Broadband News: Entertainment & Media



Are there too many TV channels in today’s online age?

The concept of having too many TV channels would have seemed ridiculous twenty years ago, but we’re now saturated with broadcasting content

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How 1980s home computers paved the way for the internet

The explosion in 1980s home computers paved the way for the connected world of the 1990s, and widespread adoption of the internet

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Comparing the UK’s best streaming services in 2021

The UK's best homegrown streaming platforms offer a variety of content for all audience demographics, but competition – and choice – is growing

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BritBox is 4 years old – has it been a success?

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Why have so many Google projects and products failed?

History is littered with failed Google projects, reflecting the hit-and-miss nature of investing in new technologies

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Lockdown one year on – the mental depletion of online living

Mental depletion is becoming an increasingly well-recognised phenomenon, with the internet simultaneously helping and hindering efforts to recharge

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The best British crime dramas streaming now

As Line of Duty returns, we look at the best British crime dramas on streaming platforms here in the UK

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TV licence to be scrapped after superfast broadband?

The battle between TV and internet might finally have a winner.

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The best podcast sites for 2021

With so much online content to choose from nowadays, finding the best podcast sites can be difficult if you don’t know where to look

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The best streaming content in 2021 to watch out for

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Why social media is addictive – and how to manage it

Managing social media addiction has become such a pressing topic, it should arguably be taught as part of the National Curriculum

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Six of our favourite box sets to savour over Christmas

In a year that’s seen some extraordinary new television, these are the series for binging on this festive season.

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Study finds UK’s Top Christmas Films… and they’re pretty Violent!

In-depth data analysis shows we love a good punch-up in our festive faves

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NowTV named best for Christmas films

The platform's Sky Cinema Pass subscription beats all others for our festive favourites

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Ten games consoles that changed the world

We review ten historic games consoles whose launch, development and specifications led to the current crop of high-end machines

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PS5 beats Xbox to cause internet traffic jams.

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How Sony’s PlayStation has evolved since 1995

The history of the PlayStation demonstrates how gaming has evolved over the last 25 years, through a series of significant technological advances

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A Modern Classic : What can we expect from the Atari VCS?

It's had a complex gestation, but this 2020s take on a retro machine will finally be arriving in the near future

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Best shows coming to Netflix and Amazon to hibernate with this winter

The best escapism streaming platforms have to offer during winter under lockdown.

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My Wi-Fi! Borat cancelled in Kazakhstan for broadband jokes.

Sacha Baron Cohen is in hot water for mocking Kazakhstan's broadband... among other things.

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Who are the platforms bringing you the best of British drama?

It's box-set binge season - make sure you're not missing out on Blighty's drama gems!

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The high privacy cost of free social media platforms

Social media platforms are completely free to use, but their slick apps and vast data repositories have to be paid for somehow

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DIY Video streaming – the rise of a big-bucks phenomenon

Self-made live video is big business nowadays, from Twitch and YouTube channels to Instagram Stories and Facebook Live streams

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Xbox All Access could change console gaming forever

Xbox All Access lets you buy a console like a phone, but will it change gaming?

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Oculus Quest 2: Transforming gaming or threatening privacy?

The new Facebook-owned standalone VR system looks like a bargain, but will it come with hidden costs?

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Is your broadband ready for the PS5?

The latest version of Sony’s flagship console launches soon.

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The best places to watch football this season

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What is QAnon and why is social media so worried about it?

The online conspiracy theory retweeted by Trump has platforms cracking down, but why?

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Disney wins the streaming wars during lockdown!

A new report has some unsurprising results...

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Should your kids use TikTok?

The video platform faces accusations of spying for the Chinese government.

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Twitter bans former KKK leader David Duke

Twitter is cracking down on racism after backlash for lack of action.

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Facebook to investigate racist algorithms.

Facebook looks into biases within the system that allow racism on the site.

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Has Disney+ been a success?

With millions of Disney+ contracts already taken out, the Disney Corporation’s expansion into on-demand media has been an unqualified success

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The growth of dial-up nostalgia

Twenty-five years has elapsed since the internet went mainstream, and dial-up nostalgia is taking hold among those who remember it

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A beginner’s guide to SEO

Our beginner's guide to SEO can help anyone unfamiliar with this industry to develop and launch a site which performs strongly in search results

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Instagram could become the main news source for young people.

Reuters finds changes in the way younger users consume the news.

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Best broadband areas for online gaming in the UK.

A list of the best areas for online gaming has just been released.

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How do false rumours start online?

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Why the HBO Max streaming service isn’t coming to the UK

Lockdown has coincided with an unprecedented golden age of on-demand broadcasting - so where is HBO?

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To Disney+ or not to Disney+

Now is the perfect time to get on board the latest streaming platform

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Introducing augmented reality headsets

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Could Netflix shows cause chaos in your smart home?

A new study investigates whether smart speakers can accidentally record your conversations.

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Talk Talk say gaming puts strain on network

ISP say they anticipate strain on network around the release of major games like Call of Duty.

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Apple patent hints at insane new Mac design

Apple submitted a patent for a futuristic mac design that looks straight out of sci-fi

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Unmissable streaming TV shows for 2020

Telly has moved online - let's dive in to the most bingeworthy releases due this year!

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New monthly pass from BT Sport means matches for everyone

BT's new subscription service brings Champion's League matches to non-BT customers

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Should you get Disney +?

Disney launched their streaming platform in the US this month with a UK release in Spring 2020, is it living up to the hype?

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