Neowin News Feed for: British Neowin News Feed for: British en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Wileyfox offers a 43 percent discount if you accept its lockscreen ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you like the idea of getting a substantial discount on a new smartphone, and prominent ads on your new device don&#039;t particularly bother you, Wileyfox might just have a deal for you. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dreyer Smit) Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:44:01 +0000 British nationals' web activity snooped on by government, even outside of UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/850773882.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a recently-released series of documents, the British government apparently asserted their right to snoop on the web traffic of British nationals - even if the website is hosted outside of the UK. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:12:30 +0000 Starbucks tweet asks Irish customers why they're proud to be British <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/754977705twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue.png" alt="" /></div>Starbucks is the latest big brand to end up red-faced thanks to social media, after a tweet to its customers in Ireland asked why they&#039;re proud to be British - a contentious enquiry, to say the least. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 06 Jun 2012 08:21:00 +0000 Turing won't receive posthumous pardon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/850773882.jpg" alt="" /></div>Alan Turing, widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, won&#039;t be receiving a posthumous pardon for his 1952 conviction of &quot;gross indecency.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Tue, 07 Feb 2012 05:27:27 +0000 British Parliament launches a computer game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>Young people will soon be able to get a taste of what it is like to be a &quot;MP for a Week&quot;, as the Parliament Education Service releases their own computer game. Commons speaker, John... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:42:28 +0000 Google and BT in talks over ISP video delivery network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1115542051ethernet_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Web search giant Google and British Telecom are believed to be in talks about creating an ISP based video delivery network that would deliver improvements to the quality of online video by storing popular videos... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Fri, 11 Dec 2009 11:01:48 +0000 British hacker loses High Court extradition appeal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/logo_hacker.jpg" alt="" /></div>Gary McKinnon, a British hacker who is accused of hacking into secret military and NASA computers has lost his latest High Court bid to avoid extradition to the United States. Appeals Gary McKinnon... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Fri, 31 Jul 2009 12:57:42 +0000 Accused British Hacker Gary McKinnon Loses Appeal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/nw_dailynews.gif" alt="" /></div>A British man accused of hacking into U.S. military computers lost a major court battle today and could be extradited to the United States within weeks. Gary McKinnon is alleged to have illegally accessed computers... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 28 Aug 2008 17:09:30 +0000 UK could follow French copyright plan: Get legal or get off! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Britain could follow France in cutting Internet access to users who repeatedly download music or films illegally. In France, warning messages are sent to those who frequently download music or films illegally. If the messages... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fred Derf) Tue, 12 Feb 2008 16:08:14 +0000 British drivers could face jail for using mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the most serious cases, British motorists caught talking on a hand-held mobile phone or sending a text while driving could be charged with dangerous driving, which carries a two-year maximum sentence and an unlimited... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 20 Dec 2007 21:16:46 +0000 British Government Apologizes for Data Mishap <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Prime Minister Gordon Brown tried to reassure Britons their personal details were safe Wednesday after the one of the biggest security breaches in the country's history left millions of people exposed to identity theft and... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 21 Nov 2007 21:14:16 +0000 British Online Spending Tops £100 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Total online spending by British shoppers has hit £100 billion, research shows. This figure dates back to April 1995 when e-retail first launched, according to the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG). Britons spent £3.465... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Sat, 19 May 2007 10:57:07 +0000 British Music Industry Threatens ISPs Over Piracy <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The music industry opened up a new front in the war on online music piracy yesterday, threatening to sue internet service providers that allow customers to illegally share copyrighted tracks over their networks. The International... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:23:04 +0000 Google, British Military Discuss Google Earth Use in Attacks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is talking with military agencies after learning that terrorists attacking British bases in Basra, Iraq, appear to have been using aerial footage from Google Earth. It appears that among documents seized in raids on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 17 Jan 2007 03:08:07 +0000 UK ISP to British recording industry: get lost <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>One of the ISPs that the British recording industry tried to strong-arm into terminating customers' accounts on accusation of file-sharing has refused. In a letter to the British Phonogram Industry, Tiscali's legal department lectures the... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:45:07 +0000 British Telecom Purchases <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT, Britain's biggest fixed telecom player has purchased online retailer While the fee has not been disclosed sources state the deal was worth £30million. The move is part of BT's strategy to strengthen... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Joe Cashman) Fri, 28 Apr 2006 22:43:27 +0000 British ISPs Must Identify File Sharers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British record companies applauded Friday's ruling in court that gave them the right to obtain the identities of people who use file sharing programs from Internet service providers. The labels were looking for the identities... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 Mar 2005 21:29:11 +0000 British Broadband Picks Up The Pace <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>BT Broadband is to double its speed for free from later this week. The ISP is to introduce a new, 2Mbps package from this Thursday, February 17, for home customers. Existing 1Mbps customers will also... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:17:33 +0000 MS wish British Athletes best of luck in the Olympics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Birmingham, England, home town to many Neowinians, is also a site of support for the British Olypmic hopes. For the next few days, Microsoft will be offering passers by to write messages of congratulations, commiseration... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 17 Aug 2004 18:01:42 +0000 Forget Euro 2004 - British boffins go global! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With Euro 2004 dreams over, a UK team is hoping to salvage some pride from the Imagine Cup - a global student programming challenge, held by Microsoft. The Brits have made the final in Sao... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 02 Jul 2004 12:45:49 +0000 Apple G5 ads banned from British televisions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>THE INDEPENDENT TELEVISION Commission decided that the advertising was misleading &quot;because the main claim was based on the results of limited tests&quot; in which, it said the specification of the computers used was configured to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:35:22 +0000 SQL Slammer Used British code <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Code from a UK security expert has emerged as the driving force behind the SQL Slammer worm that ravaged servers over the weekend. David Litchfield, co-founder of NGS Software, originally wrote the code to demonstrate... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 03 Feb 2003 19:46:17 +0000 The British Army in virtual combat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The British Army is using a specially developed version of the celebrated computer game Half-Life to train its troops. With the first-person shoot-em-up soldiers can try out new weapons and new tactics... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Fri, 21 Jun 2002 22:18:36 +0000 British launched biggest military combat <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I've recieved a PM from Nick_Jones about this story and I've decided to post it on a main page since this is the first biggest combat deployment of England after the 1991 Gulf War. I... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 16 Apr 2002 13:54:38 +0000 British Telecommunications claims to own the Hyperlink Patent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Watch out, beacause they are claiming they should be paid for every Hyperlink used by millions of websites. /sigh &quot;A British company claimed in federal court Monday that it owns the patent on... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 12 Feb 2002 16:33:29 +0000 Century-Old British Census goes online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Modern technology has given Britons a glimpse of life at the turn of the last century with the online publication of the national census for 1901. Doomed Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 Jan 2002 14:23:54 +0000 New British payphones to offer Internet access <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British telecom giants Marconi and BT unveiled plans on Wednesday to install a network of 28,000 Internet-ready payphones across Britain. The companies said they were to introduce the new phones, which would... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:16:20 +0000 British net users spend way to much time online! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British Internet users log on for an average 446 minutes per month and look at 282 pages (Ed. and what kind of pages would those be....) (during that time, according to a survey Monday from... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 15 Oct 2001 13:37:31 +0000