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ZTE Kis Now Available At Virgin

ZTE along with its partner UK mobile carrier Virgin Mobile have rolled out their up-to-the-minute cheaper Android smartphone, the ZTE Kis. The ZTE Kis features Android SO v2.3.5 Gingerbread and is made available on Virgin Media’s pay across the UK. The phone has dimensions of 114.5 x 62.5 x 11.5 mm, touch-sensitive controls and a reasonably large HVGA capacitive touch display of 3.5 inch.

Virgin Media Brings 1.5Gbps Download Speeds To UK Folks

A £13 billion private investment by Virgin Media is making the Internet its fastest ever in London. Virgin Media, a popular and leading company is now providing Internet speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps which is 240 times faster than the average speed provided in London.

Almost every user is connected to a unique fiber optic cable network of Virgin Media through a high quality coaxial cable with almost negligible resistance. This is not the first time by Virgin media that they are crossing the limits in making things fast.

Virgin America Offering Chromebooks For Your Flight

Virgin America will soon make chromebooks available to its passengers at select airport gates from the first of July through September 30th. Passengers will even be able to take them on select flights. Those who do choose to take it on board, will receive free in-flight WiFi as well.

The chromebooks will initially be available for passengers who are flying from San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Virgin Airlines Drops $1.4B On Fuel-Efficient Engines

Modern day aircrafts currently run on fossil fuels that both pollute the environment, and are a limited natural resource (AKA, it cannot be recreated or made). Thankfully, Virgin Airlines is stepping up to the plate by spending $1.4 billion on ultra fuel-efficient engines.

Rather than adopting biofuel technology, which is still at an infant age, Virgin Airlines is instead investing in ultra fuel-efficient aircraft. The engines are designed by CFM International and are touted to save $1.6 million in fuel costs each year, per plane.

ISP, Virgin Media, Warns Customers Of SpyEye Trojan

The ISP (Internet Service Provider), Virgin Media has warned over 1,500 of its customers that their PCs have been infected with a malicious virus that steals bank login information. The trojan is called the SpyEye trojan and is well known for its destruction.

Virgin claims that they have not been monitoring their users’ activity but instead received a tip-off from UK police and later discovered infections while researching criminal botnets. A botnet is a group of infected computers that work in conjunction to continue distributing malware across the web.

Enjoy All Your Tech, Web, And Video From The Air

Virgin Atlantic and Panasonic Avionics have teamed up to deliver Internet access to in-flight passengers. The deal will cost over $70 million and will combine Panasonic’s eX2 in-flight entertainment and eXPhone products into Virgin Atlantic’s A330 planes. While this is specifically for the A330 plane, other aircraft will be added in time. The deal allows passengers to place calls, send and receive text messages as well as access e-mail via their own smartphones and mobile devices.

Panasonic Avionics will use GSM phone partner AeroMobile to provide the network. The eX3 system brought by Panasonic will also allow passengers to rate the onboard films, and read comments and reviews. To make flying a little easier, passengers will be given the option to search over 300 hours of movies, music, and TV shows and save a playlist…