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Cortana app will stop working on phones in some countries

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Microsoft’s changing Cortana strategy is about to have consequences for some phone users. The company has revealed that the Cortana app will stop working after January 31st, 2020 for people in Australia, Canada and the UK. Lists, reminders and other Cortana content won’t pop […]

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Netflix UK offers the first episode of ‘The Crown’ season 3 for free

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Netflix As the so-called streaming war intensifies, companies have to seek out new ways to attract subscribers to their platforms — and Netflix thinks offering freebies might be the way to go. When season three of smash hit period drama The Crown hits UK Netflix on November 17th, the first […]

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Disney+ will hit the UK and four other European countries March 31st

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Disney Disney+ will officially debut in the US, Canada and the Netherlands November 12th, and Australia and New Zealand a week later. The rest of the world will need to wait a little longer to stream the likes of Avengers: Endgame and The Mandalorian on the service. But Disney fans […]

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UK introduces mandatory drone registration and pilot test

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links There have been calls for more regulation of drone flights in the UK, especially since drones caused chaos last Christmas at the country’s second-busiest airport. Now, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is requiring operators to register their drones. The registration system is a way to connect drones to their owners, […]

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Facebook will let politicians run false ads during UK elections

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Facebook’s policy of allowing politicians to run false ads is going to get tested in short order. CNN Business has confirmed that the social network won’t fact-check candidates’ ads in the weeks ahead of the UK election on December 12th. It will bar candidates from […]

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Facebook agrees to pay the UK £500K for the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS via Getty Images Facebook may be looking ahead to the 2020 election, but it’s still sweeping up debris from 2016. Today, Facebook agreed to pay the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) £500,000 (about $644,000) for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. As part of the deal, Facebook […]

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UK set to allow Huawei in ‘non-contentious’ parts of 5G networks

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein After months of talk, the UK is reportedly close to letting Huawei into its 5G networks. Sunday Times sources claim Prime Minister Boris Johnson is close to allowing the Chinese tech giant into “non-contentious” parts of 5G service in the country. While there wassn’t much elaboration on […]

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The UK likely got more power from renewables than fossil fuels last quarter

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images The UK generated more power from renewable sources than from fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. This is the first time that’s happened since the UK opened its first public electricity-generating station in 1882. The findings, revealed in an analysis by Carbon Brief, […]

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Vodafone tests open cellular radio tech that could lower phone rates

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could benefit your bank account. Vodafone has started the first European tests (specifically, the UK) […]

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UK police auction TalkTalk hacker’s cryptocurrency

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links gopixa via Getty Images A UK police force auctioned off more than £240,000 of cryptocurrency that they confiscated from the teenage hacker behind the 2015 TalkTalk breach. In April 2018, police discovered that Elliott Gunton was stealing personal data in exchange for hundreds of thousands of pounds in cryptocurrency. According […]

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