A new report by the Lords Select Committee in the UK claims that Britain is in a strong position to be a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence. But to get there—and to keep AI safe and ethical—tech firms should follow the Committee’s newly proposed “AI Code.”
Let’s say you are a British penis-having sex-doer who has trouble with the whole erection thing but you don’t want to talk to a doctor about it. Good news: You’ll soon be able to buy Viagra over the counter. Incredible!
Uber has confirmed that data for about 2.7 million customers in the United Kingdom was stolen in the 2016 breach that affected at least 57 million people worldwide. Reports revealed last week that Uber tried to keep the hack secret for more than a year, and even paid the hackers $100,000 to delete the information and…
For three consecutive nights, droves of octopuses have been seen walking out of the sea and stranding themselves along several beaches in Wales. Experts say the unusual behavior may have something to do with recent storms that swept through the region.
Malfunctioning Dalek and British Prime Minister Theresa May, fresh off of securing the support of the far-right Democratic Unionist Party, has reportedly set a timetable for her government’s plan to force all porn sites operating in the U.K. to check the ages of its users.
Remember David Cameron, the failed Prime Minister of Great Britain who slunk away from public life last year amid the chaos of Brexit? The man who will be remembered for being, among other things, the utter git who reportedly decided to hold the Brexit vote in a Chicago airport pizza restaurant? Well, he’s in the news…
For citizens of the UK, being watched is just a way of life. Britain alone has one CCTV camera for every ten people. What do you do when you have all the cameras but you want more? Make those things fly, of course.
Talk to any British expat in the US and ask them what they miss most from home, and it’s likely to be one of three things: free healthcare, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, and British TV. Specifically, Brits like me miss iPlayer, the BBC’s free service that allows you to stream BBC TV shows—if you’re in the UK. If you’re not,…
During a lab test at Northumbria University last March, sports science students were supposed to receive around 300 milligrams of caffeine. Due to a misplaced decimal point, prosecutors say two of them were given 30,000 milligrams—equal to 300 cups of coffee or almost twice the generally recognized lethal…
This week, some people in Britain and Canada were shocked to learn that their money contains trace amounts of animal fat. The new banknotes use animal byproducts that are found in everything from credit cards and crayons to glue and soap. But Gizmodo has confirmed that Britain and Canada aren’t the only ones.
On Nov. 27, 1944, 4,000 tons of bombs went off at RAF Fauld, a munitions facility in the English countryside near Hanbury, Burton. The explosion was so great that it caused a mushroom cloud and could be felt as far as Morocco.
The late 1930s were dark times for Britain. War was on the horizon, and things were about to get very, very tough. But some periodicals tried keeping things light with utopian visions of tomorrow. Like this March 5, 1938 cover of Modern Wonder which featured the streamlined transportation of the future. The magazine…
Britain is saying goodbye to the European Union, a monumental decision that’s triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. Here’s why they have a right to be worried.
You may have woken up to news that the UK voted to leave the EU which sent the global markets plunging and led to the resignation of the prime minister. But there’s more! Google Trends suggests that many people in the UK still aren’t sure what passing “Brexit” even means.
Bees are dying at an incredible rate, and we’re all screwed because of it. But instead of thinking about all that doom and gloom, why not take a look at these photos of a massive swarm stuck to some poor woman’s car and thank your lucky stars it wasn’t yours.
Channel 5 meteorologist Sian Welby went a bit viral when she had some fun with the forecast around the time The Force Awakens hit theaters. To honor Batman v Superman, she’s dropped DC 20 puns into her latest forecast this weekend.
Hey, remember when Harrison Ford broke his leg in 2014? Well, the British government does, and it’s bringing charges against a Disney UK subsidiary for violating workplace health and safety laws.
Apple has spoken out officially in objection to a proposed UK bill that seeks to change the investigatory powers of the British government.