Amazon Drone Delivery service will begin testing in the UK

Amazon has found a strong ally in the British government in its quest to use drones for delivery. This new partnership between Amazon and the UK gives the company a chance to test its drones the way it can’t in the United States. Testing In The UK – Easier Than The US For one, the UK … Read more

Latest update for Google Hangouts lets you record and send video messages

Google has begun rolling out an update on the Play Store for the company’s chat application Google Hangouts. The update is said to add support for recording and sending video messages to your friends and family. With the update installed, you’ll be able to send out video files to contacts, which is ideal if you wish … Read more

EU referendum online petition hijacked by bots

An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding thousands of false signatures. Posts on the 4chan message board indicated that some users had scripted programs to automatically sign the petition. Other sources from the likes of the petition committees twitter page show that they are handling fraudulent signatures. … Read more

OnePlus Starts Selling OnePlus 2 Via Amazon

If you’ve been eyeing up a OnePlus phone, there’s now another place you can order one in the UK. The company is selling the OnePlus 2 on Amazon UK for the same recently reduced price found on its own website of £249. The move should improve the sales of both OnePlus 2 and the smaller OnePlux X handsets, … Read more

Do We Really Need All These Google Messaging Services?

A few Google I/O’s ago, rumours swirled about Google launching a standalone messaging system for Android which would rival Apple’s iMessage. This was soon to be the application we now know as Google Hangouts. Google Hangouts has been around for a few years, with recently incorporating SMS’s and such on mobile and being split up from … Read more

Google Cardboard Officially Launches In The UK And Three Other Countries

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Google Cardboard, The cheap VR headset for your smart phone has been launched on the Google Store today for the UK, France, Canada and Germany. Google Cardboard was supposed to bring Virtual Reality to the masses, But the search giant has been cautious about releasing their own official viewers. The US only got the official viewers from … Read more

Virgin Media To Launch 4K Set Top Box Later This Year

The UK TV provider Virgin Media will attempt to compete with Sky’s Q Box system and others from the likes of BT. In their first-quarter financial report, the company said that as part of enhancements to its UK TV offering, it is currently “preparing to launch new set-top box platform,” which will feature Ultra HD broadcasts like … Read more

Huawei P9 Available At giffgaff For Just £369

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giffgaff, a mobile network over here in the UK, has started sales of the Huawei P9, the smartphone with Leica-certified optics in the camera. The device is ready for purchase online, and the unlocked smartphone can be bought for £369, which is considerably cheaper than the £450 RRP. giffgaff does not deal with contracts, so you’ll … Read more

#MayThe4thBeWithYou With Lightsaber Escape From Google

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To celebrate Star Wars day, play this game in your Chrome browser, Lightsaber Escape. In case you are not a fan of the franchise, or maybe you’re just casually interested in it, today is the 4th of May, which also means that it is Star Wars Day, or also known as “May the 4th be … Read more

Good Deal: Get the WileyFox Swift Smartphone on Amazon UK for just £99 Today!

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Amazon is offering a £29 discount on the WileyFox Swift for today only. The deal is only on the white version of the phone, but for a SIM free device of this quality, it is a pretty good deal. The device is currently a #1 best seller on Amazon in the Mobile phone market. The phone features a 5-inch … Read more

Drone Hits British Airways Plane At Heathrow Airport

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The Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is investigating an incident at Heathrow Airport after a British Airways plane was hit by what is believed to be a drone. BBC News reports that the pilot of aircraft BA727, which was approaching Heathrow after flying from Geneva with 132 passengers on board, contacted police shortly after the … Read more

Reddit Apps For Android And iOS Officially Launched

Reddit have launched their own application for the “front page of the Internet,” and it’s now available to download on Android & iOS. It feels like since the beginning of time, or at least the founding of Reddit, mobile users have been forced to browse their favorite subreddits using third party applications like Reddit Is Fun … Read more

Android Pay Rolling Out To The Uk In Next Few Months

Google has said that it will extend Android Pay to the UK “in the next few months.” The service allows any device running Android 4.4 or higher and fitted with an NFC (near field communication) chip to act as a tap-and-pay substitute for credit and debit cards. Several lenders, including Lloyds Bank, HSBC, and Nationwide have said they … Read more

Spotify Hits 30 Million Subscribers

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Spotify is just not slowing down, and CEO Daniel Ek announced today via his Twitter account today that the service has reached 30 million paid subscribers. This is the first subscriber update Spotify has given out since it announced it had 20 million subscribers days before Apple Music hit the market last June, and shows the increased competition … Read more

