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Samsung to release Note 6 in UK but not Galaxy S7 Edge+

Last year, Samsung decided to not release the Galaxy Note 5 here in the UK, instead opting to focus its marketing push on the Galaxy S6 Edge+. However, this year that will apparently change, with the Note 6 coming to the UK but instead, Samsung won’t be bringing over the …

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UK ISPs to block 85 more pirate sites

The UK High Court has once again ordered internet service providers to expand its list of blocked sites, with a new wave of 85 sites set to be blocked this week on the likes of Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk. This will be one of the larger ban waves …

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Amazon’s same day delivery service expands in UK

Amazon has been experimenting with same day delivery over in the US this year, with Prime Now expanding to a few cities. The retail giant even brought the service over to London earlier this year but now it is set to expand further to cover nine more locations across the UK. …

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5Gbps broadband is landing in the UK- for a price

The UK isn’t exactly known for its blazing fast internet speeds, with average household broadband speeds sitting at 10.7Mbps. However, one company is planning on blowing the UK away with its own 5Gbps broadband service, though it will cost you quite a bit to get it. Right now, the 5Gbps …

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Apple opposes Investigatory Powers Bill encryption weakening

Last week a draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill was released by the British government, showing that it had roped in some of the Snooper’s Charter Clauses into the new piece of anti-terror legislature. While it would have ISPs keep records on every customer’s internet history for over a year, …

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UK tech retailers suffering from a series of DDOS attacks

Over the last 24 hours it would seem that several prominent UK tech retailers have been targeted by DDOS attacks, which may also turn out to be linked to a group demanding large Bitcoin ransoms. Affected sites include Overclockers UK, Novatech, SCAN and Aria. All of these websites have been …

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Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P priced in UK

Google just officially announced the new LG Nexus 5X and Huawei’s Nexus6P. The announcement pretty much confirmed the leaks and rumours that have been circulating for the last few months and now, we have UK pricing and a release window. The new Nexus devices are already up for pre-order on …

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Two more banks now support Apple pay in the UK

Apple Pay in the UK is expanding, with two more banks signing on to support the technology. Halifax and Lloyds bank customers will now be able to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and the Apple Watch. Barclays is still behind though and has yet to support …

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UN privacy chief wants internet Geneva convention

Shortly after his appointment as the United Nations’ first head of privacy, Joseph Cannataci has called the current state of digital surveillance in the UK a “joke,” describing it as worse than anything George Orwell may have conjured up in his novel 1984. To address this and the oversight over …

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Apparently the Galaxy Note 5 won’t launch in the UK

Samsung held its Unpacked event today, revealing two phones we have been reporting on for weeks: The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. While traditionally the Galaxy Note devices have sold very well, it seems Samsung has a plan to divide these two new phones up depending on …

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High court decision makes iTunes illegal in UK

If you’ve used iTunes CD ripping feature recently, did you know you were breaking the law? If you backed up your PC to a remote cloud platform, did you know you were taking part in an illegal activity? Yes, thanks to a recent overturning of revised copyright legislation by the …

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EU legislation could cripple UK porn filters

British porn filtering on an opt-out basis has been a bit of a bugbear for us here at KitGuru and many of you have voiced similar sentiment in our comment threads. Fortunately then there is a chance that their very existence could be put in jeopardy by a new piece …

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It looks like Barclays will support Apple Pay after all

Apple Pay is finally heading to the UK this week, around nine months after its initial announcement last year and it looks like more people will have the opportunity to make use of the feature, as Barclays has caved in and revealed that it would be offering support for the …

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The Pebble Time smartwatch is now available in the UK

Pebble found success a couple of years ago after successfully crowd funding its smartwatch and it seems things have only gone up since then. Earlier this year, the company went for another round of crowd funding, this time in order to create its next smartwatch, the Pebble Time, which was funded …

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Apple Pay to arrive in the UK next week

Apple Pay is finally heading to the UK this month and now it looks like we may have an exact date thanks to leaks coming from UK retailers. Back when Apple Pay was first announced for the US last year similar leaks took place, with retail memos revealing the launch …

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Drone footage shows Crossrail tunnels near completion

The Crossrail project, a new underground railway that will link up parts of Greater London with the surrounding city and other rail networks, is coming on apace. While the project was proposed as far back as the 1940s, approval was only given in the late ’00s and construction only started in …

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Snowden journalist declares UK biggest threat to free speech

Gleen Greenwald, the man who Edward Snowden initially chose as the mouthpiece for his whistle blowing document leaks, has called out the UK, its government and Prime Minister David Cameron, as the biggest threat to democracy and freedom of speech in the world, not the terrorist organisations they so often …

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