Tag Archives: internet

Government wants internet porn ban

With the very notion of net neutrality currently under threat, it has emerged that the British Government is to ask ISPs to block all online pornography by default on domestic internet connections. Users wishing to access such material would have to ask providers to have it unblocked. For their ‘friend’, …

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Games played by 40% of net users

Four out of ten internet users globally now play online games That’s according to a new report by Dutch browser gaming outfit Spil based on data from the company’s own pool of 130 million monthly active users and ComScore. The 2010 State of Gaming Report shows that of the 1.3 …

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PS3 beats 360 in internet race

New research from mobile marketing analysts Millennial Media has named the PS3 as one of the top four internet connected devices in Q3 2010. It was the only home console to make the listings, with both Xbox 360 and Wii absent. The iPod Touch was named as the most connected …

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Demon launches game broadband service

Internet service provider Demon has introduced a new service which promises a faster broadband connection for the gaming community. Demon Game Pro prioritises game traffic, is low latency and comes with a free wireless router for 21.99 per month. Other benefits include no off-peak usage restrictions, 24-hour customer support, speeds …

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Mandelson named Villain of the Year

Peter Mandelson was voted as the Internet Villain of the Year at this year’s Internet Service Providers Association Awards. According to Mac World, the former cabinet minister was given the award for his role in pushing through the heavily criticised Digital Economy Act, currently the focus of a legal challenge …

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Sony and Nintendo making 3G handhelds

The Wall Street Journal claims that both Sony and Nintendo are in talks with wireless carrier NTT DoCoMo about integrating 3G mobile connectivity into upcoming handhelds. In Nintendo’s case this is believed to be an unannounced iteration of the not-yet-released 3DS. In Sony’s case it would be for the still …

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O2 Ireland begins web censoring

The Irish arm of telcoms operator O2 has begun censoring websites in the region, with image sharing site Imgur seemingly the first portal identified for blockage. Talk has been rumbling of behind-the-scenes government negotiations regarding the introduction of an official state policy that would see websites accused of hosting malicious …

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Ireland approves three strikes net ruling

Eircom, Ireland’s largest internet service provider, has rolled out the implementation of its ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy on illegal internet file sharing. Under the controversial measures, TechRadar reports, upon the first accusation users will receive a phone call issuing a warning. If accused on a further two occasions, …

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Bravias offer World Cup streaming

Owners of the latest Sony’s IPTV will be able to stream classic World Cup footage direct to their TV via the Bravia Internet Video service. The content is compatible with its most recent TV sets, including the 3D-ready HX803, and many of the firm’s high-end Blu-ray players. It is not, …

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