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Associate Editor, Engadget UK — Engadget

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

You can run over 1,000 Windows 3.1 programs in your browser — It's kicked things off by adding more than 1,000 programs to its Windows 3.1 Software Library. The vast majority of them are games, including Taipei and Ski Free, but there's plenty of browser-based shareware to get stuck into. There's also a curated collection called the "Windows Showcase," which lists some of the best known programs and games from 20 years ago.

Carphone Warehouse's 'iD' network adds free data rollovers — With a restriction on how much data can be used, Carphone Warehouse has come up with a new way to incentivize customers. It's launched a "Data Rollover" feature that will new and existing subscribers on 12 or 24 month plans carry over any data they don't use into the following month.

Terabit satellites to supercharge remote internet access — The two companies have already begun working on two of the three ViaSat-3 satellites, which will deliver more than 1 Terabit (1,000 Gbps) of capacity each. ViaSat will design and manufacture the payload and Boeing will be tasked with developing the "associated satellite bus platforms" ahead of a 2019 launch.
Feb 11, 2016

Get ready: Terabit satellites will soon supercharge remote internet access:

Feb 11, 2016

Terabit satellites to supercharge remote internet access <- Last mile? Try last 250 miles.

Twitter's 'First View' ads put videos at the top of your feed — Twitter markets the feature as an "engaging and highly visible way to share your brand story with compelling video creative across Twitter's massive audience." It operates in a similar way to Facebook's Suggested Videos or Suggested Posts, in that it will sit between legitimate content on or the official apps and will attempt to catch your eye every time you open the app.

Amazon's new gaming engine comes with Twitch baked in — Amazon says Lumberyard is built around making games social. The company wants developers to focus on creating unique games that can support huge communities from the beginning, rather than getting bogged down with the complexities of building a custom engine or firefighting server issues.
Feb 09, 2016

Amazon’s launched a free game engine that lets devs connect to its cloud & add social/Twitch features with a click.

'Red Dead Redemption' pays a brief visit to the Xbox One — While it was available, Xbox One owners who owned a digital copy of the Xbox 360 version were able to download and play Red Dead Redemption. Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 also made an unscheduled appearance.

BBC will make its first broadcast into space tomorrow — British astronaut Tim Peake has already achieved a number of "firsts" while aboard the International Space Station, but his next milestone will possibly be the most entertaining. Tomorrow (February 6th), Peake and his two astronaut colleagues will view the BBC's first ever space broadcast, when it live-streams the Scotland vs England Six Nations rugby match live from Murrayfield.

Destiny's new 'Damage Referee' will punish laggy players — Don't worry, your PvP battles won't soon be adjudicated by a virtual official in a black and white striped shirt. Instead, Bungie will implement new checks that can identify when a player is manipulating their connection to juice their kill stats or is unfairly profiting from poor connectivity.

Google engineer finds holes in three 'secure' browsers — For Avast, Ormandy identified that its Avastium browser (a fork of Google Chromium) allowed an attacker to "read any file on the filesystem by clicking a link." The exploit involved using a specially-crafted JavaScript web page that could bypass built-in checks and potentially allow a malicious party to read cookies and email.

Apple Music now lets Android users save music to an SD card — Apple doesn't often make Android apps, but when it does, it's either to secure more iPhone users or give people access to Apple Music. Now that the streaming app has eclipsed one million downloads, the company has begun outfitting it with features that are native to Google's mobile OS.
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Feb 13, 2016

RT @jack: @randileeharper thank you for this! Read it, passed on to team, and we're on it and want to fix!

Feb 13, 2016

@stroughtonsmith It's a weird film all around. Superb visuals but it's not a great example of good Pixar storytelling.

Feb 13, 2016

@slonoxy Loads! Just Google it (sorry, that's how I did it).

Feb 13, 2016

@slonoxy Thanks! It's DIY, made from a Lightberry kit and a Raspberry Pi.

Feb 13, 2016

@matty_leigh Sure is. It's a Lightberry kit connected to a Raspberry Pi.

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