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Android will now automatically send your location to 999 operators — Google says that it isn't in the business of collecting location data and that it's new feature is "solely for the use of emergency service providers." It is only sent when you make an emergency call, either directly to an operator or via your mobile network.

Engadget UK asks: is fitness tech improving your life? — August is almost upon us, and that means we don't have very long before the lighting of the Olympic flame in Rio, Brazil. Team GB has its work cut out: it's exp...

Hailo gets help from car giant Daimler to take on Uber — With ridesharing services becoming more popular by the day, car makers are starting to take notice. General Motors has already sunk $500 million into Lyft, Volk...

Verizon is buying struggling giant Yahoo for $4.83 billion — The deal will leaves Yahoo with its existing cash, a 15 percent stake in Alibaba and investment in Yahoo Japan. Once everything has been given the green light, the company will then change its name and become a "registered, publicly traded investment company."

An 'Overwatch' graphic novel is coming — IGN reports that under the new agreement, Dark Horse will republish Blizzard's digital Overwatch comics through its own comics service. The publisher will then print a 100-page Overwatch graphic novel in April 2017. Both companies are keeping quiet on the name and the team behind it but we do know that it will follow the story of the original strike team.

Apple and Facebook helped bust the world's biggest torrent site — Founded in 2008, the site has slowly grown to become the biggest torrent-sharing website in the world. It finally took the mantle in 2015 after The Pirate Bay experienced multiple raids, battled lengthy spells of downtime and its three founders were arrested.

BT down: this is why your broadband isn't working — If you're trying to get online with BT Broadband today, you might be experiencing some problems. The provider has confirmed that its suffering network issues th...

Sky+ gains a Top Picks section and more binge-watching features — The rollout will see Top Picks placed at the bottom of the Sky+ homepage and will serve content from premium channels like Sky Atlantic and Sky Movies. But that's not all. Sky customers can also enjoy the new "Download Next" feature, which automatically downloads and queues up the next episode of a series viewed via Catch Up, Sky Box Sets, Top Picks, Kids or Sports.

MPs tell BT to get its 'house in order' or face Openreach split — If you feel like you've heard these words before, well, you have. In February, UK communications watchdog Ofcom told BT that it would be spared from an Openreach split, but only if it opened telegraph poles and underground ducts, gives its broadband arm more say over investments, speeds up line repairs and improves the wait time for the installation of new connections.

Apple entices its first big drug company to ResearchKit — GSK's Patient Rheumatoid Arthritis Data from the Real World (PARADE) study is the first of its kind and is the first time a major pharmaceutical (or big pharma) company has embarked on such a project. PARADE is designed to look at the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on a patient's life, by using iPhone sensors to collect information on joint pain, fatigue and overall mood.
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Jul 26, 2016

Someone covered Robyn’s Dancing On My Own. I don’t know why, the original is 100x better.

Jul 26, 2016

@alexdobie Innit. I even got my mum to buy one when it dropped in price.

Jul 26, 2016

RT @Brotractor: Had to GIF this INSANE Lightning Strike in Chicago last night. Pole = Obliterated

Jul 25, 2016

Just finished the first season of Flesh and Bone. Very dark and troubling but overall really enjoyable.

Jul 25, 2016

@engadget @abcdedgar Send me a pair, pre-season training resumes this weekend thx

Jul 25, 2016

@TerrenceOBrien Got a lot coverage here, at least when I tuned in. They spent 10mins talking about it on BBC Radio 1 earlier.

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