Tag: satellite

Sky TV and Discovery do a last minute deal. Channels to remain.

Was it a strange advertising campaign to get us all talking about the 13 Discovery channels on Sky? Was it all planned? Well, we’ll never actually know, but what we can say is that, late last night, a deal was reached between Sky and Discovery. The Discovery channels, …

Vbox TV Gateway Review – Your TV, on your phone

This particular review has taken quite some time because I was kinda confused by the idea to start with. The VBox I have here will basically take the input from your TV aerial or your satellite dish and squirt in onto your tablet, smartphone or smart TV. I …

Google Maps – More than a billion installs

The map client of choice, for most people at least, has to be Google Maps. The Streetview technology and satellite views are some of the reasons that this particular app has been installed more than 1 billion times. That and the fact that other apps, websites and TV …

Google buys Skybox

Remember those mini satellites we told you about? They’re about the size of a shoebox and whizz around space with fairly standard (compared to other satellites) technology inside. The company responsible for them is called SkyBox and Google were sniffing around them last time we covered the tech. …

Google to launch 180 satellites for global internet access?

If you want more people viewing your adverts content then one rather expensive solution is to whack a load of satellites into orbit so that a stack more people can get online. Here in the UK we’ve had satellite internet access for some time, and those living “out …

Seagate GoFlex Satellite – Review

About two “Gadget Show Live” events ago I was approached by a man carrying a iPad with a HD film playing on it. Nothing new there I thought, but as I was walking away, he showed me a small portable hard drive which he had in his pocket. …

GPS Jammer usage revealed

Most of us are now comfortable with GPS being inside our phone and constantly enabled. It can guide you to your destination, track your excercise and tell you how fast you’re going. For some, though, GPS is a technology they’d rather not have. A study by Sentinel found …

Android to power satellites

An Android-based phone is about to be blasted into orbit as part of research conducted by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited. Their “STRaND-1” satellite will contain a “smartphone payload” which will be launched later this year. Dr Chris Bridges, lead researcher for the STRaND-1 project, stated.. “Smartphones pack lots …