Users warned of Microsoft data harvesting

Microsoft could soon face sanctions over its data collection methods after Dutch investigators discovered that the way the software giant collects data poses a risk to user privacy. According to a report commissioned by the Dutch government, both Microsoft Office and Windows 10 use a telemetry data collection mechanism that …

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Battlefield V review: an improved yet incomplete multiplayer shooter

Following the rocky reception received by Star Wars: Battlefront 2 this time last year, and the ongoing conversation involving the use of microtransactions in the economy of a full-priced game, Battlefield V finds itself at a turning point for the franchise. First-person shooters in their traditional form just aren’t as …

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Dell Boomi: Bringing smart cities to life

When discussing how technology will improve our lives in the future, people often point to smart cities as an example. Imagine a city where everything is connected, from your appliances to the street lights themselves, and automation is operating behind the scenes to ensure that things run smoothly. However, besides …

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Tidal has arrived on Amazon Echo speakers

If you have an Amazon Echo speaker you can now stream music directly from Tidal, giving you more listening options than ever before.  The streaming service, which is owned by Jay-Z, is designed to provide listeners with hi-fidelity audio, promising a level of sound quality equivalent to CDs.  It’s now …

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TechUK slammed over support for Brexit deal

Self-appointed voice of the UK tech industry techUK has been hit by a Twitter backlash from some of the country’s leading tech figures after calling for support for Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The lobbying group, which says it speaks for nearly a thousand technology firms across the UK, has been …

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EE and Virgin Media fined millions for overcharging customers

EE and Virgin Media have been handed multi-million pound fines for issuing excessive early contract termination charges to customers. An investigation by Ofcom found that 400,000 EE customers overpaid as much as £4.3 million, while 82,000 Virgin Media subscribers were overcharged to the tune of £2.8 million. The regulator said …

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Singles’ Day: a $30 billion opportunity still missed by many

Established by Chinese University students in the early 90s as the anti-Valentine’s Day event, Singles’ Day has exploded to become the world’s largest retail event, with 2018 sales topping $30 billion over a 24-hour period. Across Europe, early insights from Rakuten Marketing Display advertisers indicate a 93% increase in orders …

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