virgin Media's 10MB, up to 20MB and 50MB packages…

Facebook raises the photo size cap

They've been promising it since January, but Zuckerberg and co. have finally raised the Facebook photo size cap from 604 pixels to 720 pixels, an almost 20% size increase. So now all your drunken snaps can be seen all over…

User-created songs hitting the Rock Band store

Fans of fake plastic guitars and drums will be happy to hear that Rock Band makers Harmonix are set to open an online store, letting anyone upload Rock Band-compatible tracks for use in-game. However, it wont come easy. Not just…

RUMOUR: Virgin Media 50Mbps cable in a few weeks?

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ThinkBroadband are reporting that a poster to their forums has leaked some info regarding a 50Mbps product from Virgin Media on their cable broadband network. The rollout is apparently due to start in “two weeks”, and should be completed by April 2009.

Price-wise the service won’t be cheap, with 50Mbps setting you back £52 a month. It’s purported to be a mandatory 12 month contract too, meaning you’ll be dropping £624 over the year on your extra-fast broadband, before any setup or connection fees…

Viacom "backs down" – doesn't want to know everything about every YouTube user any more

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Angry media mega-corporation Viacom has lessened its demands for information about video watchers, says YouTube – but it still wants details of every item on the site.

YouTube says Viacom – which originally wanted to know what every user has watched on the site – has settled for a bit less data. The critical climbdown is regarding user-associations, so Google will still be handing over its database of stuff, only without the critical user details…

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…

Flickr Places lets you see what Brighton looked like yesterday

flickr-places.jpgFlickr Places is like one of those Google Maps “mash ups” that let you see all the back alleyways of Bratislava that Dave puked up in on his stag do last year.

The forthcoming application lets users see where the latest global hotspots are for picture uploads, with users..

O2 offers My Blue Book to enables its subscibers to share

O2 has unveiled a content-sharing service called My Blue Book that enables consumers to upload text, photos and videoclips to a dedicated website to share with friends and family. According to Mobile Marketing Magazine O2 customers can also use the…