Hey London, Uber Needs Fixing – Not Banning

Like many people, I am a hypocrite. I advocate for the most right-on causes. I think we should protect workers rights, and stand up to the immense powers of the corporations. I vote for politicians who will stick up for the little guy. But I also enjoy the convenience of Amazon Prime, and its ability to make practically any product appear on my doorstep within 24 hours, even though I know they bully publishers and give people in their warehouses zero-hours contracts. I upload my photos to Google Photos, even though I know that they’re datamining everything about my life from them. And I regularly use Uber to get around when there isn’t a convenient bus… or if I’m feeling lazy, even though… well, everything. Read More >>

Finally There Is A Suitable Musical Tribute To Sir Clive Sinclair

Sir Clive Sinclair is one of Britain's most legendary tech pioneers. In 1982, he created the ZX Spectrum - one of the first home computers and an important milestone in early gaming. Three years later, in 1985, he created the Sinclair C5 - a strange little battery-powered go-kart. It was, umm, slightly less successful - but it showed the scale of his ambitions. Read More >>

Kingsman: How Do We Know That Eggsy and Harry Are The Good Guys?

In 2009, Zack Snyder asked us “Who Watches The Watchmen?”. In 2015 and again 2017, Matthew Vaughn adapted another comic property to the big screen - and tried to make us forget we ever asked. Read More >>

We Took This Little Autonomous Bus Around The Olympic Park

London is currently crawling with autonomous vehicle trials. In Greenwich, Oxbotica recently trialled autonomous shuttle buses. In Lewisham and Southwark, Starship Technologies is seeing if robots could one day deliver our takeaways. In Woolwich, Ocado is testing autonomous delivery vans. In Newham, Nissan recently trialled fully autonomous electric cars. And now, in the Olympic Park in Stratford, a company called Keolis is trying out a little autonomous shuttle bus made by a company called Navya. Read More >>

iPhone X Will Cost at Least £145 More In the UK Than the US

Bad news for Britons as according to our back-of-the-envelope calculations, it appears that the iPhone X is going to cost significantly more in Britain than it will in the US. Read More >>

The iPhone 8 Will Turn Us All Into Beta Testers For Apple’s Next Revolutionary Product

On Tuesday evening Apple is expected to officially unveil its next iPhone. You know the drill by now: Tim Cook and a parade of Apple executives will come on stage, declare it the best iPhone ever and run through the various tweaks and improvements that make this year’s phone better than last year’s. We’re expecting the screen to be bigger, the processor to be faster... Blah blah blah. You know the drill. Read More >>

London Underground Wifi Tracking: Here’s Everything We Learned From TfL’s Official Report

Earlier this year, Gizmodo UK scored ourselves a scoop, as we exclusively revealed some of the findings from last year’s wifi tracking trial, in which Transport for London analysed wifi data picked up from our phones as we travel on the London Underground - and was able to track our movements across the tube network. Read More >>

Every Jaguar Car From 2020 Will Be Electric

Big news from the fancy car industry this morning, as Jaguar has announced that from 2020 all of its cars will be fully electrified or hybrids. Take that, petrol! Read More >>

Now The Trainline Will Predict When Train Tickets Will Suddenly Get Expensive

Buying train tickets is the definition of a crapshoot. Sometimes you'll get lucky, and when you plug your travel times into the National Rail website you'll be pleasantly surprised to find you can bag yourself a cheap, flexible off-peak ticket. But most of the time, you end up piecing together the cheapest combination of advance tickets that you can find. Read More >>

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Young People Don’t Care About Religion, New Figures Reveal

Bloody kids today, what are they like? When they're not voting Remain and suffering from a decade of no real terms wage increases, it turns out that one thing they're not doing is going to church. Read More >>

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May The Dorks Be With You: Toshiba Announces Star Wars Themed TV

Are you sick of your world not being being completely owned by the Walt Disney Corporation? You know the feeling: You get home from work and take off your Darth Vader tie, and sit down on your BB8 beanbag to watch Star Wars™ again, like you do every night. But something is bothering you. Even though you've changed into your Rebel pilot uniform and braided your hair to be all swirly on the sides of your head, you still run the risk of catching a glimpse of something that isn't Star Wars™ branded: The bezel around the edge of your TV. Read More >>

New “SMARTY” Phone Network Cuts The Smoke & Mirrors Bullshit From Its Price Plans

We all love getting a new phone - but we also hate the rigmarole that goes with changing a phone contract. To make it even more annoying, comparing deals is tricky business: How can we weigh one network throwing in free Spotify against the other network offering slightly more data? Is it worth increasing the upfront payment to pay less per month? It's absolutely maddening. Read More >>

Why Would Amazon Buy Whole Foods?

What do you do if you have a spare $13.7bn? Umm, if you’re Amazon the answer is apparently buy a supermarket. As the retail giant has today announced it is splashing out and buying the American chain Whole Foods. Read More >>

An Englishman Rode New York’s Subway System For A Week – And Thinks It Was Shite

It was the middle of summer, and I needed some content on a warm and rainy August afternoon. Read More >>