New System Detects & Warns Of Mobile Phone Use in Cars

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Norfolk-based company Westcotec is piloting new technology that can detect whether a handheld mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle, and then warn the occupants of the vehicle. How? In a UK first, the pilot scheme, which is taking place in four locations in Norfolk, uses a directional antenna, with a detector that […]

Now You Can Search eBay Via A Photo

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Ebay has launched Image Search in the UK, an AI-based technology that means you can now enter a photo into the search box to help find the product you’re looking for. Smart Phone Camera Search With so many of us now using smart-phones, this innovative new feature means that users can take a photo on […]

UK Slips To 35th Place In Global Broadband Speed Table

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A recent comparison of 163 million broadband speed tests across 200 countries shows that the UK has slipped from 31st to 35th place in the global average broadband speed league tables. Lagging In Europe This latest result means that, even though average speeds in the UK have risen in the past year and, at 18.5Mbps, […]

£500,000 Fine For Facebook Data Breaches

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Sixteen months after the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) began its investigation into the Facebook’s sharing the personal details of users with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, the ICO has announced that Facebook will be fined £500,000 for data breaches. Maximum The amount of the fine is the maximum that can be imposed under GDPR. Although […]