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BBC and Doctor Who Teach Kids Computer Skills in New Game

BBC and Doctor Who Teach Kids Computer Skills in New Game

As part of BBC’s Make it Digital campaign children will be able to help The Doctor by learning basic computer coding to command a rogue Dalek in a new online game.


In the game, called The Doctor and The Dalek young fans of the Beeb’s longstanding sci-fi series Doctor Who will be encouraged to use …

Xbox One November Update Detailed

Xbox One November Update Detailed

Details of the next Xbox One update have emerged with the focus on new customisation for the dashboard and social sharing features for TV and gaming.

Once again drawing from Xbox One gamer’s most wanted inclusions the November update will introduce Custom Backgrounds allowing each user / account holder an individual background for their dashboard …

How to – Update Nintendo Wii U System Software

How to - Update Nintendo Wii U System Software

If you’re a Wii U owner eager to get all those promised improvements and upgrades to the console the Gadget Helpline has the info that can help you get the update right now.

Firstly you will need to get your Wii U onto an active Wi-Fi connection. So fire up that modem and router and …

Not Agreeing to New Wii U Update T&Cs Can Lock Console

Not Agreeing to New Wii U Update T&Cs Can Lock Console

Nintendo has recently rolled out an update for the Wii U which, while usually a quick and painless task, has been discovered could actually lock the console if owner doesn’t agree to new terms and conditions.

With version 5.2.0 of the Wii U system firmware gamers were promised improvements to menus, new power settings, a …

Vine Now Available on Xbox One

Vine Now Available on Xbox One

Popular social video app Vine is now available to anybody with an Xbox One and an Xbox Live account.

Vine was one of The Time’s 50 Best Android Apps of 2013 and offers thousands upon thousands of looping videos, which last only a few seconds, and are featured in channels including Art, Music and Dance …

Wikipedia for Android Now Suggests Articles Based on Location

Wikipedia for Android Now Suggests Articles Based on Location

Wikipedia for Android now knows where you live and will make location based suggestions following a new app update.

Just like the web browser based Wikipedia website which introduced a Nearby search option earlier this year the free app for Android has been updated today to include the very same feature for smartphones and tablets.…

Amazon ‘Pass My Parcel’ Service Allows Same Day Collection

Amazon 'Pass My Parcel' Service Allows Same Day Collection

Amazon has announced a new way for customers in the UK to get their goods faster than ever thanks to a partnership with Smiths News which will see the launch of a same-day collection service called Pass My Parcel.

Pass My Parcel will make it possible for Amazon buyers to order an item before …

Air Umbrella Blows a Storm on Kickstarter

Air Umbrella Blows a Storm on Kickstarter

Welcome to the first article in a hopefully weekly feature which we’re calling Techstarters. Through these articles the Gadget Helpline will introduce you to some of the ground-breaking and head-scratching technical discoveries hoping to gain financial backing on Kickstarter, Indiegogo and similar crowd-funding websites. In our inaugural edition we bring you the Air Umbrella.…

WWE Network to Roll Out Adverts Between Shows

WWE Network to Roll Out Adverts Between Shows

WWE Network subscribers were informed today via email that the wrestling on-demand service will begin showing adverts between its programming.

The $9.99 per month online streaming service which hosts hours upon hours of current and classic professional wrestling footage has thus far been unhindered by any commercial plugs but from today a change in the …

WhatsApp Could Get VoIP (Voice over IP) in Future Update

WhatsApp Could Get VoIP (Voice over IP) in Future Update

With WhatsApp now a Facebook owned app following the £19-Billion deal which was completed last week the talks turns to what the future holds for the popular messaging service and it’s hundreds of millions of active users on Android and iOS devices.


WhatsApp has become the widely used replacement for standard text and MMS messaging …