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Phone masts set on fire in the UK as 5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories spread (Updated)

The coronavirus pandemic, as with most major global events, has inspired a number of conspiracy theories that are in no way supported by scientific fact. Assuming COVID-19 isn't the invention of Bill Gates, another fanciful theory asserts that 5G networks are in some way to blame. It's natural to dismiss this type of tin foil thinking as mostly harmless, but things have now escalated to the point where three 5G masts in the UK have been attacked, with arson by conspiracy theorists named as the probable cause.

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MX Player launches its free movie and TV streaming service in the US, UK, and 5 more countries

Most of us know MX Player as the best video player on Android, able to handle any file format, codec, bitrate, or subtitle extension. What you may have missed though is that MX also has an on-demand movie and TV show streaming service in India. It's now expanding availability to seven countries, including the US and UK.

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Disney+ launches in the UK and more Western European countries today

Disney+ has been available in the US since last year, but it hasn't come to too many other countries so far. As expected, that has changed today as the service has launched in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. It was also supposed to come to France simultaneously, but the French government asked the company to postpone the launch, now set for April 7, for fears of coronavirus-related network congestion.

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Speed limits are back for Google Maps users in several countries (Updated)

In the last year, Google Maps began a wide roll-out of visible speed limits during navigation in dozens of countries. Since its release, there's been a wide range of upgrades, downgrades, and, in some cases, the feature disappearing altogether. Following an earlier disappearance, it seems users in the UK may finally have their speed limits back.

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OnePlus 8 series specs and pricing leak

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Lite have been on our radar for months, but questions are still hanging about further specifics, including the dreaded price range. While macroeconomic factors are wreaking havoc with supply chains, some new intelligence out of India could illuminate exactly what parts we're dealing with and how much we may expect to pay for either phone.

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Google users in post-Brexit UK to lose GDPR privacy protections

Just when you think the post-Brexit situation can't get any worse for us poor sods in the UK, another depressing tidbit rears its ugly head. This time, it's news that Google users in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will no longer be protected by GDPR and will instead be at the mercy of the privacy regulations of the United States.

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Huawei is releasing the Mate 30 Pro in the UK, months late and with no Google services

The Mate 30 Pro was first unveiled in September last year, and it's another hugely impressive piece of kit from Chinese tech giant Huawei. The problem is, few people outside of China have had the opportunity to buy one thanks to the US trade ban that is preventing it from being launched with Google apps and services. There's been no movement on that, unfortunately, but Huawei is making its most recent flagship available in the UK regardless.

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Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are £70 off in the UK, start at just £329

The Pixel 3a from Google rightly won our phone of the year for 2019 thanks to its dependable performance, solid build quality, and, above all, a great camera. It also packs a nostalgia-inducing retro feature called a headphone jack that some of our older readers may be familiar with. The normal price of £399 was already a great bargain, but it's now £70 off in the UK, so there's very little reason not to buy it if you're in the market for an inexpensive Android handset.

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Google Pixelbook Go now on sale in the UK

The Pixelbook Go was announced back in October at Google's big hardware event and went on sale in the US soon after, but we've been made to wait for it here in the UK. Thankfully, as of today, the latest Google laptop is now available to buy this side of the pond.

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Google Pay expands to 68 new banks internationally (Update: 18 more, including TransferWise)

Google Pay already supports a plethora of credit cards from a multitude of banks all over the world, but there are still many institutions left that don't work with Google's payment system. It's great to see that the number of compatible banks is rising internationally, and today, we can report a whopping 62 newly added banks — though about half of these are savings banks located in Denmark.

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