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Do you want to surf the web on your smartwatch?

Mobile web browser Opera Mini is coming to the Samsung Gear S Smartwatch... for... some... reason? According to TheNextWeb, the browser will soon be available on Samsung's watch, which is fairly unique amongst smartwatches for not requiring a tethered phone to run: A SIM card goes into the watch, and you can carry out phone…

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James O'MalleyDo you want to surf the web on your smartwatch?
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BBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days

Good news if you want to catch up on that show you missed: The BBC has announced that iPlayer users will now get 30 days after a programme is broadcast to catch up, up from just a week before. In a post on the BBC Internet Blog, the Beeb's Dan Taylor-Watt explained how the extension…

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James O'MalleyBBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days

10 cool Hyperlapses that show off just what it is capable of

Hyperlapse is Instagram's latest project, and is a very clever app. In essence, it is designed for long time lapses... but for shortform video platforms like, umm, Instagram. You simply hit record, point your camera at something, and then Hyperlapse will crunch down the video to run super fast - but apply smoothing…

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James O'Malley10 cool Hyperlapses that show off just what it is capable of
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Tesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service

Speaking at the Tesco Hudl 2 launch this morning there was one topic that Tesco's Group Digital Officer Michael Comish clearly didn't want to talk about: the fate of Blinkbox, the on-demand video and music streaming service that the retailer owns. When asked directly by a Bloomberg journalist amongst the assembled hacks whether the service…

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James O'MalleyTesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service
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Is Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?

Tesco could be planning to sell-off its video and music streaming service Blinkbox, if reports are to be believed. The news was reported in The Times (by way of the IB Times) and curiously comes just days before the retailer is expected to announce the Hudl 2 - a successor to its surprisingly zippy budget…

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James O'MalleyIs Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?
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Was a boardroom dispute to blame for Paypal and eBay splitting up?

Yesterday we reported that Paypal and eBay are consciously uncoupling into two separate companies. Now further details have emerged adding context to events: It turns out there was another woman. Bank Innovation reports on a recent bust-up between eBay CEO John Donahoe and former Paypal President David Marcus. Apparently Apple and Paypal had been in…

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James O'MalleyWas a boardroom dispute to blame for Paypal and eBay splitting up?
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eBay and Paypal split into separate companies – here’s why they’re consciously uncoupling

Intriguing corporate news today as eBay has announced that it is calling it quits with Paypal. The payment system, which was co-founded by electric cars and space tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is being spun off as a separate company. The split will see current eBay Marketplaces President Devin Wenig become the new CEO of a…

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James O'MalleyeBay and Paypal split into separate companies – here’s why they’re consciously uncoupling
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Adobe brings full Photoshop to Chomebooks using the power of streaming

Chromebooks may not be the most powerful computers, but they are portable and cheap - which is why it is surprising to learn that Google and Adobe will be bringing full Photoshop to the platform. Now don't get us wrong: This isn't simply a big screened Android app like Photoshop Elements, this is the real…

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James O'MalleyAdobe brings full Photoshop to Chomebooks using the power of streaming
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Is Microsoft killing Bing?

It looks like Microsoft is killing off the Bing brand name... and bringing back MSN right: MSN. In a brand strategy that seems to be increasingly randomly chosen, apparently the latest version of Windows Phone - 8.1 - sees the various Bing apps, such as Bing Finance being rebadged to remove the "Bing" name. The…

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James O'MalleyIs Microsoft killing Bing?
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Yahoo dump… umm, Yahoo

Yahoo has announced that it is to "sunset" (shutdown) three more of its services including, most intriguingly, Yahoo itself. When Yahoo launched a couple of decades ago it was designed to be a "directory" of websites - an early search engine in the days before everyone used Google. Now though, clearly realising that the company…

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James O'MalleyYahoo dump… umm, Yahoo