Tag: UK

Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor In UK Increasing: Study

The life expectancy between the poorest and the most affluent people in the UK has increased in recent years. The 'worrying' trend shows the poorest members of society dying nearly 10 years earlier.

Feature | Health November 23, 2018

Brexit Vote May Have Caused Rise In Antidepressant Use In The UK

Brexit might have caused an increase in antidepressant use in England. A study revealed that, while prescription of other drugs not involved in treating mental health problems declined, prescription of antidepressants experienced growth in the past years following the referendum.

Medicine November 22, 2018

Breast Cancer Patients Face Shortage Of Specialist Nurses

The Breast Cancer Care charity found that there is a significant lack of specialist nurses in the United Kingdom to care for patients suffering from terminal cancer. The government promised access to dedicated nurses to everyone who needs them.

Public Health October 15, 2018

Amazon Echo Spot Goes Up For Preorder In The UK: Pricing And Availability

The Amazon Echo Spot finally expanded its reach beyond U.S. borders, going up for preorder in the UK. The smart speaker will start shipping later this month, and Amazon is offering a discount when buying two units.

Smart Home January 16, 2018

UK Wants WhatsApp Backdoor Access Amid Privacy And Security Concerns

The UK's bid to gain access to WhatsApp following the London attack has stirred another round of controversy in the encryption debacle. WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure communication and a backdoor would create a dangerous security loophole.

Security March 28, 2017

Atmospheric CO2 Hits Record Levels While UK Emissions Drop: Carbon Tax Lesson 101

Atmospheric carbon dioxide hits an all-time high while the United Kingdom is experiencing its record low of their CO2 emission. The drop, according to a think tank, is attributed mainly to the carbon tax which the government is vigorously implementing.

Earth/Environment March 15, 2017

Microsoft Surface Book Gets Price Increase In The UK Post Brexit: All Models Now More Expensive

Microsoft has significantly increased Surface Book prices across the board in the UK as a result of the Brexit currency swings. The cheapest Surface Book model now costs £1,449 ($1,800), while the most expensive one tops out at £3,049 ($3,800).

Microsoft February 15, 2017

Trump UK State Visit To Go Through Despite More Than 1.2 Million People Signing Petition Against It

A UK petition against a Donald Trump state visit has drawn more than 1.2 million signatures, prompted by Trump's recent immigration ban. Despite increased opposition, however, the visit will reportedly not be canceled.

Life & Style January 30, 2017

Apple Spiking App Store Prices In UK: 25 Percent Hike Due To Brexit Currency Swings

In the Brexit aftermath, Apple has implemented a 25 percent price hike across its UK App Store. The new prices should go into effect within the next seven days.

Apple January 17, 2017

US-Based Snapchat Setting International Headquarters In Post-Brexit UK, Marking An Odd Move

While other tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Uber settle in countries with lower tax rates, Snap is making an odd move. Snapchat's parent company has decided to set its international headquarters in post-Brexit UK.

Business Tech January 10, 2017

3.5 Trillion Insects Take To Skies Every Year Over UK To Migrate

There are a whole lot more insects than you realize. In the UK, 3.5 trillion bugs have been revealed to take to the skies every year to undertake migratory movement.

Earth/Environment December 24, 2016

Batman Is Now Saving Kids In The UK From The Creepy Killer Clowns Roaming Around The Cities

A local costume company in Cumbria, UK has someone dressed as Batman protecting the streets against creepy clowns to help ease fears of young children.

Life & Style October 12, 2016

Facebook Paid $5.16 Million In UK Corporation Tax, But Here's Why Not Everyone's Happy

Facebook has reported its yearly corporate tax in the United Kingdom, and it shows great progress from last year. The company paid $5.16 million to the British government, but that might not be enough, according to some critics.

Business Tech October 12, 2016

UK Government Bans Apple Watch From Cabinet Meetings, But Why? Hint: Fear The Russians

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has banned the Apple Watch from cabinet meetings on fears of Russian hackers. Has it gone too far, considering that the Apple Watch can't even be online on its own?

