Britons share more than 3.8 million photos and videos of cats every day, compared to just 1.4 million selfies. More than 350,000 cat owners have a social network account set up for their cats.
The world’s smallest phones are not welcomed in the UK according to the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Trading Standards Board. Officials have advised retailers to stop selling miniature cell phones because they were targeted at prisoners. Prisoners are not allowed to have mobile phones in the UK and the country have even considered jamming cellular signals in order to prevent prisoners from conducting illegal activities while incarcerated.
UK agencies are also advising car manufacturers to sue Chinese phone manufacturers for copyright infringement since the mini-phones mimics the appearance of car fobs. Some even used logos from car makers in order to hide their true function. Read more
European authorities are now individually investigating Google’s privacy practices after a four-month deadline set by a joint body expired with no response from Google.
Thanks to a new deal between Google and UK satellite television operator Freesat, UK television viewers will be able to tune into a dedicated YouTube television channel by the end of next month.
OMG! The expression OMG as an abbreviation for “Oh my God” first occurred in 1917 letter Lord Fisher, the admiral of the British navy, wrote to Winston Churchill, then a member of parliament, during World War I, the Anorak has uncovered.
Kickstarter today announced two new workshops to teach artists, writers, and other creative people in London how to raise money for their projects in the cloud. The New York-based company opened its crowdfunding platform in the UK two weeks ago. Already the creators are hard at work making “the rather bland luxury underwear market interesting” and other must-see projects.
Britons will become the first non-Americans to gain access to funding through the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter on October 31, the company said Wednesday. UK users can begin submitting their fundraising proposals now.
Despite a rather difficult few months in which they lost 800,000 U.S. subscribers, Netflix is still one of the top dogs in the world of American film and television show streaming. They played a big part in the downfall of Blockbuster and have stepped on the toes of other major players like HBO as well. Now it looks like they’re headed across the Atlantic, to try their luck against UK players like Amazon-owned on-demand service Lovefilm.
Film lovers in the UK can now get their fill of their favorite flicks on YouTube. That’s right—today YouTube announced that they’ve taken their movie rental service to the UK.
Two men in the United Kingdom have been given four year sentences for using social media to incite the recent London riots; some wonder if the punishment fits the crime.