The UK Department for Transport is working proactively to enact regulations that would bar drivers from wearing Google Glass while operating a motor vehicle.
The breach in ASIO reportedly revealed all the plans to the spy agency’s brand-new headquarters, which would give significant advantages to spies attempting to infiltrate the building, either physically or electronically.
“What we are doing is legal. I’m rather perplexed by this debate, which has been going in the UK for some time, because I view taxes as not optional,” the former Google CEO and current chairman said today.
Editor’s Pick “Something very interesting is happening here,” Google’s top Canadian employee, Steve Woods, told me. “This area has a very high proportion of startups to population. Google loves startups … and we love to hire entrepreneurial people.”
After being Amazon.com’s best-selling laptop for 149 days straight, Google is taking its Chromebook show on the road, both internationally and at home.
Produced in Association with UKTI Little Riot is a Newcastle, UK-based startup that makes one of the more intriguing hardware products we’ve come across. It’s called Pillow Talk, and it lets you hear your long-distance loved one’s heartbeat.
Robert Kahn, Vinton Cerf, Louis Pouzin, Tim Berners Lee and Marc Andreesseen win the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Produced in Association with UKTI A score of UK-based companies showed off their stuff at SXSW in Austin this year. We’ve got rapid-fire interviews with more than a dozen of them right here, so you can get their pitches in less than 90 seconds apiece.
Interestingly, Sir Robin had publicly criticized Apple for what he thought was a lack of integrity.
Guest Post The mobile industry has clearly shifted to the U.S., but it has also led to a rise in European mobile app development.
PayPal is entering the European market with its Here product, a mobile payments system that competes directly with Square.
London is heating up as an international hub of technology innovation in today’s round up of funding news.
But, for at least an hour, there was a job posting on the UK government’s website for an James Bond-style “elimination specialist.” And yeah, the job code was 007.
Of all the silliness in Apple and Samsung’s international legal spats, the drama surrounding a court-ordered apology that Apple had to make on its U.K. site ranks among the most shameless.
We weren’t the only ones who found Apple’s UK court-ordered note, in which it admitted that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design, somewhat lackluster.
What skills are startups looking for in a new hire? Duedil and Adzuna just analyzed 2,697 startup job vacancies in the UK to find out.
Add watchdog to the list of duties now on required of U.K. Internet service providers. The nation’s communications regulator, Ofcom, today rolled out a draft code demanding ISPs watch out for piracy, record how many warnings are given suspected offenders, and after three notices, remove violators. The new draft rule is the start of the UK’s Digital Economy Act and a three-strike response.
The British government wants to open up and get the public more involved in policy-making, and it is bringing on Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as an unpaid advisor on the initiative.
Following Netflix’s lead, Roku has launched its line of streaming media set-top boxes in the UK and Ireland today.
Netflix is putting the finishing touches on new film and TV licensing deals and launching an ad campaign this week for its streaming video service in the UK. The actual launch date for the service is still unknown.
Leading a nation is a tough gig, but soon there may an app for that, too.
Streaming video service Netflix has reached an agreement with BBC Worldwide to bring content to subscribers in Ireland and the UK, the company announced today.
Netflix will launch its popular streaming TV and movie service in the U.K. and Ireland in the first months of 2012, the company announced today.
Netflix is planning to expand its online video service into two European countries in the first quarter of 2012, reports Variety.
Several European privacy regulators said Wednesday they are investigating Facebook’s facial recognition software, which was enabled without the consent of millions of users Tuesday, according to the Financial Times. Facebook says the purpose of the new feature is to make it easier for users to tag photos.
U.K. early stage investment firm Passion Capital just raised its first investment fund of $60 million. The fund is a private-public hybrid, with the U.K. government contributing $40 million of the total.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled how the government intends to create a high-tech hub in east London to rival SiliconValley. The planned new East London Tech City (known locally as Silicon Roundabout) will cover the Olympic village and the East End and has already attracted commitments from companies like Facebook, Google and Cisco.