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Stargate Is Coming Back, But You’ll Need To Subscribe To Yet Another Steaming Service

Stargate SG-1 is one of the best TV shows of all time, this isn't an opinion - it's a fact. So there is much excitement around the idea that some form of the show will return later this year. However, it's not without its downsides too. Read More >>

piracy
Game Of Thrones Piracy Hits 90 Million For The New Series

Torrentfreak has numbers from piracy monitor Muso, and it claims that a staggering 90 million people have watched Game of Thrones without paying. That's some significant piracy right there. And in line with the UK government's flap over dodgy streaming services, it is those which make up the large majority of the illegal viewing. Read More >>

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House Of Lords Investigating AI Ethics

People are stupid and machines are clever, so as soon as someone suggests letting a machine sniff around your personal data you know there's trouble brewing. This is something that the House of Lords seems to understand too, because it's ordered a select committee on artificial intelligence to look into how data is used. Read More >>

architecture
The 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Includes A Wicker House And A Naked Man On A Donkey

The 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist has some interesting stuff on it, including a block of flats that seems to be made out of baskets, and an underground bunker that almost certainly isn't designed for avoiding the end of the world. Read More >>

transport
Citymapper Has Gone From Telling You What Bus To Get To Providing One

The CM2 is Citymapper first attempt at running a bus service. It's called "Night Rider" and it will operate a small East London route from the end of August this year. The route is designed to fill in a gap the company had spotted from the use of its mapping app and will run from Aldgate East Station and Highbury & Islington Station. It's for hipsters in case you haven't guessed. Read More >>

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Cash Cuts Cause Cops To Camp In Coffee Shops

Taking the "I've spent £2.20 on an Americano so now I live here" attitude of some coffee house customers to the extreme, the police will use cafes to conduct meetings with the public. London Mayor Sadiq Khan plans to save as much as £15m by shutting official meeting places around the capital. Read More >>

money
Under Cover Of BBC Pay, the Government Sneaks Out Pension Age Increase

The government used BBC salary day as a way to sneak out news that it's moving the pension age to 68. While this was always going to happen, it was originally scheduled to be changed in 2044. It will now take place between 2037 and 2039. People aged between 39 and 47 will be affected with younger workers kept waiting to find out when they might eventually get a pension. Read More >>

porn
Game Of Thrones Ruined PornHub’s Sunday Night

There's not much that stops people from their rigorous Sunday masturbation schedule, but apparently Game of Thrones is the one thing that can upset the applecart. Traffic, according to PornHub, was down 4.5% when Game of Thrones returned for its seventh season. Read More >>

money
Credit Card Fees Will Be Banned From January 2018

From January next year credit card fees will be banned in the UK. These small charges are the ones levied by retailers to compensate for the costs of banking, not the ones card companies charge merchants to provide banking services. Not all companies will pass this charge on - for example, your supermarket probably doesn't - but from 2018 no company will be able to add a surcharge for paying by credit card. Read More >>

money
Bank of England Opts For Worst Possible Jane Austen Quote On New Tenner

Jane Austen will make her debut on the £10 note today and the quote that accompanies her image is causing some controversy. The line in question is "I declare after all that there is no enjoyment like reading!" which superficially sounds quite positive. The problem, however, is that it's spoken by a woman who is only interested in reading to ensnare Mr Darcy. Read More >>

jobs
London Theatre Job Ad Offers To Pay Peanuts With Insulting Recruitment Post

A London theatre has attempted to recruit a new, underpaid staff member by insulting an entire generation of people.The Tea House Theater offered between £15,000 and £20,000 per year for an office administrator. The full-time position was posted with the most remarkable job advert of all time. Read More >>

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Samsung Is Mining Dead Note 7s For Precious Metals

Having gone to the effort of arranging a bunch of previous materials into a phone, Samsung must now unarrange them all again to recover some of its losses. The Note 7, which launched last year, became infamous because of its propensity to explode thanks to a badly designed battery. Some of the phones will be sold under a new name, with a new lower capacity power cell, but the rest will be junked. Read More >>

gadgets
Google Glass Is Back, But Only For Big Business

First Brexit, then Trump and now Google Glass is coming back. What have we done to deserve this? Is it because we touch ourselves at night? Anyway, Google's much-maligned augmented reality headpiece is making a return Read More >>

apps
LinkedIn Has Found a New Way to Annoy the Shit Out of You

Not content with constant pestering emails because someone you've never heard of is "waiting for your response" LinkedIn has decided to further plunge its tendrils of hassle into your Windows 10 notifications. The new app for Windows 10 will allow new requests to appear as little popups in the bottom right of your screen, as if they were as important as oxygen itself. Read More >>

game of thrones
Game of Thrones Is Very Popular And Often Pirated, A Shock Survey Reveals

In news as surprising as "water is wet" and "fire is hot" it turns out that one of the world's most popular TV show is also the most pirated. One estimate suggests that 3.7 million people will illegally watch the programme, which returned for its seventh and penultimate season last night. Read More >>