Motorola confirms October launch for Moto X4 in UK

Motorola has provided some information for the launch of the Moto X4 smartphone. The company’s UK subsidiary has confirmed in a tweet that the device will hit the shelves early next month. An exact date, however, wasn’t revealed. Aside from the launch time-frame, the company also confirmed that the handset will be exclusive to Carphone Warehouse in the UK. Sadly, there was no information on pricing, although it can’t be far away from the €399 price tag for continental Europe. [“Source-timesofindia”]

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Fashion Features Heavily Among The 33 Companies Selected For Tech City UK Upscale Program

Numerous early stage fashion and e-commerce businesses are among the new intake for Tech City UK’s six-month Upscale program. Included are Mastered, an online education platform for creative professionals led by industry experts; Poq, an app commerce solution for major retailers; Wolf & Badger, a global online marketplace for independent brands; and Trouva, a curated online shopping site pulling together 150 independent boutiques. Many of the others bring further relevancy to the fashion industry, including real-time video platform Grabyo, which has worked with brands in the past including Hunter, where…

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Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Theresa May has said the UK “cannot possibly” remain within the European single market, as staying in it would mean “not leaving the EU at all”. The PM promised to push for the “freest possible trade” with European countries and warned the EU that to try to “punish” the UK would be “an act of calamitous self-harm”. She also said Parliament would vote on the final deal that is agreed. Labour warned of “enormous dangers” in the prime minister’s plans. And the European Parliament’s lead negotiator said there could be…

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Squid may become favourite UK meal as seas become warmer

The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK’s shores grow warmer, say government scientists. Squid and fish that thrive in warmer waters, such as sardines and anchovies, are flourishing around the North Sea, according to fisheries data. Squid are now being caught at 60% of survey stations in the North Sea, compared with 20% in the 1980s. But the likes of cod are heading north, away from British waters. Dr John Pinnegar, of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and…

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Philips launches new UK Population Health Management tools at EHI Live 2016

Healthcare provision in the UK is under increasing pressure with many healthcare stakeholders now recognising the urgent need for a wider system transformation. To date, our health system has been one that manages ill health instead of actively promoting good health practices. Placing increasing pressure on our healthcare systems to sustain the quality, access and affordability of care as the growing UK population brings new health challenges. As a leader in healthcare innovations Philips is well positioned to deliver meaningful solutions that will bring improved access to quality care at…

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UK: Union highlights needs of refugee children

The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers has highlighted the appalling impact of the global refugee crisis on the world’s children and young people, especially in terms of education. @UNICEF   At the UK Trades Union Congress’ Congress in Brighton on 14 September, the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) President, Kathy Wallis, urged the Government to play its full part in ensuring all refugee and displaced children are able to access education and are protected from abuse and violence. She made the call while…

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HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle in a nutshell: Specs, UK info and more

HTC is ready to launch the Desire 10 Lifestyle on September 20, along with its more premium brother the Desire 10 Pro. Here’s everything you need to know about the the HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, including specs, leaked features, and the potential UK price and launch date based on current rumours. What is the HTC Desire 10 family, and what’s the difference between the Lifestyle and Pro models? We’re big fans of the HTC 10, an all-round slab of brilliance in a tough-yet-attractive metal unibody. That’s why we’re eagerly awaiting the September 20…

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Amazon Echo devices launched in the UK

The Amazon Echo devices will become available in the UK (and Germany) in the coming weeks and they are pre-orderable right now. Of course this means Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, will also roll out to become your voice activated assistant via the Amazon Echo and all-new Amazon Echo Dot hardware. In the UK Alexa gains an English accent, we don’t know about the German version. Amazon Echo devices have been available for about two years in the US. The Amazon Echo will start to ship to UK customers from 28th…

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Only 3% of UK adults feel ashamed at wasting food, poll finds

Only 3% of UK householders think there is a stigma attached to wasting food, while many try to save money by switching off lights or turning down the heating, instead of reducing food waste, according to a report. The Sainsbury’s survey of food waste habits shows that the vast majority of people fail to see the value of watching out for food waste, compared with other money-saving habits that have become second nature. According to the poll of more than 5,000 UK adults, 74% of householders actively turn lights off…

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Could the Scottish Parliament stop the UK from leaving the EU?

To recap. The Prime Minister has resigned. The leader of the opposition is resisting pressure from senior colleagues to follow suit. And, lest we forget in this temporary focus upon party leadership, the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union after 43 years of membership. In these unprecedented circumstances, it is understandable that there is a degree of uncertainty in the immediate response to events. That disquiet includes Scotland where the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is seeking to draft a distinct reaction within the distinctive…

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