Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on March 16, 2015

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I was watching the Paul Potts biography, One Chance, starring James Corden last month and chuckled at a scene when an older couple entered the Carphone Warehouse store seeking a new phone. The couple asked Braddon, Potts’ assistant, “How far away from the house will the telephone work?” Braddon responds in a Valleys accent, “As far as you like.”  The gentleman exclaims ...
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Posted by Lisa Huff on March 12, 2015

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The Internet started as a way to communicate electronically, but has grown into something that is now the foundation of nearly every business. In the early 1990s when e-mail was just starting to catch on in enterprises, no one imagined that two decades later we would be making purchases and watching full-length movies on our Smartphones. This change in content and the burgeoning of Internet devices have stressed communications networks worldwide. None more so than the edge of the data center network, where the delivery of the content starts ..
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Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technology is on a roll this month, notably with all the action at Mobile World Congress 2015. It's especially attractive for the wireless world, as the shift to all IP networks with the deployment of LTE enables mobile network operators to manage, scale, and shift around virtual resources within the network ...
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Drones (also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles - UAS) have been used for military applications for decades - even centuries -  if you count the pilotless balloons used to drop bombs during the U.S. civil war.  By the beginning of the 20th century, these pilotless aircraft were being fitted with cameras to perform aerial surveillance and used to test and train combat pilots and anti-aircraft gunners.  In today’s world, military drones play a key role in combat ...
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Posted by Dean Anthony Gratton on February 23, 2015

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Perhaps I should start by explaining the premise of TV here in the UK, for my non-UK readers. First and foremost, any viewer of TV in the UK needs to pay for a TV license, although there's a lesser known caveat to that: Any viewer of live TV needs to pay for a TV license. So, in other words, if you regularly tune in and watch a live broadcast from any channel, irrespective of platform, that is, a TV, tablet or mobile device, you must pay for a TV license. In my household, the wife and I do not watch live TV but, instead, we create our own channel by streaming the programmes we wish to watch, when we want to watch them ...
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