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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

Samsung agrees compensation for employees that contracted cancer — After admitting that it didn't do enough to prevent illnesses and deaths of workers at its Korean semiconductor plants, Samsung has launched a new fund to put things right. Reuters reports that the company has set aside 100 billion won ($85.8 million) to compensate employees after it was revealed that hazardous working conditions had caused workers to contract leukemia and other incurable diseases.

Google rejects France's demand for a global 'right to be forgotten' — When French regulator CNIL told Google it must apply "right to be forgotten" requests globally last month, it gave the company 15 days to comply or face further action. That deadline came and went without a whisper from the search giant, but it's taken another 34 days for it to muster a reply.
Aug 02, 2015

RT @RiskRewardFBN: France wants a global "right to be forgotten"; @Google does not.

Google makes it even easier to test Android apps — For developers, allowing the public to evaluate apps before general release is paramount -- it helps weed out the bugs that could derail an otherwise successful launch. Both Apple and Google offer the capability, but TestFlight features have only been baked into iOS for the better part of a year and Android owners have typically had to jump through a number of hoops in order to sign up.

Virgin Media's superfast broadband network heads to Leeds — After breaking ground in its first UK city last month, Virgin Media has chosen its the next location for its £3 billion broadband expansion: Leeds. The company confirmed today that it's investing £40 million to deliver superfast broadband, TV and landline services to 80,000 homes and businesses in and around the city.

Gifture for iOS Turns Your Photos Into Stunning GIFs — As photo-sharing apps start to hit the mainstream - Facebook's $1 billion Instagram acquisition perhaps the most notable - app developers, startups and entrepreneurs are increasingly forced to find new ways of tapping into the booming photo app market.

The Moto X Play is the Style's more affordable cousin — While we've been expecting Motorola to refresh the Moto X and revise its bestselling Moto G, we didn't expect a big-screened handset for those on a budget.

Don't like your mobile carrier? Ofcom wants to help you switch — When your contract is up and you're toying with switching to another carrier, the hassle of porting over your number might stop you from actually following through. UK communications regulator Ofcom realises that, so today it's outlining plans to improve mobile switching by putting the ownness back on the carrier.

Sky will reportedly launch its 'SkyQ' 4K box within weeks — Just days after BT began selling its Ultra HD box online, broadcasting rival Sky appears ready to show off its own 4K hardware. The Telegraph reports that the pay TV provider is just weeks away from launching "SkyQ," an Ultra HD set-top box that will reportedly let subscribers watch or record at least four programmes at once.
Jul 27, 2015

Rumors of a new Sky box that can record 4K shows. Hashtag Oooh.…

Jul 27, 2015

Days after BT’s Ultra HD box went on general sale, Sky’s ready to show off its own.

Jul 27, 2015

RT @m4tt: Days after BT’s Ultra HD box went on general sale, Sky’s ready to show off its own.

Jul 27, 2015

Commenters with the old ‘what’s the point in launching something if there’s no content yet’ argument:…

BT's Ultra HD box now available to order online — When the Premier League kicks off again in two weeks, we'll see new teams and fresh faces, but there'll also be a new way to catch the action as it unfolds. That's all thanks to BT's new Ultra HD box, which will offer coverage of Saturday evening and mid-week matches in glorious 4K.
Jul 25, 2015

If you want to watch BT Sport in 4K, you can now order the Ultra HD box ahead of the Community Shield next week.

Shell's UK petrol stations let you PayPal at the pump — Although Apple Pay is currently enjoying the limelight, companies all over Britain are working to get their own mobile payment strategies in order. Once such company is Shell, which after months of testing has begun rolling out its new PayPal-powered "Fill Up & Go" service across hundreds of its UK petrol stations.
Jul 23, 2015

From today, you can use Shell's Fill Up & Go apps to pay for petrol using your PayPal account.

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Aug 03, 2015

@beckyhall86 Ironically, we do it every year. Wondering if there was somewhere else worth trying!

Aug 03, 2015

Looking to treat the wife with a birthday breakfast in London. Can anyone suggest a nice place? East/Central London preferable.

Aug 03, 2015

@DP_Walsh Know that well. My Prem team folded after we couldn't get numbers. Now playing Div 3.

Aug 03, 2015

Engadget UK didn't just have its biggest ever month, it DOUBLED unique visitors (104%) year on year. You lot rock.

Aug 03, 2015

Eldest tells his bro that he must marry a girl. Wife and I, in perfect unison, say he can marry whoever he likes. Rainbows litter the sky.

Aug 03, 2015

Hopefully BT accounted for the La Liga rights spend when it put prices up across the board. Sucks if customers get charged more later on.

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