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Slow broadband needs switch-off date, say business leaders

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A date "soon after 2025" should be set for copper network switch-off, says the IoD The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called on the government to provide a firm date to switch off the UK's copper network in favour of faster fibre connections.It suggested "as soon as possible" after 2025 should be the target.The government has said that the UK should have full
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Apple boosted by selling more expensive iPhones

[ad_1] Image copyright Apple Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected in its most recent quarter but their higher price tag helped the tech giant do better than analysts expected.The firm said it sold 41.3 million iPhones in the three months to the end of June, up just 1% from last year. But the average iPhone selling price hit $724, well above the expected $694.The firm said its £999 iPhone X
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Facebook bans pages aimed at US election interference

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Facebook says it has removed 32 accounts and pages believed to have been set up to influence the mid-term US elections in November.It said it was in the "very early" stages of the investigation and did not yet know who was behind the pages.It said the account creators had gone to greater lengths to hide their identities than a Russia-based campaign to disrupt the US
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Why is Samsung’s Galaxy S9 flagship struggling?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Galaxy S9's introduction of AR Emojis that look like their owners has not made the phone a hit It wasn't what Samsung or its investors were hoping for.The company's electronics division has just posted a drop in its latest net profit - and it says "lower-than-expected sales" of its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone were to blame.The handset launched in February to a
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Vue cinema denies website is crashing under high demand

[ad_1] Image caption Huge demand prompted Vue to use the "virtual queuing" system Lengthy delays while booking tickets via Vue cinema's website have prompted customers to complain via social media.Many decried being put in a "virtual queue" when trying to get tickets for a film at one of the firm's 89 UK venues.Others said that even when they reached the front of the queue, attempts to book tickets failed.Vue said
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Thousands download 3D-printed gun designs

[ad_1] Image caption CAD files showing how to print a gun are now back online Blueprints for 3D-printed guns, published online four days early amid last-minute attempts to ban them, have been downloaded thousands of times.The designs were not due to be made public until Wednesday, following a ruling from the US Justice Department.But blueprints for nine types of gun were uploaded to the Defense Distributed website on Friday.And, on
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Overwatch League: London Spitfire triumph in first final

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The two-day final was held in New York London Spitfire have won the first Overwatch League e-sports championship.The British team - whose players are all from South Korea - defeated Philadelphia Fusion in the finals.The two-day event played to a capacity crowd of 20,000 spectators at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn. More than 300,000 more fans watched the concluding minutes live via