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British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free

British Museum makes 1.9 million images available for free

The British Museum has revamped its online collections database, making over 1.9 million photos of its collection available for free online under a Creative Commons license.Under the new agreement the majority of the 1.9 million images are being made available for anyone to use for free under a Creative Commons 4.0 license. Users no longer…
British cinema chain to deliver film snacks via Uber Eats

British cinema chain to deliver film snacks via Uber Eats

British cinema chain Curzon is partnering with Uber Eats to offer a selection of snacks from its concessions stand for your home movie night. The limited edition home cinema bundle consists of Curzon’s sweet popcorn, a gourmet hot dog, and selection of other movie snacks, like a salt-and-pepper nut mix and a Negroni slushie, according…
British government starts pushing social distancing via in-game ads

British government starts pushing social distancing via in-game ads

Winners don't go outside — Dirt Rally, Candy Crush Saga among games broadcasting "Stay Home, Save Lives." Kyle Orland - Apr 6, 2020 3:07 pm UTC Enlarge / Why would you ever go outside when you have Dirt Rally to play inside?As governments around the world urge their citizens to "Stay at home, save lives,"…
British 5G towers are being set on fire because of coronavirus conspiracy theories

British 5G towers are being set on fire because of coronavirus conspiracy theories

5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers to the coronavirus pandemic. The BBC reports that at least three 5G towers were set alight last week, and police and fire services were called to extinguish the flames. Rumors and conspiracy theories over a…
British monarchy rocked by Instagram post

British monarchy rocked by Instagram post

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, announced on Instagram that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.” The two apparently did not consult with either the Queen or the Prince of Wales…
Elon Musk Wins in Defamation Suit by British Diver

Elon Musk Wins in Defamation Suit by British Diver

After less than an hour of deliberation, a Los Angeles jury Friday found that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk did not defame a British diver by calling him a “pedo guy” and “sus,” or suspicious, in a series of July 2018 tweets. In court on Friday, the lawyer for the diver, Vernon Unsworth, had…
British tabloids turn on banned Fortnite teen – Eurogamer.net

British tabloids turn on banned Fortnite teen – Eurogamer.net

We're used to the British tabloids attacking Fortnite for turning the nation's children into monsters, but now they're attacking Fortnite players for making money from the game.This week, Epic gave 17-year-old Brit Jarvis Kaye, aka Fortnite pro FaZe Jarvis, a lifetime ban from the game for using an aimbot.Kaye took to YouTube, where he has…
British broadcasters launch Britbox streaming service in the UK

British broadcasters launch Britbox streaming service in the UK

Britbox, the streaming service formed as a joint venture between the UK’s broadcasters, which came to the US over two years ago, has finally launched in its home country. For £5.99 a month (the same as a basic Netflix or Amazon Prime Video subscription), BBC News reports that viewers can get access to a range…
The British island that’s not in the UK

The British island that’s not in the UK

“Hello, fairies,” came the soft voice of the recorded announcement as we bounced over Fairy Bridge on the 10:30 bus to the small town of Port St Mary. The simple stone bridge was covered in a colourful collection of messages and ribbons, among other oddities, and, according to local superstition, it’s considered bad luck not…
British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year

British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year

Prepare for takeoff — In-flight headsets are the latest sign that VR has much more to offer than gaming. Anna Washenko - Aug 14, 2019 10:19 pm UTC Enlarge / Ars editor Sam Machkovech donning an Oculus Go headset. This isn't the headset British Airways will use, but it serves a similar function.Plane travel can…

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We now know the effect of altitude on classic “Diet Coke...

The fresh maker! — Any excuse for a fun DIY demo during these trying times of sheltering in place Jennifer Ouellette - Apr 4, 2020 6:20 pm UTC Enlarge / A well-coordinated Mentos-and-Diet-Coke explosion filmed in slow motion for The Slow Down Show in 2013.Back in 2006, Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz—the self described mad…

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