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Matt Brian

Southend, Essex
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? Instagram: mattbrian #coys

Hive takes on Hue with colour-changing light bulbs — The two new additions are the Active Light Cool to Warm White and the Active Light Colour Changing Bulb, which will fit both the B22 and E27 light sockets you might have in your home. The Cool to Warm White bulb is tuneable from "warm white" 2700K to "daylight cool" 6500K colour temperatures, is energy efficient and typically lasts up to 25,000 hours.

OnePlus 3 gets its first UK carrier partnership in O2 — The OnePlus 3 is being sold with a range of O2 Refresh plans, starting with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB for £28 or £35.50 a month for unlimited minutes and texts with 3GB data.

Fitbit's Charge 2 wearable is now available for $150 — With a bigger display, the $150/£130 Charge 2 allows for a wider selection of watch faces that display more information than before. The optical heart rate sensor can detect how much time you've spent in specific cardio zones and its bigger battery ensures it logs more data before it needs plugging in, which helps it cement itself as the leader in its price range.

Plex Cloud lets you dump your home media server — Plex Cloud is basically a cloud version of the Plex Media Server, eliminating electricity and maintenance costs in the process. Amazon's reliable hosting platform takes care of the storage and Plex has "worked a little bit of magic" to enable the same transcoding options that some of the better home network storage solutions provide.

'Minecraft' novel in the works by 'World War Z' author — "Think cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds," says Mojang's Marsh Davies. "I've peeked at an early draft and it's entirely amazing, just as we knew it would be."

Google is reportedly interested in buying Twitter — The news has investors excited; at the time of writing, Twitter's share price has rocketed 20 percent and is climbing steadily. CBNC says that the company has "received expressions of interest" from numerous parties but has not yet received a formal bid -- although one could come shortly.

UK broadband customers also affected by Yahoo hack — Both companies have been forced to contact subscribers asking them to change their passwords following the attack. Before it began migrating users to a new system in 2013, BT's email service was powered by Yahoo, which was known as BT Yahoo Mail at the time.

Amazon's Handmade store comes to Europe — Amazon says that customers across Europe can now shop for over 30,000 "genuinely handcrafted items" on its new store, with more being added every day. Those "factory-free" products range from baby gifts to jewelry and also include lots of interior decorations and artwork.

This giant clock was made by driving 14 trucks in circles — When you're in the business of selling long-distance trucks, it makes a lot of sense to show off how far your vehicles can drive and demonstrate how reliable they can be. Instead of relying on real-world road tests and throwing a bunch of metrics in a specification sheet, Swedish automotive company Scania decided build a 750,000 square foot clock entirely made by 14 of its trucks.

Blizzard finds its 'Overwatch' World Cup teams — Over the past month, 50 national teams from around the world put forward their best players to show off their competitive skills in best-of-three online qualifiers. Teams are comprised of six members, who were either picked by a team captain or voted in by Overwatch fans themselves.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @JoshHalliday: Judge said Alton Towers fine would have been £7.5m if it had gone to trial. He had to reduce by a third, to £5m, due to early guilty plea.

Sep 27, 2016

RT @JoshHalliday: Breaking: Alton Towers owner fined £5m over "catastrophic" Smiler rollercoaster crash

Sep 27, 2016

@IanMorris78 Then you can continue to enjoy weather updates for Seattle :)

Sep 27, 2016

If you own an imported Amazon Echo in the UK, make sure you set the language to UK in the settings. Activates British accent/features etc.

Sep 27, 2016

@nicole TBH, I’ve been burned because of Brexit. I went to bed at 11pm with markets showing a 65-35 win for Stay and look what happened.

Sep 27, 2016

@nicole Makes you wonder if Hillary will win by a much bigger margin than expected because everything else is so skewed.

Sep 26, 2016

@holly Lorry is ahead of the cyclist just before. I think it’s demonstrating the danger of undertaking on the inside?

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