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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UK’

Stonhenge Function May Have Been Discovered

The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge have baffled scientists for a very long time. Who built them? Why were they built? How did they even manage to get the stones to the spot? Aliens? Druid priests? All of these questions have been burning holes into peoples brains for centuries. Teams of archaeologists from the universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Southampton, Bournemouth and University …

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Sony Finally Brings Google TV to the UK

Google announced over the weekend that Google TV is finally coming to the U.K. Those who have been waiting for a Google TV device can now pre-order a Sony Internet Player with Google TV from Sony’s web store. The players are estimated to be available around July 9. Sony is also planning to roll out its Google TV device to …

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Nike Admonished For Wayne Rooney Twitter Ad Campaign

If you are an athlete, actor, musician, etc. – just how far do you have to go to make it clear to your social media followers that a communication is serving as a sponsored advertisement? That’s the issue at the heart of a decision concerning England soccer star Wayne Rooney and Nike. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) struck down …

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First London Underground Wifi Stations Named

London is installing 80 new wifi hotspots in its subway system, and some of the stations in the Underground that will be connected have been announced. Transport for London has named King’s Cross, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus and Stratford as some of the new locations. The pay-as-you-go hotspots will be set up by Virgin Media, near ticket booths, …

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Google Disagrees With UK Porn Blocking Plan

A couple of weeks ago the Parlament and the Prime Ministerin the United Kingdom began a debate over whether pornography should be automatically banned from the internet. The blocking would be at the network level and people would have to contact their Internet Service Providers (ISP) to opt in to the viewing of the adult images. Google favors education over …

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Teenager Named Britain’s Most Beautiful Woman

(image) Meet Florance Colgate, an 18 year old from Deal, Kent in England, who has been named the most beautiful woman in Britain following a contest by ITV’s Lorraine program. The contest wanted to find the most beautiful face without make-up. At the behest of her family, friends, and chip shop customer, she entered. Florence beat out 8,000 other customers …

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ZX Spectrum & St. George’s Day: United In UK Google Doodle

If you’re Google, and you have two significant historical events that you want to celebrate with your Doodle, which one do you pick? Well, at least for today, the answer is both. Today’s awesome Google Doodle is a mash-up, as it celebrates two important occasions. First, the 30th anniversary of the ZX Spectrum, and second, St. George’s Day. St. George’s …

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Nerlens Noel Picks Kentucky: Next Anthony Davis?

The nation’s top basketball recruit has decided to bring his game to the bluegrass state, where Wildcat fever is spreading like wildfire (or couch-fire, if you prefer) after winning the 2012 National Championship. “I’ll be taking my talents to the University of…” Nerlens Noel said yesterday, and then spun around to reveal “UK” shaved into the back of his head. …

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First F-35 For The Netherlands Rolls Off The Line

The Joint Strike Fighter has had a rather tumultuous journey from the start. It was an undertaking by the United States, The United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, Israel, and Japan to make a stealthy aircraft that could perform a series of events to replace aging land and carrier based aircraft. The counties all had certain requirements that …

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UK Wildcat Fans Watch & Celebrate 8th National Championship [Exclusive Video]

It’s been two days since the University of Kentucky Wildcats won their 8th national championship, and it’s starting to sink in around the state. If you know any UK fans, most likely they’re already donning apparel in celebration of the victory. If you’re really hardcore, you won’t take the shirt off until they win another. Ali Ord of WebProNews went …

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Twitter Wedding: Tweet Garners Donations For “Dream Wedding”

Imagine planning for months, spending time and money to get everything just right for your big day, and agonizing over every little detail–from the tablecloths to the bridesmaid’s gifts–only to have it all almost ruined in an instant by an unexpected change of venue. That’s what happened to UK couple Lauren Lane and Daniel Welch when the venue they’d booked …

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Kentucky Beats Kansas: On The Court And On Twitter

On Monday night, the University of Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Kansas Jayhawks to clinch their 8th NCAA Tournament title. Kansas put together a nice little run at the end of the game to make it closer, but Kentucky simply dominated throughout. Superstar and future #1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis let his presence be known with a commanding defensive performance …

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