Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

Thompson Warns Over ‘Two-Speed’ Net

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

I’m sure something like this will eventually come to the US too …

BBC director general says its delivery of content will be undermined if ISPs start charging for online ‘fast lane’

The BBC director general, Mark Thompson, has warned broadband providers not to introduce charges for delivering the corporation’s programmes to homes via the internet.


Color TV from 1968 Still Going Strong

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

This has absolutely nothing to do with networks, security or computers … but it’s still pretty darned amazing.

TV set bought by Derek Wills 42 years ago continues to provide his family with happy viewing. It was the talk of his street when Derek Wills first brought home his color television in 1968.


Expat Shield – Access UK-Only TV and Radio from Everywhere

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

More and more people are getting their TV and radio through the internet these days, so a program like this one that essentially adds extra channels, is probably well worth looking into …

The Internet is a global village. It allows you to connect with users from all over the world in seconds. There are however services available that are only accessible by users from specific countries. Probably the most renowned services are the tv streaming site Hulu and the online radio Pandora, which are both only available for US users.


BBC News releases Smartphone Malware – deliberately

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

This seems like kind of a strange idea for an “experiment.” Does this mean that I could go out and rob a bank, and when the police caught me, I could tell them, “It’s OK … I’m just doing an experiment!”

No, the BBC isn’t trying to subsidise its coffers by branching out into cyber-crime. As an experiment the British public-service broadcaster wants to know just how secure smartphones really are.

The malware takes the form of a game that spies on the smartphone’s owner and was built using the standard software toolkits that are available to everyone. In a report on the experiment today, Experts says that this makes the malware much harder to spot.