Briefly: English Broadband Reaches 1.4TB Per Second, Nexus 7 For $249, Huge Bookworld Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers: English broadband hits highest speed ever, 30% off all books at Bookworld, Bing Lee sells 32GB Nexus 7 Tablet 2013 model for $249.

  • Last week, Angus took part in the 'McDiet', in which he was only allowed to eat food from McDonald's for seven days. ABC Radio's Drive program quizzed him about the experience — you can listen to the interview on ABC's website.
  • In the spirit of Nick Drewe's Warmest 100, Spotify has taken a crack at guessing the winners at this year's Grammy Awards. Click here to get the speculative playlist.
  • Bookworld is offering 30 per cent off all books when you use the promotional code 'BW-24HRSALE' during checkout. Bookworld Citizen members also get an additional 10 per cent off. [Via OzBargain]
  • English broadband has hit its highest speed ever during a test by Alcatel-Lucent and BT which managed speeds of 1.4 terabits per second. The test was conducted on a 410km link between the BT Tower in central London and Ipswich. Head to the BBC website for the full report.
  • Bing Lee is currently selling the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet (2013 model) for $249. The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 CPU (1.5GHz) and an LED backlight WUXGA screen with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels running on Android 4.3.
  • Telco provider Live Connected has come under fire from the ACMA for failing to comply with billing and credit management provisions of the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP Code). The consumer watchdog found that Live Connected twice failed to provide customers with at least 10 working days to check their bill before an associated direct debit occurred. Read the full story at the ACMA website.
  • TV talkshow host Jimmy Fallon recently had Windows founder Bill Gates on as a guest. Watch as he awkwardly tries to hide his MacBook midway through the interview. [YouTube]


    Briefly: English Broadband Reaches 1.4TB Per Second

    That would be Tb. Using a capital B signifies a byte.

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