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Osborne delivers a tax break to North Sea oil companies

As part of the UK Chancellor's Budget 2015 announcement, George Osborne warned that falling low oil prices "pose a threat to the North Sea" and that "bold and immediate measures are needed."<p>He confirmed that he will cut North Sea oil revenue tax to 30%, from 50%, in a bid to stop firms axing jobs …

'Pebble Time' Kickstarter Gained Momentum Following Apple Watch Event

The record-breaking Kickstarter for the new Pebble Time smartwatch gained some momentum off of Apple's "Spring Forward" event last week, reported <i>TechCrunch</i> over the weekend.<p>The crowd-funding campaign brought in on average $6,000 per hour the Sunday before the big Apple Watch event, a statistic …

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The Tado Smart Thermostat Just Got Smarter

The Tado thermostat is already a smart device, rivaling the Nest Learning Thermostat in several ways. Today the company is announcing an API and IFTTT integration, which will drastically upgrade the Tado’s capabilities.<p>As Tado founder and CEO Christian Deilmann said in a released statement, a …

Microsoft launches Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews

A leaked version of Office 2016 gave us an early look at a new colorful theme early today, and now Microsoft is ready to let anyone test its upcoming Office client. Starting today, the software maker is launching an Office 2016 preview aimed at IT professionals and developers. "This early build …