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What are London's tube travellers e-reading?

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Anna Baddeley asked a dozen commuters what they had on their e-readersThe success of Fifty Shades of Grey let the world in on the e-reader's dirty little secret: its ability to conceal less than respectable reading matter. But are we really only downloading mommy porn and cheap thrillers? I asked...
What are London's tube travellers e-reading?

Tube Star app presents travel updates with a human touch for the London Underground

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People looking for a real reflection of travel underground in London can now take advantage of an app that shows Twitter updates of the real experience. Transport for London (TfL) does a good job of providing technologies for us to get around the capital on time and find out where...
Tube Star app presents travel updates with a human touch for the London Underground

Virgin Media inks deal with EE to offer customers free WiFi access at Tube stations from early 2013

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Virgin Media will continue to offer WiFi access on the London Underground into 2013 after it signed a wholesale deal with the UK’s first 4G operator EE to provide its customers with access at no extra cost from ‘early 2013.’ For Virgin Media, the announcement of its wholesale deal with EE...
Virgin Media inks deal with EE to offer customers free WiFi access at Tube stations from early 2013

Microsoft updates Bing Get Me There app

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Today Microsoft is announcing that it has updated its Bing Get Me There app for Windows Phone for use within London. The app now pulls in transportation data from District Light Railway (DLR), London Buses and Overground services along with the data it already used from Bing maps and London...
Microsoft updates Bing Get Me There app

London Underground, Overground Get Free Wi-Fi

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Just in time for the Olympics, London's tube and commuter rail trains are getting free internet that's fast enough to stream video. However, the free Underground Wi-Fi won't stick around for long.London's tube trains and elevated rails are getting equipped with free Wi-Fi. Transport for London (TfL), the city's transit...
London Underground, Overground Get Free Wi-Fi

BBC America and Virgin Atlantic launch site to help Brits bound for a life in the USA

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The BBC’s America, in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, has launched a guide for Brits navigating their way through life in the United States called ‘Mind the Gap‘. In the tech sector it is not surprising to hear friends and contacts are headed for the US to work. Either permanently or...
BBC America and Virgin Atlantic launch site to help Brits bound for a life in the USA

Woman admits racist tirade captured on YouTube video

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Jacqueline Woodhouse pleads guilty to causing alarm and distress after rant which was viewed on YouTube 200,000 timesA woman has admitted hurling racist abuse at fellow passengers while travelling on the London Underground after a video of the incident appeared on the internet.Jacqueline Woodhouse, 42, directed an expletive-ridden rant on...
Woman admits racist tirade captured on YouTube video

Spread a little empathy on your journey to work with the Angry Commuters app

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If you regularly travel on the London underground, you’ll no doubt have seen at least one person have a little freak out about crowding, timing or just getting to the end of their tether with the daily journey. Keep calm and carry on though, Imperial College London is developing research...
Spread a little empathy on your journey to work with the Angry Commuters app

London's Tube WiFi goes paid from January 29, as Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone customers retain free access

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Virgin Media’s free WiFi access on the London Underground is set to undergo a few changes on January 29, after which the company will provide a pay-as-you-go service to commuters and tourists, while offering EE (including T-Mobile and Orange), Vodafone and its own customers free connections from that date. Virgin...
London's Tube WiFi goes paid from January 29, as Virgin Media, EE and Vodafone customers retain free access

London's Underground won't adopt slow-coach NFC

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London’s Underground metro may have recently introduced Wi-Fi and extra 3G capacity in time for this month’s Olympic Games – but mobile payments remain some way down the track. “We have carried out tests on NFC in both 2008 and 2010,” Transport for London customer experience director Shashi Verma told...
London's Underground won't adopt slow-coach NFC

Huawei Looks To Britain To Aid Its Expansion Plans

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Huawei yesterday announced it was investing $2 billion in Britain - the same day that Britain announced it was investigating the Chinese firm's relationship with a telco. The telecoms giant with links to the military back home has not had a good week on the other side of the Atlantic,...
Huawei Looks To Britain To Aid Its Expansion Plans

O2 To Offer Its Users Free Wi-Fi On The London Underground

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O2 is the latest mobile network operator in the UK to offer its customers free Wi-Fi access on the London Underground, joining Virgin Media, EE (including T-Mobile and Orange) and Vodafone. Anyone with an O2 contract who is also signed up to its O2 WiFi service will be registered for the...
O2 To Offer Its Users Free Wi-Fi On The London Underground
Google Maps adds real time delay info for London Underground in advance of Olympics

London VC Spared Jail After 'Groin Thrusting' Sexual Assault On Tube During Olympics

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Stefan Glaenzer, a partner in London VC firm Passion Capital has been spared jail after pleading guilty to, and being convicted of, sexual assault on the London underground during the Olympics period. As we reported in November, the former chairman of Last.fm admitted sexually assaulting an American tourist on a...
London VC Spared Jail After 'Groin Thrusting' Sexual Assault On Tube During Olympics

