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Amazon UK reveals Nexus 9 prices to start from £319 — Google may have finally made its latest Nexus devices official, but it's kept UK pricing for the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player under wraps. Fortunately for us, Amazon is keen to highlight that it'll range the 8.9-inch HTC tablet, and has now started taking pre-orders for both black and white variants of the device before they've even appeared on Google's Play Store.

EE's newest 4G tablet only costs £99 — When Vodafone announced its first own-brand LTE tablet, the £125 Smart Tab 4G, earlier this week, it suddenly made EE's £209 Eagle look a little pricey. Knowing that cost is key in the lead-up to Christmas, the UK's biggest carrier isn't resting on its laurels and has shot back a its rival by pricing its latest 4G tablet even lower.

The BBC makes every Radio Times listing ever printed available online — For over 85 years, the BBC published a weekly television and radio programme listings magazine called The Radio Times. The rise of the internet use and smartphones means it's no longer as popular as it once was, but the Beeb is ensuring it will continue to live on, by digitising 4,469 past editions and making them available to browse online.

Fairphone's £250 'ethical' smartphone comes to the UK — While big smartphone makers, like Apple, are actively trying to reduce the amount of conflict materials used in their devices, others pride themselves on being 100 percent ethical. Fairphone is a prime example. After a successful crowdfunding campaign allowed it to develop a new smartphone that meets both ethical and environmental standards, the company is bringing the device to the UK.

Amazon UK launches free same-day pick-ups for Prime members — In a bid to deal another blow to bricks-and-mortar stores in the UK, Amazon is branching out into same-day deliveries. It's teamed up with newspaper distributor Connect Group to launch "Pass My Parcel," which will ensure packages are sent free to local shops and high street stores across Britain within 12 hours, if you have a Prime subscription (£4.99 for non-members).

EE snaps up what's left of Phones4u for less than £5 million — How long does it take for a successful phone retailer to enter administration and then be completely sold off? For Phones4u, it's taken exactly a month. The Financial Times reports that EE, the UK's biggest operator (which has been accused of contributing to Phones4u's downfall for not renewing its deal), has reached a agreement with administrators to snap up the remaining chunk of its former partner's business: its Life Mobile MVNO.

Live soccer scores are now just an iPhone swipe away — If you're a keen soccer fan, chances are you already use an app to keep up with all of the latest scores while you're out and about. However, many apps rely on you opening it each time to get a quick rundown on matches, or bombard you with push notifications when a goal goes in.

Vodafone's £125 Smart Tab 4G is its first LTE tablet — When Vodafone announced its first own-brand 4G smartphones back in July, we figured it would only be a matter of time until we saw an similarly-equipped tablet emerge. Today, the carrier confirmed our suspicions by unveiling the 8-inch Smart Tab 4G, a slightly modernised version of the 3G-only Smart Tab 4 we saw go on sale back in June.

Tesco now offers digital copies of movies you've bought in store — Tesco's Blinkbox video streaming service might be facing a less-than-certain future, but that doesn't mean the supermarket giant is ready concede defeat just yet. Mirroring similar moves by Amazon and Sky, the company today announced it's now letting customers grab digital copies of their DVDs and Blu-rays, which can be stored inside a Blinkbox account.
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Oct 31, 2014

@shadeTM @guicane tbh, if it's tanking now, might be worth holding off. I haven't seen how it performs now, so can't really comment.

Oct 31, 2014

@guicane @shadeTM It def takes some getting used to. The new look is an acquired taste. Follow Gui's advice, dial back some tweaks.

Oct 31, 2014

@shadeTM @guicane It's not a massive update really, I don't think it'll make it worse. Some features might give it a new lease of life.

Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes after launch

Oct 31, 2014

RT @AP: BREAKING: California Highway Patrol reports 1 fatality, 1 major injury after SpaceShipTwo accident.

Oct 31, 2014

It's not been a good week or so for private space companies.

Oct 31, 2014

Now that Google's brought Play Movies & TV to Roku devices, you have even fewer reasons to buy its hardware.

Oct 31, 2014

Sky's been linked with that move for so long, but may have ramped up plans so it doesn't get left behind. Vodafone is EE's only rival, too.

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