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Don’t Forget, Every Star Trek Series Had a Terrible First Season

On Sunday night Star Trek: Discovery debuts in the US, followed by an international debut on Netflix less than 24 hours later. Expectations are... mixed, to say the very least. Some people seem adamant that the series will be a spectacular failure, while others hold out hope that it will be a return to form that we haven't really seen on TV since the Voyager finale.* Read More >>

Costcutter Trials Vein-Reading Biometric Payment System

You might soon be able to pay by scanning some sort of veiny part of your body in at the supermarket till, with a trial backed by supermarket chain Costcutter using a bizarre gadget known as Fingopay to scan the veins of a... finger. Other body parts TBA. Read More >>

Fast and Furious Live is Coming to an Arena Near You and It’s Just as Crazy as It Sounds

After eight Fast & Furious films, you're understandably a little bored of them. You enjoy the high-octane thrills, sure, but simply watching the action unfold on a flat TV screen isn't enough. You want to be there. You want the action to be real, right in front of your face. You want your eyebrows to get singed as a car's nitrous oxide spurts out of its exhaust into your general direction. Read More >>

The Ultimate Lego Experience Opens in Denmark Next Week

If you're as much a fan of the interlocking plastic brick as we are here at Gizmodo, you may want to consider booking yourself a flight to Denmark sometime very soon. The Lego House opens in Billund, the birthplace of Lego, on 28th September, and it looks awesome. Read More >>

Buddhists Fined for Freeing Lobsters in Brighton

A group of well-meaning buddhists have been fined a total of £28,000 for misguidedly trying to do something nice, after they bought up a pile of live lobsters destined for the catering industry and set them free in the sea off the coast of Brighton. Read More >>

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 >>

Five Alternative Taxi Apps to Uber in London

If you're a regular Uber user, you're undoubtedly panicking after hearing the news that Uber can no longer operate in London. All is not lost though, as there are a number of alternative taxi services for you to use, and we've got them all listed right here. Read More >>

Five Banksy Murals Sell For Over £3 Million

A Middle Eastern buyer who wishes to remain anonymous has purchased five pieces of Banksy art totalling a whopping £3.2 million. Read More >>

Lyft UK Search Surge Following London Uber Ban

TfL has just ruled that Uber can no longer operate in London, stating that the company "is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence." That's obviously grave news for Uber, but rival company Lyft may reap the benefits. Or, they would if they actually operated in the UK. Lyft is currently only available in the US. Read More >>

Uber Has Been Banned From London

Transport for London has just taken the extraordinary step of banning Uber from London, announcing that the minicab company will not have its licence to operate renewed. The exact wording includes the bombshell that: "Uber London is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence." Blimey. 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 >>

EE Rolls Out Enhanced HD Voice Calling to iPhone 8 Users, With Others to Follow

EE, the phone network that likes to be first with new stuff, has today announced "Enhanced HD Voice", which, as the name suggests, is voice calling enhanced with HD. Read More >>

According to PornHub, We Do More Than Talk Like Pirates on Talk Like a Pirate Day

19th September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so on Tuesday all across the globe people were talking like pirates. Turns out though, it's not just talking like the scurvy seadogs that people enjoy, oh no. They also enjoy "other" pirate activities. Like pirate porn. 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 >>

Remote Mountain Hideaway Hosts James Bond Creativity Fun Park

007 ELEMENTS is the name of a new artistic James Bond experience, one that requires visitors to first get to a Bond villain-style hideout built on the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain. Read More >>