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BBC Disrespects EU’s Right to Be Forgotten – Publishes List of Pages Removed

The BBC, in flagrant disregard of the European Union’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law, has published a list of its own webpages that have been removed from search engine listings via the ruling, promising to update…

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Man Spends Three Years Building a 45ft Processor in His House

The trend for tech companies in recent years has been to design and manufacture wafer thin computing devices. From Apple’s impossibly slim MacBook Air to the ingenious Raspberry Pi device which reboots the notion of a…

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BBC creates mind-control TV headset

The BBC, in collaboration with tech company This Place, has developed a way people can select programmes using a cheap, brainwave-reading headset. They released the new technology on the 18th on the BBC news website.The headset…

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Interstellar Travel and Time Travel? Never! Says Killjoy Hawking

The major tropes upon which most science fiction is based, time travel and visiting other worlds, will never be achieved by humankind, according to professional bonfire urinator (and astrophysicists) Professor Stephen Hawking. In a BBC interview…

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Heinz QR Code Leads to Adult Content

The food company Heinz has apologized after a QR code on a bottle of ketchup directed people to an adult website. The company stated that the code used was out of date and that they were…

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Take-Two Sues BBC Over Forthcoming GTA Drama

Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, filed a lawsuit against the BBC earlier today over the channel’s in-development drama about the rise of Rockstar and its infamous game franchise, Grand Theft Auto. Take-Two released…

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BBC iPlayer To be Discontinued For Non UK Residents

Since 2011, BBC has offered subscriptions to an international version of its iPlayer streaming service. The iPlayer Global service from BBC was being offered in 16 countries (including Canada). Although it never made its way to…

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Final Top Gear Scenes to Air Later This Year

Unseen footage of the much loved television presenter, who was suspended last month and has not had his contract renewed with BBC UK, will be shown later this year BBC reports. The controller of BBC2 has…

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Will Daniel Radcliffe Star in Grand Theft Auto Developer Special?

There are reports surfacing that Daniel Radcliffe is in negotiations to play the lead role for the upcoming drama about Grand Theft Auto developer, Rockstar. The new 90-min drama is about the creation of the legendary…

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Did BBC Just Release 10 Episodes of Doctor Who on BitTorrent?

BBC has been known to be very helpful in providing access to the latest Doctor Who content in the past. Even so, the company seems to take its content to a whole new level of sharing.…

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Tanner Productions Remakes Top Gear in Just Cause 2!

While Jeremy Clarkson may be gone form BBC, his voice recording can now be seen in Just Cause 2 machinima. It looks like Tanner Productions have taken the audio clips from one of Top Gear’s challenge…

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Graphene Light Bulbs Coming This Year

  Graphene Lighting, a Canadian financed company has developed a new graphene-based light bulb. The dimmable bulb is claimed to cut energy use by 10% and last longer than now common LED light bulbs. The new…

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Top Gear Producer Won’t Press Charges Against Jeremy Clarkson

The incident in North Yorkshire where Jeremy Clarkson punched producer Oisin Tymon won’t have a nasty follow-up in court, at least not as far as Tymon is concerned. He has told the police that he does…

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Jeremy Clarkson Has Just Been Fired

UPDATE 14:08 GMT: Clarkson has been fired, read below to find out more! So after much deliberation, Jeremy Clarkson has now been fired, or so it first seems. This comes to light as Sky News reporter Mark…

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Top Gear’s Clarkson to Be Fired, but the Show Will Go On

It seems the time of the petrol powered dinosaur is coming to an end. I’m a big fan of Top Gear, I love watching the show and to me, it’s incredibly entertaining. However, even I can…

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BBC Reportedly Offers Clarkson His Job Back

So we all know about the “fracas” between Jeremy Clarkson and one of the producers; if you haven’t, get from under your rock and read this. Well, now it turns out that with the massive support for…

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BBC Website Down, Simple Tech Error or Malicious Attack?

Earlier today the BBC News website went down, and they had one creepy clown image accompanying the error message. Here is what the error message said: “This might be because: We are experiencing abnormal traffic to…

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Anonymous Threatens to Take down BBC If Jeremy Clarkson Isn’t Reinstated

Hackers from the self-proclaimed online activist group Anonymous have threatened to bring down the BBC website unless Jeremy Clarkson is reinstated. Anonymous new operation that reminds us more of a toddler that doesn’t get its way…

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BBC “Make it Digital” Scheme to Give 1 Million Micro-Computers to Kids

  Back in the 1980s, the BBC, as part of a new computer literacy initiative, launched its own computer, the BBC Micro (a modified Acorn), in an effort to educate children about emerging information technology. Now,…

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‘Grand Theft Auto’ Based TV Drama Coming to BBC

BBC has announced they are working on a new TV show based on the making of Grand Theft Auto, as part of an initiative to get the UK into coding. Initially was little known about the show,…

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Jeremy Clarkson Suspended From Top Gear

Clarkson, front man of the Top Gear host line-up, has been suspended with immediate effect pending an investigation after an incident involving one of the shows producers. No one is sure of the reason this time,…

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Apple Hires BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe Sparking Music Service Rumours

Apple has taken the strange move of hiring  Zane Lowe, a popular BBC Radio 1 DJ. Lowe, who has grown to widespread acclaim and popularity in the UK and around the world for his work on Radio…

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BBC Announces ‘Digital Showcase’ Called BBC Taster

The BBC has launched a ‘digital showcase’ called BBC Taster. The new website is like a public testing lab for all of the corporation’s latest online experiments. The site offers visitors the opportunity to test out…

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BBC News App Updated For First Time Since 2010

The BBC News app on iOS and Android is finally receiving a redesign since its launch in 2010. The app was starting to look a little out of date and certainly lacked functionality compared to its…

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BBC iPlayer Available for Xbox One

Finally after a year of being available, you can now access BBC iPlayer on your Xbox One. The decision not to include a BBC iPlayer app with the Xbox One drew a great deal of criticism…

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New Trailer for Doctor Who Premier Released

The creators of Doctor Who have been cruel this year, giving us such tiny bits of information to go on as we await the first full episode featuring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. The latest trailer…

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Online News Consumption Tops Newspapers in UK, Ofcom Survey Says

Of the 95 percent of adults in the UK that follow the news, 41 percent say they use the Internet or mobile apps, according to a research study published by Ofcom.  That tops newspaper readers by…