Curve’s smart card switches between credit and debit after purchases

Have you ever bought something only to regret it later as you run into a spending limit on the card you used? If you live in in the right country, you might have a way to overcome this particular strain of buyer's remorse. Curve is giving its British…

UK defense company sold powerful surveillance tech to Mid East

The BBC reported today that the UK defense company BAE systems sold powerful surveillance technology to a number of countries in the Middle East. The report comes after a year-long investigation spearheaded by BBC Arabic and the Danish newspaper, Dag…

Amazon UK’s new video options will require a TV licence

Live TV viewers in the UK are supposed to pay a fee that supports services and content from the BBC. Lately, despite changes that closed the "iPlayer loophole," that still doesn't apply to people who only watch streaming video on-demand, so some cord…

UK switches on the world’s largest wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The turbines are taller than some skys…

Amazon debuts its own concert series in the UK as a perk for Prime members

 Amazon is expanding its perks for Prime subscribers, with the launch of its own concert series called Prime Live Events. The debut shows will take place in London in May through July, starting with Blondie later his month. Alison Moyet, Texas, and Katie Melua will also each have their own shows this summer. If you can’t make it to London or afford the tickets, you’ll be able to… Read More

YouTube will fight fake news by offering workshops to teens

Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news throug…

Britain has its first day of coal-free power in 135 years

Coal power has been a fixture of British culture ever since the country's first plant went live in 1882. It shaped the Industrial Revolution (and the air pollution that followed), was involved in major labor disputes and even led to a famous album c…

Solar-powered UK schools face an 800 percent tax increase

Solar technology could face a huge hurdle in the United Kingdom. Schools and certain businesses with solar panels installed may see a 800 percent raise in taxes when a law goes into effect this April, according to The Independent. It's a harsh blow t…