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Facebook’s acquisition of giphy questioned by several authorities

Facebook’s acquisition of giphy questioned by several authorities
Karl Karl 22 June, 2020
FacebookFacebook, GIPHYJenThorpe The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating Facebook’s acquisition of GIPHY. The CMA is considering whether that transaction has resulted in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the ...
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Fenix hm50r multipurpose led headlamp review

Fenix hm50r multipurpose led headlamp review
Karl Karl 15 June, 2020
reviewgeeknews The FenixHM50R Multipurpose LED Headlamp lives up to the reputation of the flashlights that Fenix produces. This is by far the brightest headlamp I have ever used with 4 different brightness settings. With outputs ranging from 4 to 5...
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Court rules turning on phone qualifies as search

Court rules turning on phone qualifies as search
Karl Karl 1 June, 2020
LawLaw, smartphoneJenThorpe A judge has ruled that the act of looking at a phone’s lock screen requires a warrant – in some circumstances. This ruling was made by the Honorable John C. Coughenour in the United States District Court Western District o...
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More backgrounds to hide the clutter

More backgrounds to hide the clutter
Betsy Betsy 31 May, 2020
Informationbackground, WallpaperAndrew The lockdown might be easing in your country, but it doesn’t look like working from home is going to go away anytime soon: VPNs, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google Meet are all the new norms for the wo...
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Bbc omits central database in contact tracing app story

Bbc omits central database in contact tracing app story
Betsy Betsy 4 May, 2020
medical, Security, smartphonecovid-19, Covid-19 Tracker, NHSAndrew With the UK’s NHS Contract Tracing app being tested in the Isle of Wight this week, the BBC ran a story on how the app works in the evening news today. While the lovely graphics illus...
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No surprises at oneplus 8 series launch?

No surprises at oneplus 8 series launch?
Marshall Marshall 20 April, 2020
smartphoneAndroid, OnePlus, smartphoneAndrew The new OnePlus 8 series will launch tomorrow but there have been so many leaks, both official and unofficial, that it makes you wonder what they have left to announce. Here’s what’s been revealed over the...
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Oneplus 8 hands-on review

Oneplus 8 hands-on review
Betsy Betsy 20 April, 2020
Android, review, smartphoneAndroid, OnePlus, review, smartphoneAndrew True to form, OnePlus has announced its spring line up of smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. Fortunately, I was sent a pair of review handsets and in this article, I...
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I’m on windows 10 and i’m ok with that – for now

I’m on windows 10 and i’m ok with that – for now
Betsy Betsy 11 April, 2020
Information, MicrosoftChromebook, google, Microsoft, Windows 10Alan OK, for 5 years or so now I’ve been primarily using a Chromebook. I’ve been through three. It’s not that I didn’t have Windows around, the desktop in my office is Windows and the lap...
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Good news for roku fans in uk

Good news for roku fans in uk
Marshall Marshall 8 April, 2020
review, ROKU, StreamingRoku, streamingAndrew Roku’s had a busy news week (or two) and much of it will be of interest to UK Roku fans. It’s particularly serendipitous as we’re stuck inside avoiding the Coronavirus lurgy, so let’s get stuck in with the...
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“zoom-bombing” could result in fines or imprisonment

“zoom-bombing” could result in fines or imprisonment
Betsy Betsy 5 April, 2020
LawDepartment of Justice, zoomJenThorpe The world is adjusting to the “new normal” of working from home and attending online meetings. While this is happening, a nefarious group of people have decided to enter Zoom teleconferences so they can be abus...
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Video chat creates background bonanza

Video chat creates background bonanza
Karl Karl 4 April, 2020
tabletvideo conferencing, zoomAndrew With everyone staying at home to avoid Covid-19, video conferencing and chat has exploded over the past two weeks as families and friends look for new ways to stay in touch. Not everyone lives in a house out of Ho...
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The greatest designs of modern times

The greatest designs of modern times
Betsy Betsy 1 April, 2020
designdesign, FortuneAndrew Back in 1959, Fortune worked with Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) to produce The 100 “Best Designed” Products. The original article is here and within the list are objects still recognised...
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Whatsapp bot gives out covid-19 information

Whatsapp bot gives out covid-19 information
Karl Karl 1 April, 2020
healthcoronavirus, covid-19, WhatsAppAndrew The amount of misinformation around novel coronavirus and Covid-19 is staggering and presents a real danger both to the health of individuals and the wider community. To combat this threat, the UK Governmen...
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Apple buys dark sky and drops android

Apple buys dark sky and drops android
Marshall Marshall 1 April, 2020
Android, AppleApple, Dark Sky, weatherAndrew In very unwelcome news, Dark Sky has sold out to Apple, with the Android and Wear OS apps closing down on 1st July. As far as I’m concerned Dark Sky is the best hyper-local weather app: if I get a notifica...
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Oneplus 8 series launches 14 april

Oneplus 8 series launches 14 april
Marshall Marshall 31 March, 2020
smartphoneOnePlus, smartphoneAndrew In news that’s unlikely to shock anyone, OnePlus has announced that their 8 series of smartphones will be unveiled through an online event at 11am EST on 14 April. If I’ve converted that right, it’s 15:00 GMT / 16:...
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Gadgets galore for 007

Gadgets galore for 007
Betsy Betsy 1 March, 2020
watch007, James Bond, Omega, Royal Mail, stamps, Swatch, watchesAndrew With only a month to go until the next 007 film, “No Time To Die“, there’s plenty of James Bond-themed goodies for the spyhunters out there. As Mr Bond’s watch brand of choice in...
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Android display and lock screen settings are a mess

Android display and lock screen settings are a mess
Karl Karl 28 February, 2020
Android, smartphoneAndroid, SmartphonesAndrew A few weeks ago Ambient Mode arrived on my OnePlus 6T and much as I love my phone, Ambient Mode took way too long to get working properly: Android’s settings for displays and lock screens are a complete m...
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