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

    1 April 2015, 6:16 am by: Luke Edwards

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

    1 April 2015, 6:08 am by: Luke Edwards

    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

    1 April 2015, 5:15 am by: Luke Edwards

    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

    1 April 2015, 4:29 am by: Luke Edwards

    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...
  • Harman is buying Bang & Olufsen's car audio unit for £106M

    31 March 2015, 7:47 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Harman is gobbling up one of Bang & Olufsen's main businesses. The audio and electronic systems company has announced it will buy the Bang & Olufsen automotive unit for about €145 million (converts to £106 million). Bang & Olufsen, which is known for...
  • Microsoft Bing Palm Search hands-on: Typing's a thing of the past

    31 March 2015, 7:01 pm by: Rik Henderson

    We've seen fingerprint sensors on phones and tablets, and haptic force-feedback technology on prototype devices on our travels, but Microsoft has come up with something quite different. And it could change the way you search online forever. Utilising...
  • Sony unveils Batman: Arkham Knight limited-edition PS4 and more

    31 March 2015, 6:58 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Sony made a new limited-edition PlayStation 4. It's a Batman: Arkham Knight-themed version. In an attempt to lure gamers who are waiting for the final installment of Rocksteady Studio’s Batman Arkham series, Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 design...
  • Take a peek inside Facebook's new HQ: Called MPK20 and designed by Frank Gehry

    31 March 2015, 5:51 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Facebook employees for the first time are sitting at their new desks in an entirely new space. MPK20 has just opened up for business. It's Facebook's new Menlo Park office, a 430,000-square-foot building designed by architect Frank Gehry, whose notable...
  • Facebook's new Scrapbook feature: Here's how to easily sort and show off photos of your kids

    31 March 2015, 4:33 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Facebook just became a scrapbook. There are two types of people on Facebook: parents and non-parents. Facebook has developed a "Scrapbook" experience that's just for parents, so those of you without miniature versions of yourself, keep browsing Pocket-lint,...
  • Google Chromebook lineup adds Flip touchscreen convertible and Chromebit stick computer

    31 March 2015, 1:44 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Google has expanded its Chromebook lineup to include new Chrome OS-powered devices without a traditional form factor. The company has announced the Asus-manufactured Chromebook Flip, for instance. It's an all-metal convertible laptop that's just 15mm...
  • Press to buy: Amazon Dash Buttons can fit anywhere and order specific products

    31 March 2015, 1:13 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Amazon just made a button that you can attach anywhere and press just once to order something specific. It's called Dash Button, and it features a reusable adhesive as well as a hook, so you can place it on a wall, table, appliance, or wherever you prefer....
  • WhatsApp voice over internet calling is here for Android, iOS incoming

    31 March 2015, 12:19 pm by: Luke Edwards

    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...
  • This is what it would look like if Star Wars and Final Fantasy collided

    31 March 2015, 10:20 am by: Rik Henderson

    Japanese games publisher Square Enix has a tradition of releasing collectable action figures of not just its own brands, such as Final Fantasy, but also licensed characters from comic books and movies. Now it has lent its unique creative eye to Star Wars...
  • Microsoft Surface 3: 10.8-inch HD screen, full Windows 8.1, half the price of the Pro 3 (hands-on)

    31 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    We've been following Microsoft Surface - the laptop-meets-tablet hybrid device - since its conception, cumulating in the Surface Pro 3 towards the end of 2014. Now it's new year, new gear: with the brand new Surface 3, a 10.8-inch edition to the line-up,...
  • HTC One M9: What are the best deals?

    31 March 2015, 8:52 am by: Rik Henderson

    HTC officially lifted the lid on its latest flagship Android phone during Mobile World Congress, and the handset has now hit the shelves. The HTC One M9 is a 5-inch device with a 1080p display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes...
  • Best HTC One M9 cases: Protect your new HTC smartphone

    31 March 2015, 8:35 am by: Britta O'Boyle

    HTC unveiled its latest flagship Android smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the HTC One M9 - featuring a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip and 3GB of RAM.  The HTC One M9 follows the same design principals as...
  • Stan Lee and Sky do a superhero team-up for Lucky Man series

    31 March 2015, 7:39 am by: Luke Edwards

    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...
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: Livin' on the edge (not a prayer)

    31 March 2015, 7:00 am by: Mike Lowe

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is a radical phone. Just 24 hours after finding its way into the hands of technology publications the world over, the phone with curved screen edges has been universally praised as the one to beat. But is that the reality? After...
  • HTC One M9 review: Distracted by refinement

    31 March 2015, 6:00 am by: Chris Hall

    The HTC One M9 is, in every sense, an evolution of the flagship M8 smartphone that came before it. It offers a similar design, a similar feature set, similar specs and a similar user experience. It is, therefore, a similar overall experience. But the...
  • LG G4 release date, rumours and everything you need to know

    31 March 2015, 5:02 am by: Luke Edwards

    LG has been consistently improving its flagship smartphones over the last few years with its popular G2 and G3 handsets, so there's plenty of expectation for the LG G4. LG's biggest rivals - HTC and Samsung - revealed their new flagships for 2015 at Mobile...
  • LG G4 launch event invites go out for 28 April, tease leather back and stylus

    31 March 2015, 4:27 am by: Luke Edwards

    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...
  • BlackBerry Leap available for pre-order, costs £200 and ships 24 April

    31 March 2015, 4:18 am by: Rik Henderson

    BlackBerry has opened its pre-order pages for its latest BlackBerry 10 OS handset. The BlackBerry Leap came as a bit of a surprise during Mobile World Congress in February but garnered a fair amount of attention even though it is aimed at young and start-up...
  • Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

    31 March 2015, 4:04 am by: Luke Edwards

    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

    31 March 2015, 3:40 am by: Luke Edwards

    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...
  • Project Spartan: Here's how to try Microsoft's new browser in Windows 10

    30 March 2015, 8:19 pm by: Elyse Betters

    Microsoft has officially side-stepped Internet Explorer in favour of Project Spartan and is giving the world its first chance to play with the browser. The company has announced you can now preview its latest operating system and web browser, as it has...

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