Security October 10, 2016

Why Are 27,000 UK Women Being Denied Affordable Breast Cancer Treatment?

Thousands of women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, a significant portion of them are not receiving affordable but effective treatment they are eligible for.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

YouTubers Face Criminal Charges Over 'FIFA Ultimate Team' Skin Gambling

Popular YouTubers Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby are facing multiple illegal gambling charges. Their channels and content allegedly promoted and encouraged the practice of illegal online gambling to their subscribers.

Business Tech September 19, 2016

Apple Spikes iPhone 7 UK Price In Brexit Aftermath: Up To £100 More Expensive

Apple released the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, and prices for many of the company’s gadgets spiked in the United Kingdom. The OEM’s move seems to be a cautionary measure in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

Apple September 8, 2016

HTC Vive UK Price Surges Post-Brexit: Currency Valuation Changes, GBP Current Value To Blame

The HTC Vive VR system just got more expensive in the UK. In the Brexit aftermath, the Vive UK price now sits at £759 ($1,000) plus P&P, effective on Aug. 1.

Gadgets August 1, 2016

Amazon Drone Testing Expands In Britain Thanks To Partnership With UK Government

Amazon announced a new partnership with the UK government to expand its drone testing in the country. The work should pave the way to making Amazon's commercial drone delivery service a reality.

Business Tech July 26, 2016

OnePlus 3 UK Price And Delay Post-Brexit: Launching On July 11 At £20 Higher Price

The steady decline of the British pound post-Brexit has forced OnePlus to increase the price of its flagship smartphone, which also suffered delays. Starting on July 11, the OnePlus 3 will cost £20 ($26) more in the UK.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 6, 2016

Brexit Vote Rocks Global Financial Market: What's Next?

In the Brexit referendum held this Thursday, Britain’s public vote officially expressed the wishes of the population to leave the European Union. A series of unprecedented events are expected to occur in the following days.

Business Tech June 25, 2016

Android Pay Day Brings Free Stuff Each Month To Reward UK Customers: Here's The Deal

Android Pay Day is a promotional offer from Google that encourages users in the UK to use the mobile payment service. There is a slew of free items every month for those who use their Android handsets to pay online and offline.

Apps/Software June 22, 2016

Sony Xperia XA Ultra Hits UK: Price, Specs And Options

Sony just unveiled its Xperia XA Ultra phablet last week, but it already hit the UK market. Unlocked Mobiles is now offering the SIM-free device for preorder, so here's all you need to know about price, specs and options.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 24, 2016

Microsoft Lumia 950/ XL Purchase Bundles Free Display Dock In UK: Limited-Time Offer

Microsoft kicked off a new promotion for its high-end smartphones in the UK. Starting on May 24, purchasing a Lumia 950 or 950 XL brings you a free Display Dock, allowing you to turn your handset into a mini PC.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 24, 2016

10-Inch Huawei MediaPad M2 Finally Hits UK, Available Now Via Currys

The sleek and powerful Huawei MediaPad M2 finally hit retail in the UK, available now at Currys. Only one model is on sale for now, but hopefully more options will land soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 19, 2016

Sony Xperia X Performance Could Hit UK After All, Starting In July: Here's The Catch

The recent Xperia X Performance listing on Sony Mobile's UK site was an error, but there's still hope of a release. Sony now says the smartphone could hit the UK after all, so here's the deal.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 6, 2016

Pinterest Promoted Pins Are Now Available In The UK

Pinterest will now expand its Promoted Pins feature to the UK after last year's release in the U.S. This feature helps business establishments subscribed on the website reach their target demographics much easier.

Internet April 9, 2016

Snapchat Users In The UK Can Go To Jail For Taking And Sharing Screenshots

Ed Vaizey, the U.K.'s culture minister, warned Snapchat users they could be facing jail time for saving and sharing screenshots.

Apps/Software March 28, 2016

Brexit May Dent UK Economy, Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs

Brexit may take a toll on the UK economy, a report found. Leaving the European Union will cause the UK to lose nearly 1 million jobs and £100 billion in funds.

