How Go-tcha Pokemon Go products get away with not being blocked.

So it seems that the Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI) part of the MAC address of the bluetooth device is using Nintendo’s assigned address space to get around being blocked on MAC. This is the initial part of the MAC 7C:BB:8A on the Go-tcha I have. Pop that into https://www.wireshark.org/tools/oui-lookup.html and you’ll see: 7C:BB:8A Nintendo Nintendo… Continue reading How Go-tcha Pokemon Go products get away with not being blocked.

London’s Tube to get full 4G coverage by 2019

The link below has all the detail but basically, the mayor has the tender out soon. No more having to jump between station Undergound Virgin media WiFi for partial connectivity! Yay! https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/tube-to-have-full-4g-coverage-within-two-years-pledges-mayor-a3608346.html

BBC News: UK mobile coverage winners revealed in study

Link to article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40738947 Whats more interesting is further down in the article. The UK government actually looks like they are selling spectrum early instead of turning up to the party late like they did with 4G (there were some legal battles as the mobile operators had paid so much for 3G).  

UK centric broadband information and diagnostic help.

Have you turned it off and on again? Only kidding… but seriously.. ISP telephone support will likely have you do that..  One of the major gripes users have is the “speed” of their broadband. In the UK there are three main ways of getting broadband. The OpenReach maintained network, the Virgin Media (Liberty Global) network… Continue reading UK centric broadband information and diagnostic help.