All the Biggest and Best News From San Diego Comic Con 2017

San Diego Comic Con is basically nerdvana. It's the biggest event of the year, where the film, tv, and comics industries come together to showcase what they have planned for the year ahead. There are also games there, but to much lesser extent, thanks to them getting their own shows at the likes of E3 and Gamescom. Read More >>

Princess Diana’s Lionel Richie Cassette Tapes go on Public Display

Buckingham Palace is opening its doors to the public tomorrow, as the annual Royal Collection show gets underway. The Queen's using her stand in a bit of the room to show off some of the presents she's been given from overseas visitors, while a separate area in the palace's Music Room concentrates on artifacts left from the time of Princess Diana. Read More >>

Airpaq, the Upcycled Car Seatbelt and Airbag Rucksack

Of the thousands of quirky rucksacks to have appeared on Kickstarter in the last 48 hours, this one has the most potential to bestow an aura of interestingness onto its wearer. It's made from seatbelts and old car airbags, and who wouldn't want to close a rucksack with a satisfying clunk-click? Read More >>

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 >>

Scotland Will Have a Polymer £10 in September too

Scotland's Clydesdale Bank, one of several Scottish banks that issues its own brand of bank note, is about to join the rush to make the tenner plastic. It'll launch its polymer £10 on September 21, just in time for baffled English tourists to take one home and have an argument in a Hemel Hempstead Tesco garage about if they're legal tender in England or not. Read More >>

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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The Best Gifts for Game of Thrones Fans

Winter in July. That's what's kind of happening at the moment, since Game of Thrones has returned to dominate the television landscape for another six weeks. The first episode has already aired, but there's still plenty to come, and with this list of swag you can make sure you're completely prepped for the episodes ahead - and that you have enough to keep you going until next year. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

Bouncing Bomb Dredged up After 70 Years

One of the original bouncing bombs created by the team of Sir Barnes Wallis has been recovered, 70 years after it sank to the bottom of a Scottish loch during testing. Read More >>

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 >>

TSB and Samsung Launch Iris-Scanning Account Logins

The subset of UK civilians that own a Samsung Galaxy 8 and have a TSB bank account are going to have a fun toy to play with this September, as the bank and the phone maker are teaming up to allow iris identification to access their account details. Read More >>

Next-Gen Nissan Leaf Has a Bumper Car Style Stop/Go Superpedal

The next version of the Nissan Leaf is going to come with quite a fancy innovation in the form of its e-Pedal option -- an all-in-one power and braking control that Nissan says should be good for 90 per cent of your driving day. Read More >>

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The Week’s Top Android, iOS, and Windows Apps

It's always lovely when a bunch of health maladies hit at the same time. I'm currently tackling a cold, an angsty and swollen wisdom tooth, an oncoming cough, and the fact I want to sleep almost all the time. It's been a fun few days, to say the least. But perseverance is a classic British trait, so I soldier on. Plus it's not easy to find someone capable of covering my day job, so I can't really skive and spent a day in a semi-coma. Read More >>

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 >>