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Virgin Media still the superfast-est, Openreach fibre still more steady

3 days ago | POSTED IN Features

Virgin Media’s cable broadband remains the fastest ISP for the majority of UK homes while Openreach fibre-based lines lag behind.  But while FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) services available from the likes of...

Virgin Media still the superfast-est, Openreach fibre still more steady

Sky plays catch-up to make ADSL2+ broadband 23 per cent faster in 2013

3 days ago | POSTED IN Features

Sky boosted its standard broadband speeds to catch up with rivals BT, EE and Plusnet in 2013...sneaking ahead of peak-time laggards TalkTalk. Communications watchdog picked up the surge for Sky users in its latest...

Sky plays catch-up to make ADSL2+ broadband 23 per cent faster in 2013

Industrial-scale copper theft operation hobbled by BT and cops

last week | POSTED IN Features

Police in the Midlands have foiled an extensive scrap metal operation, recovering thousands of pounds’ of BT equipment in the process.  The gang of four men ran an operation described as...

Industrial-scale copper theft operation hobbled by BT and cops

How to watch every F1 2014 race for under £100

1 month ago | POSTED IN Features

F1 needs an exciting year after Red Bull swept the board in 2013 - and if you’ve been following the pre-season tests then 2014 could be delightfully unpredictable. Most teams have their fingers crossed that...

How to watch every F1 2014 race for under £100

VIDEO Google Chromecast review: The no-brainer big-screener

1 month ago | POSTED IN Features

Chromecast isn’t Google’s first crack at the TV screen: Google TV attracted a lot of attention as the Mountain View folk attempted to corner the living room with Sony and LG. Both manufacturers had their...

VIDEO Google Chromecast review: The no-brainer big-screener

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video: What’s going to happen to my Lovefilm Instant subscription?

1 month ago | POSTED IN Features

Amazon has announced that it’s renaming Lovefilm Instant and giving Amazon Prime customers free on-demand movies from February 26 onwards.  That’s great news for existing subscribers to Amazon’s...

Amazon’s Prime Instant Video: What’s going to happen to my Lovefilm Instant subscription?

25 amazing ways that Sky has changed British TV in 25 years

2 months ago | POSTED IN Features

Sky celebrates its 25th birthday today, so here are 25 ways Sky has changed British TV, for better and for worse. 1: Satellite TV Sky didn’t invent satellite TV (that was Sir Arthur C Clarke), but in 1989...

25 amazing ways that Sky has changed British TV in 25 years

Nest, Hive, Insteon, Evohome and Hue: pointless without a smart meter

2 months ago | POSTED IN Features

Smart power has become a buzzword on the smart home frontier, with competing smart heating and lighting technologies like Nest, Hive, Evohome and Hue. Recombu Digital has reviewed both Hive and Hue, and we recently...

Nest, Hive, Insteon, Evohome and Hue: pointless without a smart meter

Do more online at the same time with superpowered TalkTalk Fibre Broadband

2 months ago | POSTED IN Features

​ iPhone 5Cs, Nexus 7s, Xbox Ones, TalkTalk TV - if you’ve got a house full of brand new internet-using goodies, the chances are you’re feeling the heavy user broadband blues. All it takes is a...

Do more online at the same time with superpowered TalkTalk Fibre Broadband

Sky Wireless Booster: watch Sky Go with Sky Broadband in every corner of your home

3 months ago | POSTED IN Features

Wi-Fi blackspots are the bane of every internet user - unless you switch to Sky Broadband or Fibre Unlimited with the free Sky Wireless Booster. It’s perfect for Sky TV and Broadband Unlimited customers who...

Sky Wireless Booster: watch Sky Go with Sky Broadband in every corner of your home

How to get cheaper broadband: Price rises for 2014

3 months ago | POSTED IN Features

Most of us are probably spending too much on our broadband packages, a situation set to worsen with many providers planning to increase their prices in the new year. Luckily, there are a number of ways you...

How to get cheaper broadband: Price rises for 2014

Parrot Flower Power review: wireless plant monitor

3 months ago | POSTED IN Features

We’ve all faced the nightmare: you buy a nice plant, or someone buys it for you, but you don’t know how to look after it, or even what it is. You try to look after it, but very soon the leaves are wilting...

Parrot Flower Power review: wireless plant monitor

British Gas Hive Review: Control your central heating with your phone

4 months ago | POSTED IN Features

Domestic energy bills are today’s political hot potato, so it’s good to know that you can take control and try to shave a little off your costs. Hive Active Heating lets you control a gas-powered hot water...

British Gas Hive Review: Control your central heating with your phone

TalkTalk’s Christmas YouView upgrade window is still open

4 months ago | POSTED IN Features

If you’re upgrading from Freeview to YouView, there’s still a chance of getting TalkTalk’s Essentials and Plus TV packages installed by Christmas. With more than half a million users signed up in...

TalkTalk’s Christmas YouView upgrade window is still open

Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated?

5 months ago | POSTED IN Features

Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated? Surely a 200AV plug is just a plug, don’t they all do the same thing? Why are they all so different in price, when at the end of the day they all look the same?...

Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated?

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