Disability in society: let's make today #letstalkdisability day | Sharon Brennan

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Social media has been useful in triggering a positive debate on how to talk about disability in public. What do you want to ask?Disabled people are at an impasse. After years of campaigning, the public is finally waking up to the unfair and arbitrary cuts we face under this government....
Disability in society: let's make today #letstalkdisability day | Sharon Brennan

Google adds real-time service alerts for the London Underground to Google Maps

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Continuing to update its Maps service ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, Google has today rolled out real-time service alerts for the London Underground, keeping commuters and travellers notified of any potential disruptions to their journeys. Providing service alerts via the UK Google Maps website and on Android devices, Google...
Google adds real-time service alerts for the London Underground to Google Maps

PSA: Virgin Media begins charging for tube WiFi today

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Today's the day that your cost-free tweeting about red signals comes to end, as Virgin Media begins charging for its WiFi service on the London Underground. If you're a Virgin, Vodafone or EE customer, then you just need to sign up to continue getting access as part of your...
PSA: Virgin Media begins charging for tube WiFi today

Mind the app: Tube warns phone users

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Passengers on the London Underground have been warned to keep better hold of their smartphones after a number of incidents caused delays....
Mind the app: Tube warns phone users

Geri Halliwell tweets tube tips after first journey in 17 years

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Former Spice Girl posts pictures of herself on Piccadilly line and says she feels like 'Londoner'Geri Halliwell described herself as feeling like "a Londoner" after taking her first tube journey in nearly two decades.The 40-year-old former Spice Girl was so delighted with her short journey on the Piccadilly line on...
Geri Halliwell tweets tube tips after first journey in 17 years

Metro to launch new website, Android app and Kindle Fire edition

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Regional freesheet's 'mobile first' strategy will include major overhaul of Metro.co.ukRegional freesheet Metro is to launch a new multi-platform website, Android app and edition for Kindle Fire, as part of an aggressive "mobile first" strategy to move beyond its reliance on print distribution on the London Underground.Daily Mail & General...
Metro to launch new website, Android app and Kindle Fire edition

London Underground wifi: Gwyn Topham tests tube's new internet service - video

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The Guardian's Gwyn Topham makes a Skype call to colleague Paul Owen from the London Underground using the newly introduced wifi systemGwyn TophamPaul Owen...
London Underground wifi: Gwyn Topham tests tube's new internet service - video

Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

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The net is 30. Where could you go before, if you liked watching Frasier while someone tickled your feet and called you Nigel?The internet turned 30 this week. As an avid user of the internet, and someone who also recently entered her third decade, I wanted to commemorate the anniversary....
Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

Boot up: iPad haptics?, iOS fragmentation, Wolfram quizzed, Windows 8 tips and more

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Plus Apple's freight boom, Google and Motorola, poking around open data for the London Underground, and what really to expect from Apple todayA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamReinvigorated Enterprise & Start-Ups - How Finland Brought Down Nokia & Revived...
Boot up: iPad haptics?, iOS fragmentation, Wolfram quizzed, Windows 8 tips and more
Virgin Media to provide free Wi-Fi on London Underground during Olympics

Contactless payment rollout on London Underground delayed until 2013

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The roll out of contactless payments on the London Underground has been delayed by a year, after Transport for London (TfL) was forced to admit that “there is a huge amount of development to be done” before it can be launched, Computing.co.uk reports. The news will frustrate travellers who wanted to utilise...
Contactless payment rollout on London Underground delayed until 2013

Bing adds new train routes to its map tool, opening up travel planning options in the UK

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For users of Bing’s maps in the UK and those coming for a visit that will take them into and around the capital, you will be pleased to know that the mapmaker has expanded its coverage for transport directions. Bing Maps Routing Program Manager Joel Reiff has updated the Bing blog with the...
Bing adds new train routes to its map tool, opening up travel planning options in the UK
Meet Harry Beck, the genius behind London's iconic subway map

Virgin Media wins contract to bring free WiFi to London Underground stations

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Back in January, we reported that Transport for London (TfL) would be rolling out WiFi access to London Underground stations by this summer. Just in time for the Olympics. Now, news has emerged that Virgin Media has been awarded the contract to roll out WiFi to 80 tube stations in...
Virgin Media wins contract to bring free WiFi to London Underground stations

Keith Vaz urges tighter controls on violent video games

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Labour MP who has criticised games in the past says more robust precautions must be taken before games are publishedLabour MP Keith Vaz has tabled an early day motion calling for more stringent government controls on violent video games.The motion, put forward on 24 April, makes reference to Anders Breivik,...
Keith Vaz urges tighter controls on violent video games
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