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Paul McCartney’s Son’s “Awkward” Interview
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James McCartney, son of Sir Paul McCartney, is launching a new album and a U.S. tour. Following in his father’s footsteps, one might say. At age 35, he has Paul’s younger looks, and certainly could pick up the telephone and …

Matt Smith to Leave Doctor Who This Year

The BBC announced this weekend that Matt Smith, the 11th actor to portray the Doctor in the long-running Doctor Who series, will be leaving the show at the end of the year. Smith’s Doctor will appear in the show’s 50th …

Paul Shane Dies: British Actor Was 72

Paul Shane, the British actor who became famous for his role on the show “Hi-De-Hi!” has died after a brief illness. He was 72 years old. Shane actually got started in showbiz in an unlikely way; after a mining accident …

Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google Even The BBC Can Get Unnatural Link Warnings From Google
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This seems to be proof that Google does not favor big brands of major media outlets when it comes to obeying the quality guidelines. Even the BBC has been getting unnatural link warnings from Google. A representative from the organization …

3D Printing Featured On BBC, Mainstream Media Still Doesn’t Get It 3D Printing Featured On BBC, Mainstream Media Still Doesn’t Get It
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Despite being around for over 20 years, 3D printers have still not received the mainstream press the technology deserves. That’s why it was pretty amazing to see the BBC do a special on 3D printing. Unfortunately, the report focused on …

Copper Debuts to Moderately Good Reviews
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Copper, the new, “gritty,” drama from the BBC premiered on BBC America last night. Reviews for the show are mostly good, though not spectacular. While reviewers generally enjoyed the themes, setting, and backstory in the premiere episodes, the characters and …

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Now Available on PlayStation Network

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is now available on PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network. The video game features the Doctor and River Song zipping across space and time to save the universe. A retail version of the game will …

Playstation 3 To Get BBC Sports App In England
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photo courtesy of European Playstation Blog Is it just me, or do Playstation 3 owners in the United States, which is the biggest market for them, get hosed when it comes to TV options? In Japan they can actually use …

Kids Narrate ‘Planet Earth’: Cuteness Overload

This Weekend the BBC original series Planet Earth will be shown in its original uncut version on BBC America in celebration of Earth Day. The UK version includes narration by David Attenborough (not Sigourney Weaver) and an original score by …

Peter Wragg, BBC Visual Effects Designer, Dead at 65
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As a fan of the well-known British sci-fi comedy shows Red Dwarf and Doctor Who, I am saddened to learn about the death of one of the most creative minds behind these shows, Peter Wragg, who died this past weekend …

Rupert Murdoch Lashes Out at ‘Enemies’ on Twitter Rupert Murdoch Lashes Out at ‘Enemies’ on Twitter

Rupert Murdoch, that mogul who most epitomizes the conflict between the old guard of industry and the internet, lashed out at unnamed competitors who are “piling on with lies and libels.” Murdoch, the CEO and founder of News Corporation, used …

Doctor Who Season 7 Teaser Trailer Released

The long-running sci-fi show Doctor Who is receiving a lot of attention lately, mainly because of the Doctor’s new and upcoming companion Jenna-Louise Coleman; however, we still need to finish the “Amy Pond” (Karen Gillan) episodes to get there. It’s …

New Doctor Who Companion Announced: Jenna-Louise Coleman

Questions and speculation about who will be romping around time and space with The Doctor in the new season of Doctor Who have finally been answered. Head writer for the show Steven Moffat announced today that twenty-five year old Jenna-Louise …

BBC iPlayer Comes To Xbox 360 In The UK BBC iPlayer Comes To Xbox 360 In The UK

The BBC has made their popular iPlayer service available on the Xbox 360 starting today. iPlayer will allow Xbox LIVE users to access a variety of BBC content on their consoles. iPlayer also supports Kinect, meaning that viewers will be …

“Frozen Planet” Shows North, South Pole As Never Before
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The Discovery Channel has partnered with the BBC for several documentaries, including the wildly successful “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”. But their latest venture, called “Frozen Planet”, has viewers falling in love with Antarctica and the Arctic via beautifully shot …

BBC Planning iTunes Competitor For UK BBC Planning iTunes Competitor For UK

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has announced they are working on a video-based digital downloading service akin to iTunes that will allow users to access both old and new programming for a small fee. Though pricing and timeframes haven’t been …

Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC

Iran’s government has gone to some considerable lengths lately to muzzle the internet within the country’s borders. Not content with only blocking Google sites and encrypted search merely once in February, the government blocked SSL connections as well as many …

BBC World Service Broadcasts Live BBC World Service Broadcasts Live

In commemoration of its 80th birthday, the BBC World Service broadcasted its daily morning editorial meeting live, for the first time on Wednesday. The 55-minute taping was narrated with all speakers being introduced, to better accomodate a public audience. The …

The BBC Hunts For Internet Trolls The BBC Hunts For Internet Trolls
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What happens when the BBC tracks down an Internet troll? Pure hilarity. Now trolling is never nice, but to film the tracking of an Internet troll like it was “To Catch a Predator” is just odd. It’s obvious that trolls …

BBC Tells Journalists Not To Break News on Twitter BBC Tells Journalists Not To Break News on Twitter

Twitter’s growth in popularity over the last few years has seen it expand into a market its creaters never foresaw: breaking news. The real-time, rapid-fire nature of Twitter, combined with its high level of mobility makes Twitter perfect for breaking …

Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV

Amazon announced some new TV streaming deals for its LoveFilm product. After owning 42% of the company, Amazon acquired the remaining shares of LoveFilm, a European Netflix-like company, last year. Since then, the company has been making deals to expand …