Cars Sign Own Death Warrant With Plan For Automatic Speed Limiters

EU lawmakers have agreed on a plan to force the introduction of intelligent speed assistance systems in all new cars sold from the year 2022. It's a smart braking system that automatically slows cars when they hit speed limited areas, adding a new layer of boredom to journeys. Read More >>

Scottish Boozing Restrictions are Slowing its Economy

New rules regarding how much alcohol drivers are allowed to have in their blood are proving immensely successful in Scotland, so much so that the decline in people spending money on booze is having a measurable effect on the nation's economy. Read More >>

Ford’s Take on the Smart Car Could Stop us Getting Speeding Tickets

Rather than announcing an autonomous self-driving vehicle bioengineered from high-fructose corn syrup, car maker Ford is setting its sights on achieving a balance between today's manual cars and the hive-controlled world of the future -- by slowing you down when a speed camera is near. Read More >>

Slower Motorway Trips and Congestion Charge Rises Bring More Boundless Joy to Commuters

Thought travelling around the UK couldn't get any more miserable or expensive? You're wrong. New restrictions are planned that could lower the speed limits on some stretches of motorway, plus London's congestion charge might be about to leap up by 15 per cent. Read More >>

EU Says Non/Nein to Reports of Compulsory 70mph Speed Restriction

The Jeremy Clarksons of the internet were recently enraged by claims that the EU may be planning to enforce a camera and GPS combo that would limit cars to a top speed of 70mph. However, the EU's taken to its blog to say that the reports are "quite simply not true." Read More >>

Virgin Mobile Admits to New 2Mb Mobile Data Speed Cap

Virgin Mobile has started restricting mobile data connections to around 2Mb, reducing the maximum download speeds on offer to 3G phone users to help give everyone a workable level of service. Read More >>

UK Broadband
BT Says There Is No Broadband Bandwidth Problem and Dumps Its Data Caps

Here's an interesting move from BT. While most others are complaining there's an issue with the amount of data we're all rapidly consuming, enforcing traffic shaping and data caps on us, BT says there is no problem, and its put its money where its mouth is. Now you can get "Totally Unlimited" broadband even on the cheaper end -- no data caps to be seen. Read More >>

Europe About to RUN OUT of IP Addresses as Switch to IPv6 Fails to Materialise

RIPE NCC, which handles the complicated business of internet registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia, is down to its last packet of IP4 internet addresses. It's time to start panic-buying strings of numbers. Read More >>

Google Maxes Android App Size From 50MB to 4GB

Google has multiplied its Android Market app size limit by a huge factor, taking maximum game and app sizes up from their current 50MB limit to a whopping great 4GB potential total size. Read More >>

Mobile Networks Asked to do More to Stop Mobile Data “Bill Shocks”

The rise of data-hungry smartphones is seeing more and more people hit with surprise bills for breaching their download allowances, leading the Communications Ombudsman to ask networks to do more to warn users of the dangers. Read More >>