From Android à la MODE and Windows on Apple Watch, to Intel out of phones, Microsoft's not-so-special offers, and BlackBerry's Marshmallow bunkum, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
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Google has discontinued the $999 Chromebook Pixel laptop and has said that it will not be restocking the device, although customers can still purchase the more expensive version of the Pixel.
An investigation into a British Airways flight reported to have been hit by a drone has ended due to lack of evidence, and it was unlikely that it was a drone that had hit the aircraft as it landed.
Boku and Spotify have announced new agreements to enable customers to pay for Spotify with their mobile in both Germany and Italy, reaching agreements with leading network operators in both countries.
Samsung announced the Gear 360 camera at Mobile World Congress and the company has now launched the device in its home country, in addition to the new Galaxy J smartphones for 2016.
Intel has declared that it will be cancelling all Broxton and SoFIA projects, effectively ending the firm's mobile efforts. Apollo Lake will go on in the form of Pentium and Celeron.
Huawei is having a very busy first half of 2016 with many smartphone launches and the company doesn't plan to stop, as it has just launched the Honor 5C with its in-house developed Kirin SoC.
TiVo, the iconic DVR brand that launched in the US market in 1999, is set to be acquired by Rovi in a $1.1 billion deal combining the data collection and analytic capabilities of the two companies.
Windows 95 is over twenty years old now but that didn't stop a developer from trying to install it on an Apple Watch. He eventually succeeds bringing it to life, and explains how he did it.
When Google released the second Android N Developer Preview over two weeks ago, it wasn't available for the Nexus Player. Today, Google has released an image for the set-top box.
Microsoft today announced Flow, a 'brand new SaaS' for automating workflows across applications. The firm also announced a public preview for PowerApps, a service for helping businesses to build apps.
ARP has announced its new Windows 10 Mobile handset, which looks rather familiar, bearing a striking similarity - and near-identical specs - to the Coship Moly X1 and Funker W5.5 Pro.
Facebook has released data regarding government requests that it received during the second half of 2015. For the first time, the company has included case studies to give an idea about requests.
Pickit is now an official partner to Microsoft, offering an add-in for Office that allows users to choose from a selection of legally available images. The firm also has apps for all platforms.
Following recent 'special offers' lasting up to five months on some devices, Microsoft UK has now started a new 'limited time offer' lasting two months, cutting £66 off the Surface 3 Docking Station.
Almost seven months after Google released Marshmallow, AT&T and T-Mobile are finally updating the LG G3 - but only to Android 6.0, rather than 6.0.1, and without the newest security patches.
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AdDuplex has published its findings for this month's breakdown of Windows handset usage. Windows 10 Mobile keeps growing, while there is a new holder for the title of 'most popular Windows phone'.
The Productivity Commission found the Australia's current intellectual property legislation is broken and heavily favors content creators instead of the public, driving piracy more and more.
The surprisingly sleek Obi Worldphone MV1 smartphone will be arriving in the U.K. in a matter of weeks, packing some reasonable hardware at a competitively low price.
With six weeks to go until E3 2016, rumors are already getting started over what's going to be announced this year, including by Microsoft, which is said to be unveiling new hardware at the event.
HP today announced its latest Chromebook 13 laptop featuring the sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, a full metal design in a thin body and a USB Type-C docking station.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of changes to some of the rules governing how the government can hack into devices. The new rules allow judges to give warrants outside of their jurisdictions.
The new Groove update for Windows 10 PCs, phones and HoloLens is rolling out exclusively (for now) to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring, bringing new features and improvements - and some known issues.
Microsoft is preparing to launch Flow, a new IFTTT-style service for businesses and schools that will allow users to automate tasks across dozens of web services, helping them to "work less, do more".
Microsoft announced in February that it was starting to upgrade users to its new Outlook.com experience, built on Office 365. So far, over 175 million have been upgraded - but there's some way to go.
"Starting today," Microsoft says, "to ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10, Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from Cortana."
After departing from Lenovo recently, former Motorola president Rick Osterloh is now returning to Google to take charge of the company's unified hardware division as a Senior Vice President.
Motorola might be launching the fourth-generation Moto G earlier than expected, as the company has sent out invites for an event on May 17 in New Delhi that "you wouldn't want to miss".
Yesterday, a body was found in a conference room at Apple's Cupertino headquarters. Today, Apple issued a statement to respond to yesterday's events, saying: 'We are heartbroken'.
A BlackBerry executive confirmed in February that the company is working on two new Android handsets, and purported images of both devices have now leaked, also showing revised BlackBerry branding.
It's the end of the month, which means that it's time for Microsoft to recap all of the new features that it has introduced throughout the month of April. Here's what's new in OneNote.
Microsoft has announced that its new SDK Preview, build 14332, for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is now available - but there are a few things you should be aware of before you install it.
Microsoft has announced that Skype has now been downloaded over one billion times on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices, just over three months after reaching 750 million mobile downloads.
BitPay has announced that it has partnered with Valve to bring bitcoin payments to the gaming platform. Bitcoin payments are already live for some users but Valve is yet to make an announcement.
Getty Images has filed a complaint with the European Commission stating that Google Images encourages image piracy, adding to the search giant's ongoing legal battles in the European Union.
Comcast has confirmed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation - the studio behind many hugely popular movie franchises such as 'Shrek', 'Kung Fu Panda' and 'Madagascar' - in a deal worth $3.8 billion.
Microsoft has announced the renewal of a patent cross-licensing agreement with Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Funai, which makes products for Philips, Sanyo, Kodak and other brands.
Microsoft France is giving three lucky Xbox fans a special edition Iron Man variant of the Xbox One. The console includes a lit up arc reactor in the center, and it includes a customized controller.
An alleged schematic has leaked for Apple's next iPhone offering a glimpse into the future. The schematic shows off the missing headphone jack, dual camera setup and Smart Connector port.
While North America buyers get a free Lumia 950 when they buy the 950 XL, Microsoft UK is offering £40 off the 950 - plus an additional free year of Office 365 - with purchases of its Surface devices.
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After almost two months of betas, Facebook is finally introducing its own Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps for Windows 10. Previously, the Facebook app was offered by Microsoft.
Australia's ANZ Bank is the first bank in the country to join Apple Inc's Apple Pay programme. The move is expected to push other Australian banks to make similar moves after a period of holding out.
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A new solution to the issue of global data storage could be one step closer. Microsoft has agreed to begin research on the possibility of storing information on the foundations of genetics: DNA.
Microsoft has dropped the price of its Band 2 wearable device in the UK by £50 to £149.99, in a deal that it's referring to as a 'special offer', despite being scheduled to last over two months.
The popular social media app Snapchat is currently being sued by a man from Georgia after a woman using the Snapchat speed filter violently crashed into his car, causing him brain injuries.