Tag: UK

OnePlus announces new UK carrier and retail partnerships ahead of 6T release

As the launch of the OnePlus 6T draws ever nearer, we’ve got a pretty good picture of what it will be like. It’s going to be the company’s most advanced phone to date, and thanks to some new network and retail partnerships in the UK, it should also be easier to buy than its past […]

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Where to buy Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, Home Hub, and all Google’s new devices in the UK

Google The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL are finally here! The search giant unveiled the third-generation Pixel phones at an event in New York on October 9, 2018, alongside a few other exciting new products that join the growing Made by Google family. If you watched the livestream you’ll already know all […]

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The first woman Doctor Who to be commemorated with a limited-edition Barbie

Tonight marks the world premiere of the first Doctor Who series in which the Doctor is portrayed by a woman. The limited-edition commemorative Barbie available for pre-order starting tomorrow, exclusively through Forbidden Planet. <!– Cory Doctorow I write books. My latest are: a YA graphic novel called In Real Life (with Jen […]

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App for UK Conservative Party conference exposes all attendees’ private info

The UK Conservative Party’s annual conference is about to kick off in Birmingham, and the Tories have distributed an app ahead of time to all attendees: senior ministers, government officials, members of the press, party members, and others. The app has a fatal design-flaw: anyone could login as any attendee, provided that you […]

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Google Assistant routines are rolling out in more languages in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, and the UK

Google Assistant’s routines rolled out in March, then gained customization and scheduling a few months later, but in the time since, routines have always been an English (US) feature. If your Google Home or Assistant on your phone was set to any other language, or any other variant of English, you had to make do […]

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Google Home Max available in UK, France, and Germany starting today

This might come as a surprise to some of you, but Google’s Home products aren’t available in very many countries. In fact, availability is actually fairly restricted, especially on the Home Max. Until May, the biggest Home speaker was only available in the US, though Canada and Australia have since joined the list. Now, the […]

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Streets – Upfest (2018) Bristol

Upfest returned to celebrate its 10th anniversary recently with approximately 350 artists from across the globe leaving their mark on the streets of Bristol. A central theme across the whole weekend was the 100 years which have passed since some women first got the right to vote in the UK. For example, Jody Thomas‘ gold-masked figure […]

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ISPs’ listed speeds drop up to 41% after UK requires accurate advertising

reader comments 5 Share this story Most broadband providers in the UK “have been forced to cut the headline speeds they advertise when selling deals” because of new UK rules requiring accurate speed claims, according to a consumer advocacy group. “Eleven major suppliers have had to cut the advertised speed of some of their deals, […]

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Britain 2018: Record Knife Crime Rates Straining NHS, Depleting Blood Supplies

Trauma surgeons have warned that Britain’s knife crime “epidemic” is putting the National Health Service (NHS) under strain, as figures revealed the number of incidents reached a record high of more than 40,000 last year. The Daily Telegraph reported the 40,147 knife offences recorded in England and Wales — the highest figure since records began […]

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Buskers are the only performers making money at the Edinburgh Fringe. Here’s how.

By Mat Ricardo <!– By Mat Ricardo –> So. You’re trudging down the Royal Mile taking it all in. The World’s largest festival of the performing arts, and in such a beautiful city, too. Detestably young actors with a dream in their heart and Starbucks in their veins approach from every angle, lunging flyers at […]

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The UK’s largest estate agency is on the verge of bankruptcy

Countrywide is the UK’s largest property agents (they own estate agencies like Hamptons International, Bairstow Eves and Bridgfords), with 900 locations and 10,000 employees, and they’re selling off shares at fire-sale prices in a desperate bid to raise £140 million to service their massive debts; the sum is 300% of the company’s market cap, […]

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