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Team behind the 360-degree news films hope that they can engage a lost news audience, by being more immersive and objective

TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding

Porn blocks: TalkTalk joins Sky in blocking adult content by default

BT and Virgin are yet to switch the porn filters on

Twitter adds translation tool powered by Bing

Live translation has been tried before, but was pulled amid complaints from users that it was unreliable

Apple Watch battery will probably only last for a couple of hours of heavy use

Apple has been working on hard on battery life, and the technology that will be used to charge the watch

WhatsApp on web disappoints some with no support for iPhone and many browsers

Web client is great for those using Android and Chrome — but not so much for anybody else

Twitter could be used to improve public services, just as it does private

Twitter warns users to stop posting Instagram links, use its photo sharing tools instead

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, pictured here at the launch of his new file sharing venture 'Mega' in January, has started a new political party in New Zealand

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Dotcom became famous for creating file-sharing site Megaupload and now wants to beat Skype

President and chief executive of Samsung Electronics, Boo-Keun Yoon, speaks during the Samsung keynote at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Galaxy S6: new Samsung will feature big display and huge camera, say reports

Samsung will use its own chips after ones made by usual company, Qualcomm, were reported to have overheated in testing

On Tuesday it was revealed that Sky had become the first major internet service provider (ISP) to start automatically blocking pornographic websites by default

Freedom of speech campaigners claim automatic porn blocking 'censorship by default'

Sky's decision to automatically block pornography has been condemned as a danger to freedom of expression by campaigners

Windows 10 free: Why is Microsoft giving away its new operating system? And who’s losing out?

Hardware manufacturers could be hurt by the decision, but software developers for Windows could be saved by it

Nokia Lumia 735 review: last phone means Nokia goes out with a bang

The Nokia name is being retired as it becomes Microsoft Devices. But the Lumia 735 is a fitting last release from a much-loved brand, says David Phelan

Meth-laden drone crash lands near US-Mexico border as drug smugglers take to the skies

Drug traffickers are using drones to smuggle drugs, and have also tried catapulting them over the border

Spotify launches live previews and swiping to save music

Feature is on iOS app from today, and other platforms ‘soon’

Twitter launches ‘while you were away’ recaps on iOS app

Recap feature is the latest to launch on the service — with videos and instant timelines for new users expected to come soon

Minecraft has inspired the creativity of gamers and developers alike

Minecraft passwords leaked, Microsoft works to secure accounts

Servers of developer Mojang are still secure, owner Microsoft claims, and leak probably came from another kind of cyberattack

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