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How do companies make money from your data?

How do companies make money from your data?

By 14 August 2014

There's a lot of talk about big data with companies using mumbo jumbo like "enhanced verticals", "data-aggregating" and "visibility enhancement". We decided to cut through the guff to find out exactly how companies are using our data to make themselves... >>

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 June

A week in reviews: 2 - 6 June

By 7 June 2014

The week started with a bang with Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference unveiling new OS X Yosemite and the anticipated mobile iOS 8 update. We were at the conference to soak it all up and, being the masters of being in many places at once, we also bring... >>

Uros Goodspeed Mi-Fi review
4 out of 5

Uros Goodspeed Mi-Fi review

By 3 June 2014

The Goodspeed is a portable multi-SIM Mi-Fi hotspot designed for travellers, particularly those in the business of heading to one or multiple countries on a regular basis. If you need mobile data wherever you are in the world then the Goodspeed could... >>

Sony magnetic tape tech could mean cartridges that store 185TB

Sony magnetic tape tech could mean cartridges that store 185TB

By 30 April 2014

Just when you thought tapes were dead Sony has gone and made a huge leap that could mean cartridges which store up to 185 terabytes of data. Sony developed the magnetic tape which can store 148 gigabits per square inch. That's about 74 times the density... >>

inTouch lets you transfer files from any touchscreen using a smart ring, fingernail or bracelet

inTouch lets you transfer files from any touchscreen using a smart ring, fingernail or bracelet

By 19 November 2013

Imagine being able to touch a photo on your tablet then touch your phone and the file is transferred, regardless of OS. That’s what Finnish scientists also imagined. Then they went and made it: meet inTouch. The problem with sharing files across operating... >>

EU proposals seek overseas data roaming cap of 80p

EU proposals seek overseas data roaming cap of 80p

By 7 July 2011

Everyone has made the mistake of download the odd picture message or app whilst abroad and had to suffer the subsequent phone bill.  Thanks to EU proposals announced on Wednesday it looks like those expensive data roaming charges could be a thing of... >>

Twitter user defies courts with new list of superinjunctions

Twitter user defies courts with new list of superinjunctions

By 31 May 2011

The Twitter superinjunction controversy continues, with a user, @Legal_AIDS (aka Sue Mae), now publishing a document listing no less than 13 people who have had their names kept from the media. The list appeared on Twitter yesterday and contains court... >>

Twitter and Google hand over data: We're all newspapers now

Twitter and Google hand over data: We're all newspapers now

By 30 May 2011

The great data handover has begun it seems, with both Twitter and Google now set to release details of users to the authorities. This follows various internet-based media fiascos, suggesting no-one online can hide behind anonymity any longer. The rules... >>

Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

Which? finds roaming data costs 1000 times higher than UK

By 21 April 2011

If you're thinking of taking your new tablet abroad with you this summer you might want to think again as a Which? report suggests that you could be paying up to 1000 times more for 3G internet use abroad. All in all it's not looking like a great news... >>

Unlimited data: Cut the BS please

Unlimited data: Cut the BS please

By 18 June 2010

The fact that broadband providers routinely advertise their data allowance as unlimited when it is nothing of the sort really grates on Pocket-lint's nerves. Take Orange for example, and its iPhone 4 data plans. It states that there is "unlimited" data... >>