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By Gary Cutlack on at

"This Country Has Been Attacked With Nuclear Weapons"

This is the horrifying script the BBC was planning to broadcast to the nation in the event of a nuclear attack on the country, back in the '70s. If your radio or TV still worked, and if your ears hadn't been melted off your head, this is what you would've heard:

By Kat Hannaford on at

We've Pimped Giz UK Today, With Reply Notifications and More

In the four-and-a-half months Giz UK's been live, we've seen over 26,000 comments -- a number most UK tech sites would take years to accumulate. As this completely took us by surprise, it's taken us until now to roll out several much-requested commenting features including, yup, reply notifications. Grab my hand, and let's take a tour:

50 Killer Jailbreak Apps For Your iPhone and iPad

By Jon Partridge on at

With the recent release of the iOS5 jailbreak that finally frees your iPad 2 and iPhone 4S from Apple’s shackles, we put together a comprehensive and detailed list of essential jailbroken apps to celebrate the momentous occasion. Get your party hats on, USB cables handy and back ups at the ready, as we prep you on exactly what awesome apps, tweaks and hacks you need on your device.

The Young Aussie Entrepeneur Who Aims to Crush the UK High Street With His Super-Cheap TVs, Tablets and Cameras

By Sam Gibbs on at

Ever heard of a bloke called Ruslan Kogan? No? Well, he’s an Australian entrepreneur who’s cut-price online electronics shop has already taken Oz by storm, crushing a few of its rivals in the process. Now he's set his sights on Britain. He believes technology can make the world a better place and aims to bring great, affordable electronics to the masses.

Notes From the Frontline: the iPad Thief

By Matt Delito on at

"What the fuuuuuuuuu...", Simon wails, as his torch is spinning away into the darkness, creating a rapidly changing, ghoulish shadow-play on the walls, as the light from his torch is blocked by all sorts of rubbish on the floor.

C'mon Hollywood – Just Nominate Andy Serkis for an Oscar, Already

By Bulent Yusuf on at

The Oscar Nominations were announced today, and Andy Serkis was left off the list. The actor was highly praised for his motion-capture performance as Caesar the chimp in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and there was a strong campaign to get him recognised in this year's award ceremony, but ultimately it all came to naught. We can't say it's any surprise.

Notes from the Frontline: The Belgian Bike Burglar

By Matt Delito on at

As the bike shop owner was reading out the description, we were going through a red light, sirens blaring. Kim suddenly made a squeaking sound, and pointed at the intersection we had just gone through. I slammed on the brakes, and looked. True enough, there he was. Bright red T-shirt with a white logo on the front, and a bike that was gleaming in the bright midday August sun.