EE's Super-Quick Speeds
EE engineers have boasted, quite rightly, of achieving speeds of 2.1Gb/s from a trial LTE demonstration, achieved alongside its partnership with Huawei. It’s worth bearing in mind that this was an engineering test, so it’s not a true-to-life demo of what can be achieved by consumers in the field – but 2.1Gb/s, wow.
Dude, Where's My Car?
It's a common question... Maybe not in that exact phrasing, granted, but one that can now be answered by and iOS app called Tuture. It doesn’t need any accessories to work, as the app automatically records the location of your car at the time you left it, with a parking entrance indicated on your mobile device if you left it in an underground car park.
You can manually input a location if you’d prefer and, as well as letting you know where you left your vehicle, plans are a foot for the app to inform users in real time when a parking space becomes available close to your car. Read more if you’re interested over at www.tuture-car-locator.com.
German Users Cut Off
Up to 900,000 customers of Germany’s Deutsche Telekom were cut off from their broadband after – yes, you’ve guessed it – someone was suspected of hacking into the company’s hardware. The problem seems to have affected owners of certain routers, leading the company to make the following statement: “Based on the error pattern, we cannot exclude the possibility that the routers have been targeted by external parties with the result that they can no longer register on the network.”
There have been a few too many hacking stories to report in this week’s news, we’re afraid. Nasty business.