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Android Silver may not be dead after all

Not too long ago we heard news that Android Silver had been put on hold for a variety of possible reasons, including one of the programmes chief architects leaving Google. But there is still hope, because according to TKTechNews the programme may still see the light of day. According to the site sources claim that devices…

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Tom PritchardAndroid Silver may not be dead after all
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9 gadgets and apps for your working holiday

      It’s not often that you’re asked to go abroad for work (or it might be, who knows?), but when it does happen, there’s always a worry, even in this increasingly mobile age, of whether you’ll be able to keep connected with your team back here in the UK. There’s no…

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Hayley Minn9 gadgets and apps for your working holiday
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A new gold patch could replace heart transplants

Scientists have developed a new patch that could remove the need for heart transplants. Because heart muscles contain few stem cells and heart cells are unable to reproduce, there’s no way for the heart to repair itself, for example after a heart attack. But Dr Tal Dvir and his graduate student Michal Shevach from Tel…

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Diane ShipleyA new gold patch could replace heart transplants
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National Poetry Day: six of today’s best young female poets

Today is the UK's National Poetry Day, an annual campaign founded in 1994 by William Sieghart of the Forward Arts Foundation. It's described as 'the nation's biggest celebration of poetry', and takes place on the first Thursday of every October. This year's theme is 'remember', and the #thinkofapoem hashtag is already trending on Twitter, encouraging people to spare…

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Sadie HaleNational Poetry Day: six of today’s best young female poets
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Could swallowing small needles replace injections?

Researchers in the U.S have invented a new acrylic capsule for delivering drugs straight into the digestive tract. It’s two centimetres long, one centimetre in diameter, has a space inside for medication and, oh yes, is covered in needles. When it’s swallowed, it releases the drug into the stomach lining. As horrifying as swallowing needles…

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Diane ShipleyCould swallowing small needles replace injections?
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Kindle First is giving UK customers early access to e-books

It's not often that Britain gets technology and the latest services before they launch elsewhere. Yet when Amazon announced Kindle Unlimited it was revealed that it would be available in the UK before anywhere else. Now we're getting a little bonus with Kindle First. Kindle First is a service that will gives users early access…

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Tom PritchardKindle First is giving UK customers early access to e-books
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This is Matchstick, Mozilla’s answer to Chromecast

Chromecast is great, and it's also cheap. Mozilla thinks it can do better with Matchstick, an HDMI streaming stick powered by Firefox OS that costs a mere $12 (£7.40). It works in much the same way as other, similar, devices like Chromecast and Roku, by streaming videos and games from your mobile or laptop onto…

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Tom PritchardThis is Matchstick, Mozilla’s answer to Chromecast
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Sorry #Gapgate critics, Samsung says the gap is supposed to be there

Yesterday we head about #Gapgate, the fresh scandal that's rocking the mobile world. The problem is that the Galaxy Note 4 has a gap on the side of the case that's big enough for a business card to slot into. Despite that, the official word is that the gap is supposed to be there. Confused? Me…

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Tom PritchardSorry #Gapgate critics, Samsung says the gap is supposed to be there
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London’s Kew Gardens offers visitors chance to try mind-altering drugs

Kew Gardens is offering its customers the chance to try out mind-altering drugs as part of its 'Intoxication Season'. According to its website, the botanical paradise in south-west London will allow 'willing participants' to 'try an unusual plant', including cannabis, magic mushrooms, alcohol and coffee - although not all four at once, not least because each weekend…

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Sadie HaleLondon’s Kew Gardens offers visitors chance to try mind-altering drugs
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Our 20 favourite winter coats

As the sky’s getting greyer, and the temperature’s beginning to drop, it’s starting to feel more and more like the time to get searching for the ultimate winter coat - a pretty daunting task, seeing as there are just so many out there right now (and we sort of want every single one…

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Hayley MinnOur 20 favourite winter coats
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Ted Baker Audio launches stylish new radio

Iconic British fashion brand Ted Baker has launched an elegant radio as part of the Ted Baker Audio range. Named the FINISTERRE, the radio is Bluetooth-enabled, meaning it can connect to digital devices in order to play users' music, and the sound quality is pretty good too, especially coming from a fashion brand. It's also impressively equipped…

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Sadie HaleTed Baker Audio launches stylish new radio
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The rise of the wedding hashtag: do you REALLY need one?

Apparently 55 per cent of couples now have a dedicated wedding hashtag. That’s 55 per cent of couples surveyed by Mashable and The Knot, not 55 per cent of couples in the whole wide world – but still. Having leapt from only nine per cent in 2012, that’s a heck of an epidemic. And by…

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Lauren BravoThe rise of the wedding hashtag: do you REALLY need one?
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Apple has released OS X Yosemite to developers

In the middle of Microsoft's big Windows 10 announcement, it was revealed that Apple had just released OS X Yosemite to developers. That's right, Yosemite is 100% finished, and it shouldn't be too long until the consumers gets to use it. Rumour has it that the software update is set to arrive sometime next month,…

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Tom PritchardApple has released OS X Yosemite to developers
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The Pebble smartwatch is officially coming to the UK

The Pebble was the first smartwatch to really kick off, no doubt thanks to its successful Kickstarter campaign. Pebble has announced that it is expanding its retail efforts, meaning the Pebble and Pebble Steel are officially coming to the UK. Well the Pebble has been available here for some time, but mostly in the form of…

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Tom PritchardThe Pebble smartwatch is officially coming to the UK
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Mous iPhone case retracts, holds and unrolls Apple headphones

From guarding our homes to reading our blood pressure, it seems we can use the iPhone for anything and everything these days - including, of course, its original function of playing music. But one of the nuisances of using this now staple fusion of phone and iPod is the headphones - inevitably, they can end up tangled somewhere in a bag,…

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Sadie HaleMous iPhone case retracts, holds and unrolls Apple headphones
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Microsoft has announced Windows 10, an OS for PCs, tablets, and phones

Probably in a bid to surprise us all, Microsoft announced Windows 10 last night. Not Windows 9, Windows 10. Why they skipped the nine is unclear, but it' not like this is actually the ninth version of Windows anyway. The first point of note is that Windows 10 is designed to be an operating system…

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Tom PritchardMicrosoft has announced Windows 10, an OS for PCs, tablets, and phones