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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

BBC vows to make more cuts in response to government review — The BBC's Royal Charter isn't due for renewal until the end 2016, but it's already come under fire from the UK government over how it's funded and its perceived public value. Ministers have suggested extending the standard licence fee to include subscriptions and asked whether TV, radio and online services are damaging commercial competitors.

Live 'League of Legends' coverage is coming to BBC Three — The BBC will tap into the popular world of eSports next week by offering live coverage of the League of Legends World Championships for the first time. From October 15th, BBC Three will deliver action from all four days of the quarter finals at Wembley, with Radio 1 DJ Dev Griffin hosting proceedings.

Barclays won't enable Apple Pay support until early 2016 — When Apple Pay launched in the UK back in July, Barclays was a notable absentee. It didn't take long for the bank to change course, however, as took only a couple of hours for it to confirm that it would enable support for the NFC payment technology in the future.

Waterstones stops selling Amazon Kindles over 'pitiful' sales — Waterstones, the UK's largest book retailer, surprised many when it put plans for its own e-reader on ice to start selling Amazon's range of Kindle readers. It's been more than three years since it began making extra space in stores for one of its biggest rivals, but it won't for much longer.The Bookseller reports that the company will remove Amazon's e-ink Kindles from most of its locations as sales "continue to be pitiful".

UK pricing for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950 phones and other goodies — It's fair to say that Microsoft's latest launch event was its most interesting for a long time. We finally learned that Hololens will be made available to developers early next year, clapped eyes on the first flagship Windows 10 phones, checked out the updated Microsoft Band and met the Surface Pro 4.

Argos takes on Amazon with UK-wide same-day deliveries — In the past couple of years, Argos has unveiled a number of new initiatives aimed at differentiating itself from its retail rivals. We've seen it open click-and-collect stores on the Tube, partner with eBay to let online users pick up their deliveries, set up digital stores inside Sainsbury's branches and recently let customers trade in their old smartphone or tablet.
Oct 07, 2015

Argos is taking it to Amazon with UK-wide same-day deliveries. Costs £3.95, can be booked up to 10pm, 7 days a week.…

EU rules that US companies can't freely pull data out of Europe — A legal framework used to justify the movement of user data across the Atlantic has just been ruled invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The Safe Harbor agreement, as it's known, let companies like Facebook and Twitter freely move your information between its centers in Europe and the US.

Amazon expands one-hour Prime Now deliveries in London — When Amazon first brought Prime Now deliveries to the UK, only a select number of London postcodes were covered by the service. In three months, the company has expanded to Birmingham, foreshadowing the launch of Amazon Fresh, but now it's giving its launch city some extra love after opening a new delivery depot in Wimbledon.

Philips Hue now responds to your Siri commands — One of the frustrations of choosing an Internet of Things device is finding one that plays well with the other smart appliances in your home. Philips' Hue lighting platform is already pretty extensible, but today it's finally gained support for another big partner: Apple.

Facebook to beam free internet to Africa via satellite — Facebook has made it clear that satellites will play a big role in delivering its free internet initiative to people across the globe, but talk of a rollout has been pretty limited.
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Oct 08, 2015

@munkimatt We only need help doing the Totem bit, if you want to leave a hand for 10mins.

Oct 08, 2015

@AwesomEmergency What do you make of this?… I assumed she'd be a different Red Priestess to Mel?

Oct 08, 2015

Turns out those ‘insidious’ leaks were true, Mr Platini.

Oct 08, 2015

RT @SkySportsNewsHQ: BREAKING: Michel Platini says reports he will be suspended by FIFA are 'insidious' leaks that are an attempt to damage his reputation #SSNHQ

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