Of course UK politicians are using WhatsApp to plot who will replace prime minister Theresa May

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The last few days have been rough for United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May.

The election she called for, meant to consolidate power for her conservative party ahead of Brexit negotiations, backfired and cost her side a crucial majority in parliament. 

That self-inflicted blow, and the surge of the Labour party, has led to calls for her resignation. Now the Washington Post reports that some conservative politicians from her own party are using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp to plot who will replace the embattled prime minister:   Read more…

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Pizza Parliament is a more delicious way to track the UK election

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In our Pizza Parliament, Conservatives are blue potatoes, Labour is red pepper, Liberal Democrats are orange pepper, SNP is corn, Green Party is green pepper, UKIP is aubergine, Plaid Cymru is courgette, and other parties are mushrooms.

And everyone thought this pizza would have way more blue potato on it.

When Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election to strengthen the Conservatives’ majority and solidify the mandate for her Brexit vision, she expected a resounding victory.

But the plan backfired — the night ended with a hung parliament. We tracked the 650 seats topping by topping. Our pizza shows that the Conservatives are the biggest party in Parliament but not the majority Read more…

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Deal: Get a free Samsung Gear Fit2 when you purchase a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge in the UK

One of the best-selling Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S7/S7 edge has been the subject of many deals and promotional offers right after the Galaxy S8’s market launch.

If you’re not really into Samsung’s new flagship or can’t afford to buy one, you could settle with the company’s last year’s top-tier smartphone, the Galaxy S7. You could even take advantage of a new offer provided by Samsung UK until the end of the month.

For each Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge that you purchase in the UK, you’ll be getting a free Gear Fit2. The promotion is valid from June 1 to …

Moto E4 Plus with 5000mAh battery to cost £159.95 ($206 USD) in the U.K.?

The Motorola Moto E4 Plus’ claim to fame is the 5000mAh battery that powers the phone. The cell will have to power a 5.5-inch display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution screen. Driving the handset will be the MediaTek MT6737M chipset carrying a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. 3GB of RAM is believed to be inside along with 32GB of expandable storage. A 13MP camera adorns the back of the phone, while a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter is also included.

Motorola is expected to unveil the phone along with the Moto E4 on July 17th. Today, a source on Twitter posted that the unlocked …

Calls and texts to the UK are free on AT&T, Sprint, Boost, and Virgin for a limited time following terror attack

After the horrific terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena in London, US carriers AT&T, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, and Boost Mobile are making calls to the area completely free of charge.

Until the end of May 24, British time, AT&T and Sprint will either waive or credit charges for calls placed and texts sent from America to Britain. Virgin and Boost, Sprint’s pre-paid virtual operators, also offer free calls and texts between the US and the UK.

T-Mobile and Verizon are yet to make any moves or statements, though it’s highly likely that they eventually …

BlackBerry KEYone now available for purchase in the UK

After repeatedly delaying the arrival of the Blackberry KEYone in the UK, at least one retailer has been able to make it available for purchase. Clove announced the KEYone is now in stock and ready to ship, so customers can order it and receive it in just a few days.

The BlackBerry KEYone costs £499 (including VAT) in the UK, which might seem a bit overpriced to those living in the US who will be able to buy it for just $549.

Speaking of which, BlackBerry announced that the KEYone will make its debut in the US at the end of the month. The smartphone will …

UK retailer Clove stopped pre-orders for the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310 at HMD's request

Yesterday, we told you that UK retailer Clove had stopped accepting pre-orders for the Nokia 3310 feature phone, and had resumed taking pre-registrations. While a pre-order reserves a phone for the consumer who puts down money to make sure that a unit is held for him/her at launch, a pre-registration simply alerts the consumer via email when pre-orders are starting. Yesterday, there was concern by some Clove customers that  pre-orders were canceled, although that doesn’t seem to be the case.

An email sent out by Clove to customers today states that the pre-order option was taken down, …

Nokia 3310 pre-orders canceled by Clove UK?

Late last month, the refreshed Nokia 3310 feature phone was made available for pre-orders from Clove UK. Reservations were being taken for the phone in a variety of colors including Warm Red, Dark Blue, Yellow, and Grey. Priced at the equivalent of $67 USD pre-tax, all of the units were to be released in the middle of next month. But as you can see from the accompanying screenshot, something has changed at Clove. Instead of being labeled pre-order, you can now only pre-register your intention to reserve the handset when that option becomes available once more.

The original Nokia 3310 has …

Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the UK with free Plantronics wireless headphones in tow

Huawei’s second foray into the smartwatch industry made, the Watch 2 made its debut in the United States last month. If you’ve read our previous report, then you already know customers who purchase the Huawei Watch 2 in the US received free Google Play Music access.

However, consumers in the UK will be getting a pair of free Plantronics wireless headphones when they buy the Huawei Watch 2. For the time being, the deal is available on Amazon UK, which will start selling the smartwatch on May 5.

It’s worth noting that only the first 500 customers who order …

Sony Xperia XZ Premium arrives in the UK earlier than expected

Despite the fact that all of our previous reports claimed Sony Xperia XZ Premium would hit the shelves in Europe in early June, it looks like the flagship smartphone will be available much earlier in the UK.

At least one UK retailer announced that it would be able to secure Xperia XZ Premium stock and plans to sell it later this month. According to Unlocked-mobile, the flagship will be available for purchase in the week commencing May 22.

Sony Xperia XZ Premium is already available for pre-order in the UK, and customers who buy one now are also getting a …