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Uncharted 4 Copies Stolen 'While In Transit', Sony Working With Police

Uncharted 4 Copies Stolen 'While In Transit', Sony Working With Police According to Sony’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, a “number of copies of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” have been stolen “while in transit” ahead of the game’s release in the United Kingdom.Sounds a lot like a truck hijacking, which is something of a British speciality when it comes to video games.

How the blockchain could revolutionize welfare — or undermine the poor

How the blockchain could revolutionize welfare — or undermine the poor The blockchain (more accurately called “distributed ledger technology”) has long been a fixation for nerds of all stripes, but lately the real world has been taking notice as well.Now, the UK is testing the most intriguing example yet: blockchain-based tracking of welfare spending.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Tech companies have to fight fake news

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Tech companies have to fight fake news Tech companies are finally catching up to their responsibility in spreading fake news — and that includes Apple.Facebook introduced a few fixes in December meant to stem the spread of misleading information on its platform.

Never mind the Oscars, Britain hosted its own awards ceremony... for kebabs

Never mind the Oscars, Britain hosted its own awards ceremony... for kebabs Britain hosted its very own equivalent of the Oscars — the British Kebab Awards.Seventeen kebab shops from across the UK won awards in categories ranging from Best Kebab Van to Best Fine Dining Restaurant.

This politician doesn't like that there's no 'enduring reminder' of Britain's colonial atrocities

This politician doesn't like that there's no 'enduring reminder' of Britain's colonial atrocities In a searing piece in Al Jazeera, Tharoor stressed upon the need for an "enduring reminder" of the atrocities meted out to 35 million Indians "in totally unnecessary famines caused by British policy, or the 'divide and rule' policy that culminated in the horrors of Partition in 1947.He writes: “This famous monument stands testimony to the glorification of the British Raj in India.

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says

Earliest dinosaurs may have originally come from Britain, new study says A new study, published this week in the journal Nature, proposes a major reordering of dinosaurs' evolutionary history.The study also suggests that dinosaurs may have originated in the Northern Hemisphere, possibly in an area that is now Britain — not in South America, as scientists have long assumed.

Mother's Day has caused a bunch of Americans to panic big time

Mother's Day has caused a bunch of Americans to panic big time OK, there's good news and there's bad news.The bad news is that if you didn't call your mum yesterday, you did indeed miss Mother's Day.

Queen sends card to Britain's oldest man, he DGAF

Queen sends card to Britain's oldest man, he DGAF This is Robert Weighton, he's 109 years old and he has the face of someone who gives zero f*cks.Just look at him:  His face screams: "It's going to take a lot to impress me, even if the Queen in person sends me a card.

Author-turned politician has plenty to say about Britain's colonial past

Author-turned politician has plenty to say about Britain's colonial past Shashi Tharoor is at it again.The popular author-turned-politician has been blowing the lid off Britain's colonial past, which he claims, have been brushed under the carpet.

Theresa May announces general election, Twitter explodes with memes

Theresa May announces general election, Twitter explodes with memes On Tuesday morning, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that there will be another general election on 8 June.Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a few things to say about that.

This Twitter account rounding up local British news is hilarious

This Twitter account rounding up local British news is hilarious The local news is different, though.Hidden in the corners of small British news sites and in the back pages of local papers are stories that are, quite simply, glorious.

How Britain is trying to control the porn you watch

How Britain is trying to control the porn you watch Britain wants to put its nose in the porn you watch.One of the main provisions of the law will force ISPs to prohibit access to porn sites that include "extreme pornographic content" enshrined in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act of 2008.

This is the most British picture ever taken

This is the most British picture ever taken If there's one thing that British people are universally renowned for is that process of forming an orderly and polite line, also known as "queuing.It shows hundreds of people spontaneously forming an "S" while waiting in line to get in the O2 Arena, London, to attend an Ed Sheeran concert.