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Hyperloop One Is Proud to Announce Its Virginity

High-speed transportation company Hyperloop One, which landed £65 million in additional funding last month, revealed today that it has gained a new board member in business magnate Richard Branson, whose Virgin group was secretly responsible for an unnamed portion of that funding. The company will rebrand as Virgin Hyperloop One. Read More >>

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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: All The UK Network Deals Announced So Far

Unveiled earlier this week, the iPhone and iPhone 8 Plus will be available to buy from 22nd September. You can already preorder them from a number of retailers though — and if you're thinking of trading in your now-archaic iPhone 7, here are the deals that UK networks have announced so far. Read More >>

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Amazon Has Invented TV Channels

Having persuaded us all to call up Sky and cancel our contracts by blowing a raspberry, Amazon has now decided that this "TV channel thing" might have legs. So today it's introducing Amazon Channels in the UK, and bringing TV channels to our dilapidated shores. Read More >>

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Richard Branson Got in Bloody Bike Crash, Lived to Blog About It

In a new blog post for Virgin.com, billionaire Richard Branson writes about his recent flirtation with death, when he got into a gruesome bike accident while training for the Virgin Strive Challenge in the Caribbean. Read More >>

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Here is Richard Branson Dressed as a Mermaid

Sometimes, life gives you lemons. And then sometimes, it gives you Sir Richard Branson dressed as a mermaid, gazing happily at the camera as if to say, “My lifelong dream was not, in fact, to become an obscenely wealthy entrepreneur, but rather to bask in shallow waters with my fellow merpeople.” Read More >>

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Here Is Your First Look at Virgin Galactic’s New SpaceShipTwo

Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in the desert. Now, Virgin Galactic has unveiled a brand new version of SpaceShipTwo. Read More >>

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How Many Taxpayer-Funded Spaceports Does Richard Branson Need?

Space tourism sounds pretty fun, if exorbitantly expensive. The ticket to ride is far from the only pricey thing about it. Building a spaceport for launches and returns costs hundreds of millions. So why does Sir Richard Branson now want to build one in the UK, right after finishing one in America—which isn’t even sending folks to low orbit yet? Read More >>

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Russell Crowe Fails to Leverage Celebrity Status in Hoverboard Sulk

The once vaguely popular actor Russell Crowe told his Twitter followers a funny story, one in which he and his children were booted off a flight because they were carrying the "Segway boards" they'd got for Christmas in their hand luggage. Read More >>

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The Best UK Mobile Network Phone Deals for Every Bank Balance

We’re now heading straight into the part of the year where all the brand new smartphones are launched, and every big company (barring Samsung which jumped the gun a bit) will be showing off their latest telephonic devices for the first time. But we’re not here to talk about those phones, mainly because we don’t know anything about them yet. We’re here to talk about the thing your phone needs before it’s of any use: a network contract. You're looking at Gizmodo UK's in-depth guide to the very best UK mobile network deals. Read More >>

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Sex Pistols Virgin Credit Cards are the Least Punk Thing Ever

Virgin Money suggests you might be able to "Bring a bit of rebellion to your wallet" by choosing one of three original Sex Pistols artwork designs for your future credit card, including one that has "Bollocks" written across it in finest 1970s stenciling. Read More >>

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Virgin Media Users Spotted Speed Testing 200Mb+ Connections

Virgin Media could well be about to upgrade its customers to some new and unprecedented fibre broadband speed levels, with speed test results from Virgin's fibre users appearing to show that some testers are already enjoying early access to download speeds in excess of 200Mb. Read More >>

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Richard Branson Hints at Consumer Electric Car Future

Lord Branson of Great Britain may soon expand his empire to include electric cars, possibly bringing some of the technical know-how acquired from running the Virgin Racing Formula E team to the congested roads of the world. Read More >>

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SpaceShipTwo’s Surviving Pilot Was Ejected Into -70 Degree Air

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong in with the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. While the National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into an issue with the braking system, the agency has released details from surviving pilot Peter Siebold about how he managed to escape the exploding spacecraft. Read More >>

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Bathroom Stink Explosion Causes Virgin Flight to Turn Back

A Virgin flight from the US to Australia was forced to turn around, after leakage from the bathroom stank out the plane to such an extent that no one could bear the smell any longer. Read More >>

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Virgin Media is Going to Increase Broadband Prices in October

Did you sign up for Virgin Media's broadband-only package before May of this year? I hate to break it to you, but you're about to face an enormous price increase of...£1.50 a month. Read More >>