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Facebook’s News tab arrives in the UK

Leon Neal via Getty Images Facebook is bringing its dedicated News tab to the UK on Tuesday, which marks the first time the company has rolled out the feature outside of the US. You can access the News tab from the menu in the Facebook app. It features news tailored to your interests alongside a …

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Apple closes stores in California and the UK as COVID-19 cases soar

Brendan McDermid / reuters Apple has closed all 53 stores in California and up to 16 across the UK, Tennessee, Brazil and Mexico due to soaring COVID-19 cases in those regions, the company told the New York Times in a statement. It’s the second major closure of Apple’s retail locations since it closed stores across …

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ rentals will start early in UK, where there’s no HBO Max

Warner Bros. Warner Bros. is using Wonder Woman 1984 to push HBO Max, but what happens in countries where the streaming service (or an equivalent partner) simply isn’t an option? Early rentals, apparently. Deadline and Variety have confirmed WW84 will be available for 48-hour digital rentals in the UK and Ireland on January 13th, just …

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Nigeria Is Paxful’s Second Biggest P2P Bitcoin Market, Trades Top $566 Million in Five Years

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation, traded more than $566 million worth of bitcoin between 2015 and 2020, making it the world’s second-largest peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin market after the U.S., which traded $3.75 billion in the period under review.</strong> According to an analysis of bitcoin trading platform Paxful’s database shared …

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Spotify belatedly extends Alexa podcast control outside the US

Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Americans have had the option of Alexa voice control for podcasts on Spotify since the end of 2019, but the rest of the world has had to sit tight. That creature comfort is finally reaching other parts of the world, though. Spotify has enabled Alexa control for podcasts in 11 more countries, including …

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Bitcoin Exchanges Flood London’s Metro With Adverts

“If you’re seeing bitcoin on the Underground, it’s time to buy,” according to one of the many posters now plastered across London’s vast metro network. In fact, two cryptocurrency exchanges chose to kick off advertising campaigns with Transport for London (TFL) on Monday.  Coinfloor, the U.K.’s longest-running exchange, launched a mix of large digital billboards …

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UK urges tech companies to help tackle excessive e-waste in damning report

SOPA Images via Getty Images A damning report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) claims the UK falls well behind other countries in managing electronic waste. Committee members also suggested major companies such as Amazon and Apple discourage recycling and repairs through some of the practices they employ. The UK generates 23.9kg …

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Watch out, fraudsters are claiming they are from Blockchain.com

Fraudulent actors currently float around the internet claiming association with crypto trading and wallet company Blockchain.com, as confirmed by the Financial Conduct Authority, or FCA, a United Kingdom-based regulatory entity. The copycats assert association with Blockchain.com under Blockchain Ltd, a clone version of the real company. The genuine Blockchain.com, under the agent Blockchain Access UK …

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Actress Maisie Williams becoming the newest Bitcoiner?

English actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, may be joining the Bitcoin bandwagon. In a Nov. 16 message on Twitter, the actress asked her 2.7 million followers if she should go “long on Bitcoin.” At the time of publication, the majority — 50.4% …

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Huawei urges UK to reverse ban following US election

ANDREW HARNIK via Getty Images A Huawei executive has suggested that the UK backtrack on its ban of the controversial Chinese company in the wake of the US elections. The Guardian quotes company VP Victor Zhang, who is urging politicians in the UK to let Huawei take part in the 5G rollout and undo the …

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