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Microsoft’s new console will no longer need to be connected to the internet every 24 hours, prog rockers’ records available on music streaming service for the first time and more...

Microsoft ditches Xbox One DRM and online check-in

Microsoft has dropped its Xbox One digital rights management (DRM) policy. Last week the tech giant said the sharing and trading of games for its new console would be restricted, but following "candid feedback" from gamers all restrictions have been dropped, as have plans requiring the Xbox One to be connected to the internet once every 24 hours even game are being played offline.

Full story: Eurogamer

Pink Floyd on Spotify for the first time

Good news for fans of music that involves capes - Pink Floyd's back catalogue is now available on music streaming service Spotify. The 1975 track Wish You Were Here was added to the service last Friday and the band's official Twitter account tweeted that the entire Pink Floyd back catalogue would become available once the track had passed one million plays, which it did on Monday.

Full story: T3

BT reports Sky to Ofcom over Sky Sports for YouView

The battle between BT Sport and Sky Sports is heating up. BT has reported Sky to UK telecoms regulator Ofcom over Sky withholding Sky Sports from BT's YouView TV service unless BT offers BT Sport, its new group of sports channels, to Sky wholesale. BT has said this is "an abuse of dominance". At present Sky TV subscribers can only get BT Sport directly from BT.

Full story: Guardian

Edinburgh broadband boosted by £10m investment

Broadband in Edinburgh has received a boost after the government was forced to scrap a plan to deliver superfast broadband to 90% of the Scottish capital's residents due to EU competition rules. The revised plan will see government funding of more than £10million used to provide Wi-Fi coverage on trams and buses and in public buildings, and to help small businesses get broadband.

Full story: The Scotsman

O2 'upcycles' old mobiles into glove-phones

And finally, O2 has made it possible to talk to the hand. The mobile network operator, in collaboration with artists Sean Miles, has unveiled gloves that are also functioning mobile phones. The Talk to the Hand range, part of a project to look at what can be done with old gadgets, combines vintage Mui Mui and Pineider gloves with mobile phone parts recycled through O2.

Full story: Mobile News

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