18 Things You Didn’t Know About UK Coins

The Royal Mint has jumped on the retro design bandwagon and designed a new £1 coin which apparently resembles a threepenny bit. It's going into circulation today. If you grew up post-decimalisation and had to google this mysterious coin, then maybe you need to brush up on the numismatic history, starting here with 18 facts which will have you hunting down the back of your sofa in no time. Read More >>

60 Star Wars Facts You Might Not Know

May the 4th be with you! Yep, it's Star Wars Day once more, an elegant date for a more civilized age. Read More >>

10 Things You Might Not Know About Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the man, the myth, the legend, is either universally admired or hated (or, a little bit of both). For a time, he was the most famous man in the tech world, and his life has spawned not one, but two mediocre films. Read More >>

11 Things You Might Not Know About Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was born exactly 100 years ago, on September 13th, 1916. In celebration of this anniversary, the world is alight with Roald Dahl Day celebrations. The man behind such classics as The BFG, Matilda, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, James And the Giant Peach (to name a few!) led a very interesting and varied life: fighter pilot, spy, author to helping advance neuroscience and inspiring horror films – perfect for a factmodo trivia round-up, then. Read More >>

TomTom Via 52 Sat Nav Review: Please Make a U-Turn Where Possible

Sat navs are a dying breed. With smartphones now capable of running Google Maps, and most new cars offering integrated systems, less and less people are buying dedicated navigation devices. Read More >>

New Top Gear Series Review: Five Things That Need to Improve as Chris Evans Quits

The first series of the new Top Gear is over, and, err, let’s just say it wasn’t exactly plain sailing. The show was plagued by low viewing figures, negative reviews, and vitriolic hatred towards main man Chris Evans. Whether you loved or hated it, the producers now have six hours of the new format under their belts, and that’ll help shape the next series of Top Gear. Read More >>

10 of the Most Bizarre Cars Ever Made

You'd be forgiven for thinking cars are pretty boring in 2016. Four wheels, petrol, diesel or electric motors, seats – they all use a similar recipe. But it hasn't always been like that. Read More >>

A Brief History of Speeding in the UK

This article was first published on January 28th, 2015, but it was so good that we brought it forward for you, in honour of Transport Week. Enjoy! Read More >>

Drive Like a Rothschild in the Top 10 Best Luxury Cars Money Can Buy

If you won the lottery, what car would you buy? It's an impossible question, right? The best luxury cars can feel so out of reach, it's like torture just thinking about getting behind the wheel of anything but your Fiesta. But, when those numbers come up (and they will, BELIEVE), hopefully, it'll be a bit picking a motor easier after reading this piece. Read More >>

14 Things You Didn’t Know About Air Travel

Ninety years ago, on the 28th of September 1924, a team of heroic US aviators completed the first round-the-world flight. The journey began 175 days earlier, where four planes set off from Santa Monica, California, on an epic journey which covered 27,533 miles and passed over 27 countries. So what better way to celebrate one of mankind's greatest achievements than with 14 facts about air travel. Read More >>

19 Weird and Wonderful Comic Book Adaptations Every Comic Fan Should Watch

For every good comic-book adaptation, ten embarrassingly bad ones are created as well, leaving comic book fans with a plethora of B-movie-mediocrity to trawl through. I've selected 19 weird, wonderful and laughably appalling adaptations that any die-hard comic fan (or newbie looking for a place to start) simply must see. Read More >>

A Brit’s Guide to Thanksgiving

Gather around ye merry Pilgrims, today the US is in the throes of Thanksgiving celebrations, so don your buckled hats, grab a turkey, and learn all about this American tradition with Giz UK’s Turkey Day crib sheet. Read More >>

12 Things You Might Not Know About the Fallout Games

Fallout 4 is finally here, and we hope you’ve taken several days off work to fully immerse yourself into the nuclear wasteland. It’s the game we’ve all been waiting for; set in a post-apocalyptic Boston, Bethesda promises Fallout 4 is the most ambitious world they’ve ever created. And that's saying something, coming from the minds behind the Elder Scrolls series. Read More >>

The Films You Should Watch This Halloween (and the Streaming Services on Which to Watch Them)

We’re big fans of horror films here at Giz UK, so much so we basically have a compilation of George A. Romero's greatest hits on in the office at all times. The accounts department think we’re slightly deranged. Read More >>

18 Things You Might Not Know About James Bond

Men want to be him (or kill him), women want to sleep with him (or kill him) – it's none other than the international secret agent himself, James Bond. Read More >>