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April Fools' Day 2015: The best stories from around the web

April Fools' Day 2015: The best stories from around the web

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Check the calendar before you read any overly exciting news stories today, it's April Fools' Day and as such everyone pushing pranks - especially on the internet. In the past we've been treated to some real corkers, such as the Playmobil Apple Store,... >>

Lego Powerloader from Aliens can be yours, even if Lego doesn't want to share

Lego Powerloader from Aliens can be yours, even if Lego doesn't want to share

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A Lego version of the Powerloader from the Aliens movie has been created by builder Mark Nathan Willetts and will be available to copy soon. Lego has a strict policy about creating anything from movies with an 18 rating since it wants to be for children... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 apps shown off for video and music, minus Xbox branding

Microsoft Windows 10 apps shown off for video and music, minus Xbox branding

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Microsoft's Windows 10 is currently available in its Technical Preview form and on there are its new Music and Video apps which are being shown off. The Music Technical Preview and Video Technical Preview have both done away with the Xbox branding Windows... >>

Netflix button to appear on more remotes soon: Samsung, Sony, LG and more onboard

Netflix button to appear on more remotes soon: Samsung, Sony, LG and more onboard

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Netflix has officially announced that a dedicated Netflix button will be appearing on most remote controls soon. Smart connected TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and more that are able to access Netflix will soon be just a button press away. While... >>

Sky+HD EPG update out: Movie trailers, delete all option, cross-season series link and more

Sky+HD EPG update out: Movie trailers, delete all option, cross-season series link and more

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Sky has announced that an EPG update to its Sky+HD boxes will begin rolling out from today. The updates will run across planner, movies, accessibility, parental controls and power. The planner has been updated with a Scheduled tab for upcoming recordings... >>

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

Google Maps Pac-Man is not an April Fools’ joke, it’s a gift from Google

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Yes today is April Fools' Day and yes Google has overlaid playable Pac-Man on its Google Maps service. But why is that an April Fool? We consider it a nice gift from Google. The little treat from Google allows you to finish your Google Maps journey planning... >>

WhatsApp voice over internet calling is here for Android, iOS incoming

WhatsApp voice over internet calling is here for Android, iOS incoming

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WhatsApp may be about to do to voice calls what its messaging did to texts - kill them. You can now call over internet using WhatsApp. The latest WhatsApp 2.12.5 update for Android will allow for voice calls over your internet connection, be it 4G, 3G... >>

Stan Lee and Sky do a superhero team-up for Lucky Man series

Stan Lee and Sky do a superhero team-up for Lucky Man series

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Stan Lee, one of the creators of Spider-Man and overall Marvel big man, has teamed up with Sky to create a TV drama called Lucky Man. Lucky Man was an original idea created by Stan Lee and is being made by his company POW! Entertainment. The series will... >>

LG G4 launch event invites go out for 28 April, tease leather back and stylus

LG G4 launch event invites go out for 28 April, tease leather back and stylus

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LG has begun sending out invites to its international launch event for the LG G4 smartphone. LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that the event will take place on the 28 April. The company is expected to launch its new flagship, the LG G4.  LG has begun... >>

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

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Nest smart thermostats aren't as clever as they claim after failing to adapt to the British Summer Time clock change. After the clocks changed by an hour this weekend Nest thermostat owners took to forums to register their complaints. The Google-owned... >>

15 years of Broadband: Here are 8 things it means you no longer have to do

15 years of Broadband: Here are 8 things it means you no longer have to do

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Happy birthday broadband, it's been 15 years since high speed internet has been making life easier. But do you remember the world before broadband internet speeds? To put it in perspective, Virgin Media's 152Mb broadband service is 2,714 times faster... >>

Sonos offers high res streaming through Tidal as Jay Z's music service comes out of beta

Sonos offers high res streaming through Tidal as Jay Z's music service comes out of beta

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Now that Tidal is emerging from its beta status, Sonos has cemented its partnership with the music-streaming service. Sonos owners are officially able to stream high-quality music over the Tidal service, which was recently bought by one of Jay Z's company... >>

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

Amazon Prime Air drones tested in Canada: Deliveries within 30-minutes of orders

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Amazon is testing its drone delivery service, Prime Air, in Canada. This brings it closer to real world use in the US and Europe. Amazon Prime Air wants to have packages dropped at people's door steps within 30-minutes of ordering. According to The Guardian,... >>

