Launched in September 2011 by parent company Future, Gizmodo UK combines syndicated posts from its bigger brother Gizmodo.com, with local stories covering tech, design, science, and all the other areas within the Giz universe. At this Giz UK hub here, you can access all content originally published by Gizmodo UK, excluding content transferred from the US website.
It's been 10 years since Sky's built-in PVR hit our living rooms, and it's been glorious. Recording what we want, when we want and all automatically. Now with the rise of catch-up VOD, is the Sky+ box dead? Sky doesn't think so.
OK, so you might have heard by now that Giz UK has been 4G-powered for a week or two. So, it's about time we gave you our real-world working experience of 4G -- what it's really like to use, and whether it's actually any good.
Chalk another one up to the cyber cops of Scotland Yard -- they've arrested a 16-year-old who attempted to instigate a DDoS attack on the Royal Wedding back in April, which had to be fended off by the rozzers.
His name was Jamie. “My friend, I have absolutely nothing against the police”, he confided, still leaning against the car, “but this really is rather a bit of an inconvenience, and I wish you weren’t doing this”.
There's your average gadget-toy Christmas presents like an iPhone controlled helicopter or a rolling robot camera, and then there's a jetpack. Firebox have put the JetLev Flyer up for pre-order, which propels you 10m high at up to 22mph just using water.
Looks like the porn industry isn't all that happy with its new .XXX domains. Two of the largest companies behind such delights as YouPorn and Playboy.com, have clubbed together to sue for an injunction against ICANN over the .XXX domain.
The rise of data-hungry smartphones is seeing more and more people hit with surprise bills for breaching their download allowances, leading the Communications Ombudsman to ask networks to do more to warn users of the dangers.
Motorola Mobility's sale to Google has been approved, gaining near unanimous support from its shareholders. Google now has to go through with paying $12.5 billion for Motorola's mobile division and all of its lovely patents. [Motorola]
The Roku has been the darling child of many an American media-streamer, but now it looks like we'll get to have a play too. Roku's announced plans to expand into both the UK and Canada, complete with region specific channels.
We've seen Android gamepad prototypes come and go; but the bluetooth Gametel, which actually launched in the flesh yesterday, promises to clip-on and add a joypad to any Android phone or tablet running Éclair (2.1.1) or better.
Do you remember going on school trips when you were little? Someone always got busted trying to smuggle a ninja star home in their luggage. The teachers didn't object to pornographic playing cards, or firecrackers, but the death-dealing shurikens really seemed to provoke their ire. If you were one of those kids, Ninja Throw is the game for you.
Looks like we might get some of those fancy Japan-only Panasonic smartphones in the UK. The company's looking for a PR agency to launch its European smartphone assault, which will be its first step outside Japan since closing borders in 2005. [PRWeek via SlashGear]
Good news Galaxy S II owners, your beast of a smartphone won't be left for dust and stuck on Gingerbread forever more. Samsung's UK Twitter team has confirmed that the S II will get an Android 4.0 update, although exactly when is unknown. [Twitter via TNW]
Yeah, the Yanks beat us. We tried valiantly with frenzied single handed, single finger typing; but at 6.9 seconds we weren't a scratch on Woody from Giz US, with his gargantuan, world beating time of 3.93 seconds. Hats off Woody. Impressive stuff. [Guinness World Records]