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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

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.

Apple's reportedly getting a second 'Spaceship' campus — Apple's new 2.8 million square foot California HQ hasn't even been built yet, but already the "spaceship" campus has achieved iconic status. Tim Cook and 12,000 other employees hope to move in late next year, but that won't be the end of the company's expansion in the area.

Hailo ditches private hire vehicles and recommits to black cabs — As the debate over whether private hire taxi apps like Uber are good for London continues to rage on, Hailo has announced it has resigned its licence and will go back to supporting regular black cabs.
Oct 01, 2015

Hailo says it’s handed in its private hire licence and is 100% committing to black cabs. cabs

ITV Player comes to Amazon's Fire TV — ITV's replacement for ITV Player is meant to launch before the end of the year, but that doesn't mean the company is holding back on its app expansion. As promised, the broadcaster has brought ITV Player to the Amazon Fire TV, letting you catch-up on all of your favourite programmes on-demand.
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Oct 07, 2015

RT @jimwaterson: David Cameron is about to deliver a *brutal* attack on all of Twitter. You unreasonable weirdos.

Oct 07, 2015

@Adamsaich_ I’ll be on for a couple of hours (until 9pm) if you’re game.

Oct 07, 2015

@alexhern Probably not, we talked about Thursday being a possible day?

Oct 07, 2015

@alexhern People in my football team purposefully miss training so they can watch that bilge.

Oct 07, 2015

@neildodd I won’t share the name etc as we’re still waiting to shoot etc and we’ve been warned against oversharing.

Oct 07, 2015

@neildodd Yeah, a modeling agency (one that approached us, luckily). He was in the final two for Burberry but didn’t make it.

Oct 07, 2015

@neildodd Will do! Very new to me but excited to see how he does.

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