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Amazon introduces paid subscriptions for Alexa skills

After grabbing 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market, Amazon says it’s now opening up a way for third-party developers to make money from their voice apps, known as skills, on its Alexa platform. The company announced it has introduced the ability for customers to access premium …

Nade Clippable Portable Charger

If you need some juice, plug in to the Nade so your friends can blow up your phone.<p>If you need some juice, plug in to the Nade so your friends can blow up your phone.

United Kingdom

iOS gains market share in U.S. and elsewhere, falls in UK due to Samsung promotions

The latest Kantar data shows that iOS saw year-on-year market share growth during August in seven of the nine major markets monitored by the firm, but saw a two-point fall in the UK thanks to aggressive promotions by Samsung.<p>U.S. market share climbed 3.7 points, from 31.3% in August 2016 to an even …

Vitality Insurance Members in United Kingdom Can Exercise Their Way to Free Apple Watch Series 3

Vitality, a health and life insurance provider, today announced that new and existing members in the United Kingdom can essentially earn their way to a free Apple Watch by maintaining an active lifestyle.<p>Between now and December 31, members enrolled in an eligible VitalityHealth or VitalityLife …

Apple Watch

British Drone Pilots Battling ISIS Could Get Medals for First Time

British drone pilots who fight the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) daily even though they have never set foot on the battlefield could be awarded …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

£65m project kicks off first-ever UK-US Science & Tech deal

Signed by Science Minister Jo Johnson and US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs …

Manufacturing

Microsoft's expected Surface Pro with LTE: Possible specs, pricing leak

A UK retailer may have outed the possible specs and pricing of Microsoft's expected Surface Pro LTE devices.<p>Microsoft officials said earlier this …

UK lifeboat crew tests drones as search and rescue helpers

It's thought to be a world first.<p>Drones are becoming an important part of the emergency services. Police are using them to search for missing people, while fire departments test them as a tool to survey dangerous sites. Until now, however, we haven't seen or heard about them being used by the …

Drones

Moo-ve over connected cows, the internet of bees is here

A new project is aiming to bring bees online by putting them in tiny “backpacks” so that scientists can track the threatened insect’s behaviour and …

Adopting fintech is saving UK businesses £4.6bn, according to MarketInvoice

Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are adopting financial technology (fintech) and making significant savings as a result, according to a survey …

Two-thirds of UK businesses have adopted fintech

Most UK businesses are using financial technology products and services in some way, with cost savings being the main attraction

How Electric Cars Could Help The Power Grid Become More Efficient, Less Expensive

A recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggested that electric vehicles could account for half of all new cars sold by 2040. While electric vehicles consume electricity, they can also export power to the grid as mobile energy storage units. An increase in electric vehicle adoption may …

Alstom eyes Liverpool hydrogen train trials

<b>Alstom wants to test its hydrogen powered trains in the UK and is in talks about running a trial in the Liverpool area.</b><p>The DfT’s recent scaling back …

Revealed: Shell Electric Car Chargers Look Like Future Gas Pumps

Shell, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world, is going electric. Photos uploaded this week show how the company’s new electric car …

What’s driving the UK’s rail renaissance?

<b>The UK rail sector is healthier than it has been for decades. David Fowler examines the projects and companies behind this rail renaissance.</b><p>Spanish …

Understand cyber security, don’t fear it, says NCSC head

The head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged organisations to ensure they understand cyber risks, as a survey reveals …

Get Ready for the 'Reaper' Botnet: It's Already Infected Over a Million Devices

Consumer<p>Just in time for Halloween, a growing hacked device botnet named "Reaper" could put the internet in the dark.<p>Over a million internet-connected cameras and routers have already been infected, researchers with the Israeli-based firm Check Point says — and the number is growing.<p>"Our research …

Routers