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You’ll be Able to Watch Wimbledon in 4K Thanks to the BBC and Sky

We're right in the middle of the World Cup at the moment, with the BBC running all sorts of tests as it live streams each of its matches in 4K HDR. While there have been reports of hiccups, especially during the first England game, the broadcaster has just announced it's going to be extending its trial. Now all of Wimbledon will be available in 4K HDR. Read More >>

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Google Assistant is Rolling Out to Select Sony TVs in the UK

In the not too distant future all of our technology will have some sort of smart voice-powered control. Be it the toaster, your plug socket, or a washing machine. That's not currently the case, but we are seeing virtual assistants roll out to more and more devices. Google has announced its Assistant AI will be coming to certain Sony TV models here in the UK. Read More >>

transport
Here are the New Trains Hitting the London Overground This November

The other day we got some details about some new trains that are heading to the London Underground's Piccadilly line in 2023, but today we have a glimpse at something coming a little bit sooner. Newly upgraded Overground trains that'll enter service this November. Read More >>

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Culture Secretary Thumbs-Ups Bans on Phones in Schools

Headteachers across the country have just been given the nod to introduce their own local bans on smartphone use in schools, with culture secretary Matt Hancock saying he admires heads who've already risked teenage riots and an elevation in door slamming by restricting the bringing of gadgets to school. Read More >>

drinking
UK Faces a Looming Fizzy Drinks Shortage

The good type of carbon dioxide is apparently in short supply at the moment, with one of the country's two (on-purpose!) producers of CO2 for the drinks industry offline for maintenance and EU sources struggling to meet demand. Hence manufacturers worrying that we may soon run out of pumped supplies of CO2 to carbonate our precious drinks with. We could be bombed back to the flat mead ages. Read More >>

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A Bakewell Pudding is the Star of the Weirdest Reboot of Lost in Space

When you hear the phrase 'lost in space' you might think of the new Netflix series, Matt LeBlanc, or the classic TV series, not a homemade dessert from Derbysire. But now we kind of have to, because a Bakewell Pudding launched into the upper atmosphere has gone missing. Somehow. Read More >>

transport
Officials Called Northern Rail Routes ‘Valueless’, According to Leaked Emails

It's safe to say that the Northern railway system is an absolute shambles at the moment. Northern introduced a new timetabling system that's resulted in chaos across is routes, to the point where old diesel trains have been brought back in to make sure people can actually get to where they need to go. If it wasn't such a shitshow I'd be impressed. I imagine it's quite difficult to take Northern's shite service and make it even worse. Read More >>

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Uber’s Offering Drivers More Money if They Drive an Electric Car, But Only in Select Cities

In a number of places around the world you may have noticed that a lot of the local taxi services are dominated by the Prius. The hybrid car is clearly very popular for a number of reasons, including things like improved mileage, regenerative braking, and the long held opinion that they're more environmentally conscious. Uber would like drivers to go a bit further, though, and it's just launched a pilot programme that will pay drivers if they start using a fully electric car. Read More >>

money
Country People Can’t be Bothered With Your Urban Digital Banking Obsessions

People who live in the rural masses of the UK aren't so bothered about banking apps, according to the Financial Conduct Authority, which says that just 23 per cent of country folk bother to do their banking through a smartphone – whereas 45 per cent of their clean-shod urban counterparts do. Read More >>

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All 4 is Now Compatible with Google Home Voice Commands

When it comes to using the TV, most of us still have to contend with the fact that the remote is going to go walkabout at times. Voice commands are a thing, but very few services are actually compatible with remote-free voice-operated devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home. But the availability is limited. The good news for us is that All 4 is now compatible with Google Home. Read More >>

phones
Galaxy Note 9 Screen Panel Leaks, Still Rocking the Notch-Free Design

You know what time it is? It's time for our daily post featuring a brand new leak and/or rumour about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9. Are you excited? Good, someone has to be. Today we bring you a look at the latest bit of the phone to trickle out of the internet, and it's the front screen panel. It's really not that surprising to see, but it does confirm what we all assumed anyway - this phone will not have a notch. Read More >>

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Vodafone is Launching its Own 5G Trial in Seven UK Cities

Right now we're at the stage where all the different networks are announcing their plans for 5G trials, ahead of a proper launch over the next couple of years. O2 are turning the O2 Arena into a 5G test hub, EE are putting together a 5G network in central London, and Three has confirmed it's doing something next year. Now Vodafone has revealed some of its own plans, including a seven city 5G trial. Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Now Supports 4K on the PS4 Pro, Giving You Another Way to Watch the World Cup in Higher Res

It's a big time for 4K streaming on the BBC, since it's promised to stream all of its World Cup matches in 4K HDR. Well now it's just updated the iPlayer app for the PlayStation 4, meaning PS4 Pro owners can now watch the BBC's 4K content on their console. Assuming, of course, they have a 4K TV. Read More >>

piracy
The Pirate Bay’s Upload Function is a Little Bit Broken

If you're one of the people that still relies on The Pirate Bay for their file-sharing needs, be it legal or otherwise, I have some bad news for you. The catalogue is a little bit frozen because the upload function is completely out of commission. Read More >>

environment
Hope You Remembered to Stock up on Microbeads

If you have come to rely on the soothing, massaging sensation that is scrubbing yourself with microbead-containing beauty products, today is a sad day – products containing them are now banned from sale in the UK. Read More >>