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Matt Burgess / WIRED UK:
Hands-on: TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45 smartwatch can swap smart and mechanical watch heads; touchscreen head has an Intel chip, 4GB RAM, Android Wear 2.0   —  The watch's lugs, strap, buckle, digital face, and physical module can be swapped out.  WIRED tested the watch in Switzerland
Mar 17, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
Matthew Reynolds / WIRED UK:
Mirai-based botnet tried to hijack Deutsche Telekom, UK's TalkTalk and Post Office customer routers, disrupting internet access for over 1M customers   —  The Mirai worm also hit the broadband, internet and TV networks of 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers  —  Around 100,000 Post Office …
Dec 3, 2016, 7:10 AMIn context
James Temperton / WIRED UK:
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is “trying to prepare the company to be IPO-ready as soon as possible” but says there are no plans to “go public in the near-term”   —  Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky tells WIRED that the launch of Trips wasn't holding it back from going public …
Nov 17, 2016, 2:50 PMIn context
Matt Burgess / WIRED UK:
UK's Investigatory Powers bill set to become law after being approved by parliament; bill allows bulk surveillance, hacking of mobile devices and networks, more   —  The Investigatory Powers Bill has been passed by both Houses of Parliament.  Once it receives Royal Assent it will become law
Nov 17, 2016, 7:20 AMIn context
Matt Burgess / WIRED UK:
Microsoft will raise cloud computing prices in UK by up to 22% in January, in wake of Brexit   —  Microsoft cloud computing prices will rise by up to 22% due to the EU referendum  —  Starting next year, Microsoft will raise the prices of its enterprise software and cloud services because of the drop in the value of the currency.
Oct 24, 2016, 2:25 PMIn context
Amelia Heathman / WIRED UK:
WhatsApp adds @-mention support in group chats, will notify even if the chat is muted, expands group sizes from 100 up to 256 participants   —  You can now ‘@’ a user in a group chat to make sure they see the message  —  An update to the messaging tool WhatsApp now allows users to tag people …
Sep 20, 2016, 1:05 PMIn context
David Rowan / Wired.co.uk:
Interview with Facebook's David Marcus on the future of Messenger, and why the company considers it the app for everything   —  Facebook Messenger: inside Zuckerberg's app for everything  —  , and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.
Oct 13, 2015, 9:55 AMIn context
Michael Rundle / Wired.co.uk:
Apple's new privacy site explains exactly how it uses your data   —  Apple has launched a new privacy policy website to explain in exacting detail how it users customers' data.  —  The updated site is intended to list virtually every core use of data by services like Apple Pay and iCloud …
Sep 29, 2015, 11:10 AMIn context
James Temperton / Wired.co.uk:
AVG updates privacy policy, allowing it to sell anonymized user data to third parties, but says it will let users opt out   —  AVG can sell your browsing and search history to advertisers  —  Security firm AVG can sell search and browser history data to advertisers in order to “make money” …
Sep 21, 2015, 7:20 AMIn context
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk:
Jimmy Wales and mobile network The People's Operator launch ad-free social network TPO.com to make it easy to donate to charities   —  Jimmy Wales launches charitable social network TPO.com  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and mobile network The People's Operator are launching a new charitable social network called TPO.com.
Jul 22, 2015, 7:40 AMIn context

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