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Brit spy agency nabs personal data via fibre-optic cables

British spy agency GCHQ has been keeping tabs on our web activity and phone calls, according to new documents from a whistleblower.

By June 22, 2013


TalkTalk takes on BT Infinity with superfast fibre-optic broadband

TalkTalk's super-fast broadband is open for business -- but how does it compare against BT Infinity?

By April 5, 2011


BT Infinity fibre-optic broadband: Not infinite in any sense of the word

With the announcement of BT's new fibre service, we took a look at what's on offer, how much it costs, and how the whole thing works -- we also question the truthiness of the brand name

By January 22, 2010


Atom chips in TVs, four-screened laptops, fibre optics: It must be IDF 2009!

Intel held its second annual Developer Forum recently -- a sort of Glastonbury for geeks. Put on a comfortable pair of pants, grab some hummus and check out the future

15 Images By September 28, 2009


Physicists prove Einstein's 'spooky' quantum entanglement

Multiple research teams claim to have conclusively demonstrated quantum entanglement, which had been disdainfully dubbed "spooky action at a distance" by Albert Einstein.

By November 19, 2015


Cutting-edge 3D printer prints in 10 materials simultaneously

MIT engineers have built a 3D printer that can print in 10 different materials at once, streamlining the manufacturing process.

By August 24, 2015


Beauty-bot for the 'perfect' makeup application

A pair of Vienna-based designers have created a robotic makeup application device -- to highlight how the perfection of automated systems can be ill-suited to the uniqueness of humans.

By March 17, 2015


Build your own singing Tesla coil

TinyTesla allows anyone to build a Tesla coil that shoots arcs of electricity and plays simple MIDI music files.

By July 21, 2014


Underwater Iron Man to search for world's oldest computer

A submersible exosuit is going to be deployed searching the wreck of the Antikythera in the Aegean Sea to search for ancient technology.

By June 5, 2014


Photographing the Sochi Winter Olympics with Getty

How do you photograph the Winter Olympics? Getty has a custom 100Mbps fibre optic network, mountains of pro photography gear, 360-degree panoramic tools and remote cameras.

By February 10, 2014