Round-up Wednesday: the real news you might have missed

Rejoice, for April Fools’ Day is over, and we've sifted out the real news you should be reading

What you’re about to read, is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Don’t worry, we’re done with the fake news from April Fools’ Day. It’s time to catch up on the biggest tech news from the past week.

HTC One (M8) available from 5 April at S$998

Time to hit the telcos and HTC authorised resellers. The HTC One (M8), currently the number one smartphone in our Top Ten list, will be available from this Saturday, priced at S$998. Still on the fence for this Android smartphone?  Our review should help.

READ MORE: HTC One (M8): prices and availability in Singapore

Facebook brings the Internet to everyone, with drones

Oh, this is as real as it gets, coming straight from Mark Zuckerberg himself. Working alongside Internet.org, the social media company aims to use its drones to deliver Internet connectivity almost anywhere, even developing nations. By the way, did we mention the drones are armed with lasers? Ermm, ok.

READ MORE: Rejoice or tremble? Zuckerberg confirms Facebook's plans for a drone army

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iOS Messaging app goes transparent

In the most literal sense. A patent filed in 2012 has resurfaced, hinting how the iDevice could use its camera to provide a live feed for the Messaging app. Still, you might not want to walk and text at the same time, it’s always an accident waiting to happen.

READ MORE: Apple's transparent texting app could bring an end to lamppost headbutts

Immortalise yourself with Eterni.me

An avatar that lets your friends and family interact with even after you’ve kicked the bucket? No, it doesn't sound creepy at all. But Eterni.me definitely has the right idea, using your social media profile to emulate how your avatar talks to others after you’ve walked into the light.

READ MORE: Eterni.me lets you live forever

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift

And with it, the possibilities and potential for the virtual reality headset have expanded. Another point to note - Facebook is not short on money, what with the US$16 billion WhatsApp acquisition, and now another US$2 billion spent bringing virtual reality to its social media platform and beyond.

READ MORE: Facebook aims for virtual reality domination, buys Oculus Rift for US$2 billion

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