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There Are Only Five Of These Gold HTC Ones In The World There Are Only Five Of These Gold HTC Ones In The World

Smartphones used to be a status symbol, but now everybody owns one thanks to subsidies and ever decreasing prices. Apple brought back some of the allure with a gold iPhone 5S last month, but it was only gold in color. …

Netflix Gives Students Free Subscriptions For Talking About Movies And TV Shows Netflix Gives Students Free Subscriptions For Talking About Movies And TV Shows

In the UK and Ireland, Netflix is offering students a shot at a year’s free subscription as part of a Student Ambassador program. Announced via Twitter and Facebook, the program calls on students to use Twitter to discuss shows and …

Northampton Clown Terrorizes Town Northampton Clown Terrorizes Town

Are you familiar with Stephen King’s horror story IT? It’s about a demonic entity that eats children and portrays itself in the form of a clown named Pennywise. Back in 1990, there was a TV mini-series adaptation of IT starring …

UK Man Admits To Having Sex With Two Dogs, Horse UK Man Admits To Having Sex With Two Dogs, Horse

Those who engage in sexual abuse often claim that it was a similar experience in their youth that led them down that path. Does the same apply to animal abuse? One UK case may open up some research in the …

Netflix Comes To Cable With New Virgin Media Deal Netflix Comes To Cable With New Virgin Media Deal

Virgin Media announced a new agreement with Netflix, which will see Virgin Media TiVo households getting a Netflix app, marking the first time Netflix has been available through a pay-TV platform. While it’s interesting to see a cable company embrace …

Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million

The accounting firm that advised the MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four, Deloitte & Touche, has been fined £14 million, or roughly $22 million U.S., for a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that the Financial Reporting Council, which …

Sarin Found in Syria Clothing Samples, Says Cameron Sarin Found in Syria Clothing Samples, Says Cameron

As the U.S. Congress debates the merits of bombing Syria, the British Prime Minister is also pushing the case for intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Speaking at the G20 summit today in Saint Petersburg, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron …

Badger Cull Divides UK Communities Badger Cull Divides UK Communities
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In the UK, The Government’s decision to begin culling badgers across a swathe of Somerset and Gloucestershire in an attempt to stem the spread of bovine TB has left communities deeply divided. On one side are those, like Miss Brumby …

Badger Cull: Pilot Efforts Begin in UK Badger Cull: Pilot Efforts Begin in UK

The BBC is reporting around 5000 badgers are expected to be shot in the controversial badger cull, an effort which is intended to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain. Many farmers are in favor of the efforts …

Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, & The UK Fiasco Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, & The UK Fiasco

The last few days have been quite trying for those reporters at the Guardian that are trying to cover the Edward Snowden NSA story with any semblance of integrity. For anyone who may not have been following the entirety of …

Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France
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Google has expanded its car insurance rate comparison tool in France at its Google.fr domain. The feature was spotted by blogger Quentin Ducreux Lerebours at Rude Baguette. He writes: For now, users can get price comparisons for only 7 companies …

Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse? Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?
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Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include …

Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame? Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame?
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Over 4,000 pages of documents recently released by the UK’s Ministry of Defense explain why the MoD opted to close its UFO hotline in December 2009. The Ministry claimed that the UFO desk offered “no [military] benefit” and that, in …

Chromebooks Are Soon Coming To More Stores In More Countries Chromebooks Are Soon Coming To More Stores In More Countries

Google really wants you to buy a Chromebook. That may be impossible, however, for those that have made a solemn swear never to shop at Best Buy or Amazon.com. For the devout retail loyalist, Google has a few more options …

Netflix To Add User Profiles, Watchlist (Queue) In UK This Year Netflix To Add User Profiles, Watchlist (Queue) In UK This Year
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Earlier this week, we got a glimpse of Netflix’s upcoming user profiles, when Yahoo News spoke with a company exec at E3, and received a demo. The profiles are reportedly coming by the end of August, at least here in …

George Michael: Accident Didn’t Keep Him Down For Long George Michael: Accident Didn’t Keep Him Down For Long

Two weeks ago, singer George Michael was involved in a car accident. He was treated for “superficial cuts and injuries,” but is now out of the hospital. Reuters reports that Michael was released from the hospital today after being held …

Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs

U.S. audiences will see the third season of The Killing air this Sunday, June 2nd, on AMC. And Netflix users across the pond, in the U.K. and Ireland won’t have to wait very long after that to stream it themselves. …

Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo
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A zoo worker mauled by a tiger at a British zoo died of her injuries at the hospital yesterday. The worker, 24-year-old Sarah McClay was in the big cat enclosure when the tiger attacked her. She was airlifted to nearby …

Man Taunts Police on Facebook, Says ‘Catch Me If U Can,’ Promptly Arrested Man Taunts Police on Facebook, Says ‘Catch Me If U Can,’ Promptly Arrested

It takes a special kind of idiot criminal to talk about their crimes on Facebook. We’ve seen plenty of that since the advent and expansion of Facebook. It takes a whole other kind of idiot to taunt police on Facebook …

Reuters: Google May Face Bigger Tax Bills In UK Reuters: Google May Face Bigger Tax Bills In UK

Google may face bigger tax bills in the UK, according to a report from Reuters, which says that Google executives and the company’s auditor Ernst & Young, will be called to a British parliament committee to testify, after Reuters’ own …

St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating St. George’s Day 2013 in the UK with a doodle on its homepage. The day represents the feast day of Saint George, and is celebrated by Christian churches in several countries, though the doodle appears to be …