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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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Comcast 'flees $45bn monster-merger with Time Warner Cable'
Friday, 24 April 2015 06:19

Comcast is walking away from its proposed $45bn merger with Time Warner Cable (TWC), insiders claim.

Comcast will announce as early as Friday its intent to scrap its plans for the mega-acquisition, according to well-placed sources speaking to Bloomberg .

Comcast did not take up The Register 's offer to deny the claims.

The decision by Comcast, America's biggest cable giant, to end its pursuit of TWC, the second-largest, does not come as a shock. Regulators and government officials have been lining up to shoot down the merger plan.

Since the deal was first announced, Comcast and TWC's rivals have

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Nobody should have to see their own rear, but that's what Turnbull's NBN will do to Australia
Thursday, 23 April 2015 08:14

Last month I had a disorienting and quite frankly unnerving experience: I saw myself from behind.

This bit of magic happened at the LAUNCH festival in San Francisco, where a few hundred baby startups get together to show off their ideas. This year, reflecting the broader trend in the industry, several firms had VR products.

Twenty-five years ago I was deeply involved in the development of first-generation virtual reality systems. I truly believed VR to be The Next Big Thing TM . It was obvious that by 2015 - twenty five years in the future - we’d all be using

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Top US Democrats cry death to Comcast-Time Warner hyper-gobble
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 07:48

Six leading Democrats in the US have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DoJ) asking them to reject the proposed $45.2bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast.

Senators Franken, Sanders, Markey, Wyden, Warren, and Blumenthal, warn that allowing the deal to go through would reduce competition, and increase costs for the average American. Combined, the two companies would have 57 per cent of the broadband market in the US, and 30 per cent of the cable market.

Representatives from both telcos are due in Washington DC this week for meetings with the FCC and

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Tesco broadband goes TITSUP, world keeps turning on wobbly-wheeled trolley
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 01:39

Tesco's broadband service went titsup this afternoon and remained out of action as The Register went to publication.

The UK's largest supermarket chain agreed to offload its fixed line broadband customer base of around 75,000 subscribers to TalkTalk in January this year.

The network is in the process of being transferred over to budget telco TalkTalk, which is run by ex-jockey Dido Harding.

However, when El Reg put this question to a TalkTalk spokesman, we were given this "don't blame us" response:

We haven’t started migrating customers over to TalkTalk yet so no.

TalkTalk said at the start of this

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