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BBC Going For The Gold In Olympic Coverage With Custom Built BBC Sport Apps

BBC Going For The Gold In Olympic Coverage With Custom Built BBC Sport Apps

The BBC is planning to take home the gold in Olympic coverage this year as they prepare to provide live coverage of every London 2012 sport from every venue throughout the day.

“We will be bringing live coverage of every Olympic Sport from every venue, through a combination of BBC One and BBC Three and up to 24 simultaneous streams live online on PC, mobile, tablet or connected TV

BBC has big plans for its various sports apps on both mobile and smartTVs. Custom built BBC Sport apps for Android and iOS will allow users to watch live video on the go and ensure they never miss a moment.

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Sherlock Holmes Uses His iPhone To Beam Up To The U.S.S. Enterprise

Sherlock Holmes Uses His iPhone To Beam Up To The U.S.S. Enterprise

Sherlock Holmes uses an iPhone.

Benedit Cumberbatch may look like a Reptilian straight out of David Icke’s worst nightmares, but he’s an incredible actor who not only plays the world’s greatest detective in the BBC’s surprisingly watchable series Sherlock, but will also play the dragon Smaug in Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Hobbit. He also happens, just happens, to be The Most British Man Alive. Oh, and the kind of cool guy who films his audition tapes on an iPhone too, as it turns out.

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Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe iPad App Is Just Heavenly [Review]

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe iPad App Is Just Heavenly [Review]

Celebrity physicist Brian Cox is famous in the U.K. for making physics accessible to the public through bestselling books and several popular TV series. Now he brings elements of both to a gorgeous new iPad app: Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe ($6.99).

Featuring amazing animations and lush, high-production video, the app will sweep you back in time to witness the Big Bang, and then look ahead to the universe’s end, when the last black dwarfs will fizzle away to entropy.

As Prof. Cox points out: while the universe evolves momentarily from order to chaos, now is a precious window of time when life is briefly possible, for us to be able to contemplate the universe…

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UnoDNS: Watch NetFlix In Europe, BBC In The U.S

UnoDNS: Watch NetFlix In Europe, BBC In The U.S

Watch BBC, Netflix and Hulu from anywhere in the world

UnoDNS is a service that will let people outside the U.S stream services like Hulu and Netflix, and let users inside the U.S get in on things like BBC iPlayer. There are other services which do this, but UnoDNS is the easiest I have tried, although I do have a few worries. In short, it’s cheap, it works, and it can be free.

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Foxconn Employs More People Than Most Of The World’s Armies

Foxconn Employs More People Than Most Of The World’s Armies

The Foxconn army is probably bigger than your country's army

Apple’s main supplier pal Foxconn is massive. With multiple mega-factories that can include up to 400,000 workers living on a cramped “campus,” it’s no surprise that Foxconn has quickly become one of the biggest companies in the world. They employ more people than Apple. Not only that, but they’re actually the 10th largest employer in the world, which is freaking enormous when you consider that the US Department of Defense is the world’s largest employer with 3.2 million employees. Foxconn, on the other hand, is just a few notches below them with 1.2million employees. Amazing!

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BBC Hopes To Rival iTunes With New ‘Download-To-Own’ TV Show Service

BBC Hopes To Rival iTunes With New ‘Download-To-Own’ TV Show Service

BBC executives are said to be planning a new ‘”download-to-own” service that will allow U.K. viewers to purchase TV shows online at around £1.89 ($3) an episode. The BBC is hoping that the scheme, dubbed “Project Barcelona,” will be able to rival iTunes.

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BBC iPlayer for iPad Now Supports AirPlay Streaming [Updated]

BBC iPlayer for iPad Now Supports AirPlay Streaming [Updated]

The BBC has finally issued an update to its free iPlayer app for the iPad that allows users to stream content to their Apple TV for viewing on their television.

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Siri Trumps Android Voice Recognition In BBC Quick Test

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The BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones wanted to find out which smartphone was the best listener, so he conducted a quick test of his own.

He spoke the same text into a Siri-equipped iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy Tab, and compared the transcribed results.

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New BBC Beta Website Takes Cues From iPlayer App

BBC beta

Here in the UK, the BBC has released a beta version of a redesigned website, and what’s striking about it is how much it owes to the Beeb’s iPlayer app for iPad.

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BBC: We’re Not Creating iPhone App for Live Broadcasts

BBC: We’re Not Creating iPhone App for Live Broadcasts

The news that the BBC would be creating a new iPhone app to beam stories live spread faster than an Internet hoax.

One small problem: that’s not exactly what the venerable news organization plans to do.

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