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Outlander and Why the Internet Means There’s No Such Thing as a Guilty Pleasure Anymore

I was recently told by my partner, in a roundabout way, that I watch an inordinate amount of rubbish, nay embarrassing, television. I felt naturally affronted, but in all fairness I knew exactly what he meant. I fall into every cliché going when it comes to what’s on the box: I’m a sucker for period dramas, female-centred comedies, romance, and the dorkiest of dorky fantasy. I am that person whose Netfilx recommended list features categories like ‘Period Dramas with a Strong Female Lead’, ‘Romantic Comedies Featuring a Strong Female Lead’, and ‘Cult Classics with a Strong Female Lead’. Read More >>

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Seven Ways the Apple Watch 2, 3 and 4 Will Inevitably Improve on the Apple Watch

With Apple’s first smartwatch set to be reintroduced next Monday, and with a wealth of wrist-competing alternatives unveiled at MWC this week, it could be time for early-adopting interested parties to think for a second about what future Apple Watches may bring in time. Read More >>

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VR? AR? I’d Rather Put My Head in the Oven Than Wear a Headset

It seems to be Free Pass Day for Microsoft today, as, in the wake of its Windows 10 and Hololens announcements from last night, everyone's raving about the future of the software giant and thrilled about having another screen to stick in front of their lifeless faces all the time. Read More >>

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The Apple Watch Will be the First Real Smartwatch, Even Though It’s Not A Watch

When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, he described it as a widescreen iPod with touch controls (to wild applause), a revolutionary mobile phone (to wild applause, whooping and rending of garments) and a breakthrough internet communications device. That last one got a kind of "WOOOOOOOOooowait, what was that one again?" reaction and a round of slightly baffled but enthusiastic, I’m-sure-he’ll-explain-in-a-minute-comma-we-love-you-Steve applause. Read More >>

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Viva Lost Vegas: How Kickstarter Ensured That CES Left The Building

Does CES, that enormous, relentlessly covered tech showpiece that pops up in the Vegas desert every January, really mean anything any more to the average tech lover on the street other than a year’s worth of second-tier tech stories to swamp the world in three days? It's only a partly rhetorical question. I mean, how many things have you seen at CES this year that had you genuinely clamouring to buy them, rather than just going, "Oooh look at that"? We tried and actually struggled. Have you even been following CES? Our comparative site stats breakdown suggests: not particularly. Read More >>

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Sales of eReaders May Have Stalled, but eBooks Aren’t Going Anywhere

Are eBooks declining? No. These misleading headlines all show either a lack of comprehension or an anti-eBook agenda. If a market is dying, it’s dedicated eReaders, not eBooks, and those are far from the same thing. Read More >>

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Best of the Spiels 2014: Your Finest Rants, Raves and Ruminations

Another year draws to a close, and another 12 months passes in which you all proved that Gizmodo UK has the best readers in the world. Engaged, funny, argumentative and insightful, you've kept us on our toes, called us out on our missteps and kept the Giz UK comment section livelier than a Weatherspoons at last orders time. Well done you. Read More >>

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The World Couldn’t Give A Toss About Your ‘Senior’ Job Title

Every time someone introduces themselves as a senior developer, senior designer, senior whatever, I cringe. Perhaps in some jobs it's a title that is used correctly, but my experience in developing software is that it's almost always applied for the wrong reasons. Read More >>

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I Helped in the Fight to Save the Birthplace of British Skateboarding

The act of skateboarding offers an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to meet and enjoy a meaningful pastime in a uncontrived and organic way. Southbank is the main skate spot in London and is therefore a beacon for this ethos. Read More >>

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The Droning Sounds of John Cale’s Quadcopter Orchestra

John Cale was infatuated with drones long before western superpowers realised they were a particularly convenient way to bomb foreign countries. The Welsh musician can largely be credited with helping to bring the 'drone' sound to popular culture, dating back as far as his work in the 1960s with La Monte Young’s Theatre of Eternal Music and central to one of the Velvet Underground's best-known tracks in Heroin. Read More >>

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Frozen Eggs or Frozen Careers? Why Facebook and Apple’s Fertility Options are Still a Raw Deal for Women

Only in the last couple of years have I really thought seriously about whether or not I would like to have children. I’m now in my late twenties, and it’s becoming all too clear that the physiological egg-timer has been turned over, year-by-year working against me. I know I’m not ready, and I can’t imagine being ready any time soon. I’ve got things to do, people to see, adventures to have, but I’ve really only got about 10 more years to realistically squeeze all of that into if I want to have a child. Read More >>

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I Took a Bath in a Giant Tub of Beer, for My Health

The Czech Republic is a nation renowned for its beer. The home of Pilsner, with first class breweries everywhere you turn, you're as likely to find a great place to stop off for a pint on its street corners as you are to see a Starbucks or McDonalds in the UK. However, for my recent trip to the Czech Republic I wanted to go one better than just getting sloshed drinking beer – I wanted to bathe in the stuff. Read More >>

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Hey, I’m New Here – What’s Good?

So it’s been two days. I am jet lagged from chasing “ghosts” in New Orleans. My assorted ‘desk stuff’, from Chinese worry balls to a Tomytronic Thundering Turbos I picked up on a whim on eBay, is still boxed up around me. Oh, and I appear knee-deep in what seems to be an underground green-tea ring that someone was running. Read More >>

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The Story of How I Sold Myself on eBay, and Ended Up Editing Giz UK

OK, it wasn't as straight-forward as the headline implies, but this little-known (mostly because I lie) story describes how I got my foot in the tech-blogging door and ended up launching and editing the very site you're reading this on. Read More >>