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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

Virgin Media's next price hike will come in November — With a multi-billion pound commitment to improving its UK infrastructure, increased download speeds and an upcoming launch of its new 4K-capable Virgin V6 box on the books, Virgin Media has been forced to raise its prices above inflation, offering disgruntled customers a way out should they choose (but only if they joined after January 23rd 2014).

Uber will offer free rides in its self-driving cars this month — According to the report, Uber won't be sending its cars out alone. A human supervisor will sit in the driving seat, as required by law, "with their fingertips on the wheel." A second person will be sat in the front passenger seat, taking notes on a laptop while cameras inside and outside the vehicle record everything that happens during the ride.

How to see everything you've ever watched on Netflix and Amazon — Finding your viewing history on Netflix is a simple affair. Visit, ensure you're logged in and then hover over your profile name. Select Your Account from the menu. Now, scroll down to the bottom and select Viewing Activity. You should now be presented with a list of everything you've streamed on your account.

TfL slides into your Twitter DMs with weekend travel updates — On its Digital Blog, TfL notes that it chose Thursdays because that's when travellers tend to look for weekend travel advice. Requests apparently peak at around 5pm on that day. With this in mind, the authority will send a direct message full of travel information to subscribers' Twitter accounts, a method that is convenient but not overly intrusive.

BBC picks new weather partner after 93 years with the Met Office — According to Nigel Charters, Project Director of BBC Weather re-procurement (that's a real thing), the deal will save the BBC "millions of pounds over the next seven or so years." At a time where the Beeb is cutting all it can to reduce its budget, the agreement will please the corporation's bean counters.

Pizza Hut delivers the world's first playable DJ pizza box — Created by printed electronics expert Novalia, the battery-powered box connects to your computer or smartphone via Bluetooth and is compatible with DJ software like Serato DJ. As Rinse FM's DJ Vectra demonstrates in the video embedded below, you can scratch, rewind, control pitch and crossfade.

World's largest offshore windfarm to be built in the UK — The development will take advantage of the £730 million made available by the government as part of its commitment to renewable energy. Offshore wind is already on track to meet 10 percent of the UK's total electricity demand by 2020 and the Hornsea project will help the government meet its target of 10GW installed by that time.

McDonald's hands out activity trackers with Happy Meals — For more than three decades, McDonald's has handed out toys with Happy Meals. It's been long argued that the gifts incentivize parents and children to eat more fast food, leading to health issues like obesity and diabetes.

Oculus Rift will hit UK and Canadian retailers on September 20th — Now that Oculus has caught up with the pre-order backlog for its VR headset, the Facebook-owned company has decided it's time to make the Rift available in more...

London police to create a troll-hunting social media unit — Although UK authorities have taken steps to outlaw online abuse, victims have complained that police forces have been slow to act or been left feeling like their voices haven't been heard. The Online Hate Crime Hub aims to better support those targeted by trolls, unmasking perpetrators who have operated under "veil of anonymity" provided by social media services.
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Aug 27, 2016

Really like Janssen's work ethic. Plays like a proper English striker.

Aug 27, 2016

@Quilo Wanyama feels a bit off the pace, too many loose balls in the last third. We're giving them possession and they're turning us easily.

Aug 27, 2016

Liverpool have been very good, I have to say. Probably deserved a goal on the balance of play. Hopefully we can pick it back up. #coys

Aug 27, 2016

@AaronIsSocial I dunno, Valencia hardly had a model defence last season. Anything is better than Chambers.

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