Vodafone’s Successfully Tested the UK’s First 4G Mini Mobile Mast

Nothing is more irritating than being stuck in a signal black spot, especially if that black spot is your house. While the government has been trying lots of ways to increase phone coverage, the fact is you need more masts to boost signal and installing them takes time and money. Vodafone has a new potential solution, however, having successfully tested its first 4G mini mast. Read More >>

The Government Just Announced its Plans to Boost Mobile Signal on Trains

When you're travelling across the country by train, there's nothing worse than dealing with the fact you don't have phone signal. Sure you can get wi-fi onboard, but it costs £4 for a couple of hours and doesn't even work 75 per cent of the time. Well a new government initiative is looking to sort this out, helping us all get better mobile signal on Britain's increasingly overpriced rail system. Read More >>

Sadiq Khan Announces New Plans to Boost Connectivity Across London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a number of new measures to help boost digital connectivity in London, including dealing with areas of poor connectivity (known as 'not-spots') and the appointment of a dedicated Not-Spot troubleshooting team. Read More >>

This Ofcom Tool Can Help You Complain About Your Broadband Speeds

In an unusual move, Ofcom has decided to launch an interactive tool that doesn’t specialise in comparing pictures of modern London with good-old-days, black-and-white, shit-in-the-streets London. Instead, the map lets you check broadband speeds and mobile reception levels in specific areas across the UK. Read More >>

Find the Best Available Public Wi-Fi Using This App

When you’re travelling, a stable Wi-Fi connection can be the difference between life and death. It’s so important, many of us would likely choose a coffee shop based on the quality of its internet connection rather than the quality of the drinks. But finding public Wi-Fi spots on your travels can be tricky. That’s where WeFi Pro comes in. Read More >>

What is 5G and How Will it Make My Life Better?

Everybody loves speedy internet, so it’s no surprise that every major telecom in the world is working to make it even faster. Smartphones, watches, homes, and cars are increasingly requiring stable internet connections. In order to pipe in enough bandwidth for that precious wireless feed, we’re going to need an entirely new form of wireless signal — that’s where 5G comes in. Read More >>

Bluetooth Will Be Twice as Fast and Have a Much Larger Range in 2016

Since Bluetooth was given an overhaul in 2010 with the 4.0 standard, it’s surged in popularity. Now, it’s about to get another serious spec bump, providing four times the range, twice the speed and even mesh networking. Read More >>

The World’s Tiniest 3G Modem is Barely Bigger Than a Penny

One factor limiting the integration of your home's appliances into the so-called Internet of Things is the size and ruggedness of the device's modem. But with this miniscule new modem from Intel, anything bigger than a penny will be granted cellular connectivity. Read More >>

Intel Announces Update to Thunderbolt Promising Super-Fast 10 Gbps Data Transfer

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 standard has received an update: now, it can be used to pair computers together—even Macs to PCs—to allow data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps. That's pretty quick. Read More >>

A Tiny New IBM Chip Offers Insane Internet Speeds

IBM researchers in Switzerland have unveiled the prototype for an energy efficient analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) that enables internet connection speeds as fast as 400 gigabits per second, for use in deep space research. Read More >>

The Fastest Real-World Internet Created by UK Researchers

Fibre internet is great no matter who's laying it down. Gigabit connection speeds? Hell yes. But if you thought that was fast, researchers in the UK have something better that will not only blow your hair back, but blow it right off: a 1.4 terabit connection, and all with commercial-grade hardware. Read More >>

You Can Actually Browse the Web on a 27-Year-Old Mac Plus

Jeff Keacher wanted to get his Mac Plus, now well into its third decade, online. It had been on BBSes and text-only Lynx via dial-up back in the day, but Keacher wanted to go full TCP/IP. And it worked. He even loaded Gizmodo for us! Read More >>

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How to Get Movies, Music, and More From Your Mobile Device to Your TV

There's not much your phone or tablet can't do these days, beyond maybe displaying their troves of mobile content on a screen larger than 10 inches. But that's what televisions are for. And, with one of these five methods, you'll be able to seamlessly throw music and movies from your little screen to your big screen. Read More >>

Finally, an LTE Chip Which Will Work Anywhere in the World

Qualcomm has announced something that will make travellers everywhere very happy: a new radio chipset that can support every LTE network in the world. Read More >>

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Can You Boost Spotty Wi-Fi Signals With a Baking Pan?

A Wi-Fi network's range is limited by the transmission power, antenna type, and environmental obstacles (i.e. trees). So, if you're out in the boonies where the signal is spotty, you may be SOL. Unless, of course, there's a baking pan handy. Read More >>