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Amazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK

Amazon has announced that its streaming Set-Top-Box, the Fire TV is now being shipped out to customers in the UK. The box, which has been available for pre-order for a few weeks now, is Amazon's answer to the likes of Apple TV, and offers all of Amazon's streaming services, as well as iPlayer, Netflix and…

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James O'MalleyAmazon Fire TV now shipping in the UK
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Android Lollipop will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

To the surprise of no one, it seems that the next iteration of Android, Lollipop, will be coming to Samsung's latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. Other outlets have called the tweet below a "hint" - but let's be honest, this isn't a subtle shift in language hinting vaguely at something more following a long…

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Samsung quietly upgrades the Galaxy S5

Though Samsung is making a big noise at the moment about the Galaxy Note 4, the company hasn't forgotten about the Galaxy S5, and has made some hardware upgrades with no fanfare whatsoever. According to CDRinfo, the S5 'Plus' as it is being called is identical to the normal S5 in almost every way -…

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Flappy Bird found hiding in Android Lollipop

How about this? Hidden in the depths of the next version of Google's Android operating system is a clone of the wildly popular Flappy Bird. As one developer uncovered, tapping on the version number in the "About" menu in settings, triggered the game: Unlike regular Flappy Bird, the bird has been replaced with an Android…

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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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“Will.i.am”‘s “i.am PULS” “smartwatch” coming to the UK on O2

Noting that Bono is getting a little bit too much coverage in the tech press, younger challenger for the title of "person who you assume is a bellend but can't really explain why", musician Will.i.am has announced details of his forthcoming smartwatch, known as the "i.am PULS". Yeah, with that spelling. The watch is somewhat…

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James O'Malley“Will.i.am”‘s “i.am PULS” “smartwatch” coming to the UK on O2
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Top 5 phones for selfies

Which phone is best for taking the perfect selfie? That's the question we put to some mobile experts in the light of the HTC Desire EYE announcement. Read on to find our top five selfie phones. Huawei Ascend P7 Huawei's flagship phone is an impressive piece of kit. Here's why…

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WATCH: What will Google call Android L?

The next version of Android - version 5.0, codename "L" - is due for release rather soon indeed, and the promotional campaign has already started. Following in Android's (sugar) rich tradition of naming releases after snacks, Google has made the video below of the naming "auditions". What do you think it will be called? Give…

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Google Glass will now show your mobile notifications

Google has released a software update that has Glass showing your phone notifications - making Glass genuinely useful! The update works using the same principles as an Android Wear smartwatch: When you receive a notification from an app, such as a WhatsApp Message, Glass will alert you - and it appears it will tap into…

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