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Go Say Hello to Kotaku UK Right Now

Like gaming? Or just want a glimpse at what Giz UK's redesign will resemble within the coming weeks? Go check out Kotaku UK, which just launched this morning. Take a look at the site on your mobile and tablet, too. Pretty. Read More >>

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Meta-Review: A Worthy Upgrade, Even With Some Muddy Areas

We're still working on our Samsung Galaxy S5 review, but to tease your palate, see below for a smörgåsbord of thoughts from the first wave of reviews for Samsung's latest flagship. Read More >>

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The Best (and Worst) of April Fool's Day 2014

It's the most dreaded day of the year, particularly for tech bloggers who have to be extra-watchful for spurious rumours and chancers' product announcements. But that doesn't mean there aren't some real doozies that are worth a chuckle or two. Step over the banana skin on the floor, and take a gander below. Read More >>

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Michael Jackson's Posthumous Xscape Album Free on Sony Xperia Devices

Who knew an artist could release so many albums after his death? The king of pop Michael Jackson was working on new material when he died tragically back in 2009, but Epic Records' L.A. Reid has cobbled together the various bits with Timbaland and a bunch of other producers, to create some really rather remarkable. Read More >>

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The Best of Giz This Week

The past week threw up a £4bn valuation for the Candy Crush company; ticket retailers' traffic rocket thanks to a certain Kate Bush comeback, oh and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin "consciously uncouple." But in the Giz world, these are the top stories of the week... Read More >>

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HTC One M8: You Could Say It's a One-Up From Last Year's Mate

You only have to look at market-leaders Apple and Samsung to see how challenging it is for smartphone designers to improve on what's alreadyactuallyverygood. Rather than reinvent the wheel of what's arguably the best-designed Android phone out there, HTC's refined the One with tricks that'll make smartphone-owning more fun, but importantly, more intuitive. Read More >>

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MH370 Plane "Has Been Lost and None of Those on Board Survived"

Those sad words were said this morning at a press conference by the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razik. It has been confirmed thanks to new analysis that the last-known position of MH370 was in the middle of the Indian Ocean, southwest of Perth, Western Australia. Read More >>

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The Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards Will Make You Melt

I didn't think the sneak peek we presented you of the winners' shortlist for the annual Sony World Photography Awards could get any better, but with the winners announced today, I'm trying very hard to scoop my jaw up from the floor over some of them. Read More >>

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Gumtree Seller/Scammer Gets Spammed With Entire Works of Shakespeare in Revenge

When Bristolian Edd Joseph transferred £80 to someone promising to sell him their PS3, he displayed just the kind of revenge-led thinking that turns an ordinary graphic designer into somewhat of an internet hero. Or Prince Hamlet... Read More >>

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We Don't Care That This Daring Yacht Photo is Just Hugo Boss, Trying to Flog More Suits

Despite the obvious ploy from Hugo Boss to shift more suits and sunglasses, these photos showing British yachtsman Alex Thomson scaling the 100ft mast of his yacht, which was tilted to a 60-degree angle at the time, are pretty incredible. Read More >>

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Next Star Wars Film Set 30 Years After Return of the Jedi

Disney and Lucasfilm have let loose with even more news about the next horrifying exciting Star Wars film additions, confirming that Episode VII will commence shooting at Buckinghamshire's Pinewood Studios in May, the UK's fifth Star Wars filming stint. What we're still waiting for is confirmation of who's to star in this and coming episodes, like the rumoured Adam Driver (pictured) of Girls fame. Read More >>

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More Secure 12-Sided £1 Coin Shown Off to Distract Us From Budget Day

Ahead of today's budget, Chancellor George Osborne dipped into his pocket and displayed a new 12-sided £1 coin, the coin's first redesign in 30 years. The reasoning behind this costly move? It's less-easy prey for counterfeiters, supposedly. Read More >>

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The Best of Giz This Week

As I write this, a couple is taking photos of daffodils in the park outside my window: Spring has well and truly arrived. But along with rising temperatures, this week also saw even more questions raised about the unfortunate Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, along with one lucky Brit winning £107.9m in the EuroMillions. See below for the biggest stories in the Giz world. Read More >>

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Oh Hey, are They UK Versions of Kotaku and Lifehacker I Spy?

They are indeed. Along with a redesigned (and fully-responsive) Giz UK coming in the following weeks, we're chomping at the bit to tell you all about Kotaku and Lifehacker UK, which will be launching next month. Read More >>

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Of Course Daft Punk Has Collaborated With Jay Z on New Leaked Song Computerized

The Daft Punk robots have teamed up with Jay Z (known for his love of Samsung Galaxy phones -- or perhaps just cold, hard cash) for a newly-leaked single, Computerized. "Start macking on my BlackBerry, she got jealous I was tapping on my BlackBerry," J-Hova raps. Poor, shunned, Samsung. [Pitchfork via Pedestrian] Read More >>

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KitKat (Android 4.4) is Now Hitting UK Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3s

Got yourself an unlocked Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3? You can finally experience Android 4.4, aka KitKat, just like 2.5 per cent of other Android users. While the 400MB OTA download is currently for unlocked handsets only, customers on some networks have reported seeing it early. Read More >>

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