[Update: Now live] Google extending mail-in repair service for out-of-warranty Pixels to Europe

Update 1: 2019/05/22 1:27pm PDT Just as promised, Google has brought its mail-in out-of-warranty repair service to Pixel owners in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
In all these cases, Google’s own service replaces
Here in the US, Google has had its own mail-in repair center set up for Pixel phones for around eight months. In the rest of the world, though, Google offers nothing of the sort, instead pointing customers to recommended walk-in and mail-in service centers via a support page. Read More[Update: Now live] Google extending mail-in repair service for out-of-warranty Pixels to Europe…

[Update: Now live] Google extending mail-in repair service for out-of-warranty Pixels to Europe

Harry and Meghan share a new pic of baby Archie for Mother’s Day

Baby feet: a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a new photo of baby Archie (more specifically, his feet) to Instagram on Sunday alongside a heartfelt Mother’s Day message. The image’s backdrop is full of forget-me-nots: Princess Diana’s favorite flower.

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“Paying tribute…

Harry and Meghan share a new pic of baby Archie for Mother’s Day

The first photos of Harry and Meghan’s new baby are finally here

Well, the wait is finally over. 
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have put us out of our misery and revealed their newborn baby to the world.
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The baby boy was born at 5:26 a.m. on June 6, 2019. The new royal bundle of joy weighed 7lbs 3oz at the time of his birth. 
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their new son held a photocall at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England, two days after the birth. 

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The first photos of Harry and Meghan’s new baby are finally here

UK Labour Party Declares National Climate Emergency in Likely Political First

UK politics is more than a seemingly endless Brexit slog. On Thursday, for instance, the Labour Party declared a climate emergency. It likely marks the first major party declaring a climate emergency at the national level anywhere in the world, in yet another sign that climate politics are rapidly shifting.Read more……

UK Labour Party Declares National Climate Emergency in Likely Political First

P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

During the week of March 2, roughly 14,365 BTC changed hands via peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange Localbitcoins, equating to approximately $51.51 million worth of trade. Of that, 3,593 was BTC traded via the Russian markets, 83 percent more volume than was produced by Localbitcoins’ second-largest market, Venezuela. Also Read: Turkish Real Estate Agency Sells 9 Houses […]
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P2P Markets: Russian Localbitcoins Trade Outpaces Venezuela

UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published two reports on consumer attitudes and awareness to crypto assets in the country. The research includes qualitative interviews and a national survey of 2,132 British consumers. Also Read: In the Daily: Tokenized ETFs, Chainalysis, Binance Labs in Argentina 3% of Brits Report Buying Crypto Assets The number of […]
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UK Regulator: 3% of Consumers Surveyed Have Bought Cryptocurrency

Guardian report on leaked documents shows the pains Facebook will take to fight privacy laws

According to a recent report by The Guardian based on internal documents leaked from a court case in California, Facebook has been lobbying and pressuring representatives and politicians from over 35 countries in its attempts to fight privacy laws. That much would seem pretty obvious, but the details revealed by these documents imply a greater degree of collaboration than you may expect, and potential quid pro quo actions by politicians.

A memo authored by Facebook employee Marne Levine from 2013 included in the documents is alleged to reveal communications implying collaboration between then Irish prime minister Enda Kenney and Facebook, showing Facebook’s…

Guardian report on leaked documents shows the pains Facebook will take to fight privacy laws

Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

Russian-born entrepreneur Pavel Durov is liquidating Telegram Messenger LLP, the Britain-based company behind the popular messaging service Telegram. The same entity is registered as the messenger’s operator in the Russian Federation, where Telegram is currently banned. Also read: 5 Crypto Exchanges Have Been Licensed in Gibraltar Since Regulation Application for Voluntary Strike Off Filed in […]
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Pavel Durov Closes UK-Based Company Telegram Messenger LLP

UK Regulators Plan “Comprehensive Response” to Illicit Crypto Use

Christopher Woolard of the United Kingdom (UK) Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has indicated that UK regulators are planning a “comprehensive response” to the illicit adoption of crypto assets amid increased adoption among local businesses and consumers. Despite announcing increased regulatory action regarding illegal use of crypto, Woolard stated he does not view crypto assets as […]
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UK Regulators Plan “Comprehensive Response” to Illicit Crypto Use

10,000 flames lit at the Tower of London mark 100 years since WWI

This year marks 100 years since the end of World War I. 
700,000 British soldiers lost their lives in the war, which was fought from 1914 to 1918. The fallen soldiers are being commemorated at The Tower of London in the British capital with a pretty spectacular light show. 
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10,000 individual flames are being lit every night around the 950-year-old castle in central London. The flames will be lit from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every night until Armistice day on November 11th — the day marking the truce signed in 1918.
The…

10,000 flames lit at the Tower of London mark 100 years since WWI

This window art dedicated to the Queen in Westminster Abbey was designed on an iPad

The most recent artistic addition to London’s 13th century church, Westminster Abbey, has been made using 21st century technology from California. 
The stained glass window, a piece of artwork installed in celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was created by artist David Hockney on an iPad. 
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David Hockney told The Guardian that the iPad was a “natural” thing to use in the creation of the window, since it is backlit “like a window.”

Image: AFP/Getty ImagesThe window, entitled “The Queen’s Window”, aims to reflect Queen Elizabeth’s…

This window art dedicated to the Queen in Westminster Abbey was designed on an iPad

This 1979 George RR Martin short story could hold a clue to the end of ‘Game of Thrones’

Fair warning: I may be reaching a little bit with this one.
Still, this is Game of Thrones we’re talking about, and that means absolutely no potential clue is too small to write at length about.
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This one popped up when I decided to read some of George R.R. Martin’s early short stories. The collection is called Dreamsongs, and the short story which jumped out at me is titled “The Ice Dragon”.
Being the dangerously obsessed Thrones fan that I am, I was hooked halfway into the…

This 1979 George RR Martin short story could hold a clue to the end of ‘Game of Thrones’