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Google reveals computer-on-a-stick  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:31:29 GMT
Google announces that a range of computer-on-a-sticks and laptops costing as low as $149 (£101) are joining its range of Chrome OS devices. 
VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:22:56 GMT
A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed. 
Tech sites lead on April Fools gags  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:39:24 GMT
The Force - the mysterious energy field used by the Jedi in Star Wars - has been discovered by researchers at the Cern laboratory in an April Fools prank. 
Beatle's wife Cynthia Lennon dies  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:59:52 GMT
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, dies at her home in Spain following a "short but brave" battle with cancer. 
Wahlberg to make Boston bombing film  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 08:55:49 GMT
Mark Wahlberg is to co-produce and potentially star in a film about the 2013 bombing of the Boston Marathon and the city-wide manhunt that followed. 
US makes climate pledge to UN  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:27:37 GMT
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025. 
LHC fixes glitch, prepares for beams  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:05:13 GMT
The short circuit delaying the restart of the Large Hadron Collider has been fixed, after a blast of high current melted the metal particle responsible. 
Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:06:01 GMT
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns. 
Guinea declares Ebola 'emergency'  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:00:41 GMT
Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions in the west and southwest of the Ebola-hit nation. 
I'm not a money-grabber - Sterling  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:00:10 GMT
Raheem Sterling tells BBC Sport he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old" after turning down a Liverpool deal worth £100,000 a week. 
American Broner hints at Khan fight  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:58:54 GMT
Adrien Broner tweets a video of himself talking to Amir Khan on the phone, hinting at a possible showdown. 
America's most generous con artist  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:53:47 GMT
Mark Landis spent 30 years donating works of art to respected museums and galleries - but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. 
I nearly drowned in chocolate  Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:55:30 GMT
A Syrian refugee tells how he nearly drowned in a lorry of melted chocolate as he tried to enter the UK. 
Latin translation for Wimpy Kid  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:12:51 GMT
The best-selling children's book Diary of a Wimpy Kid is translated into Latin by a Vatican official. 
Woman wins car in April Fool's bluff  Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:23:22 GMT
A New Zealander wins a luxury car after playing along with what seemed to be an April Fool's joke.