Self Driving Lorries Get Trials In The UK

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Self driving lorries and cars will be trialed in the UK, the government has confirmed in its Budget. Earlier in March, The Times suggested trials would take place on a “quiet stretch” of the M6 motorway in Cumbria in 2016. The government has now confirmed “lorry platooning” trials, in which vehicles form a convoy headed by a … Read more

Pigeons Are Tracking Air Pollution In London, With Little Backpacks

A small flock of pigeons have been given tiny backpacks to monitor air pollution in London. The project was dreamt up by Plume Labs, a company focused on the environmental problem, and marketing agency DigitasLBi. The rucksacks are fitted to the birds using small fabric vests, and the sensors inside are able to measure nitrogen dioxide … Read more

Raspberry Pi 3 Most Popular UK Made Computer, Adds Wi-Fi And Bluetooth

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The Raspberry Pi 3 has become the most popular British computer yet made. The title was formerly held by the Amstrad PCW which is believed to have sold a total of eight million units. Sales of the Raspberry Pi will surpass that figure this month, said the Raspberry Pi project founder Eben Upton. The milestone comes as … Read more

Fury After Adobe Creative Cloud Deletes Files

Adobe has patched its Creative Cloud apps after people noticed the software was deleting Mac users’ files without warning. After customers updated Creative Cloud, it accessed their hard drive and deleted the first folder that appeared in alphabetical order. Due to file-naming conventions on Mac computers, the bug often deleted hidden system folders or data backup files. … Read more

Android Wear Gets Official Speaker Support, New Gestures For Easier Navigation

Google is finally enabling speaker support in Android Wear, meaning select smart watches will be able to make calls and listen to messages using the included speaker. We’ve seen watches like the Huawei Watch and ASUS ZenWatch 2 ship with speakers inside, but they were not active at release. Google has announced a number of changes … Read more

UK Councils Given £40 Million To Boost Electric Car Popularity

UK electric car sales might be on the rise, but the government believes the public still needs convincing that plug-in vehicles are the future. As part of its Go Ultra Low City Scheme, councils in London, Nottingham, Bristol and Milton Keynes have been chosen to share a £40 million pot designed to not only get … Read more

WhatsApp Makes Its Service Free For Everyone

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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service, is to drop its token $1-a-year subscription to go fully free for every user, the company’s chief executive has announced. Speaking at the DLD conference in Germany, Jan Koum confirmed that the $0.99 annual fee will be scrapped, effective immediately. Previously, the app had been free for the first year, with the … Read more

Alton Towers To Open Virtual Reality Roller Coaster

Alton Towers has announced plans to open a virtual reality rollercoaster ride on which passengers wear virtual reality headsets. The Staffordshire-based adventure park said Galactica would open in April, following two years of planning. It is resort’s first big new ride since one of its roller coasters crashed in June, seriously injuring five people. Visitor numbers have … Read more

Windows 10 Is now Active On More Than 200 Million Devices

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That’s right, Windows 10 is now active on more than 200 million devices. That’s a lot of Windows 10 machines. Microsoft’s free upgrade to Windows 10 is clearly going well.  Back in October the software giant revealed that 110 million devices were running Windows 10, and that number has now jumped to more than 200 million. … Read more

[CES 2016] Ford Sync 3 Bringing Android Auto & Apple Carplay To All 2017 Models

Ford has announced the Ford Sync 3 infotainment platform, adding support for Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay. The car manufacturer announced that all 2017 models, starting with the Escape, will come with the infotainment unit as standard, and that 2016 models will be able to upgrade to the system later this year. SYNC allows customers to … Read more

The Beatles Finally Appear On Music Streaming Services

The Beatles’ music is being made available on a wide range of streaming music services. Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and Amazon Prime Music are among nine services that will offer the band’s tracks worldwide. Other services that have secured the band’s catalogue include Deezer, Microsoft Groove, Napster, and Slacker Radio. The group split up in … Read more

Free Wi-Fi Connectivity To Be Provided In All NHS Buildings

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Free Wi-Fi is to be provided in all NHS buildings in England in a bid to improve services and reduce costs, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said. Cash is being made available from a £1 billion technology fund to improve a patchy service. The move was a key recommendation of a Government commissioned report by UK Digital … Read more

All EE Power Bars Recalled Over Fire Risks

Have you received a free Power charging bar from EE? We have some bad news for you. After issuing a partial recall on selected units in August, the company announced today that it’s asking for every single portable charging unit to be handed back. Tests reveal more models may be susceptible to overheating and could pose … Read more