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Battery-free wearables of the future could run off your footsteps - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
An energy-harvesting insole would use your own body movements to provide power for your devices.









Photographer snaps thrilling space station image from his backyard - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
An amateur astrophotographer takes on the challenge of getting a stunning shot of the ISS and succeeds. It's all in the timing.









Futuristic prototype promises low-cost solar power

Reuters Technology - March 18, 2016
Polish company develops working prototype of a solar cell in which silicon is replaced by perovskites, substances that perfectly absorb light and are said to be the future of solar energy. Edward Baran reports.

A rumoured smaller iPhone, robots win at board games and Nokia's 360-degree camera (CNET UK Podcast 473 show notes) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
The UK's greatest tech podcast discusses the coming of the Hyperloop and humanity's latest defeat in the war between man and machine.









London drops the veil on electric double-deckers, will hit roads in April - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
The buses are built by Chinese automaker BYD and cost about half a million dollars...each.









Apple engineers mull quitting if feds win iPhone battle - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
Some employees might stage their own type of civil disobedience rather than create a custom version of iOS needed to unlock an iPhone tied to the San Bernardino shootings.









Hillary Clinton's BlackBerry envy failed to impress the NSA - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
Back when she was secretary of state, Clinton couldn't get the secure phone she wanted, so she continued to use her own.









East Capital sells Baltic cable operation

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

East Capital Explorer has agreed to sell its entire 63% stake in the pan-Baltic cable operator Starman Group to Providence Equity. Read the story »

Apple is going to make my new iPad obsolete. Again - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 18, 2016
commentary An expected new version of a 9.7-inch iPad means anyone who got an iPad Air 2 over the holidays should feel a little miffed.









Sky to launch basic sports channel

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Sky is to launch a new sports channel in basic pay to all UK and Ireland subscribers. Read the story »

Satellite TV remains on top in Germany

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

DTH satellite continues to be the most-used TV reception method in Germany with 17.9 million households ahead of cable TV with 16.5 million households. Read the story »

AMC teams up with Digi Slovakia

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI CE) has reached a landmark agreement with Digi Slovakia. Read the story »

Ukraine bans more Russian channels

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Ukraine’s National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting (‘Rada’) has banned the distribution of 14 more Russian channels in the country. Read the story »

Polish DTT licence awards confirmed

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) will not withdraw any of the licences it awarded for the country’s eighth DTT multiplex (MUX-8) last November. Read the story »

Apple TV leads streaming devices market in Europe

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Apple TV has more than 23 million active users globally, out of these approximately 7 million in Europe, According to estimates from Dataxis. Read the story »

Kiss Media and Discovery to launch DTT channel in Spain

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Spanish media company Kiss Media and Discovery are launching a new DTT channel, DKiss. Read the story »

Viewers want simple remote controls

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Consumers living in multi-media homes are asking for the simplest form of remote control to control their growing number of devices. Read the story »

Fox appoints Peter Grant as VP sales

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Peter Grant will be joining the London-based team of Fox’s content distribution business, reporting to SVP global head of content sales, Prentiss Fraser. Read the story »

First of 20m STBs with Inview software arrive in Nigeria

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Inview Technology has successfully completed its software integration with the first batch of set-top boxes for the launch of the Nigerian digital switchover. Read the story »

Strong growth for programmatic video advertising in Europe

BroadbandTVNews - March 18, 2016

Europe wilsee a grow rate of 38.7$ to become a €2bn industry by 2020, according to SpotX, the video inventory management platform for publishers. Read the story »

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