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Google offers its Project Glass 'smart glasses' to beta testers in the USA

Google has published a new video demonstration of its Project Glass headset, which offers a wearable computer with a camera and display built into a pair of ‘smart glasses’.

The project was first revealed last year.

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Tablet gamers expected to spend £2 billion on in-app purchases in 2016

Gamers using tablet devices are expected to spend $3.03 billion (£1.98 billion) on in-app purchases in 2016, more than ten times last year’s estimated total of $301 million.

The figures come from a new report published by Juniper Research, which says the increase will be driven by the rapid adoption of tablets and the growing acceptance of in-game purchasing.

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BT says it won’t use its new radio spectrum to build a UK 4G mobile network

Although BT has just won a sizeable chunk of 2.6GHz spectrum in Ofcom’s UK mobile auction, the company isn’t planning to launch a national mobile phone network.

Instead, it’s planning to use the bandwidth in conjunction with its existing WiFi network to provide customers with mobile broadband services.

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Shebang ‘free phone’ offer falls foul of ASA advertising rules

UK mobile retailer Shebang Technologies Group has had a complaint against its advertising upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.

An email from the company and an offer on its website both promoted a ‘free’ mobile phone offer that was guaranteed for every customer. The ads were accompanied by images of several different handsets.

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Major UK networks all win 4G spectrum in Ofcom auction

BT is fifth 4G UK winner

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced the winners of the UK’s 4G mobile spectrum auction, which has finally been completed after more than 50 rounds of bidding. It means that faster mobile broadband services will soon be offered to more people by more companies.

The UK’s major mobile networks - Everything Everywhere Ltd (EE), Hutchison 3G UK Ltd (Three UK), Telefónica UK Ltd (O2) and Vodafone Ltd - have all won radio spectrum.

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