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Fully Charged: Game of Thrones to air simultaneously worldwide, and the virtual Apple Watch try-on

All the gadget and tech news tidbits you need to start Tuesday off right

Game of Thrones will air almost everywhere at the same time

HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones is reportedly the most-pirated show on television, with a large chunk of that attributed to viewers outside the United States who can’t wait for local airings. So the company plans to do something about it: run the show simultaneously around the world.

It’ll take place on the various HBO networks around the globe, as well as carrier partners in certain categories, although the timing may be awkward for some countries: London will apparently run the first episode at 1am on 13 April, although we suspect a re-airing will follow in prime time. The entire fifth season will run like this, letting everyone stay on the same page (and hopefully better avoid Twitter spoilers).

[Source: The Verge]

Virtually try on an Apple Watch

2. You can do some really cool stuff with Watch apps

Curious how the Apple Watch will look pressed against your skin come late April? You can get a visual feel for it now by laying your iPhone against your wrist. Say what? True story!

Credit Apple for this little perk: the Apple Store app has images of the 38mm and 42mm watch faces at their actual size, scaled for the phone you’re using, so you can see at a glance how an Apple Watch might look on your arm. Just click “Learn more” under the Apple Watch on the first screen that appears in the app, then click “View pricing” and finally “Compare case sizes.” Enjoy.

[Source: 9to5Mac]

Moto Maker for Moto 360 is live

Moto Maker for Moto 360 is live

Want to custom-design your own Moto 360 watch? Now you can thanks to the newly-launched Moto Maker website for the wearable. Like the site for the Moto X, it lets you pick from a handful of options to tweak the device, some of which may cost extra – like the champagne gold body finish and metal bands. Still, even the most expensive version is more affordable than the cheapest Apple Watch!

[Source: Motorola Blog]

Google Calendar hits iPhone

The super-slick mobile overhaul of Google Calendar is now available on iPhone, following its launch on Android in November. It’s the first time that Calendar has had a dedicated iOS app, and it looks really great, with a smooth scrolling interface that pulls photos, maps, and other images to spice up the events view.

But it’s also smart, grabbing events from Gmail messages and letting you add in contacts for events. And its Assists (as seen in Google’s Inbox app) make it easy to add your own events by suggesting themes, locations, friends, and more. Google Calendar is available now from the App Store.

[Source: Official Gmail Blog]

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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