The UK government’s goal to build the first spaceport in Europe (and my dream to see a rocket launch in person) took one step closer to being a reality.Read More
On this episode of Learn Something - amidst the UK’s worst snowstorm in 50 years and Mobile World Congress - I’m sharing weird & wonderful facts about snow & smartphones that you’ve (probably) never heard before…Read More
America has been up in arms about a vote to repeal Net Neutrality - coming up on December 14th. But should the UK be worried about it? Should we care?Read More
Thanks to a petition with over 120,000 signatures, the Investigatory Powers Bill – Britain’s new surveillance plans – could soon be repealed.Read More
The Next-generation of smartphones will be defined by 5G and Ordnance Survey have busily started work on creating new data-rich maps, to help mobile providers avoid signal drop-outs across the UK - starting with Bournemouth.Read More
If you’re a regular online pirate in Britain, you may want to stop now. UK Government just introduced the new Digital Economy Bill, which despite public protest has increased the maximum prison sentence to ten years.Read More
So the long-awaited mobile game Pokémon Go launched on iOS and Android… But only in a certain list of countries that does not include the UK. Luckily, I’ve got a handy how-to for my fellow Britons on how to download and start playing right now!Read More
If elected in May, the Conservative party has promised to introduce mandatory age-restriction controls for porn sites. Any who do not comply will face closure.Read More
The British government have approved plans to build a spaceport in the United Kingdom, set to be fully build and operational by 2018.Read More
Not feeling too fussed to check your Facebook news feed, or tweet that picture from last night? You're alone, as social media use in Britain has actually fallen over the last year.Read More
UK scientists are stepping up their efforts to search for alien life, forming the United Kingdom Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (UK SETI) Research Network. Academics from various British institutions have banded together to form a "small but active group of SETI researchers in the UK, who need a forum to discuss their work."
We've become closer to space than we could ever imagine recently. Through the likes of SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, it's fair to say the idea of taking the kids on a holiday excursion to deep space is becoming less far-fetched as the years pass by. However a recently launched Kickstarter, called Pocket Spacecraft, project doesn't hope to get you into "space tourism," rather give all backers their own "personalised spacecraft" to send into orbit.
Samsung, H TC and LG took to their UK-based Twitter accounts to bicker, after the HTC One won the "hottest smartphone of 2013" award. This is usually the sort of childish behaviour we expected from fanboys, so it's kind of weird to see entire companies engage in it.Read More
Research by the Office for National Statistics shows more than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet.
Currently 43.5 million adults are now online, which is one million more than this same time last year. However, 7.1 million remain offline, with the elderly and disabled least likely to be connected.
Social networks, games, and internet hyperconnectivity is changing notions of identity in the UK, according to a report from the British government's chief scientist.Read More
A project that allows people to have "secret, digital conversations" with lamp posts, post boxes, bus stops, or various other pieces of street furniture in Bristol is to be installed after being declared winner of the first Playable City award.
Figures released today by the TV Licensing authority show more than 13,000 households across the UK are still using black and white television sets.Read More
Britain intends to spend an extra £60 million per year on space technology, by increasing it's investment into the European Space Agency (ESA).
The Chancellor George Osborne, in a speech to the Royal Society, announced that the UK is willing to commit an average of £240m a year, over the next five years to the ESA, increased from the usual investment of £170m. This has been done in the hope of encouraging domestic job growth via attracting lucrative contracts.
Ahead of its official UK launch on October 30th, EE have revealed their variety of phone, SIM only and mobile broadband price plans for its 4G LTE network.
Smartphone prices available at launch along with contract tarriffs are as follow
In the latest verdict in a long line of patent disputes between the two technology giants, a UK judge has sided in favour of Samsung in an ongoing case over design patents relating to the iPad. With it, Apple will be ordered to run advertisements in British newspapers and magazines, as well as its website, stating that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s design patents.