Money March 21, 2016

Is Canada's Immigration Eligibility Test As Easy As A BuzzFeed Quiz?

In this case, it seems that the answer is yes.

Internet Culture March 2, 2016

Environmentalist Lawyers Warn UK Government To Tackle Air Pollution Or Face Legal Action

Environmentalist lawyers from ClientEarth asked the UK government to make new plans to mitigate air pollution problems or face legal action in the high court. The group has issued a warning letter to the environment secretary who was given only 10 days to address the issue.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2016

Is There Any Better Metaphor Than This Hoverboard Graveyard?

Officials at Heathrow declared dozens and dozens of hoverboard shipments unfit for use — and then subsequently destroyed them.

Gadgets February 25, 2016

Ofcom Forcing BT Openreach To Open Up, Targeting Overhaul To Improve UK Broadband

Ofcom has reached a decision regarding BT and Openreach, opting not to split them up. Nevertheless, an overhaul is necessary to improve broadband and Openreach must implement various reformative changes, including opening up its poles and tunnels to competitors.

Business February 25, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge In The UK: Preorder Details For EE, Vodafone, Other Retailers

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have gone up for preorder in the UK. Customers in the UK who preorder will get a free Gear VR headset, as well as delivery by March 8 instead of the regular release date of March 11.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 22, 2016

Forget Slow Internet: British Researchers Create Fiber Optic Cables That Can Send Data 50,000 Faster Than Average Broadband

Researchers at the University College London are testing fiber optic cables that can send data at 1 Tbps. Currently, 24 Mbps is what considered as superfast Internet in the UK.

Internet February 12, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 To Push Samsung Pay In The UK At Last

With only weeks before the Samsung Galaxy S7 rolls out, the company hints that Samsung Pay could go live in the UK. The head of Samsung Pay Europe made a promising statement regarding the mobile payment service.

Apps/Software February 12, 2016

'Doctor Who' Stays On Netflix, But Only In The UK

'Doctor Who' fans are upset that the popular science fiction series will leave Netflix in February, but there's good news for some: the series will remain on the U.K. version of the streaming service.

Movies/TV Shows January 27, 2016

British Government Unveils Plan To Develop Marine Reserve Almost The Same Size Of UK

The British Government announced that it will turn Ascension Island into a marine reserve. Through a grant provided by a foundation, UK will set out its plans of enforcing fish ban rules and protecting one of the largest and unexploited bodies of water in the world.

Earth/Environment January 6, 2016

Vodafone UK Now Offers Wi-Fi Calling For Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Users: How To Set It Up

Vodafone UK extends Wi-Fi Calling support to Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Vodafone also offers Wi-Fi Calling for the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 23, 2015

Apple Speaks Out Against UK Government Powers Bill

Apple has spoken out against a new bill being considered in the UK, which would grant the government the ability to order tech companies to hand over personal information about users.

Internet December 21, 2015

'Anti-Pee' Splashes Public Urination Offenders With Their Own Urine

Two popular drinking locations in east London will be getting a new coat of paint on their outer walls. This paint, however, is designed to prevent public urination.

December 17, 2015

Doctor Says Obesity In UK Poses Same Threat As Terrorism

United Kingdom's most senior doctor said obesity should be treated as a "national risk." Obesity can be passed onto children. Women were urged to lose weight to avoid endangering the health of unborn generations.

Life December 12, 2015

Samsung Pulls The Plug On Selling Cameras In The UK Because Of Decreased Demand

Samsung announced it will start to phase out its digital cameras, camcorders and photography accessories in the UK.

Business December 2, 2015

BlackBerry UK: BlackBerry Priv Is Now Available To Buy

BlackBerry has confirmed that the new Priv is now available in the UK at a price tag of £559. The handset is the company's first Android device.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 25, 2015

UK To Form Elite Cybersecurity Forces To Thwart Possible Online Offensives Of ISIS And Hackers

The British government is beefing up digital security after learning that the ISIS is eyeing a series of cyberattacks on its infrastructure. The U.K. is creating an "elite cyber offensive forces" to fend off cyber threats.

Internet November 19, 2015

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