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Sony to release PS Vita Slim in UK on February 7, 2014

Sony to release PS Vita Slim in UK on February 7, 2014

Jan. 31 | Japan-based console giant Sony is scheduled to release its updated PS Vita Slim handheld console for the UK market, four months following its launch in Japan. The new PS Vita Slim comes as a replacement for the PS Vita. The main difference between the...

Celebrity Big Brother finale disappoints

Celebrity Big Brother finale disappoints

Jan. 30 | Even though Celebrity Big Brother had a disappointing finale, the return of Jim Davidson has proved that the popular reality show is all about popularity against odds. On January 29, 2014, the final show had two absolutely contrasting characters –...

NSA and GCHQ use Angry Birds, leaky phone apps to collect user data

NSA and GCHQ use Angry Birds, leaky phone apps to collect user data

Jan. 29 | The latest top secret documents revealed that the National Security Agency and GCHQ – its UK counterpart - have been working on developing capabilities to use ‘leaky’ smartphone apps. The applications in question – such as the...

Top Gear producer admits show targets viewers with mental age of 9

Top Gear producer admits show targets viewers with mental age of 9

Jan. 28 | Andy Wilman, the executive producer of the famous TV series ‘Top Gear’ admitted that the show targets viewers with a mental age of nine. The producer went on to say that the series is aimed to provide escapism from the trials of modern life for middle-aged...

Google acquires UK artificial intelligence company DeepMind

Google acquires UK artificial intelligence company DeepMind

Jan. 27 | Internet giant Google has acquired the UK-based start-up DeepMind and the latest deal is reported to be worth $400 million. In addition to that, the deal is Google’s biggest European acquisition so far. The former teen chess prodigy Demis Hassabis...

Facebook to lose 80 percent of users by 2017

Facebook to lose 80 percent of users by 2017

Jan. 24 | A group of researchers from the United States said that social networking sites spread like infectious disease, however, people are becoming immune to them. It was reported that Facebook will lose 80 percent of its users in three years and will eventually...

Poor NHS care in UK responsible for 11,000 lost lives

Poor NHS care in UK responsible for 11,000 lost lives

Jan. 23 | A study in the Lancet has revealed that over 1,500 heart attack victims are dying every year in the UK due to poor care and treatment delays. The research found that not being able to ensure that patients in the country receive fast and appropriate treatment...

Subway planning significant expansions in UK and Ireland

Subway planning significant expansions in UK and Ireland

Jan. 22 | Famous US-based fast food giant Subway is planning to expand its business in the UK and Ireland and the upcoming expansion plans are expected to create 13,000 new jobs in the countries. The company wants to grow from the current 1,731 stores to 3,000...

England to get first motorway service station pub

England to get first motorway service station pub

Jan. 21 | The first motorway service station pub in England is scheduled to open on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. However, the latest move invited plenty of criticism from road safety and health campaigners, who are warning that it will encourage drinking and driving....

Kylie Minogue debuts Into The Blue artwork

Kylie Minogue debuts Into The Blue artwork

Jan. 20 | Pop superstar Kylie Minogue has unveiled the artwork of her brand new single ‘Into the Blue’, the first one to be taken from her upcoming 12th studio album. The single’s artwork shows the ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’...