Smartphone boutique OnePlus reveals another model you can’t get

Ceramic version has traces of Unobtanium, probably

So long as Shenzhen smartphone upstart OnePlus insists on rationing the distribution of its products, it’s going to remain a boutique player.…

RoboVM: Open source? Sorry, it’s not working for us

‘Almost no meaningful contributions’ as code goes proprietary

The team behind RoboVM, an iOS compiler of tools for mobile Java applications, says that making its core product open source has not worked and that current and future versions will be proprietary.…

Alphabet spells ‘Loon’ for Indonesia

Broadband balloons secure local operators for 2016 test

Project Loon, the once-Google-now-Alphabet broadband balloon project, is to be trialled in Indonesia next year.…

It’s official: Tor’s .onion domains will be kept off the public internet

IETF publishes RFC 7686 and makes edible bulb a reserved name

Software is forbidden from using Tor URLs ending in .onion on the public internet following the publication of RFC 7686, which makes the top-level domain a “special use” case.…

UK.gov plans to legislate on smut filters after EU net neutrality ruling

PM Cameron hardens against pr0n to ‘protect’ kids

Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed today that the Tory government planned to legislate on smut filters, following yesterday’s net neutrality ruling in the European Union.…

UK competition watchdog provisionally clears BT’s £12.5bn EE gobble

Briskly waves through telco takeover bid

BT’s planned £12.5bn merger with EE has provisionally been given the greenlight by Blighty’s Competitions and Markets Authority.…

Verisign warns new dot-word domains could make internet unstable

The latest loss of love from new gTLDs

Verisign, operator of the .com and .gov registries as well as two of the internet’s 13 root servers, has warned that the “unprecedented” introduction of hundreds of new dot-word domains may make the internet unstable.…

Europe fails to ban web ‘fast lanes’ – what now for Euro net neutrality?

Expect a decade of fights

Analysis Efforts to pass a range of amendments that would have strengthened net neutrality legislation failed on Tuesday in the European Parliament, leading to the question: what now for Europe?…

FCC under fire over TV, mobile broadband signal interference fears

Shouldn’t that have been considered before you set up the auction?

Staff at the FCC, America’s communications watchdog, have been accused of not doing enough to prevent TV broadcasts from interfering with mobile broadband signals.…