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Pebble's Time Steel smartwatch gets a £60 price cut in the UK

engadget.com — If you've been looking to get your hands on the Time Steel, which features its 1.25-inch colour display, rich notifications and impressive battery life -- both Amazon and Argos are selling the smartwatch at its new lower price, although Pebble has yet to make the change on its official website.

AdBlock Plus wants to help you pay the sites you visit most

engadget.com — TechCrunch reports that the new service is called Flattr Plus and comes after Eyeo, the company behind AdBlock Plus, made a small investment in its partner. The payment platform will operate as a browser extension that automatically tracks browsing activity and donates an amount based on the length and regularity of a person's visits.

Craig Wright claims he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Craig Wright claims he is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto
engadget.com — In a meeting with the three media organizations, Wright signed messages using keys that were created shortly after Bitcoin was developed. Experts were able to link them back to blocks of bitcoins that were mined by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009.

YouTube is changing Content ID to be kinder to video creators

YouTube is changing Content ID to be kinder to video creators
engadget.com — According to David Rosenstein, Content ID Group Product Manager at YouTube, the Content ID update will recognize when a video creator and a rightsholder want to monetize a video and then siphon any money made from video views into a separate purse.

BT is raising prices for (almost) everyone in July

BT is raising prices for (almost) everyone in July
engadget.com — From July, monthly line rental direct debits will rise one pound to £18.99 (a 5.5 percent increase), although the Basic £5 rental package for low-income households will stay the same.

UK doctors say smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes

UK doctors say smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes
engadget.com — Although the long-term effects of e-cigarettes aren't yet known, the PCP says that the likelihood of there being a "hazard to health" arising from sustained vapour inhalation is "unlikely to exceed 5 percent of the harm from tobacco smoke." This mirrors a Public Health England (PHE) report that said that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco.

'Fallout 4' gets official mod support on PC

'Fallout 4' gets official mod support on PC
engadget.com — Bethesda stresses that the Creation Kit is the same tool it uses to create the core game. If you feel Fallout 4 is missing something, maybe a weapon or a flashy piece of armor, you can use the Kit to create it.

'Top Gear' gets an online spinoff called 'Extra Gear'

'Top Gear' gets an online spinoff called 'Extra Gear'
engadget.com — Extra Gear will live on BBC Three, via the web-based channel and its companion website, and will go live immediately after Top Gear finishes on BBC Two. It's a massive boost for the channel, which went online-only in mid-February, and the format is likely to suit presenter Rory Reid, who made his name making motoring videos for car websites like Recombu.

YouTube will soon show six-second 'Bumper' ads before videos

YouTube will soon show six-second 'Bumper' ads before videos
engadget.com — Google Product Manager Zach Lupei refers to the new Bumper ads as "little haikus of video ads." With Vine stars now posting six-second sponsored placements to their accounts, YouTube is adopting a similar strategy to engage with younger, mobile-first audiences.

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, for the summer

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, for the summer
engadget.com — Sound great, but there is a catch. Unlike its rival's "Feel at Home" initiative, which is available for as long as you have an eligible tariff, Tesco Mobile's "Home from Home" service is only eligible for a limited time. Pay monthly and pay-as-you-go customers can use their UK allowances between May 23rd and September 3rd.
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