ShinyShiny tech news: O2 to reintroduce EU roaming charges

One of the UK’s biggest mobile phone networks has announced roaming charges for Britons travelling to the EU, in a blow to Boris Johnson’s Brexit celebrations. Customers of O2 have been told they will be billed £3.50 for every gigabyte (GB) of data used above a new limit of 25GB, from August. The move comes after the Christmas Eve trade agreement…

Two in five tech workers are depressed, claims survey. Amazon workers top list

Just under two in five (39%) workers in tech firms are depressed, according to a new survey by Blind, an anonymous social network for professionals. It found that Amazon had the highest number of depressed workers closely followed by Microsoft and Intel. Least depressed, according to the survey, were Apple workers and those working for…

Bling and Bing? Microsoft smart ring patent unveiled

According to a patent unearthed by website Patently Apple, Microsoft could be about to launch its first piece of smart jewellery. Earlier this month the US Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application covering an invention that relates to using wearables - such as a ring or a wristband - to control other devices, including…