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London's Underground network can feel like a maze for even the most seasoned traveller, especially at rush hour when you're packed in with hordes of disgruntled commuters. The problem is only amplified for blind and partially sighted people, but a combination of Bluetooth beacons and smartphone ap...

March 6th 2015 at 6:08am 0 Comments
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In the future, you might be able to tweet, read your emails and stream music on the London Underground without using Virgin Media's WiFi service. As part of new proposals to boost the capital's economy, the UK government has revealed its desire to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to the entire Tube ne...

February 20th 2015 at 1:47pm 0 Comments
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The UK's Donington Park racetrack was chosen as the official home of Formula E last year, so it was only fitting that the final race of the inaugural championship be held in Blighty, too. The plan has always been to close out the season in London, but you can't exactly turn part of the capital int...

February 20th 2015 at 12:38pm 0 Comments
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See that shiny flagship phone dangling from the stranger's back pocket? You should think twice about trying to grab it, not only because it's a terrible thing to do, but also because it probably won't do you any good. By the time you've hot-footed it to the pawn shop to hawk your ill-gotten wares,...

February 11th 2015 at 8:34am 0 Comments
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Google wants to build some extravagant new offices at London's King's Cross, but after putting those plans on ice, the firm seems to be looking at other options. It had already agreed to rent half of a 350,000 square foot site at 6 Pancras Square, but CityAM reports that it's now taking the other...

January 14th 2015 at 10:29am 0 Comments
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We've reached the point where even the less than perfect ideas of years past are being mined for nostalgia. No, I'm not talking about acid washed denim's resurgence (ugh, why?), but that of derided music mediums like the MiniDisc and 8-track. Next month, British musician and producer Trevor Jackso...

January 14th 2015 at 8:44am 0 Comments
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Just like that, Samsung has decided to close its flagship 'Experience Store' in London. Only ten of these retail outlets exist across the UK, and the one in Westfield Stratford City shopping center was Samsung's crown jewel, playing host to numerous early bird product launches such as the Galaxy N...

December 24th 2014 at 6:01am 0 Comments
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The next major entry in the Assassin's Creed series will reportedly be set in London. According to sources close to Kotaku, the game will take place in the Victorian era, which makes some sense of the reported codename for the next rooftop-leaping game, "Victory." Expected to launch in fall 2015,...

December 2nd 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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While there's no shortage of public transport across London, the city is actually the most popular market for car-sharing services in Europe. Companies like ZipCar have enjoyed the burgeoning market for short-term vehicle rentals and now BMW wants in on it too. The Financial Times reports that the...

December 1st 2014 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Uber's UK footprint might be small, but it's already come in for some heavy criticism, especially in London. As competitors ready new services in an attempt to leverage more custom, Uber has decided its ready to expand beyond London and Manchester by heading to Yorkshire, or more specifically, Lee...

November 15th 2014 at 5:01am 0 Comments
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Microscopes are magical portals to worlds too small to be seen with the naked eye -- to Rob Kessler, chairman of Arts, Design and Science at the University of Arts London, those "worlds" are plant cross-sections. Kessler has been observing plant cells and the patterns they make under the microscop...

November 5th 2014 at 10:44am 0 Comments
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While full mobile service on the Underground may still be a pipe dream, Virgin Media has helped connect travellers by serving London's Tube stations with glorious free WiFi. The company has steadily brought more locations online since it launched the service more than two years ago, but today it t...

November 3rd 2014 at 2:50am 0 Comments