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Associate Editor, Engadget UK — Engadget
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Man behind @EngadgetUK. Dad. Husband. Let's put on our classics and we'll have a little dance shall we? #coys

PayPal makes it even easier to call in your debts — While PayPal has made its name (and serious money) helping people pay for their online and in-store purchases, sending cash to friends or family takes a little bit longer than it needs to. That's why the company created the Venmo app, but that's only available to US users.
Sep 01, 2015

OK, is pretty great. You get a unique URL that lets friends and family pay you via WhatsApp, iMessage etc:…

Sep 01, 2015

RT @m4tt: OK, is pretty great. You get a unique URL that lets friends and family pay you via WhatsApp, iMessage etc:…

Sep 01, 2015

RT @m4tt: OK, is pretty great. You get a unique URL that lets friends and family pay you via WhatsApp, iMessage etc:…

Sony is crowdfunding a smart watch with a dumb face — For the better part of a year, Sony has encouraged employees to come forward with their own projects and showcase them via its First Flight crowdfunding platform. Early ideas have included an e-paper watch, a smart remote and a DIY smart project maker, but limited interest in them means they'll likely never see the mass market.

Tesco wants you to buy vinyl records with your milk — Music headlines are often dominated by which albums are ( or aren't) on popular streaming services, but an older music format is quietly making a comeback: vinyl. After the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that annual UK album record sales passed the one-million mark last year, Tesco has confirmed that it will back the format when Iron Maiden's The Book Of Souls goes on sale next week.
Aug 31, 2015

More than six months after it started selling off Blinkbox, Tesco has decided to get into vinyl record sales.…

Major UK music body sues SoundCloud over unpaid royalties — With 175 million unique listeners each month, SoundCloud has established itself as a major player in the streaming space. Despite its size, the company has faced an uphill battle to convert its huge community into customers who are willing to pay for "unprecedented access to the world's largest community of music & audio creators."

Amazon UK will waive delivery fees if you pick your order up — In order to be eligible for "free" Amazon deliveries, you either need to spend £20 for Super Saver Delivery or jump aboard the £79 Prime train. From today, though, Amazon has a new shipment option it'd like to run by you.
Aug 26, 2015

If you miss Amazon deliveries cos you’re stuck at work, you can now get free delivery to one of 13k pickup points.…

The Uber effect: government report shows London's private taxi boom — Private taxi apps like Uber, Hailo and Gett are becoming ever popular, but not everyone is happy with their UK expansion. But how widespread are they? According to new figures from the Department of Transport, the number of unlicenced private hire vehicles in England has risen by 11.8 percent since 2013, with London seeing a massive 26 percent rise alone.

eSports gets its first major UK bookmaker — Ignore it all you like, but eSports is booming. There are now million-dollar payouts, doping scandals and even official ways to put money down on your favourite squad. While gambling on eSports is still a relatively new concept, it's just been given a much-needed boost after well-known UK betting site Betway launched its very own gaming portal.

BBC's license fee study muddies the debate it tries to solve — WIth the BBC's funding firmly in the government's sights, the broadcaster has published a new study attempting to highlight its value. With help from research agency MTM, the Beeb removed access to its TV and radio broadcasts, as well as its websites, from 70 households in order to find out whether they would be missed and whether British families would still be prepared to pay for a licence fee after a brief hiatus.
Aug 25, 2015

The BBC's license fee study, which focuses on those who don’t want to pay, raises some interesting Qs.

Amazon brings HDR video streaming to the UK — Sure, Amazon is focusing on Ultra HD (4K) broadcasts for its upcoming streaming content, but that isn't all that the company has on the agenda. Two months after it began supporting high dynamic range (HDR) in the US, Prime members in the UK now have the chance to watch some Amazon Instant Video shows in more vivid detail.

Citymapper travel app tells you the best place to get on the train — While Apple and Google are incorporating more public transport data into their operating systems, standalone apps like Citymapper continue to lead the way in terms of features. Already in 28 cities, the travel app combines bus routes and live times, train timetables and cycle paths, but from today it'll also help you navigate your way around an unfamiliar metropolis with its new "Where to Get On the Train" feature.
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Sep 01, 2015

@mattwing79 Which app are you using? I use the PS4 app and it’s pretty solid.

Sep 01, 2015

@sethclifford We’ve just started Outlander, which looks to have what it takes. Gonna do Vikings after methinks.

Sep 01, 2015

@sethclifford This. I loved Transparent, Bosch and Mozart In The Jungle was entertaining too. Makes Prime worth it for me.

Sep 01, 2015

Offline playback is brilliant. Queue up a whole season of Catastrophe, Bosch or Transparent and you’ll be sorted for days.

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