Legend of Zelda for Nintendo Wii U delayed until 2016, but that may be good

Legend of Zelda for Nintendo Wii U delayed until 2016, but that may be good

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Nintendo has announced that the upcoming Legend of Zelda on the Wii U will be delayed until next year. Legend of Zelda was expected to be released by the end of 2015 after being shown off at E3 in June. Now it will not only be missing from E3 but won't... >>

Apple Reuse and Recycling Program now allows for Android smartphone trade-in too

Apple Reuse and Recycling Program now allows for Android smartphone trade-in too

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Apple has announced that its Reuse and Recycling trade-in program will now extend to other makes of smartphones too, like Android. Until now Apple has limited its Reuse and Recycling Program to its own hardware. Now it will give a store credit value for... >>

Halo 5: Guardians new trailer reveals it will land on Xbox One this 27 October

Halo 5: Guardians new trailer reveals it will land on Xbox One this 27 October

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The confirmed release date for Halo 5: Guardians has been announced by its creator 343 Industries. While that's good news the bad news is there will be a wait as it's not landing until 27 October this year. The Halo 5 release date comes along with a trailer... >>

Why is the Olio Model One smartwatch such a threat to Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch?

Why is the Olio Model One smartwatch such a threat to Pebble, Android Wear and Apple Watch?

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What happens when a former Apple and HP product designer creates a smartwatch from scratch? Olio. Smartwatches are now coming thick and fast with Android Wear in many forms and the Apple Watch ready to hit wrists the world over. But the Olio is different,... >>

Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes
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Polar V800 review: Tempting for triathletes

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Polar has been scaling down the physical size and improving the look of its GPS fitness watches throughout the last few product cycles. The latest V800 has competitor Garmin clearly fixed in its sights, with running, cycling, and swimming activities paired... >>

New Roku 2 and Roku 3 streamers with voice controls could appear this week

New Roku 2 and Roku 3 streamers with voice controls could appear this week

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Roku is expected to unveil two new boxes in the coming days as upgrades for the Roku 2 and Roku 3. The new Roku 2 and Roku 3 appeared on two retailer sites in Best Buy Canada and Zones. According to Best Buy the expected availability date will be 13 April.... >>

HTC One M9+ photos leak showing fingerprint reader and Duo Camera

HTC One M9+ photos leak showing fingerprint reader and Duo Camera

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The much rumoured HTC One M9+ has appeared in photos showing off a fingerprint scanner, Duo Camera and potentially a Quad HD display. Two photos of the handset were leaked by serial tweeter @upleaks, which has a history of leaking handsets. The two photos... >>

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

The internet space race is on: Google Loon vs Facebook drones vs SpaceX satellites

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Cabling the world to spread internet access is an expensive and time consuming process, especially when taking to the skies for wireless coverage is far easier. That's why Google, Facebook and now Elon Musk's SpaceX are all heading towards the stars to... >>

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

Better Call Saul app: Prank caller's soundbite dream (hands-on)

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The official app for TV show Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, is now available to download for free. We've installed it to see if the app can hope to compare to the genius of the show. The Better Call Saul app is free on the Amazon Appstore.... >>

Facebook drones are flying over the UK, to beam down internet for all

Facebook drones are flying over the UK, to beam down internet for all

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced that his solar-powered drone aircrafts have begun test flights over the UK with the first flight already complete. Facebook has been working on delivering internet to the whole world as part of its Internet.org... >>

Where can you try on the Apple Watch? Selfridges, Isetan, Galleries Lafayette, and more

Where can you try on the Apple Watch? Selfridges, Isetan, Galleries Lafayette, and more

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Previous Apple products may not have needed a real world hands-on experience before buying, but the Apple Watch changes that. To make sure everyone can try before they buy, Apple is extending their retail reach and opening shops-in-shops worldwide. The... >>

Want to see YouTube in 4K at 60fps? Now you can

Want to see YouTube in 4K at 60fps? Now you can

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YouTube has not only added 4K video but also higher frame rates, and now it's combining the two. YouTube videos that offer 4K resolution and run at 60 frames per second are now available to view online. At the moment the YouTube videos running at 4K and... >>