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This Week in Tech: 27th - 31st May

Published on May 31st, 2019 by Duncan McClean.

In this week's roundup:

  • EE launch 5G network with Stormzy performance
  • Computer filled with malware sold at auction for $1.3m
  • Microsoft to open their first European store in Oxford Circus
Credit: EE
Credit: EE

EE launch 5G network with Stormzy performance

The UK's biggest mobile network launched their 5G network on Wednesday with a performance by Stormzy infront of Tower Bridge in London.

5G by EE will initially be launched in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Birmingham.

You can watch Stormzy's live performance below

Credit: GUO O DONG
Credit: GUO O DONG

Computer filled with malware sold at auction for $1.3m

A computer packed with six different pieces of computer malware has been sold on an online action for $1.3 million.

The 11 year old Samsung notebook was purchased by an anonymous bidder. Among the malware software installed was Wannacry, the computer virus that spread amongst millions of NHS machines a few years back that caused disruption for about a week and cost the NHS £92 million to fix it.

Microsoft to open their first European store in Oxford Circus

Microsoft is opening their first European store in London on the 11th of June.

The shop in Oxford Circus will feature video walls, a community theatre, workshops and an "Answer Desk" for technical support - similar to the Genius Bar which Apple has in their retail outlets.