Good news from Geneva – the future of terrestrial broadcasting in Europe is safe for now, thanks to the decision at WRC-15 to keep the UHF band exclusively for DTT services. As the EBU reports, this means that terrestrial broadcasting – which means Freeview in the UK – will be safe, with a review of… Read More Freeview wins in the battle of Geneva
On Wednesday this week, the new Investigatory Powers Bill is to be published, revealing at last the extent to which our goverment thinks it should have access to all the communications we send over the internet. There will be much talk of how things like WhatsApp and iMessage must allow the government access to messages… Read More Is Theresa May going to make me a criminal?
I’ve mentioned WRC here before, and today the meeting has opened in Geneva, with 3,800 delegates from over 160 member states and more than 130 organisations represented. But what is it, and why should you care? To help explain, I thought I’d provide a summary, together with some useful links. The quick summary is that… Read More WRC – The story so far
Much has been said in the media about the recent attack on TalkTalk, and the worries that many people have about whether or not their bank accounts might be at risk. That’s a legitimate worry, made worse by the confusing information that the company has given, first appearing to suggest that pretty much everything on… Read More Let’s TalkTalk about privacy and censorship
The news today has been full of the attack on TalkTalk and the potential security breach, which may yet cause havoc for a lot of people. We don’t entirely know yet, but the list of information that may have been stolen is enough to allow people to impersonate some users, or perhaps even reset passwords… Read More TalkTalk hack doesn’t affect Blinkbox, they say very quietly
I’ve written before about binaural stereo – the technique that gives a surround sound experience through an ordinary pair of headphones. I must admit that when I’ve tried to explain this to people in the past, I’ve been met with a certain degree of incredulity at how this can work, but it does, and it’s… Read More Surrounded by terror
There’s a generalisation, known as Betteridge’s Law, that states that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered by the word “No.” Normally, of course, it’s about something a little more exciting than whether or not you should buy the latest telly tech. But I’m sure there will be lots of people rushing… Read More Should you buy a 4K television?