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Smartwatch for kids are becoming very popular lately, but it looks like there is a lot of room for improvements, especially when it comes to security. Because of the latter, Germany's telecommunications regulator, the Federal Network Agency, announced a ban today on the sale
Working with Rosina Sound, the BBC is coming out with an interactive radio play for platforms like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. The play, called The Inspection Chamber, is essentially an audio-based choose-your-own-adventure story. You'll play a role in the story's direction.
Twitter has entered a new live video partnership with the BBC. As part of the deal, the BBC is going to use the social network for live video and breaking news from its coverage of the UK's election. Election specials and debates are included in the debate.
Seven new channels have joined YouTube's streaming service. YouTube TV is now offering AMC, BBC America, and Telemundo as part of its $35 per month offer. It's also offering Universo, Sundance TV, We TV, and IFC. The service now includes 46 cable channels.
The BBC is investigating the existence of child abuse photos on Facebook and the network's tools for finding and removing them. Its stance on the matter, based on what it has seen so far, is that Facebook's current manner of operation is insufficient.
A version of the BBC's Planet Earth II is headed to Snapchat. Six mini-episodes from the documentary series will premiere on the network beginning February 17, a day before the series' BBC America launch. The episodes are exclusive to users in the US.
American fans of British television will soon have a streaming service just for UK content. BBC Worldwide and ITV are partnering to roll out BritBox, a service that brings British television content to the US. Current shows will be available 24 hours after their premiere.
The BBC's Olympic 360 streams and videos were viewed over a million times and a lot of feedback was provided. This test of 360-degree video technology was one of the largest and the response from viewers suggests there are many people eager to view 360-degree content.
In one of the first large implementations of 360-degree video technology, the BBC will provide live 360-degree coverage of the Olympics through a mobile app. The network's BBC Sport 360 app is available for iOS, Android, and the Gear VR. BBC Taster will also provide coverage.
The BBC's iPlayer app has reached the Apple TV six weeks after the device's release. With iPlayer, users can view the service's large selection of on-demand and live content from across the BBC's channels. The app lists content by channel and by genre.
As eSports moves further into the mainstream, the BBC has announced it will provide an online stream of the League of Legends World Championship. BBC Three will provide four days of live coverage of the championship's quarter finals beginning October 15.
The BBC is going to come out with a new streaming service for the US market. Tony Hall, general director of the BBC, says the media company needs to increase revenue and it is looking towards the US market for additional income. Original series will be on the service.
The BBC has developed a new way to control its iPlayer app. A mind-control headset was created by the BBC in partnership with This Place, a tech company. The headset reads brainwaves and is capable of selecting programs. The brainwaves can turn on and control iPlayer.
The BBC is going to release a dramatization of Rockstar Games and the creation of Grand Theft Auto and that drama will be called Game Changer. Hearing those plans, Rockstar has decided to file a lawsuit against the BBC. The show involves Rockstar's battle with Jack Thompson.
Instant Articles is a new feature on Facebook that aims to quickly deliver your news. If you've ever had to wait for a link to load after clicking it on the site, this feature is for you. Facebook is promising faster load times and more interactive features with Instant Articles.
UK children will receive free basic computers so that they can begin learning to code. Samsung, Microsoft, and ARM are working with the BBC to give 1 million 11-year-olds a Micro Bit computer that can be used to code. In the upcoming autumn term, kids...
The BBC is reportedly producing a new drama TV show that is based on Rockstar Games' open-world Grand Theft Auto universe. According to technology journalist Guy Cocker, who is helping BBC Two in producing the show, the drama TV show is based on the making of GTA.
BBC series Top Gear Series 22 is now available on Amazon Instant Video. There are two episodes in the series as well as a two-hour special that was released in December 2014. In the first episode, Clarkson, Hammond, and May are racing across St Petersburg in
Additional personalization capabilities are being added to the BBC News application with its upcoming update. The BBC has announced an update for News on iOS and Android. The update is reaching devices this week. Personalization will apply to special feeds for different
Radio 1 is one of the most popular radio stations in the UK, and now the BBC is adding video content from Radio 1 to iRadio. Video content will be both live and on-demand, and it will include interviews as well as a bunch of other music-related content. Radio 1