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BT apologises after nationwide broadband failures

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BT has apologised after “several hundred thousand” UK customers had their broadband services cut off.

Down detector, a website that monitors internet failures, reported thousands of cases, including in Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Sheffield.

At about 23:00 GMT BT said it was confident services had been “fully restored” but that some customers might need to reboot equipment.

The company said a faulty router was to blame for the problem.

BT phone services were unaffected by the outage, which began about 14:30 GMT.

A spokeswoman added: “Most customers will be able to access their broadband without taking any action but some may need to reboot their equipment.”

Hundreds of people took to social media to express their frustration using the hashtag #BTdown, which began trending on Twitter.

Source and Read More BBC New Technolody

Brits spend 7 hours a day using tech

Brits spend 7 hours a day using tech

UK consumers spend almost seven hours a day using technology devices outside of work.

On average a domestic home has 19 technology devices, according to Samsung’s Techonomic Index, with UK households spending £218 each on devices over the last three months.

It stated the UK spends £73 less per household than the European average of £291 over three months, while Italy was ranked as the biggest technology spenders with a £444 spend.

Brits spend four hours and seven minutes watching TV and DVDs, and two hours and 30 minutes on personal computers during their spare time.

The index revealed that using mobile apps was the most popular activity among Brits, with 66 per cent of adults stating they use their mobile to access apps, gaming being the most popular app of choice.

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Star Wars: Episode VII to be filmed in UK

The latest Star Wars film is to be made in the UK, producer Lucasfilm has said.

The seventh movie in the sci-fi series is due to start production next year and is scheduled for release in 2015.

Filming on previous Star Wars also took place in Britain at studios including Elstree, Shepperton and Leavesden.

Chancellor George Osborne met executives from Disney-owned Lucasfilm in London earlier this year to discuss the plans and the production is thought to be eligible for a tax break.

Mr Osborne said Lucasfilm’s decision was “clear evidence” that incentives offered to large film studios are making the UK an attractive prospect.

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